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. >>

January 13, 2020

One Delicious Day in Joseph

This tiny Eastern Oregon town has big things going on—big views, big history, big plans, and big-hearted locals. Just the first glimpse of downtown will stop you in your tracks, it’s hard to believe that the majestic Wallowa Mountains towering in the background are real, and after a few days spent exploring the miles upon miles of unspoiled prairieland, spectacularly scenic tapestry of Eagle Cap Wilderness trails, and charming array of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries, don’t be surprised if you end up booking your next trip before you’ve even left. Read full story »

May 22, 2018

The Campout is Here!

COVER.The CampoutOur new blue baby is finally here! Please welcome The Campout Cookbook, Marnie Hanel's & my brand new cookbook, and source of all manner of extremely critical camp-cooking-related wisdom, like how to make champagne marshmallows. Read full story »

April 26, 2017

Portland Family Adventures

portlandfamilyadventurescoverBefore I started writing about food full-time, I was a teacher. I taught kindergarten and ESL for five years, and before that, I substitute taught grades K-8. You learn a lot as a teacher—like, never turn your back on a five-year-old holding a bucket of dirty paintbrush water, always have twice as many snacks as you think you'll need, and never wear white, ever (see dirty paint water tip)—but most of all you learn that kids are magic, which is why I had great fun writing the newly-released Portland Family Adventures. 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