Since the first vine was planted in 1965, the Willamette Valley has gained worldwide fame as a premier Pinot Noir growing region. Today, this 100-mile-long strip of paradise boasts over seven hundred vineyards and the distinction of being named 2016 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. My family recently gathered for a […]
Spring has sprung in the Rose City and there’s no better place to enjoy this beautiful weather than Portland’s many waterfront parks and trails. Get outside and take a walk on the banks of the Willamette River.
The BG Food Cartel, Beaverton’s first family-friendly food pod is ready to stake its claim on the metro area’s well-established food cart reputation.
For most travelers, vacation begins the minute you grab your bags off the conveyer belt and head out of the airport at your final destination. At Portland International Airport (PDX), where the terminal is filled with culinary, shopping and entertainment experiences, you might just want to start your vacation right after you leave the ticket […]
Bridging the gap between tradition and modern tastes can be a tricky culinary adventure, but at Andina Restaurant, the Pearl District’s renowned Peruvian restaurant, this challenge has surely been met, with delicious results. This is thanks to a menu that offers the best of Criollo comfort food and the modern Novo-Andean cuisine that reflects the country’s burgeoning […]
Colorful stained glass windows, intricate masonry, and wide verandas—I’ve always admired the beautiful Victorian buildings that fill Portland’s tree-lined avenues. Their owners, the Rose City’s original entrepreneurs, put a lot of pride into their homes. They employed the best architects, used the best materials, and hired the most talented artists to create dramatic, stately homes […]
The Chinese New Year is upon us and I’m all set to enjoy the rich culture found in one of Portland’s oldest communities, the Northwest District’s Chinatown. Portland’s Chinatown was a busy center of West Coast immigration in the late 1850s, attracting thousands Chinese and Japanese workers and making the 14-block area in Old Town […]
“‘Tis the season to indulge—fa, la, la, la—I want more chocolate!” It’s the busiest time of the year and we all need a respite from holiday stress from time to time. For me, that means indulging in the decadent taste of creamy, dark chocolate, which is why I recently found myself at three of Northeast […]
Clothing, furniture, food and, of course, beer! The Rose City is home to thousands of creative artists and artisans, making it one of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite shopping destinations. Many of these artists show off their wares at the great markets you’ll find around the city. Last weekend I visited three to get a jump […]
Every year during the holidays Portland’s famous neon “White Stag” sign transforms from the prancing deer we love into Santa’s famous red-nosed reindeer, Rudolf. It’s a festive change that many Portlanders look for during the Christmas season, but it’s not the first time the iconic sign has been adapted to fit the times. When the […]