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. >>

April 7, 2015

The Picnic, On Shelves

thepicnicbookfrontcoverPinch me, I’m dreaming—our new book, The Picnic, is on bookstore shelves TODAY! Marnie Hanel, Andrea Slonecker and I are the proud parents of one super cute cookbook all about picnics, inspired by our culinary adventures with the lovely Portland Picnic Society. Read full story »

April 5, 2015

Six Super Soups

hanoikitchenLast week I taped an interview about our new picnic book with The Splendid Table, which will air sometime in May, and I was so deeply and pathologically anxious for pretty much the entire week before the interview, that at one point I could barely even choke down solid food, including my daily half pound of chocolate. Yes, it was that serious. So for a few days there, I ate a lot of milkshakes and soup—ramen and tom yum and phở, oh my. Read full story »

March 25, 2015

Holla for a Dolla Oyster

BroderNordOystersIf you have your priorities straight, there's nothing you like better in this life than an oyster, except for a dollar oyster. Speaking of which, if you need a Saturday night infusion of budget-friendly bivalves and seriously generous cava pours, Broder Nord is your happy place. 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