I ran across an article in this month's Mix on Portland's burgeoning Pickle culture. Being something of pickle snobs, we've generally taken a DIY appraoch, but I've got a list on new places to go and things to try. Read the article for yourself at http://www.oregonlive.com/mix/index.ssf/how-to/portlanders-have-a-passion-for-pickling.html
Tomorrow we're going to pickle our bumper crop of peppers. It is one of the few summer crops that really did well this year.