Tag: Portland

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 →


In the heart of the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s most lauded wine region, I found myself surrounded by vineyards, rolling hills, farmland… reminding me not a little of home in Northern California. I also found myself immersed in… saké? Yes, my Springtime jaunt not only caught rare, blissful, sunny days breaking out amid a sea of rain, but an education on… Read more →

Portland Explorations in Coffee, Bakeries, Chocolate, Ice Cream, Food Carts & Cheap Eats

Visiting over 50 places in one week, I may have just gotten started in Portland, but I certainly made a dent. So much so that I’ll need to break this into a 4-5 part series. Here’s my restaurant list – now I cover Portland’s famous food carts, ice cream, coffee (all important), chocolate, farmers markets, bakeries and other memorable snacks.… Read more →