When Kat and I arrived at Portland International Airport on Thursday morning, long before the sun would rise, we were nearly giddy as we passed through security, ecstatic that our adventure to New York City had finally arrived. As we made our way to the gate, we noticed a monk walking in front of us, […]
Oh, those bartenders, those “mixologists”, the ones we write about, the ones we admire from the other side of the bar. They gather regularly, you know. It’s not all tips and ten-hour shifts. Sometimes in New Orleans, sometimes in Kansas City, sometimes in New York. One shining week a year in the heart of Stumptown. There are tattoos and laybacks, branded swag and local spirits.
Tally ho, drink lubbers. The 2013 Portland Cocktail Week report lies ahead.
All camaraderie and brainstorms. Drink testing and note taking. Nearly four hundred or so of the best mixers, from across the country, around the world, stagger in from red-eyes, ready to see their friends and seize their free days.
Food and wine festivals can often feel like a Catch-22. On one hand, they’re an awesome way to showcase chefs and restaurants from across the country, drawing higher tourism numbers to a city perhaps lower on the radar. On the other hand, however, tickets for festival events are often unreasonably expensive, asking for hundreds of dollars per person for high-end dinners, and thousands of dollars for an all-access pass, making them feel unrealistic for the average food fan to attend.
People head out to Las Vegas to engage in high stakes poker matches as well as to participate in their favorite table games. Whenever Sin City is mentioned, the associated word with it is usually “gaming”, and there’s nothing wrong with that since it is unarguably the gaming capital. However, recent times proved that Las […]
Portland Dining Month began to really blossom my first year in Stumptown. I remember scrolling through that original list of restaurants on my computer screen, only recognizing one or two from long line of participants. Everything was a new experience back then, yet I still frequent many of the restaurants I tried that year. Portland […]
Champagne – the classic drink of celebrations around the world. And nothing is more classic than Dom Pérignon. With the recent release of the 2004 Vintage – a perfect balance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes – the result is a fusion of complementary and contrasting elements. “The 2004 vintage has Dom Pérignon’s harmony and […]
This past weekend, I ventured up to Seattle for the Seattle Wine and Food Experience – one of the few events I attend every year – and every year, I am impressed at the quality and coordination.
In an effort to raise funds for Mama Hope, a non-profit organization “that invests in projects that bring food, security, clean water, education and health care to African communities in need”, adventurers are trekking to Mt. Kilimanjaro later this month as part of the Mama Hope Kilimanjaro Expedition, an “inaugural impact trek” to benefit Tanzania’s […]
So many things to read, see, eat, and drink… Here’s what’s on our radar this week. Reviews have been a bit mixed for the onstage production detailing the life of food pioneer James Beard in “I Love to Eat”, now showing at Portland’s Center Stage, but from what I hear, it’s certainly worth checking out […]