Pour Oregon is a wine festival that celebrates Oregon wine and features 50 limited-production winemakers from every winemaking region in the state. The festival, which benefits Make-A-Wish Oregon, gives wine lovers a chance to discover small, artisanal winemakers from across the state and enjoy some of Portland’s famed...Read More
Wading into the land of barbecue can be dicey. Fans are just as impassioned about their personal favorites as lovers of wine or a sports team. Owners of The Smokin' Oak Pit & Drinkery don't bother trying to explain why Central Texas style is the best. They're just bringing it to the table and letting the flavors speak for themselves...Read More
Columbia Gorge locals joined in the festivities as Skamania Lodge marked its 25 year anniversary in February, and 2018 will be a year-long party.
This 258-room resort is intentionally and respectfully set among towering firs just outside the boundaries of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Stevenson, Wash. Looking out onto the majestic Columbia River Gorge, it's hard to compete with nature's bounty, so Skamania Lodge does not (Read the full story in NorthBank Magazine).Read More
April 6-7 is the perfect time for a spring road trip to beautiful Coeur D’Alene, Idaho and the first class wine and culinary programs of the area make it a tantalizing proposition.
The idyllic Coeur d’Alene Resort will play host to its first two-day Food & Wine Festival on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7...Read More
Growing up in the Ionian Islands off the coast of Greece, traditional Greek dishes were the foundation of George Vlachos’ childhood and he has been imparting those recipes to Clark County diners since 2002. In 2016, however, he relocated George’s Molon Lavé to Battle Ground Village and the North County restaurant scene is better for it...Read More
There was a time when pre-owned was passé, but upcycling has been in vogue for a few years now and retailers with an eye for flair are doing their part to keep the movement trending. All over Clark County, shoppers can find vintage stores where a mix of old and new make attractive bedfellows and the displays are inviting enough to replicate at home...Read More
No one can understand the physical scars and mental and emotional weight of things seen or time lost like a military veteran. It is, then, fitting that veteran-owned adult beverage producers are giving back to their fellow service men and women and raising a glass to their fallen brothers and sisters...Read More
Join us for Cheers! Fine wines and great company all in support of the dogs and cats in the care of the Humane Society for SW Washington which rescues local strays as well as helping out larger causes such as four-legged victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and other natural disaster-affected states...Read More
For a collector or even a burgeoning enthusiast, a wine cellar embodies the romance of its contents. Although most Americans probably don't have an actual underground room to work with, thanks to modern technology and innovative manufacturers, even a hall closet can be converted to proper storage (Read more in Sip Northwest Magazine).Read More
One of the 15 branded products that Hi-Lo Hotel in downtown Portland features is its own wine label. In collaboration with Chehalem Wines in the Chehalem Mountain AVA, Hi-Lo proudly pours their Hi-Lo Pinot Noir Cuvée and Pinot Gris Cuvée at the Lo Bar inside Hi-Lo and the label harkens back to the circa 1910 roots of the former Oregon Pioneer Building...Read More
A person’s story doesn’t always end when they die. For some loved ones, it’s merely a chapter in a book they hadn't finished reading. When Janie Brooks Heuck stepped off the plane in Portland, Oregon in the fall of 2004 and into the welcoming arms of a group of Willamette Valley winemakers, she did so with an open heart and discovered her own destiny in her brother’s legacy.
Throughout 2018, Brooks Wines is celebrating its 20th anniversary by honoring the winemakers who came together on that fateful day at Jimi Brooks' home, shortly after he died suddenly, leaving the close-knit community grief-stricken and in shock...Read More