Grande Foods

1619 N Adair, Cornelius
get there via trimet

Grande FoodsOregon's largest Hispanic market has opened in Cornelius, the next town west of Hillsboro. The produce section is huge and beautiful, filled with fresh and dried chiles, tomatillos, mangos, coconuts, plantains, and papayas, as well as more typical US produce. A full-service bakery specializes in pan dulces. Everything is labeled in Spanish and English. The carneceria is filled with tongue, tripe, beef cheeks and pork ears. A huge selection of fresh mexican cheese are available. A tortilleria prepares fresh tortillas all day, and a steaming bag of them is just a buck and some change. And of course, there's a deli/cocina with Michoacan specialties like carnitas. I would tell you more, except that there were so many people around the cocina, I couldn't get close at all or see anything in the cases! And mexican sodas like jarritos are 59 cents for a glass bottle, chilled.

Considering that the latino market in Washington County has grown almost 250% over the past five years, this is way overdue.

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July 19, 2006 | Permalink | Comments (1)


extramsg said:

I went and took pictures today and will try to report on it soon. It's still a step down from what you find in Texas and California, but it's a step up from the current state of Su Casa. There were meats I couldn't identify, too.

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