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Dinner at Verdigris

Dinner at Verdigris

Dinner at Verdigris Recently we had the opportunity to dine at a quaint little French-inspired Portland restaurant called Verdigris. I’ve been ooohing and aaahing over their online reviews for quite some time so I jumped at the chance to have dinner there! Chef Johnny Nunn, alon
Fogo de Chão Passionfruit Caipirinha

Fogo de Chão Passionfruit Caipirinha

Fogo de Chão Passionfruit Caipirinha This fresh twist on the Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil, marries passionfruit puree with Cachaça to add an extra tropical layer to this cocktail. Fun fact: roughly 350 million gallons of cachaça are consumed by Brazilians each year, whi
Fogo de Chão Caipirinha

Fogo de Chão Caipirinha cocktail

Caipirinha cocktail The national cocktail of Brazil, the Caipirinha, is made with Cachaça, ice, limes and sugar – and best served on the beaches of Brazil! Fogo de Chão imports its private label cachaça directly from Brazil; the traditional Caipirinha remains one of the restaurant’s m
ACME Farms + Kitchen roasted veggies

Slicing and dicing through subscription meal services

Slicing and dicing through subscription meal services Subscription meal services are popping up all over the internet and now that a number are delivering in the Portland area, we wanted to see what all the fuss was about. In case you’re not familiar with this trend, these services de
Hip Chicks do Wine Riot Girl Cranberry Sparkler cocktail

Hip Chicks do Wine Riot Girl Cranberry Sparkler

Hip Chicks do Wine Riot Girl Cranberry Sparkler Portland’s oldest urban winery, Hip Chicks Do Wine, was started back in 2001 by Laurie Lewis and Renee Neely. Located just off the main drag, in an unassuming pocket of industrial warehouses, visitors walk right into the middle of
Visit Oregon wineries this Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Visit Oregon wineries this Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Our local wine industry gives thanks each year over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, so why not celebrate with them? Today, tomorrow and Sunday offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy some locally made wine and stock up for the rest of the holiday season. Just about every winery in th
Stone Barn Brandyworks Picard Sour Cocktail

Stone Barn Brandyworks Picard Sour Cocktail recipe

Stone Barn Brandyworks is a small, family-owned distillery in Southeast Portland that cooks up spirits of all kinds, including many using locally grown fruit. Started by Sebastian and Erika Degens, Stone Barn Brandyworks has a cozy tasting space smack in the middle of their distillery
Pear Brandy Sidecar with sugar rim

Clear Creek Distillery’s Pear Brandy Sidecar cocktail recipe

Clear Creek Distillery’s Pear Brandy Sidecar Recipe provided by Clear Creek Distillery 1 ½ ounce Clear Creek Pear Brandy ¾ ounce Cointreau ¾ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice Shake all ingredients in a shaker, and double strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with fine sugar.
A moment from Feast 2014

Prepare for foodie heaven when Feast takes over Portland

Do you consider yourself a foodie? If so, you better be attending Feast Portland because your “foodie” card just might be revoked if you don’t go! Next month, Feast Portland draws about 10,000 food lovers from near and far to town. Since the festival takes place over a long weekend wi
Saké Fest PDX

Portland welcomes the return of Saké Fest PDX

When asked, most people say “I think I like saké but I’ve really only had it with Japanese food.” But what they likely don’t know is that saké is an incredibly versatile drink that can be paired with foods of all types, not just sushi. I describe saké as a polite drink that doesn’t th
Urban Crush Winemakers

Portland’s Distillery Row welcomes an urban winery into the fold

Although it seems that Portland’s main sport is eating, drinking runs a very tight second. It’s no exaggeration that Portlanders love to dine, and when we do, there’s often something local in our glass. And with the opening of the newest urban winery in the city, there are even more c
Corey Schuster of Jackalope Wine Cellars

Why Wine? An interview with Corey Schuster of Jackalope Wine Cellars

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
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Thirst Fest returns to Portland for a second time

Thirst Fest, a two-evening celebration returns to Portland’s Melody Ballroom this Friday and Saturday night. A wine, beer and spirits festival supporting the LGBTQ community, attendees will be able to sample an array of unique beverages. With over 40 craft distilleries, craft brewerie
PDX Carpet

PDX airport carpet makes its final departure

Ok, we all know that Portlanders can be a weird bunch! So our obsession with the carpet at Portland’s PDX airport shouldn’t be a big surprise to many who know the citizens of our fair city.  But for those not in the know, we just adore our airport carpet! Random, I know. And with the
Feast Portland

Why We Feast at Feast Portland is the question. Do you know the answer?

Do you know Why We Feast at Feast Portland? Portland is a foodie town, there’s no disputing that fact. Our city attracts some of the best chefs in the country. Eating is our sport! Food is an important, maybe the most important, thread in the fabric of our world. We could speculate al
Abacela Winery

Sip Southern Oregon wines this Saturday

Enjoy the final dog days of summer this Saturday as you sip Southern Oregon wines in downtown Portland’s Directors Park. Winemakers and owners from the bottom half of our state want wine lovers everywhere to taste their unique wines. They’re so serious about sharing their liquid
Working Harvest

Peek behind the vino veil by volunteering at a PDX urban winery

  Even wonder how grapes end up as wine? Well wonder no more! The PDX urban wineries are throwing open their doors this harvest, looking for volunteers to be a cellar rat for a day (or evening.) Tasks may include helping to sort fruit, punch down grapes in fermentation bins and p
SE Wine Collective

The buzz about the PDX Urban Wineries can be heard from coast to coast

Until recently, the urban wineries popping up all of the city were known mostly to locals and their out of town guests. But with the help of the internet, good news travels fast these days and PDX Urban Wineries have become the darlings of the esteemed New York Times. A just published
R Stuart ¡Salud! Pinot noir

¡Salud! the neglected workers that make Oregon wine possible

As harvest nears in the Willamette Valley, vineyards are preparing for the grape pickers to arrive. These migrant workers travel from place to place, harvesting grapes as they ripen. Oregon’s wine industry would not be possible without their skilled labor to bring the grapes in from t
Wine Bloggers Conference

Wine bloggers from across the country descend on Portland to taste Oregon wine

  The fifth annual Wine Bloggers Conference took place two weeks ago in Portland. “Wine bloggers unite” was the tribal mantra of the 350+ writers in attendance. For many of these wine bloggers, it was their first time in Oregon and, more importantly, their first in-depth exposure
Bloggers Blend Pinot noir

Gratitude: the feeling kept popping up all weekend long at the Wine Bloggers Conference

This being my very first Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), I feel it has taken me days to re-enter the real world. I joke that I fell into a black hole during the WBC; fully immersing myself in the experience. Never have I met so many like-minded and talented individuals that cease to t
Enso Winery wines

Sip your way through the PDX wine trail over the Urban Wine Experience weekend

Winemakers at the urban wineries dotted around the city are an innovative, pioneering bunch. So it’s no surprise that the PDX Urban Wineries group is hosting their first ever Urban Wine Experience. Planned for the second weekend in August (Aug. 11-12), all the members will be pouring
Wayne, Portland's wizard of wine

Wayne the Wine Wizard: keeping Portland weird one wine drinker at a time

Wayne Oppenheimer, the Wine Wizard, is a familiar face throughout Portland and the Willamette Valley wine country. He’s a busy man with several different facets to his business; a wine shop in SE Portland, a wine tour company, regular wine classes and tastings, a popular wine club and
Patton Valley Vineyards

Delectable Patton Valley Vineyard Winemaker Dinner at Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine

Do you find food and wine pairings a challenge? Let the experts at Patton Valley Vineyards and Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine help you discover perfect combinations that celebrate the bounty of early summer crops. Winemaker Derek Einberger and chef Pascal Sauton invite wine and food lov
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Join Portland’s urban wineries at their 2nd annual summer event

Wine made right here inside the city limits of Portland? Amazing and true! The PDX Urban Wineries group is building momentum with nine wineries now making small batches of wine from their favorite grapes. Come taste the fruits of their labor this Saturday, June 9 from 2-5pm during the
Rosé wines

Enjoy the lighter side of wine at Rosé in the Rose City

Toast the start of summer by sipping rosé and several white wines made by wineries in the Northern Willamette Valley. Rosé in the Rose City, a sanctioned Rose Festival event, celebrates rosé, an often-misunderstood wine. Today’s rosé wines run the gamut from very dry with high acid le
Chinato

Chocolate & Vermouth Pairing Class

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice is the name of this innovative class offered on Wednesday, May 30th from 7:30-9pm at The Meadow Salt shop in North Portland. Two Oregon vermouth producers, Patrick Taylor of Cana’s Feast and Neil Koppline, one of the owners of Imbue Cellars are working
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Share our Strength hosting 25th Annual Taste of the Nation Portland event

Nearly 1 in 5 Oregon kids is hungry or lacks proper nutrition. Oregon is among the 5 hungriest states in the United States. Now that’s a lot to swallow. Share our Strength has been working locally to raise awareness of childhood hunger issues in Oregon since 1988. Their Taste of the N
Many wine glasses

Celebrate Oregon wines at UnWined this Sunday

No time to travel the state visiting all the different wine regions of Oregon? Fortunately you don’t need to because this Sunday’s UnWined event brings wineries from all over the state to the wine lovers in Portland. A new event created by the Oregon Wine Board, with the objective of
Van Duzer, one of the Pinot 365 wineries

Pinot in Portland hosted by Pinot 365

Pinot 365 is bringing Pinot noir to the city for just one special evening. This group of 13 wineries are all open 365 days a year and spread across the Willamette Valley. Their mission is to provide an authentic winery experience, regardless of season or day of the week. But they also