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 →

11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — August Edition

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail): Coin-Op Game Room, San Francisco Hodges Bend, Tulsa Fox Bar, Chicago The Roosevelt Room, Austin Foreign Cinema, San Francisco Kissa Tanto, Vancouver, B.C. Aviary, Portland, OR Rich Table,… 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 →