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
Twenty-five years ago, the specials on many Pacific Northwest restaurant menus featured ingredients from
As general manager of The Allison Inn and Spa in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country, Pierre Zreik
….wearing helmets and toting bottles of water, we steered our bikes down Bend’s brick-paved road in search of Beervana.
As autumn sets in, harvest festivals abound throughout the Pacific Northwest. At the annual Salt Spring Island Apple Festival, the apple gets to shine.
Spend any time in southern Oregon and you can’t escape references to the “State of Jefferson”—even on winery websites. In 1941 there was an abortive, but very real, secession movement (inspired by the lack of good roads in the rural area) that aimed to create what then would have been the 49th state—to be named “Jefferson”—from the counties forming southern Oregon from Douglas County, to northern California’s Mendocino County. A Proclamation of Independence was drafted, Yreka was designated the capital, a governor was elected, and the main road was blockaded. But timing was bad. The nascent rebellion came to an immediate stop on December 7, 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor—participants swore allegiance to…
The Yakima River, a tributary of the Columbia River, is home to Washington’s only Blue Ribbon fishery, estimated to contain more than 1,000 wild—not stocked—fish per river mile.
The city of Oregon’s political movers and shakers finally has a food scene worth advocating thanks to a group of seasoned chefs trying new approaches and a handful of talented fresh faces rising in the ranks. One of the most exciting additions is chef David Rosales’s La Capitale. Rosales, the son of prominent Mexican restaurateur Pedro Rosales, of La Margarita Co., honed his techie at various restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Chez Panisse in Berkeley, before bringing his passion for french cuisine to a prime corner seat in the city’s historic Pacific Building. Legislators and lobbyists alike come for French staples such as croque monsieur and grilled-to-order bavette steak. The house-ground burger is…
By MJ Cody From the March/April 2011 issue I’m sitting in Fort George Brewery and Public House eating one of the most unusual yet delicious
There’s something otherworldly about Long Beach. Standing at the ocean’s surf-battered edge gazing westward, it’s a powerful thing to think the next landfall is Japan. Long Beach is an area on the west coast of Vancouver Island stretching