Sip Northwest Magazine: Salem Drinking Guide

7 07 2019

My latest for Sip Northwest Magazine gives a pretty sturdy rundown of my favorite places to drink all the things in Oregon’s Capital City – wine, beer, cider, craft cocktails, distilled spirits, etc. Click here to read it.

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Willamette Valley Vineyards





Sip Northwest Magazine: Illahe 1899 Expedition

19 06 2019

My latest for Sip Northwest tells the story behind one of my favorite trips from last summer – paddling wine 65 miles down the Willamette River for Illahe Vineyards. But there’s so much more to it than that! Click here to read the story.





Sip Northwest Magazine: Meet Oregon’s Potential New Appellations

14 05 2019

If you ever came along on one of my “Waterfall and Wine” tours, you’ll probably remember that we talked a fair amount about the different American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) in Oregon Wine Country. My latest story for Sip Northwest Magazine details how a new AVA comes into the world. as well as a handful of potential newborns expected any day now 🙂

 

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: From Chef to Brewmaster

2 05 2019

The latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life has a story that I’ve been kicking around for a while – Brewmasters that began as Chefs. There are quite a few excellent examples in the Northwest, including the three all-stars in the story. Pick it up on newsstands now, or check out the PDF version here.

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Brewmaster Will Leroux. Photo courtesy of Public Coast Brewing





Sip Northwest Magazine: How to Drink Beer Made in Olympia

26 04 2019

My first story for Sip Northwest Magazine details the thriving craft beer scene in Olympia, Washington. From the story:

“There was a time not all that long ago that Olympia was considered more of an I-5 afterthought between Portland and Seattle than a place worth spending any quality time. If you haven’t been lately, that’s changed. The shift toward destination status is reflected in a number of artisanal and craft pursuits, not the least of which would be the beer. The Olympia Brewing Co. may be gone, but here’s a rundown of some establishments that have picked up the brewing baton in Washington State’s capital, and are running with it.”

Click here to read the rest.

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Afternoon Live: Spring Events for Foodies

24 03 2019

I stopped by Afternoon Live last week to talk about some of my favorite spring food events in Portland. Click here to watch the segment.

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: The Capital of Cool

30 01 2019

I wrote a getaway piece for the latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life about one of my new favorite Northwest cities – Olympia. Click here to read the pdf version.

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: The Off-Season Joys of Alaska’s Capital

28 12 2018

The January issue of Northwest Travel & Life Magazine features a couple of Getaways I wrote about. The first being about a trip I took to Juneau in January. Yes, January, and it was fantastic! Pick it up on newsstands now or click here to read the pdf version.

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: A Taste of Portland’s Unique Eateries

15 11 2018

The latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life features a piece I wrote highlighting some of my favorite chef stories from the book, Unique Eats and Eateries: Portland, Oregon. Pick it up on newsstands now or click here to read the pdf version.

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1859 Magazine: Po’Shines – Nourishing the Community’s Soul

13 11 2018

When I first started going to Po’Shines, it was because it was one of the best restaurants in North Portland. When the soul food eatery opened, it immediately became a favorite haunt for Kenton residents, followed quickly by the rest of town. But when I learned what was happening behind the pass, besides the best chicken & waffles around, it made me want to champion their cause even more. My latest for 1859 Magazine tells the story. Pick it up on newsstands now or click here to read the pdf version.

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