PCC staff picks

This article was originally published in November 2021

For the inside scoop on PCC products, ask store staff members for their favorite picks. Here’s a sampling from team members in our Central District and Columbia City stores, including some foods made right in the neighborhood.


Stephen Central District

Stephen, Central District

Big Dipper Wax Works Candles

Stephen gifts their colorful beeswax candles to his mom’s girlfriend every year for Christmas.


Arlo Central District

Arlo, Central District

CommuniTea Kombucha

Arlo loves that they brew their refreshing green tea kombucha one block away at 21st & Union.


Jason Central District

Jason, Central District

Cannabis Basics

Jason uses their handmade oils and lotions for soothing the body and even mixes them with other oils for additional benefits.


John Columbia City

John, Columbia City

LaPierre Farms Honeycrisp apples

John goes for first-of-the-season Honeycrisp apples—they’re crisp and a sign that fall is here! While LaPierre’s crop is fleeting, we have more Honeycrisps on the way from other local farms.


Chris Columbia City

Chris, Columbia City

Hempler’s sugar-free bacon

Chris sizzles up their lean, sugar-free bacon. PCC has sold Hempler’s products for years and the owner regularly stops by our stores.


Kerri Columbia City

Kerri, Columbia City

Pizza’zza Bellingham

Kerri loves their New York-style pies and classic ice cream sandwiches. Can’t make the trip to Bellingham? Find them in the freezer aisle!


Laura Columbia City

Laura, Columbia City

Coro foods

Laura recommends Coro for their creative flavors crafted in small batches. Plus, they just released marmalades to accompany their charcuterie.


Shae Central District

Shae, Central District

Miss Marjorie’s Steel Drum Plantains

Shae savors the Caribbean flavor of their plantains, crafted just a half mile away.

Also in this issue

Help for your holiday meals: Turkey tips, wine pairings and more

Let’s talk turkey! PCC staff members have tips for cooking up a great holiday celebration, including wine pairings, roasting basics, cool cooking classes and more.

Recipes for a prosperous New Year

Cooking black-eyed peas is supposed to bring on good fortune, and PCC has a great variety of ways to prepare them.

Chef Kristi Brown, Central District legends and culinary “Communion.”

A familiar name to longtime PCC shoppers, Kristi Brown honors culinary and cultural history with her acclaimed Communion restaurant.