* Want to grocery shop online? You can do it locally at Lane Local Foods, an online farmers market operated by the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition. Online shoppers can login at lanelocalfoods.com, or access it through the market’s mobile app, and order groceries any time from Wednesday morning to Sunday night. Farmers post their products and shoppers can choose what they want, anything from okra from Mountain View Farm in Junction City to feta cheese from Ferns’ Edge Goat Dairy in Lowell. Shoppers pay online and pick up their produce on Tuesdays at one of four drop-off locations. See lanelocalfoods.com to order.
We noticed that adult-themed bakery Naughty Morsels is setting up shop on West 11th with pink-and-black signage. It’s a specialty bakery offering “a variety of delectable foods and sensual desserts with a naughty twist,” according to its website. Check out its Facebook page for updates on a forthcoming opening date.
On April 17, Addis Ethiopian Cuisine at 610-D Commercial St. opened its doors — it’s a new takeout restaurant only open on Saturdays that serves traditional Ethiopian dishes, including Shiro, with spicy chickpeas in an onion and tomato sauce, and Minchetabesh, with finely ground beef sautéed in a spicy sauce. Owner Miklit Fikre grew up in Ethiopia and moved to Eugene eight years ago. She says she’s gotten a lot of great feedback so far, and although food is only available for takeout one day of the week, Fikre says she’s saving up to someday purchase a food truck. “We really do want to expand, but we just started out,” she says. Order by calling or texting 833-0049, or email email@example.com.
Oakridge Lodge & Guest House added a restaurant to its amenities in August of last year. Uptown Bistro reopened in May for the summer season, says co-owner Lynda Kamerrer. “Food is one of those things that is not very abundant in Oakridge in terms of choices for a sophisticated meal,” she says. “Locally, people who recognize the scarcity have been used to driving to Eugene to get a good meal, and now they can do that here.” Kamerrer says Uptown Bistro offers traditional bistro fare orchestrated by executive chef John Onstenk and chef Lyman Mason, including burgers, steaks, pork chops, salads, wood-fired flatbread, handmade bread and desserts. Check it out at 48175 E. 1st St. in Oakridge or call 782-4000.
Four Plus 3 Korean BBQ opened in April at 2130 W. 11th Ave., where Kabuki’s once was. Four Plus 3’s website says it provides pork belly with wine, garlic, curry and Korean hot paste, as well as shrimp, chicken and ribeye steak. The restaurant serves vegetarian fare as well, with kimchi stew, handmade tofu, bibimbap and fried dumplings. Call 505-8744 or visit fourplus3.com.