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9/11/08 2:21 P

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Hello all :o)

I do most of my shopping at WinCo. I also will hit the Grocery Outlet. My Son is Vegetarian and likes to shop at Whole Foods but that can get spendy.

One day at a time :o)


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9/11/08 12:04 A

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I shop the local (Milwaukie) Grocery Outlet. They have great bargains, and you never know what you might find. Once, I found canned stuffed Grape Leaves. It's also a good place to find wine on the cheap, and my local store has a wine tasting (with food) event on the first Friday of every month.


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9/6/08 10:04 P

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Check out Haggen Food and Pharmacy if you're ever in Beaverton or Oregon City. They have fantastic deli's with tons of healty options like sushi, salad bar, 10 or so different green salads, and all of their deli salads are made right there. So good.



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8/27/08 11:56 A

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It's not exactly Portland, but my friend recommended that I check out H-Mart in Tigard. It's a new Korean store. I did, and they have AMAZING prices on produce!

If you're near it, you should check it out :)

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8/22/08 4:58 P

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I live in central SE Portland and I always swing by Uncle Pauls on Hawthorne. He carrys most of the stuff you can get out at Sauvie Island plus some other stuff from CA and Washington. It's a produce stand though so no staples. I do the rest of my shopping at Whole Foods on 28th/Burnside and Trader Joes. I only go to Fred Meyer occassionally.







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8/21/08 3:19 A

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I've only been to IKEA twice, and both times I wanted to get the HECK out of there! There are WAY too many people in WAY too small of a space. It's actually huge, but not when you cram 80 billion people in there!

I'm having flashbacks...someone help me! LOL

Oh and to check back in, so we went to the Grocery Outlet here in Gresham and I was highly disappointed. Not only do they only seem to carry entirely random foods, none of which we eat, but the items that we would consider getting there are actually a lot cheaper at WinCo. I don't know why they keep talking about Grocery Outlet as though it's really cheap when in reality, it's more expensive than WinCo!

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LIFESTYLECHNGER's Photo LIFESTYLECHNGER Posts: 21
8/20/08 11:48 P

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There is a new Grocery Outlet over in NE Portland on Hancock that I want to go and visit. My sister-in-law told me she does almost all her shopping at the Scappoose Grocery Outlet and she says she saves $50.00 - $100.00. She does go to Safeway for fresh items. But the one on Hancock has advertised they have fresh veggies and those kinds of things. I am thinking I may be over in that area on Friday and if I am I am going to go check it out and will report back.
I have heard that if you are looking for cooking utensils to go to IKEA because they have quality items for inexpensive prices. I have never been to an IKEA. Here I live in NoPo and haven't been to the IKEA. :(
Anyway, enough of my babbling. :)

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8/6/08 2:40 P

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It definitely sounds like an interesting place!

~Amber~

MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT 5 lbs = 5 lbs

5 lbs of muscle simply takes up less space than 5 lbs of fat!

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FOOD TASTES GOOD
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8/6/08 2:34 P

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Check out FuBon Oriental Supermarket at 2850 SE 82nd Ave, Portland.

If you've never been to an oriental grocery store, you'll be blown away by all the different kinds of produce, packaged & canned goods.

The prices are very reasonable. There's fresh produce you've never heard of, plus the normal fair; hundreds of different sauces & oils; canned fruit and vegetables that you've probably never heard of... let alone tasted. You can pickup some interesting, fresh oriental bakery goods or grab something from the deli. They have sections that cater to various ethnic cuisines, including Eastern European, Mexican, Japanese, Indonesian, etc. There are also aisle with dinner & cook ware geared towards oriental cooking.

It's a downright fun experience. Once you go, you'll want to go back again soon.

~*~ Don't satisfy your taste buds to the detriment of your body.~*~

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8/5/08 2:05 P

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We actually heard about the grocery outlet recently, we should probably check it out! We're going to Wal-Mart today to pick up some food items that WinCo doesn't carry, and then were planning to go to WinCo. Maybe we should check out Grocery Outlet too since we'll already be out!

~Amber~

MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT 5 lbs = 5 lbs

5 lbs of muscle simply takes up less space than 5 lbs of fat!

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If nothing tasted as good as being thin felt, no one would ever get fat!

FOOD TASTES GOOD
Let us eat it in moderation.


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8/5/08 10:20 A

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Do you every shop at the Grocery Outlet & the Morrow Brothers Produce Market right behind it? They are at 2925 Nw Division St, Gresham (btwn 190th & Birdsdale). You can find great bargains at the Grocery Outlet. Morrow Brothers has some fantastic prices on fresh fruits & veggies.

There is also a good Mexican grocery store, called La Tapatia @ 18330 SE Stark. They often have good prices on fresh produce.

There's an oriental market @ 148th & Powell that I plan to check out soon.

If I find any other good places, I'll post them here.

BTW: I'm close to you. 132nd & Raymond area... off Holgate

Edited by: DOLLIELAMBA at: 8/5/2008 (10:19)
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Remember: You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.

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8/5/08 3:45 A

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I'm in Gresham, near-ish 181st and Powell. The only other grocery store near me is Safeway, but it's super expensive. Although if we only need one or two items, my husband and I will go there.

We actually went there today since we didn't have food for tomorrow. We were going to go grocery shopping today, but we need to wait until he gets paid again!

~Amber~

MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT 5 lbs = 5 lbs

5 lbs of muscle simply takes up less space than 5 lbs of fat!

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If nothing tasted as good as being thin felt, no one would ever get fat!

FOOD TASTES GOOD
Let us eat it in moderation.


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8/4/08 8:16 P

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Where are you, Amber? There's got to be some decent ethnic markets at least as close as WinCo. I shop there a lot, too. I like their bulk & produce sections.

~*~ Don't satisfy your taste buds to the detriment of your body.~*~

Remember: You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.

...and a weigh we go!


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8/1/08 4:53 P

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Every healthy store is so far away! And so expensive. The only place I can afford to shop at is WinCo, which is still about 10-15 minutes away.

~Amber~

MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT 5 lbs = 5 lbs

5 lbs of muscle simply takes up less space than 5 lbs of fat!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If nothing tasted as good as being thin felt, no one would ever get fat!

FOOD TASTES GOOD
Let us eat it in moderation.


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8/1/08 4:42 P

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Trader Joes is my fav also along with New Seasons and Uwajamya. Costo makes a great Key Lime Pie!

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8/1/08 3:28 P

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Trader Joe's on SE 39th is great for so many things, including sprouted breads, organic produce & packaged goods, and unique tastes. Still, read the labels because even the T.J. brand will have MSG or autolyzed yeast extract in a surprising number of products, such as flavored chips and canned soups.

Right next to Trader Joe's is Limbo's & their Wall of Herbs. Almost every kind of herb, spice, tea, seed, & food additive can be found here. Plus, they have great specials on locally grown produce.

~*~ Don't satisfy your taste buds to the detriment of your body.~*~

Remember: You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.

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