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Assortment of goods at Onggi
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Let's be fermentation friends!

An everyday fermentation shop & food counter in Portland, Maine. All are welcome.

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cathartic cookies, jangs of jubilee, magnificent misos, juicy jams, vivacious vinegars, sultry soy sauces, funkalicious fish sauces, hawt hot sauces, tasty tamaris, kindred kojis, silky sourdough, kool kefirs, awesome achars, saweet sauerkrauts, knockout kvass, puckering preserved lemons, krisp kimchis, captivating chocolates, naughty nattos, coffee is coffee, terrific teas, 

Onggi is a neighborhood spot to explore ferments and foods. We've got cultures, recipes, and stories to inspire the everyday.

The shop carries everything you'll need to start your next ferment. Plus the most delicious small-batch ferments from our favorite (and mostly local) makers.

The food counter features a fermentation-forward menu of snacks, showcasing fun and familiar ways to enjoy our favorite ferments.

Fermentation products from local makers
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Our shop & food counter

We’re here for ya, Portland. Come say hi and grab a tasty treat from our food counter during our regular open hours.

Open hours
Wed - Sat: 10AM - 6PM
Sun: 10AM - 4PM

93 Washington Ave, Unit 5
Portland, ME 04101
(We’re the shop with “Onggi” all over it.)

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The food counter

Featuring a ferment-forward menu, we've got coffee and snacks to keep you fueled throughout the day.

Current menu
• Brown sugar milk iced coffee
• Chai Wallahs of Maine iced chai
• Vinegar shrub sodas
• Hot coffee and teas
• Sourdough chocolate chip cookies
• Kimchi hand pies
• Miso scallion scones

Sourdough chocolate chip cookies

Community Supported Ferments (CSF)

Every month, we put together a share of four ferments to tantalize your tastebuds. These ferments are made by local makers in limited small-run batches, inspired by seasonal splendor of Maine.

Shares are $40 each and you can join the CSF by DMing us on Instagram or emaling us directly at

Thanks for joining us in supporting local makers and the enjoyment of the cultures of fermentation!

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Onggi Community Supported Ferments

Sat, 10/23 @ 1PM


(FREE) Kimchi making at Onggi

As we dive head-first into Fall, we've got one thing on our mind: KIMCHI! And we want to celebrate Portland and our very favorite ferment.

Join us for a free community event sponsored by Onggi, with all ingredients provided. We'll have socially distanced tables outdoor for guests to reserve, along with music and some kimchi-centric snacks. Of course, Marcus will be walking around with recipes and tips on making our favorite ferment.

Kimchi making

Sun, 10/17 @ 11AM


Holiday Market at Seven Lakes Inn

It’s time for a fun fall pop-up at the beautiful Seven Lakes Inn at Belgrade Lakes. We’ll be there along with some of our favorite friends.

Come by for the beautiful views, delicious snacks, and fun fall festivities!

Follow along

Fri, 11/5 @ 5PM


First Fridays at The Black Box

The Portland Art Walk continues on First Fridays at The Black Box!

Join us and our friendly neighbz for a variety of art, live music, and snacks. More info to come soon.

Follow along
First Fridays at Onggi

What's an onggi?

We’re named after the ubiquitous Korean fermentation vessel found in nearly every home called onggi (it’s pronounced “OHng-gih”, like mixing “only” with “eggy”).

Onggi (옹기) pots carry a rich yet humble history, perfected over generations of craftsmanship using natural materials and thoughtful work. They are famous for their fermentation-friendly properties and the foods they carry are the foundation of everyday life.

Onggi by Adam Field

Photo of onggi jars by our friend Adam Field in Helena, Montana.