Liz Crain is the author of Food Lover’s Guide to Portland and coauthor of Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull., as well as Hello! My Name is Tasty: Global Diner Favorites from Portland’s Tasty Restaurants, and Grow Your Own: Understanding, Cultivating, and Enjoying Cannabis.  A longtime writer on Pacific Northwest food and drink, her writing has appeared in Lucky Peach, Food & Wine, the Sun Magazine, the Progressive, andThe Guardian. She is also an editor and publicity director at Hawthorne Books as well as co-organizer of the annual Portland Fermentation Festival.


Food Lover's Guide to Portland

  • nonfiction / guides


Ashley Gartland
The Oregonian

For residents and visitors alike, Food Lover’s Guide to Portland is a road map to finding the best of the best in America’s favorite do-it-yourself foodie Mecca. Navigate Portland’s edible bounty with this all-access pass to hundreds of producers, purveyors, distillers, bakers, food carts, and...Forward

Readings and events

Thursday, 22 June 2017 at 6:00 pm|

True Portland Book Launch Party at Reverend Nat’s Hard Cidery & Taproom

Please join Hawthorne Books, Teruo Kurosaki & his esteemed Bridge Lab/Media Surf team from Tokyo, at Reverend Nat’s Hard Cidery & Taproom for the launch party of True Portland: The Unofficial Guide for Creative People. Other book launch party highlights include a mini Japan marketplace (several local purveyors of Japanese food, drink and goods will be sampling and selling their wares), Nat will be pouring his Magnificent Seven hard cider made with Japanese apple varieties and sake yeast which is already on shelves in Japan, Culmination Brewing will be doing a tap takeover with their Oregon Kara Sakura beer made from yeast that Japanese brewery Ise Kadoya harvested from pine trees at Ise’s Grand Shinto Shrine garden, D.J. Jimbo will be spinning all sorts of good tunes and, of course, Rhonda and I and other Hawthorne Books folks will be there with a mountain of books for sale. So please save the date and help us spread the word. The more the merrier.

locationReverend Nat's Hard Cidery & Taproom
1813 NE 2nd Ave., Portland, Or 97212


On the Hawthorne Books Blog