Tillamook Coast: Spring Chinook Fishing in the Tillamook Bay

14 03 2017

Spring is around the corner, and so is some prime fishing out on the coast. From the article:

“Salmon is one of the most popular fish worldwide. But in the Northwest, Salmon is king.

In fact, you’ll often hear Chinook referred to as king salmon. This is a fitting title for a trophy cherished most by fishermen, chefs, and consumers alike. And while the spring runs might be smaller than those of the more famous fall season, the Tillamook Bay is home to some excellent spring Chinook fishing in May and June.”

Click here to read the whole article.

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Northwest Travel & Life: Spring Escapes to Portland’s Eastside Industrial District

21 02 2017

In the latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life, I recommend things to do and places to eat and drink in one of Portland’s more explorable new districts. From the article:

“Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) was once devoid of coveted urban treasures like authentic ethnic cuisine, craft cocktails, and coffee roasters. But just like the Pearl District before it, thanks to Portlanders’ genius at repurposing stuff, like neighborhoods, the CEID is now teeming with food, drink, and entertainment hotspots. As Portland’s famous roses bloom in spring, the streets are once again enlivened with cyclists and pedestrians, hopeful with the promise of sunshine and patio seating. Come curious, come hungry, come thirsty, and be ready to indulge in one of Portland’s coolest new destination neighborhoods. Here are our picks for a perfect CEID getaway.”

Click here to read the PDF version. Photo courtesy of Noraneko.

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Northwest Travel & Life: Break Away to Central Oregon

12 01 2017

One of four stories I have in the latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life, this piece details the glory of winter in Central Oregon. From the article:

“Central Oregon doesn’t have to work very hard to attract visitors. The town of Bend sits snugly against the eastern side of the Cascade Range, and the area offers everything from dense forest to high desert, and a collection of ecoregions in between. What was once a logging town was transformed a while back into a base camp for outdoor enthusiasts of nearly every ilk. As the morph progressed, Bend became an artist enclave, with an exceptional food and drink scene following closely behind. The Bend-Sunriver-Mt. Bachelor area has somehow managed to hold onto much of its rugged Western character while becoming a destination for world-class hiking, paddling, and fishing, as well as cuisine. But the allure of Central Oregon goes well beyond summer.”

Click here to read the whole story.

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Northwest Travel Magazine: Culinary Adventures on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

22 02 2015

An article I wrote for Northwest Travel Magazine about the burgeoning culinary scene in Coos Bay. A scene that is taking off in large part thanks to the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute. Read it online here.

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Break Into Travel Writing Podcast

26 01 2015

Recently, I was privileged to be a guest on the Break Into Travel Writing Podcast. And was it ever a blast! I can’t tell you how much fun it was to be the interviewee as opposed to the interviewer 🙂 During the course of the nearly hour-long interview we discuss pretty much my entire career. We also cover my thoughts and opinions on breaking into the field, what it takes to be a good travel writer (and a bad one), my favorite things about Portland and the Northwest…..just a ton of stuff. Click here for the landing page of my episode. The podcast itself is at the bottom.

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