Happy Facestuffing!

Intrepid eaters, pack my meticulously-researched guide to Portland’s very finest locally-owned restaurants, bakeries, pizzerias, chocolate boutiques, scoop shops, food carts and specialty markets in your parka pocket, purse/murse, glove box or saddlebag, and go! Find Portland’s 100 Best Places To Stuff Your Faces at these fine retailers. >>

August 9, 2016

Serious Eats-ing

seriouseatscoverphotoSometimes when people are planning a trip to Portland, they email me and ask for restaurant recommendations, and because there's nothing I love more than a distraction (um, not kidding), I generally stop everything and start writing them a long rambling reply. But this is the first time I've ever been paid to do it. Thanks, Serious Eats! Read full story »

May 1, 2016

James Beard Award Win

jamesbeardpicI really thought my life had peaked in April, when we won an IACP award for The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket, and ate the passion fruit posset at Cassia (talk about life-changing)and got to go to opening day of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, all in one surreal week. But then, a month later, I won a James Beard Award. Whaaaat? Read full story »

March 9, 2016

Holy Picnic!

Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 9.18.52 AMWe’ve had a lot of interesting surprises in the line of picnicking duty—hail and bugs, dogs with zero sense of a roast chicken’s personal boundaries, serenades by affable Argentine ukulele players—but Monday night’s surprise took the cake, because we found out that The Picnic is an IACP Cookbook Awards finalist!! Read full story »



Since I think travel and food go together like Fred and Ginger, dark chocolate and peanut butter, and a trip to Paris and tomorrow, I’ve created a line of food-centric travel guides for wandering foodlovers just like me. So if you’re thinking of hitting the road sometime soon, or need an excuse to, take one of my Weekender guides along with you!

Santa Monica, CA

Ashland, OR

Jacksonville, OR

Sedona, AZ

Victoria, B.C.

And for you hungry Portland day trippers, here’s my one-day facestuffaganza.

A Day in Portland:
Where to Eat and Drink