Destination Napa Valley: A Weekend In Wine Country

One of the top places on my list of travel destinations has always been to experience the beauty and culture of wine country.  You hear the stories of lush mountains, never-ending vineyards, and amazing sunsets, and at some point, begin to ask yourself, “why have you not bought your plane ticket yet?” But why do we tend to […]

Game Day Drinks: The Immaculate Reception

This drink was created for those days when friends come over to visit. Our favorite holiday with friends happens every February, and involves a ‘super bowl’, full of all kinds of fun. To avoid standing at your home bar making drinks all night, one after the other, make this drink ahead of time and just […]

Howard Hewitt: The Case for Another Great Chardonnay Region

Does the wine world need another great Chardonnay region? California has the great big buttery, woodsy Chards while Chablis brings the mineral and acid. There is virtually every style in between from regions across the globe. Oregon has made its name with Pinot Noir and the white Pinot Gris. Now there are those who think […]

Frugal Travel: 4 Amazing Staycation Ideas For the Entire Family

Need a vacation but don’t have the time or funds? No problem! With a little legwork and creativity, you can plan an escape right in your own home or backyard. You’ll create happy memories for the whole family without the hassle of packing a single suitcase. Consider these innovative ideas. 1. Host a spa day […]

Seasons 52 Introduces New Lunch Menu, Feat. Vegetarian and Delicious Chicken Dishes

Seasons 52, the highly acclaimed fresh grill and wine bar restaurant, introduces its spring and summer lunch menu, featuring specialty lunch favorites with healthy, culinary twist. The new midday menu showcases a variety of tacos, sandwiches, burgers, salads and sides. With over a dozen flavorful new menu items crafted to make the most of the […]

Bourbon and Big Reds Come to Ruth’s Chris Steak House for Barbecue Event This May

This coming Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, experience a special menu prepared in collaboration with Celebrity Chef Joey Altman, and the flavors of Bulleit Bourbon’s new 10 Year Old Small Batch at one of 74 Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations.  The nationwide wine pairing and cocktail dinner will feature a five-course menu, showcasing premium red wines, […]

Pinot Noir By Youngberg Hill Vineyard Oregon

The Natasha Block is of an altitude of 600 feet and its soil is of dense clay and sand.  The Jordan block is on an even steeper slope, 750 feet, and has soil of volcanic rock.  Only twenty five miles from the ocean, the weather is influenced by patterns coming up the Van Duzer pass […]

Easter Brunch, Courtesy of James Beard Chefs at Imperial in Downtown Portland

Served 8am-2pm on Sunday, March 31st, Tables of 4 or More Receive Complimentary Imperial Peychaud’s Mimosas for the Table Chef Vitaly Paley and the team at Imperial – like most of Portland – love brunch. Situated in the heart of Downtown Portland, Imperial provides an accessible, festive location to celebrate the Easter holiday with loved […]

Oregons Very Own James Beard ‘Best Chef Pacific Northwest,’ Chef Vitaly Paley

Chef Paley is recognized in national media outlets including Saveur Magazine’s “Top 100,” The New York Times and Food & Wine, from appearances on The Martha Stewart Show, and in the pages of Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Wine Enthusiast, GQ, Oprah Magazine, USA Today, Travel & Leisure and Food Arts. Vitaly receives accolades from regional media […]

Explore Wines From The Willamette Valley, Oregon

Known for making some of the world’s best Pinot noir as well as a diversity of other cool-climate varietals, Willamette Valley wineries are dedicated to a personal, handcrafted approach to winemaking. In addition to producing world-renowned wines, our wineries have set themselves apart through collaboration, sustainability leadership, and passionate winemaking. A sense of community and […]

Ruths Chris Steakhouse Presents Locals With A Taste Of Napa Valley

This dinner highlighted some of the finest wines produced in North America managed by Treasury Wines Estates and the culinary skills of the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse chefs as seen below.

Six Great St. Patrick’s Day Green Cocktail Recipes

The Wellington Steak & Martini Lounge in San Diego’s historic Mission Hills, offers you the following recipes. Each is green for two reasons:  Color and the organic factor and comprised of ingredients from local farms. Manic Gardener: 2 oz Scotty Brunson fig bourbon 2 turns coarse cracked black pepper 8 leaves of Garden arugula 1/4 […]

Portland Wine Collective Introduces Your Favorite Wine Pairing Class: Featuring Charcuterie and Oregon Wines

Division Winemaking Company winemaker and founder, Thomas Monroe joins forces with Olympic Provisions head salumist, founder and co-owner Elias Cairo for a class about the intricacies of pairing world class wine and charcuterie, both made within Portland’s city limits. The class includes a tasting and pairing of four Collective wines with eight types of Olympic […]

Salt & Straw Ice Cream Partners With Local Tea Makers for Sweet Spring Flavor Series

Local tea companies have put Portland on the map as a distinct tea destination, each bringing their own approach to the drink and demonstrating the diverse possibilities and cultural influences of tea flavors. Salt & Straw collaborates with three Portland tea makers, Dragonfly Chai, Steven Smith Teamaker and Townshend’s Tea Company, to create five refreshing […]