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Innovative grocery concept expanding

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An emerging new retailer that blends a grocery store with a nutritionally-minded cooking school is opening another location.

Basics, which was created  to help people cook more at home with fresh, regional ingredients and support local farmers and producers will open its fourth location in February. The 12,000-sq.-ft. store will be located in the Hillsdale neighborhood of Portland, Ore.   

One of Portland’s few remaining locally-owned grocers, Basics was founded by Pacific Foods’ founder Chuck Eggert. The company partners as directly as possible with local producers to minimize distribution costs, waste and preserve nutrition. 

The Hillsdale store will feature ingredients organized by seasonally-inspired recipes developed by award-winning chefs and vetted by staff nutritionists. Other offerings will include sustainably raised meats locally sourced from farms that prioritize animal welfare and sustainable practices, local seafood, cured meats and plant-based selections; fresh, seasonal produce delivered daily; and  organic dairy products.

Basics opened its first location in 2017, on the Faubion School campus in Portland, followed by a second store on northeast Portland’s Sandy Boulevard in 2018. Its third shop opened in Tualatin, Ore., in 2018. Two additional stores, in Beaverton and Portland’s Pearl District, are scheduled to open later this year.

Basics is part of Wild Rose Foods. 


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