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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. >>

January 9, 2015

A Weekend in Victoria

victoriachristmasharborI have always wanted to visit Victoria BC at Christmastime, and while Santa sure wasn't listening when I asked for a third Cacao shop right next door to my house or when I asked for a magical Brita that turns tap water into grower champagne, I guess he was awake for the Victoria request, because that is where I spent Christmas week this year. Read full story »

December 4, 2014

Razzle Dazzle Duck

departurewholeduckI’m all for Christmas gifts that you can pluck from under the tree, shake, sniff, squeeze, painstakingly open and then reseal, etc., but experience gifts are great too, and you’ll never catch anybody opening them a week early at 2am, ostensibly under the influence of boozy eggnog. So here’s one for the Experience Gift list—Departure’s December-only holiday Peking duck extravaganza. Read full story »

October 24, 2014

MWL, One Year In

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 8.36.47 PMWhen Multnomah Whiskey Library opened its doors last fall, Portland had never seen anything quite like this handsome downtown den of whiskey excess, oozing old money refinement and boasting a boggling bottle collection, dashing vest-clad bartenders mixing tableside via vintage cocktail carts, and an inch-thick drink menu dubbed “The Bible.” Read full story »

GOING SOMEPLACE? WANT TO?

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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