Let's be fermentation friends!
An everyday fermentation shop & food counter in Portland, Maine. All are welcome.start shopping
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.
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.
Wed - Sat: 10AM - 6PM
Sun: 10AM - 4PM
93 Washington Ave, Unit 5
Portland, ME 04101
(We’re the shop with “Onggi” all over it.)
The food counter
Featuring a ferment-forward menu, we've got coffee and snacks to keep you fueled throughout the day.
• 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
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 email@example.com.
Thanks for joining us in supporting local makers and the enjoyment of the cultures of fermentation!
Sat, 10/23 @ 1PMCOMMUNITY EVENT
(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.
Sun, 10/17 @ 11AMPop-up
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!
Fri, 11/5 @ 5PMART WALK
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.
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.
Photo of onggi jars by our friend Adam Field in Helena, Montana.