Crack an egg, teach someone to drive a snowmobile, brew your own beer - Oregon cares. And it has a license for that. Business-owners in one of the most license-heavy states in the Union, need to carefully research the many requirements of their state, county and local governments before doing business. After all, you can't make an omelet without cracking a few eggs -- but you can't do that without applying and paying a fee.
In Oregon, specialty food shops such as spice, cheese and gourmet shops need retail food licenses. Depending on the state, county and city, these can amount to up to eight different licenses and permits. Retailers must also submit retail food plans and adhere to environmental health regulations in order to stay in business.