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I hate to admit this but I’m a chronic food waster. I’m not proud of it by any means.

It makes me cringe every time I throw away food in the trash. I don’t know if that says that I either don’t eat enough at home or that the packages at the store give you too much. Either way it’s bad news.

Last night as I was cleaning out the refridgerator, I pondered the idea of composting. I’ve thought about it before in the past but those thoughts never turned into anything. I feel like it would be quite the commitment, especially since I live in an apartment without a yard.

At my office I love that we have a compost bin. My banana and orange peels and napkins all go in the green bin. So why shouldn’t I be able to do the same at home?

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Portland is definitely one of the foodie capitals. Yes, say what you want about the show Portlandia (which I do have to say is an exaggerated truth but maybe more truth than exaggeration). If you’ve ever seen the show there’s an episode where the main characters sit down at a restaurant and ask about the life of the chicken they want to order. Basically, Portland restaurants love to showcase their local and sustainable foods, including the farm animals’ diet. So the menus are always changing, depending on the season and what’s available.

Here are two restaurants that I had the pleasure of not eating in on my plate:

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