Vancouver resident Libby Ek had been looking for a business opportunity to bring her back to her hometown of Battle Ground. When Opdahl Chiropractic moved one block south into a newly constructed building, it left the familiar storefront in need of 900 square feet to fill. Ek seized the moment and is now utilizing the extra space to fulfill another dream...Read More
Considered one of the most popular drinks in the world, coffee can be simple (“just black, please.”) or highly personalized (“I’ll have a triple venti, non-fat at 125 degrees.”). Regardless of a coffee drinker’s preference, each mug of caffeine goodness ideally starts with high-quality, roasted-to-perfection beans.
For a fun way to dive deeper into that ubiquitous cup o’ joe, serious roasters and cafés offer coffee cuppings. Similar in concept to wine tastings, coffee cuppings can be a tasting of as few as four coffees to as many as...Read More
All that glitters and sparkles was worn and poured at the 16th Annual Fête du Nouveau Celebration back in November. Held at Headwaters, inside the Heathman Hotel, this elegant gathering tends to usher in the holiday season every year and is followed up by a Holiday Open House this Thursday, December 7...Read More
In the Basque region of Spain, it’s called a pintxos crawl. Throughout much of the rest of Spain, it’s called a tapas crawl. Whatever the descriptor, the tapeo culture is the heart of Spanish living and its infectious conviviality has penetrated the culinary scene of Portland, Oregon.
Hailing from Barcelona and the Michelin-recognized Can Font, Chef Josep Vidal opened a second location in the Pearl District of Portland back in June...Read More
Continuing to spread out stellar wine tasting opportunities between a couple weekends instead of just one is a Holiday Barrel Tasting courtesy of Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance. Running from Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3 Washington's east side wineries are swinging open their cellar doors, popping barrel bungholes and...Read More
Living in the Pacific Northwest provides ample opportunity for wine tasting and Northwest winemakers are keenly appreciative of this. As a result, they do a great job at spreading the love and this holiday season is no exception.
As SW Washington, the Columbia Gorge and the Willamette Valley swing open their cellar doors throughout this Thanksgiving Weekend, Woodinville Wine Country is putting the finishing touches on their 15th Annual Taste the Season...Read More
In its 26th year, the Oregon Pinot Noir Auction raised $830,000 for Willamette Valley vineyard workers — the second highest ever fundraising weekend!
The second weekend of November began at Ponzi Vineyards in Sherwood. Over 400 Willamette Valley wine lovers gathered at this multi-generational winery to preview bottles of Pinot Noir made specifically for ¡Salud! fundraising. A true Oregon original, ¡Salud! was founded in 1991 and offers medical care to vineyard works through a mobile medical unit in partnership with Tuality Healthcare.Read More
Over the weekend nine producers from the SE Wine Collective came together to pour their holiday best at the 6th Annual Urban Thanksgiving Celebration.
51 Weeks Winemaking, Laelaps and Stedt greeted guests in the main tasting room bar while Division Winemaking, Gersing Cellars, Ore Winery, Welsh Family Wines, Esper Cellars and Loop de Loop flanked the winery space. Surrounded by wines fermenting in tanks and aging in barrels, winemakers...Read More
In celebration of community, culture and giving, the most anticipated weekend event in Willamette Valley wine country runs from Friday, November 24 through Sunday, November 26.
Help Wine Country Thanksgiving celebrate its 35th birthday. In a testament to a flourishing industry and a lasting tradition, more than 150 wineries and tasting rooms open their doors for...Read More