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Portland’s Most Popular and *Secret* Pickle Recipe!

I found out an interesting bit of intel recently:

Most Pickles In Portland Are From The Same Recipe!


Yes, if you eat a burger at an upscale pub/restaurant in the city of Portland well then you’ve had this pickle recipe – because they all use the same one!!

And, lucky you, I got my hands on it and am giving it to you today!

It uses zucchini or cucumbers, so another bonus is I’ve finally found a use for those bushels of zukes we’ve been getting out of the garden lately!!

Plus, Hayden shot a video of me making them so you can see the easy tricks I use to make it even faster. She took big advantage of the editing liberties I gave her with some unfortunate bloopers at the end — you’ll have to keep it rolling all the way through to see her handiwork which she thinks is so funny :/

One more very important bonus – it’s a refrigerator pickle so you don’t have to be heating up your kitchen to make these during these 100 degree days!

Convenient and Efficient

Since our zucchini have been multiplying like mad I’ve now got about 8 quarts of these pickles in my fridge which should get me all the way through til next zucchini season. Woohoo! Talk about being efficient in the kitchen!!

It’s super convenient to pull them out of the fridge for burgers and our charcuterie trays when the neighbors pop in and everyone always pleas for the recipe!

Burger Always Available!

Speaking of burgers – Need access to grass fed/grass finished burger? Our store is always full of 1 lb packages for $7.50 each  -or-  fill your freezer with your own custom order of 1/4 beef by clicking here.  We have fat/happy beef cows going to butcher next week.

Watch the video below then click the button to download the recipe. Give it a try and then write me back — tell me if you love it as much as my family does!



Happy pickling!


PS Here are my favorite 2 burger sauces that would go great with these pickles!

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Bobi Cook August 22, 2016, 5:10 pm

    Excellent recipe. I like not having to get the canner out in this heat!

    Thanks much 🙂

  • Tammy Jackson August 22, 2016, 8:53 pm

    I will give this a try. I think my family will love them. Like the additional footage at the end of your video.

  • Anna Maifeld August 22, 2016, 10:05 pm

    Love your face when you were eating that pickle at the end Charlotte!

    • Charlotte Smith August 22, 2016, 10:45 pm

      Yes, making this video was so silly!! I couldn’t stop eating the pickles!

  • Bernice Wery August 26, 2016, 4:07 pm

    We made this recipe. My husband really enjoys a sweeter pickle instead of my fermented dills. He really likes this recipe. I like the amazing tang and flavor, too. We are now both happy pickle people. Thank you Charlotte!

  • Rhianon October 17, 2016, 9:03 pm

    I’ve been hearing about zucchini pickles, but I still haven’t tried them yet; how do they compare in taste to cucumber pickles? I should really start making them because I always have better luck with them than cucumbers in my garden!

    • Charlotte Smith October 20, 2016, 5:31 pm

      I make the recipe with both zuke and cuke and don’t notice a taste or texture difference. That’s because the brine is the prominent flavor. it’s a perfect way to use up both veggies!! I even mix them in the same jar.

      Good luck!

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