Comments on: Follow-Up: Do You Pay Attention to Where Your Food Comes From? The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jan D Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:43:02 +0000 People in Portland, Oregon, have become very aware of where their food comes from. One big reason is to reduce their carbon footprint by purchasing food that has not been transported over long distances (though foodies complain late in the winter about being tired of root vegetables). Another reason is to support local agriculture, and especially local organic farming, which protects stream water, which, in turn, supports threatened and endangered salmon. Lots of restaurants feature seasonal PNW foods.