Deena Prichep

Deena Prichep

Deena Prichep is a freelance radio and print journalist based in Portland, Oregon.

Her stories on topics ranging from urban agriculture to gefilte fish have appeared on NPR's Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and All Things Considered, The World, The Splendid Table, Bon Appetit, Marketplace, Vegetarian Times, and The Oregonian.

Recent Stories


Thank the Ottoman Empire for the taco al pastor


Taco al pastor, the classic Mexican street food that’s popular in the US, has roots in a surprising place: the Middle East. Thanks to immigrants from the former Ottoman Empire, the classic street dish of shawarma morphed into the beloved taco of today.