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. >>

September 28, 2015

Diner En Blanc 2015

debpicnicI really enjoy a good, healthy laugh, so Diner en Blanc is one of my favorite events of the year, because not only is it delightful, but watching my best friend Michelle try to pull a rickety wheelie cart piled high with one table, two chairs and three slippery picnic baskets through the streets of downtown Portland wear-ing an all white outfit and white faux fur cape made me laugh so hard I will live to be at least 120. Read full story »

September 21, 2015

Farewell to Feast

feastfiftylicksIt’s not easy getting ready for Portland's fantabulous Feast food fest every year. There are pre- and post-event juice cleanses to undergo, there are heavy swag bags to be claimed, there are waistbands to be elasticized, and there are afterparty attendance strategies to be mapped out. I know, I know, the struggle is real. (Real tasty!) Read full story »

August 29, 2015

A Carmel Getaway

carmelcheeseWhen I was a kid, pretty much every Sunday, fog or shine, my family would head to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and get in line at the Mediterranean Market. We’d buy deli rolls, sliced meat and cheese, chips, cold Oranginas & a handful of those little boxes of La Florentine nougat, all the same flavor to minimize bloody skirmishes. 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