• Apples

    Cider makes a comeback

    Apples are indisputably the iconic frontier fruit, yet no drink has

  • Bottles of bitters

    Build Your Own Bitters

    Take Some Bitters Advice For the home mixologist, the commercially available bitters can seem confusing:

  • Bee

    Spicy Honey Glaze

    But about one-third of the human diet is derived from plants pollinated by creatures. And honeybees perform 80% of this work.

  • A handful of freshly dug truffles

    In pursuit of Northwest Truffles

    No longer just an underground treasure, native Northwest truffles—especially in Oregon—are emerging as a gourmet alternative to more expensive Italian fungi.



Cider makes a comeback

Apples are indisputably the iconic frontier fruit, yet no drink has

James Beard Foundation Award

2013 James Beard Foundation Awards

Portland chefs and authors took home top honors at the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, the annual Oscars of the culinary world presented in New York City. Chef Gabriel Rucker of the Stumptown restaurants Le Pigeon and Little Bird was named Best Chef Northwest.  It was the second Beard award for the 32-year-old chef who continues to make headlines for his bold and inventive cuisine. “I wasn’t prepared at all,” said Rucker who was among nearly two dozen chefs cooking at the gala and accepted the award in his chef’s coat. How is it to be a two-time Beard award winner within two years? Said Rucker:” That’s crazy stuff. I don’t even know.” In 2011,…

Southland sign

Southland Whiskey Kitchen Opens in Portland

Portland-area ‘cue fans have a new resource to satisfy their smoked meat cravings. Southland Whiskey Kitchen is


Gulf Island wineries

Gulf Island Wines

We stepped out on deck just after the ferry sailed clear of the Tsawwassen terminal. Standing close together, braced against the wind, we admired the stars. Behind us, Vancouver’s lights were beginning to fade and ahead of us

Sooke Harbor House

Living La Vida Locavore

Twenty-five years ago, the specials on many Pacific Northwest restaurant menus featured ingredients from

The Allison's Jory Restaurant

Culinary Tourism

As general manager of The Allison Inn and Spa in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country, Pierre Zreik

Biking and Beer Trail around Bend, Oregon

Ale Aboard

….wearing helmets and toting bottles of water, we steered our bikes down Bend’s brick-paved road in search of Beervana.