Scappoose Bagel

As I have stated before I have unique food allergies that prohibit me from consuming processed food. With that being said, I discovered an excellent business in Scappoose who makes fresh, real bagels with real ingredients. I’m talking about Scappoose Bagel. I can have any bagel they make and not have to worry about my food allergy. Even better, I can purchase a baker’s dozen (my favorite are the Jalapeño bagels), take them home, and enjoy them for the week. There are no preservatives so while they may not last for 4 weeks or more on the counter, the softness, flavor, and support for a local independent business is well worth the short shelf life. I’m glad we have this place in our county, without them bagels would be off my list of food items! Thank you Scappoose Bagel!

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Brown Butter Bakery

In an earlier review, I mentioned I was heading to the Oregon Coast to get some “Dungy’s” for a crab drop. I like my crab ran through hot butter (with a pinch of salt, garlic, and lemon in the butter). After a few run pieces of crab in the butter, I like to dip fresh bread in the same butter that the crab was dredged/soaked in.
Yesterday before leaving town I contacted Brown Butter Bakery to get some fresh bread for the crab drop. Guess what, they had it. I got two loaves of Challah bread (by the way, the small pockets of air in the bread soak up that lovely butter crab parts excellently). It was just a tad sweet which went perfect with salty, tangy butter. Prices were excellent on the loaves. Looking around, I found they make their own Cinnamon Rolls (I am not allowed to eat the Cinnamon Rolls as I believe the frosting is a cream cheese-based?). Purchased eight of those for the family to have for breakfast this morning (after everyone slept off their crab, steamer clam, oyster, challah bread coma’s from last night’s dinner) Those Cinnamon rolls are a meal by themselves.
People could only eat one at a sitting. They even do custom orders, you just have to get in touch with them so they can get the ingredients…that’s right, real ingredients, the way food is meant to be. This bakery does things the only way, from scratch.
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Foggy Forst Farm

A couple of weeks ago I made contact with a local farm to purchase some items I needed. I visited Foggy Forest Farm, owned and operated by Kenny Tarpley and Jill Tarpley located just up Scappoose Vernonia HWY. I pulled into the driveway located atop a hill and was promptly met by a beautiful black and white dog with amazing eyes (I didn’t catch the dog’s name).

A quick look around the farm and you can see their animals are treated humanely, raised naturally, and able to do animal things all day, every day. I was there to look at the young turkeys and to put my deposit down for a bird for this Thanksgiving, and to talk about hog shares for 2021. We walked the farm looking at the animals, you will notice free-range chickens all about. The turkeys were just chilling on some fresh grass in the shade, preening, and doing turkey stuff. I inquired about the pigs and was informed that they were giving the hog land (basically fenced off forest) a rest so they could rebuild some things, and let the land recover from the 2019 hogs. I informed Kevin that I wanted to reserve a full share for 2021, based on what I saw, and their approach to the land and animal.
I also inquired about the meat rabbits that their farm sells (and I bought a share of a rabbit. Going to low-n-slow it in my smoker), petted the buck they use for breeding, a big gray fluffy thing it was.
Finally, got a dozen farm-fresh European style eggs (don’t know what that is, look it up. The American egg system is broken, and not healthy for you, the animal, or the environment).
The next morning I cooked up some home-cured bacon, the eggs, and some toast. The egg yolks were so fresh they were vibrant orange, the whites were clear and natural, you can tell the chickens are healthy, and supplement their diet with the things chickens eat (bugs, grubs, worms, grass, pretty much anything).
So, if you’re looking to put a real turkey (not the birds that are sold in stores, raised in mass-produced pens, standing in their own feces, fed a shitty diet, not able to do turkey things) on your table this year now is the time to get in touch with Foggy Forest Farm to put your deposit down on a turkey as their supplies are limited. Kevin or Jill will probably give you a tour of the farm, chat food with ya, and sustainable farming. Foggy Forest Farm
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Hangry

Scappoose, you guys are hiding an amazing place to grab some grub. Located at Maloney’s Corner on West Lane Road is a little food cart tucked away just off the road. This is where you will find Hangry.
Biscuit and I pulled into the lot, parked and I ordered lunch for my wife and I. The menu is simple, yet diverse. I ordered the crispy chicken salad for myself (no dressing), and the Turkey, Swiss, bacon sandwich with grilled onions. Took about 8 minutes to get my food. Let’s wait a second before I describe the food. The location is perfect to grab a quick bite to eat as it is just off HWY 30, a smidge outside Scappoose, and a touch from the Airport. the parking lot is quite vast and has ample room for trucks (class 1-8), a drive-through (for those who called ahead, and those who want to order but don’t want to leave their rig). Just off to the side, tucked under some huge trees are a couple of picnic tables that are open to guests. I even had room and time to take Biscuit for a quick walk while I waited for my food.
Oh yeah, the food. Driving back home with lunch the aroma of the turkey sandwich was filling the cab of my truck (Besty) and making it difficult to not sneak a peek at that sandwich. When I got home, gave Tracie her sandwich, and I put some crumbled Gorgonzola on my salad and started to consume lunch.
Tell you what, the lettuce was crisp, the bacon was slightly warm, and the shredded cheese was a nice touch. The crispy chicken (chopped chicken strips) added a nice crunch to the salad. All the flavors blended well with the Gorgonzola, and for a salad, lunch was quite fulfilling. Looking back, I think I would have added some Kalamata olives to the salad for the extra “oh yeah”.
However, that sandwich aroma was still lingering in my mind. So, I reached out to Hangry via messenger and asked them about their bread. My food allergies again keep me from consuming all commercial bread except Naked bread by Franz. Well, I was able to work something out (seriously, contact them if you have food allergies. They are very accomodating). The next day, Biscuit, Betsy, and I headed back to Hangry to get one of those Turkey sandwiches. Tracie wanted another Turkey sandwich but with Tomatoes on it this time. I had the sandwiches, headed home, and anxiously unwrapped the sandwich.
Oh, the tangy aroma of the grilled onions, the pleasing aroma of warm turkey, the delicate aroma of melted swiss, and salty aroma of bacon. Oh yeah, this was going to be a delightful lunch. The first bite shut the front door. The flavors of the turkey, bacon, melted swiss, grilled onions, and grilled bread all worked well together. The bite was juicy, warm, tender, and so full of flavor. Bite after the bite the sandwich did not disappoint. The ingredients were plenty and located throughout the whole sandwich. This place is spot on when it comes to satisfying food, accommodation, and customization. Seriously, this place gets it. I am already planning another lunch (as they have more on the menu) later in the week. Tell you what, you want breakfast? Go here. They also have breakfast items that I’m sure will be quite satisfying. Really glad I found this place.
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Bamford Bakeshop

I went to the Farmer’s Market in Scappoose last week as I just wanted to see what I could find. But that is another story, as I have to tell the precursor. I pulled up to this little shop about a block off HWY 30 and noticed they were open, and I wanted to see what they had. Bamford Bakeshop only allows one customer in at a time, so when it was my turn, I went in.
Immediately I was greeted with a plethora of choices for baked goods. The aromas of the bakery are a pleasant greeting, noticing the menu on the wall, I ordered the San Antonio sandwich. When it arrived (as it had to be made, since this is real food) it looked appetizing. The San Antonio consisted of Avacado slices, salsa, bacon, red onion, ham, and cheese, all tucked nicely between a fresh-sliced Croissant. The first bite was creamy, buttery, salty, sweet, and with a subtle twang from the red onion. The Croissant was flaky, buttery, and so fresh that it made the sandwich, period. With each bite, you got a taste of the ripe, fresh avocado, and the texture of that paired so beautifully with the texture of the meats, cheese, and pastry. I also ordered a bacon, ham, pinwheel pastry. Oh man, this was just a delight with sweet flavor from the ham, peppery and salty flavor from the bacon and the crispy, fluffy, buttery flavors and textures of the pastry. It was absolutely fulfilling eating their baked goods. I also ordered a loaf of Jalapeno Cornbread that I froze as I want to save that for a soup (thinking a nice smoked wild hog and veggie soup).
The prices are excellent, the food is amazing, and Columbia County has another excellent spot to grab fresh baked goods. I’m already looking forward to heading back as I have to try another sandwich from the menu of Bamford Bakeshop
**Disclaimer** I do not, have not, will not receive compensation for my reviews, good, bad, indifferent as they may be. This is a hobby of mine that like I to share with others. #thekilted1