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Manhattan Moment: Defining 'food deserts' down

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On the northern cusp of Portland, Ore., the St. Johns district is certainly no "food desert," the new term activists use for mostly low-income neighborhoods that are short on grocery stores. A 54,000-square-foot Safeway supermarket dominates the area, selling fresh produce, meat and frozen goods. Just a few blocks away stands a 13,500-square-foot Grocery Outlet, retailing food, fresh and...

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