New pasta joint Il Paffuto to replace Southeast Portland’s Fermenter

A vegan bucatini pasta sits on a table at the upcoming Portland vegan restaurant Il Paffuto.

Il Paffuto's pastas give the kitchen team from the former Fermenter a bit more room for creativity.Courtesy of Aaron Adams

It takes a lot to make a cheap burger.

A rancher needs to raise the cows. A butcher needs to ground the meat. A chef mix and form the patties. A farmer needs to grow, thresh and mill the wheat, then mix and bake the buns. Others need to grow onions, tomatoes, lettuce, sesame seeds, cucumbers and more. All for a sandwich many customers expect to cost less than $10.

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