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Winter 2004


Ron Paul -- Interviews, Restaurateurs -- Oregon -- Interviews, Markets -- Oregon -- History, Farmer's markets -- Oregon -- Portland


Ron Paul worked in the restaurant business for 18 years, including 15 as the owner of Ron Paul Charcuterie . Then, as chief of staff in Commissioner Charlie Hales' office in 2000, Paul assembled a citizens group that began to explore the feasibility of a public market in the city. He now leads the effort for the Portland Public Market, drawing upon both of his career paths from the last 20 years. Paul, who works in the Bureau of Planning, talked to Metroscape about the history of public markets in Portland, the ongoing effort to build the year-round market, and why such an endeavor will benefit the city


Originally appeared in the Winter 2004 edition of Metroscape, published by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University.

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