I'm finally back from New Orleans. Although the Tales of the Cocktail ended on Monday, I stayed to visit with friends and take a quick side trip to Austin to visit some relatives. It's good to be back in the cooler weather of Portland. A few more observations: Absinthe is all over the place this year, and my tour of … [Read more...]
Archives of Travel Writing
Every so often I write about restaurants and travel when I venture out of the Portland area. You'll find lots of stories here.
I've been having a great time in the Big Easy, and enjoying all the events at Tales of the Cocktail. My liver is reeling. Between all the samples handed out at tastings and presentations, and the freely-flowing cocktails at the official events, I'm glad this event is coming to an end. More highlights: I've been on … [Read more...]
By Ken Collura For those of you who don’t know who James Beard was, here’s a quick explanation: James Beard was born in Portland, Oregon in the early 1900’s. His desire was to be in the theater in his early years, but failing in that endeavor, he turned to a passion he had gained from his family - food and cooking. … [Read more...]