Pomeroy Cellars: Winemaker Dan Brink is big on tradition

Pomeroy Cellars: Winemaker Dan Brink is big on tradition

Along the North Clark County Scenic Drive in Southwestern Washington, visitors who choose to explore the area will encounter peek-a-boo and full views of the East Fork of the Lewis River.

During the summer, when heat harkens swimmers, the Lewis River is actually at its lowest level. But in the winter and early spring months, the river swells and its power is both majestic and mesmerizing.

After a day of photo ops and hiking opportunities, nearby Pomeroy Cellars is the logical spot to...

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Medal winners announced for Sip McMinnville Wine & Food Classic

Medal winners announced for Sip McMinnville Wine & Food Classic

The votes are in and this year's judges panel for the SIP! McMinnville Wine and Food Classic awarded Barking Frog's 2013 Sangiovese with Best of Show. Sip all the winners during this three-day event held from March 9 - 11 at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville. 

This year’s Classic is the 25th anniversary of one of the longest public food and wine events in Oregon. SIP (Small Independent Producers) weekend is an all-volunteer fundraiser for...

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Calling all animal lovers; fundraiser for TWICE rescued lab

Calling all animal lovers; fundraiser for TWICE rescued lab

Harbor Rescue will hold a pet portrait fundraiser at Westport Winery Garden Resort on Saturday, March 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Valé, a special dog with extra needs. Valé (pronounced "volley") is a beautiful young Lab mix.  

Valé was placed in the back of a pickup tethered by a long leash. At some point she jumped or fell out of the truck and was dragged over five miles on pavement. Her injuries left her with no skin on her belly, thighs, both inside and outside, and feet. Her front toenails were ground down to the bone...

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Giving back to the community

Giving back to the community

"If you’re going to have a business in a community, help make it better. There are people out there struggling. Let’s try to pull them along.”

That is the philosophy of Mark Matthias, owner of Beaches Restaurants and WareHouse ’23. Since 1995, Matthias has supported a wide variety of  community give-back programs, hatched by himself and his cohesive team of employees. It began with the Charity Table—a set aside with the reservation fee going to a local children’s program— and was followed by Green Eggs and Ham and their summer-long Cruisin’ events...

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Simple elegance found at C’est La Vie French Café & Crêperie

Simple elegance found at C’est La Vie French Café & Crêperie

C’est La Vie French Café & Crêperie is the sum of its owner’s experiences. Keri Buhman, who holds a diploma from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and worked as a sommelier in the Maldives, fell in love with crêpes and mimosas during her time spent in New Zealand and Australia.

When the 2011 Christchurch earthquake literally leveled all that she had, Buhman returned to the Pacific Northwest and set about rebuilding her life. Out of the rubble was born C’est La Vie...

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Roadtrip: Chelan

Roadtrip: Chelan

Anchored by the largest lake in Washington State, Lake Chelan is a water lover's escape ground and the encompassing terrain fulfills every outdoor adventure from bird watching to hiking to mountain biking and hang gliding.

After a flurry of activity, Chelan invites visitors to slow down and tip toe through the vineyards and orchards, and fuel up with cuisine as casual as a true Americana café open since 1957 or as formal as...

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Celebrate The Year of the Dog in Portland

Celebrate The Year of the Dog in Portland

Chinese New Year celebrations are happening February 16 - March 4 at Portland's Lan Su Chinese Garden. Activities include lion dances, cultural performances, martial arts, and calligraphy. The festivities are punctuated by lantern sculptures on Lake Zither, hanging lanterns adorning the pavilions and a lighted dragon procession. 

It's an infusion of color, light and culture. This year, The Year of the Dog, there's even an opportunity for your four-legged friends to join in. Read all about it here. 

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Every28Days brings feminine hygiene products to the homeless

Every28Days brings feminine hygiene products to the homeless

Every area of a person’s life is affected by homelessness and, while communities are sensitive to the obvious needs of those struggling on the streets, there is one everyday item that is under donated and leading to serious health concerns for women.

As costly as feminine hygiene products are, they become an outright luxury for young girls and women living on the street...

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Quaintrelle announces new Winemaker Dinner Series

Quaintrelle announces new Winemaker Dinner Series

Quaintrelle’s popular winemaker dinner series kicks off 2018 with Matt Berson, vintner and winery owner of Love & Squalor. Dinner will take place Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30 p.m. with a seasonal four-course, family-style meal prepared by executive chef Bill Wallender and paired with Berson’s wines. Tickets are $75 including gratuity, food and wine pairings.

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Fullerton hosts intimate Valentine's wine dinner

Fullerton hosts intimate Valentine's wine dinner

Fullerton Wines recently announced their first wine dinner at their new Pettygrove Tasting Room. One thirty six seats will be sold and the menu looks tantalizing. Paired with their line up of Three Otters Rosé and vineyard-designate wines, it's sure to be a night of culinary treats from the first course to the last bite.

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