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Look inside Portland's First in-Restaurant Aquaponics System
Author: By Mason Walker,New Media Manager,Sustainable Business Oregon May 15,2014. Photos Erica J Mitchell
Posted: May 21, 2014

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A Portland startup has teamed with a popular restaurant to take the farm-to-table credo to the next level.

Möbius Microfarms, the winner of last year's Cleantech Challenge, has installed its modular aquaponics system at Northeast Portland's Tabla Bistro.
Aquaponics combines aquaculture, better known as fish farming, with hydroponics to create a symbiotic food-growing system. Fish waste provides nutrients for the plants, while the plants clean and oxygenate the water for the fish.
Möbius was founded in 2013 by Anne Phillip after her interest in home aquaponics led to the development of a small-scale commercial system. Tabla owner Adam Berger sees the system as a learning opportunity for his customers.                                                                                                 

 "After meeting Anne Phillip and learning about aquaponics, I fell in love with the concept and wanted to see it in action. I believe in this next level of farm-to-table and I hope my customers enjoy learning about this project."

Tabla is a Mediterranean restaurant located along Portland's 28th Ave. food corridor.