Even though the Mercury is chock-full of big brains and hungry stomachs, we were just plain too hungover this week to do this food issue ourselves. So instead, we asked none other than... yes, you guessed it, the experts. Literally swarming around Portland, these experts come in all shapes and sizes, education levels, and economic backgrounds, but share a common trait (one normally absent from Mercury contributors): they know something about something. And the "something" these experts know about something is "food." Join them, won't you, on an educational journey of gastronomic proportions.