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Upper Crust happily handed out cupcakes. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Taste of Chico celebrates food

Jessie Imhoff // September 23, 2019

There was much to see when walking down the streets of downtown Chico on Sunday. The Downtown Chico Business Association held their annual Taste of Chico, hosting a variety of vendors, including local...

Inside view of the train shaped coffee shop. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Local coffee shops reviewed

Opinion Staff // March 17, 2017

The Orion opinion staff collected data from five Chico coffee shops and rated them on a five-point scale. Each grade considered general wait time, ambiance, staff friendliness, quality and price. Common...

Josh Mills and Muir Hughes, owners of The Bookstore in downtown Chico, were able to buy the business in 2013 after raising more than $35,000 through crowdfunding on the Internet. Hughes said they both grew up in Chico and have a close connection to the community. Photo credit: Alisa Thorsen

Students, downtown businesses reap mutual benefits

Alisa Thorsen // February 7, 2015

From restaurants to tattoo parlors and everything in between, downtown Chico is home to many different businesses. While these businesses contribute to student life in Chico, they also rely heavily on...

Alexander Madrid, a server at Upper Crust Bakery, pours some soup for a customer. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Fall meal picks

Christina Saschin // October 11, 2014

Mashed potatoes, squash and all things pumpkin come to mind when thinking of fall foods. Even though most restaurants don't have a specific fall menu, local produce or seasonal items can be added. Here...

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