Foster & Dobbs Authentic Foods
Tim Wilson and Luan Schooler opened Foster & Dobbs in 2005, naming their specialty shop in Northeast Portland for Tim’s grandfather, Wilbur Foster, and Luan’s mother, Leta Dobbs. The establishment features refrigerated cases, packed shelves, and recent offerings hand-scrawled on rolls of butcher paper. The shop specializes in cheese and cured meats from Seattle’s Salumi and Berkeley’s Fra’Mani Handcrafted Salumi. Prepared foods include seasonal soups, salads, and sandwiches like the bánh mi (country pork pâté, pickled vegetables, Sriracha mayo, and jalapeno jelly) and a tuna melt with Oregon albacore, preserved lemons, capers, olives, Beecher’s Flagship Cheddar, and Dijon mustard.
Irvington is named for Scottish steamboat captain William Irving, who relocated to the Oregon Territory and become a large landowner, which eventually yielded the neighborhood that houses Foster & Dobbs.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Shipping Available
Shop Type:: Gourmet shops