Spring is finally right around the corner. The sun peeks out from behind the clouds as the days grow longer. Our gardens, which lie fallow through winter’s chill, beckon to us once more. Reluctantly, we leave the comfort of our hearths and venture out into the daylight, to till the earth and sow a new generation of seeds with high hopes for the bounty to come.

In this issue, we discuss the fate of Downtown Portland’s food carts; we explore the importance of terroir in wine; Carlo Lamagna brings us a special recipe with marinated octopus, mussels, and shrimp.

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