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Saké Fest PDX

Saké Fest PDX returns to Portland on June 211 min read

Saké Fest PDX is less than 2 weeks away so don’t miss your opportunity to sample from over 150 different bottles of saké, plus beer, plum wine and even whiskey! It’s an all-inclusive event so that means you can try anything and everything as many times as you’d like.
Things really heat up as the sun goes does down

Have a peek at Feast Portland’s Night Market17 sec read

Feast Portland’s Night Market is a spectacular collision of smells, sights and tastes that will transport you to a magical land filled with delicious food and drink! Words really can’t do it justice so enjoy this photo collage and buy a ticket to experience it yourself! ww
Dinner at Verdigris

Dinner at Verdigris1 min read

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 Caipirinha19 sec read

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 cocktail32 sec read

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 services9 min read

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 Sparkler2 min read

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 weekend6 min read

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 recipe2 min read

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 recipe49 sec read

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 Portland4 min read

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
Urban Crush Winemakers

Portland’s Distillery Row welcomes an urban winery into the fold2 min read

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 Cellars3 min read

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
Starka Improved cocktail

Starka Improved Cocktail with vodka2 min read

The Oregon Starka Project is an innovative collaboration between three Portland area distilleries. Big Bottom Distilling, Bull Run Distillery and Indio Spirits all got together and made a batch of vodka. But the project didn’t end there. Once the batch was finished, each distill
Chardonnay wines at Feast

Chardonnay wine is for lovers at Feast Portland7 min read

It’s been said “All you need is Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay.” Local producers here in Oregon agree. They’re making some of the best Chard out there and it’s not at all like yo mama’s favorite buttery, oak bomb. Instead it’s an elegant, fresh ta
Feast Portland

Why We Feast at Feast Portland is the question. Do you know the answer?2 min read

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
Glide Saké

Don’t miss the 4th annual Saké Fest PDX this week5 min read

We often hear about wine and food pairings but did you know that saké is quite versatile and goes well with many types of foods? Saké Fest PDX returns to Portland this Thursday, offering the opportunity to try numerous food and saké pairings. With five chocolatiers and 15 local food v
Enso Winery

Support local winemakers and experience the PDX urban wine movement3 min read

The PDX Urban Wineries are having a party this Sunday and everyone’s invited! This unique group of winemakers make the grapes do the commuting by producing their wines in Portland. Wine lovers all over the city can celebrate by toasting with many new releases and old favorites made by
SE Wine Collective taps

Eco-friendly wine growlers make their way from Europe to Oregon3 min read

Europeans have long enjoyed wine on tap and in jugs and bottles to go so it’s only fair that Oregon should join in the fun. Last year, our state passed a wine growler law that was quickly bogged down in red tape and bureaucracy. Happily, that red tape at the federal level has been unt
Whole foods

Enter our contest to win a free lunch at Whole Foods1 min read

Who doesn’t love eating healthy? And with summer right around the corner, making healthy food choices can make the difference in how much skin you show the world. Never fear, the Winerabblers have partnered with Whole Foods to help you grab an extra $10 of healthiness. Whole Foods has
Coopers Hall

Tap into Coopers Hall, Portland’s newest urban winery & taproom2 min read

Forty-four wine taps are an inspiring sight behind the bar of Portland’s newest urban winery, Coopers Hall Winery & Taproom. The latest ChefStable project, Coopers Hall is located in a unique building (formerly a car mechanics shop) in the heart of Southeast, adding another stop t

Portland’s TOAST 2014: Come sip artisan distilled spirits2 min read

The growth of local distilleries in the state has skyrocketed in the last few years. With a food-centric focus on locally made, artisanal products, this rapid progression in the world of spirits is no surprise. Fortunately the Oregon Distillers Guild coordinates an annual TOAST event

Cyril’s lunchtime option The Fixe hits the spot2 min read

Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery is adding some pizzaz to the lunch hour by created a fixed price three-course meal that changes weekly. Very reasonably priced at between $14-18, diners receive two courses plus dessert or a lunch size pour of wine or beer. And if you can’t decide whether
FoodWorx logo

FoodWorx Conference returns to foodie epicenter Portland Oregon3 min read

FoodWorx, a conference centered around a wide variety of food issues, is returning to Portland. With a focus on four major categories; Food & Health, Food & Environment, Food & Economics and Food & Society, these topics were selected to initiate thoughtful discussions
Sasha with raclette cheese

Reveling in the Raclette cheese at Cyril’s1 min read

The holidays are a time of indulgence and what better way to embrace that concept than by celebrating cheese? Cheese you ask? The Swiss Raclette cheese that cheesemonger Sasha Davies sources, is anything but ordinary. One bite and you’ll discover that this cheese is worth celebrating.
Pairings PDX

Pairings Portland: A wine shop with a purpose4 min read

Pairings Portland is a six-month-old wine shop in NE Portland started by Jeffrey Weissler. His experience runs deep in the wine business but one thing he always found lacking no matter where he traveled, was the very basic fundamentals of pairing wine with food. After running an educa
Working Harvest

Peek behind the vino veil by volunteering at a PDX urban winery2 min read

  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 coast3 min read

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 possible5 min read

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 wine3 min read

  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