Category: Wandering Traveler

10 Top Portland Bars + Christian Krogstad of House Spirits & Camille Cavan of Quaintrelle Interviews

In the Winter 2017-2018 issue of Distiller Magazine on Portland, Oregon: My article on 10 of Portland’s best bars My interview with distiller Christian Krogstad of House Spirits Distillery My interview with bar manager Camille Cavan of Quaintrelle, among my top PDX bars My Portland and Oregon (Willamette Valley) food and drink recommends here. ______________________________________ Past issues/featured cities (top 10… Read more →

A Tribute to Italy, The Feminine & Fellini in Chicago — One of My New Favorites

Published on September 29, 2017, at, this article shares the fascinating details of how to commit to a theme in a new Chicago bar — Otto Mezzo — that serves mostly only Italian spirits, all Italian wines and beers and is a seductive, beautiful “escape.” Article and photos here. **Sadly, not long after this was published, the bar unexpectedly… Read more →