On the Foodie Trail in Suburban Portland

In another life, perhaps, I might have been a blacksmith in Clackamas County. When Bob Denman picked up his mallet and tongs, and went to work hammering out a custom Read More …

7 Great Reasons to Visit Pacific City & Cape Kiwanda

Located halfway between Lincoln City and Tillamook on the northern Oregon coast, Pacific City sits on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in North America. You really don’t Read More …

Beaujolais Wines and Oregon Gamay Noir

Some years ago, when Willamette Valley wine producers began searching for a grape to complement the Pinot Noir for which Oregon has become renowned, they cast their eyes and palates Read More …

Bozeman, Montana: Gateway to Yellowstone

Ask our favorite city in the state of Montana, and we don’t have to think twice. It’s Bozeman, in the Gallatin Valley just 80 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. Read More …

The Geology of Calistoga Wine

A lot of factors go into the creation of an American Viticultural Area, better known as an AVA. An afternoon at Calistoga’s Jericho Canyon Vineyard with professor David Howell demonstrated Read More …

Loge Camps: A Base for Outdoors Lovers

If you haven’t heard of the Loge Camps hospitality group, don’t feel alone. A year ago, it existed only on paper. Two years ago, it wasn’t even a dream. Conceived Read More …

Dining with the Basques in Boise

My first bite of beef tongue was a revelation. Thick yet tender, awash in a peppery, tomato-and-garlic-rich Bizkaian sauce, it almost melted in my mouth. Although I sat in a Read More …

Celebrating the Redwood Empire

The most impressive natural sight in the greater Pacific Northwest is not a mountain peak with its winter cap of snow, nor a rocky beach enduring the crash of surf, Read More …

Fire and Ice: Timberline in a Buick

You can ski 12 months a year at Timberline Lodge on Oregon’s Mount Hood. In other words, you can drive your Buick Regal TourX there even in the middle of Read More …