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.

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Afternoon Live: Wildflower Hikes!

29 05 2019

Yesterday I stopped by Afternoon Live to share my favorite wildflower hikes you can take now, and in the coming weeks. Click here to watch the segment.

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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





Afternoon Live: Reserve That Campsite!

28 04 2019

I stopped by Afternoon Live recently to share some of my favorite places to camp – but you’ll want to make those reservations now! Click here to watch the segment.

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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: Stay in a Boatel

6 03 2019

The latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life features a story that was an awful lot of fun to research. Pick up a copy on newsstands now or click here to read the PDF version. From the article:

In the neverending quest to seek out unique lodging options, we Northwesterners can go to some great and enjoyable lengths. We’ve hiked to backcountry lodges, stayed in lofty treehouses, slept in lavish five-star resorts, and built cozy stove fires in primitive yurts. All proven options. And all in the name of experiencing this wonderful corner of the globe in new and exciting ways.

Yet somehow, while we weren’t looking, Boatels slipped into the mix. The practical melding of the words “boat” and “hotel,” a Boatel is essentially a floating overnight accommodation. Though typically in the form of a stationary houseboat there is some variance. While all have placement on the water in common, locations range from quiet coastal rivers teaming with wildlife to marinas that are just steps away from destination dining and shopping options. They can be vacation rentals or Airbnb’s. But unequivocally, every one of them offers a new perspective on the places we want to explore. Here are a few of our favorite Northwest Boatels.”

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