Sip Magazine: Ask the Pros – What producer should be on our radar right now, and why?

20 03 2020

Also in the new Sip Magazine, I wrote the inaugural piece for a new column called “Ask the Pros.” This was a fun one! I asked Whitney Burnside from 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Brad Ford from Illahe Vineyards, Sommelier, Courtney Smith, Camille Cavan from Quaintrelle, and Mike Huffman from Whidbey Island Distillery – What producer should be on our radar right now, and why? Here’s what they said.





Afternoon Live: Socially Distant Activities You Can Do This Spring Break

19 03 2020

Taking the family on lesser-visited outdoor excursions is a great way to stay healthy, keep spirits up, and maintain social distance. On my latest Afternoon Live segment, I list some Portland-area trails that accomplish all three. Click here to watch.





Sip Magazine: Craft Kitchen – When Beer and Quality Eats Unite

18 03 2020

My first feature for Sip Magazine is about the best Brewpub food and beer pairings around the region. From the story: “Wine pairs with food. As sure as the sun rises and sets, this publication and countless others exist, due in part to our acknowledgment and appreciation of this time-honored fact. While the craft brewing industry might not be as broadly recognized for it, the art of pairing food with beer has been coming into its own for years now.”

Click here for the pdf version. Or better yet, they are offering a special price for this issue. If you order using the promo code, FRIENDSOFSIP, they’ll send it to you for $4.99, no charge for shipping!

Korean BBQ Tofu Skewers and a pint of Batch 15 IPA, from Aslan Brewing. Photo courtesy of Aslan Brewing.





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Foodie Tours

4 03 2020

As many of you know, I have been a culinary tour guide in one capacity or another for close to a decade. And the reason I keep my tour guide pilot light lit is because giving a great culinary tour is one of my all-time favorite things. I also love going on them 🙂 My latest for Northwest Travel & Life Magazine gives a rundown of a handful of my favorites. It’s on newsstands now, or you can click here to read the PDF version.

 





Sip Northwest Magazine: Where to Drink Beer in the Walla Walla Valley

27 02 2020

I adore Walla Walla, so this story was a pleasure to research. Plus, there was beer! Oh, so much beer 🙂 Click here to read the story.

 





Afternoon Live: Unique, Romantic Spots for Valentine’s Day

12 02 2020

Some of my favorite romantic restaurants in Portland for Valentine’s Day, or any day. Here’s my segment on Afternoon Live.





1889 Magazine: Sue Taves – No Looking Back

30 01 2020

My latest for 1889 Magazine is a bit of a departure for me subject-wise. I’ve never covered art before, but a recent trip to Whidbey Island inspired me to be a little more inspired by art. And more often than not, the artists themselves. Sue Taves was one of many amazing artists I visited with and you can read her story in the issue that’s on newsstands now, or click here to read the pdf version.