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Quick Spin: Bartender Jordan Felix of the Multnomah Whiskey Library

Quick Spin: Bartender Jordan Felix of the Multnomah Whiskey Library

The Multnomah Whisk{e}y Library, the long awaited cocktail destination from Alan Davis of Produce Row Cafe, is everything you’ve heard it to be. The selection of over 1500 pours from around the world, handpicked by resident whisk(e)y expert, Tommy Klus, is breathtaking, lining a full wall six shelves high. A rolling ladder is used to access it all, bottles of every color and size flooded with a warm yellow light that draws your attention despite the beauty and detail of the entire room. Every gathering around a table is punctuated with plush and leather seating, couches and chairs, tall custom drink trays awaiting your next choice off the extensive menu.

November 20, 2013 | By
Feast Portland Events for the Frugal Foodie

Feast Portland Events for the Frugal Foodie

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.

September 13, 2013 | By
Quick Spin: Chef Matthew Busetto

Quick Spin: Chef Matthew Busetto

When I first went to Firehouse in North Portland, I was only in it for the pizza. I’ve never met a wood fire pizza I didn’t like so I knew I’d end up there for that reason alone. But what I didn’t know was how much soul was baking within the walls of the old […]

December 20, 2012 | By
Weather and Wins at the 2012 Northwest Spirits and Mixology Show

Weather and Wins at the 2012 Northwest Spirits and Mixology Show

The weather was a little unstable during this past weekend’s Northwest Spirits and Mixology Show. Situated in a mountain valley in the drier, Eastern side of the state, Bend, Oregon, has a reputation of warm, sunny summers, but this year, the spirits event was a bit more of an adventure, winds whipping at the blue […]

June 27, 2012 | By
Portland Hosts James Beard Awards Pre-Announcement Soiree

Portland Hosts James Beard Awards Pre-Announcement Soiree

Nestled in the west hills of Portland, the beautiful Multnomah Athletic Club played host last night to the must-attend spring event in Stumptown – the James Beard dinner in Oregon. With finalist announcements only hours away, chefs from around the city – some past winners, some nominees – served bites and brews to a packed […]

March 21, 2011 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Winemaker Scott Wright of Scott Paul Wines

Daily Blender Exclusive: Winemaker Scott Wright of Scott Paul Wines

The story of self-proclaimed wine geek Scott Wright sounds much like the tales of his peers before him who have dabbled in the world of terroir. On a different path, he began his professional life elsewhere, making his way up the corporate ladder until the pull of vineyards and grapes just became too strong. Until […]

January 20, 2011 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Batali Sued Over Wage Violations; Independent Restaurants Take A Tumble

Today’s Food Newsbits: Batali Sued Over Wage Violations; Independent Restaurants Take A Tumble

Numerous outlets reported last week that popular chef Mario Batali and his business partner, Joseph Bastianich, were being sued over wage violations. According to the Wall Street Journal, two current employees of the pair’s Babbo location in New York’s West Village allege that the restaurant has been illegally withholding tips and overtime from staff members. […]

July 26, 2010 | By
Share Our Strength’s Taste of The Nation 2010 Comes To Portland

Share Our Strength’s Taste of The Nation 2010 Comes To Portland

I absolutely love supporting food and wine non-profit organizations here on Daily Blender. With Zen Kitchen, my former catering business, we often donated food stuffs to local auctions and non-profit events in support of community building organizations around the city. As part of the culinary industry, I fully believe we have the capability to combat […]

April 20, 2010 | By
Coastal Delights Abound at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

Coastal Delights Abound at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

There are certain benefits to living on the Oregon coast. Stunning views when you are on your way to the grocery store, delicious Dungeness crab for an affordable price and the sounds of the ocean while you go to sleep. There are trade offs, too – I can’t find any Indian food, and coastal life […]

March 3, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: McGrath’s Fish House Files for Bankruptcy, Krispy Kreme Factory Shutters Doors in Dispute

Today’s Food Newsbits: McGrath’s Fish House Files for Bankruptcy, Krispy Kreme Factory Shutters Doors in Dispute

McGrath’s Fish House joined the ranks of many in filing for bankruptcy protection last week. The seafood chain, with over twenty locations across the West, filed for Chapter 11 citing an earlier expansion as a culprit for the lack of cashflow. While the company’s Northwest restaurants have survived the dismal recession, founder John McGrath noted […]

February 9, 2010 | By
Oregon Brew Pub Balances Business With Sustainability

Oregon Brew Pub Balances Business With Sustainability

Waste, unfortunately, is inevitable in a restaurant. Leftover food is thrown out, packaging is tossed, even water glasses and silverware occasionally get thrown away. But a few simple steps towards reducing waste and energy usage can put a well-meaning restaurant on the track to sustainability. Alex Amarotico, owner of Standing Stone Brewing Company in Ashland, […]

January 14, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Western Culinary Sued for Fraud, USA Bocuse d’Or Semi-Finalists Announced

Today’s Food Newsbits: Western Culinary Sued for Fraud, USA Bocuse d’Or Semi-Finalists Announced

According to the Oregonian this week, local food school Western Culinary Institute is being sued for fraud and unfair business practices by a former student. The plaintiff, Jennifer Adams, alleges that WCI misled students by withholding true income data of graduates, noting that “70 percent of Western’s 2007-08 graduates earn less than $22,500 a year.” […]

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