House Spirits Distillery have announced they have started construction on a new public tasting room which is designed by Osmose, the same company behind Salt & Straw, Ava Gene's and Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Presently under construction in Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District, the new facility will be the largest distilling operation in Oregon when it starts up … [Read more...] about House Spirits Tasting Room by Osmose Design Under Construction
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3 Portland Restaurants in Wine Enthusiast top 100 Best Wine Restaurants Wine Enthusiast Magazine has just revealed their 2015 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America, and three Portland restaurants made the list:Ava Gene'sLe PigeonMuseletYou can view the complete list here. Tastebud's long awaited Multnomah Village restaurant is finally getting … [Read more...] about Tastebud in SW, Washington Post on Portland, Top 100 Wine Restaurants
Portland is an amazing cocktail town. We were, and many say still are, on the forefront of the cocktail revolution, with some of the finest bartenders anywhere claiming residence in our city. So if you want a break from hops, what is the best cocktail bar in Portland?The list contains most of the standards you'd expect, but this year I'm glad to see we have some well … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Cocktail Bar in Portland
Just in time for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference, the survey results for the Best Beer Bar in Portland are in! This year we see the usual suspects; just the order has changed. I'm glad to see Horse Brass on top, and am happy to see relative newcomer Stammtisch make the list.1190 votes cast:1. Horse Brass Pub - 8.4% of the voteBeer: Esquire listed Horse Brass as … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Beer Bar in Portland
When I was 18, I clearly remember my dad saying that "life is too short to drink cheap wine". I'm sure he meant we shouldn't drink bad wine, and I've taken it as an anthem. I'd rather drink good wine occasionally than drink bad wine frequently.I thought of him today when I heard a story on CBS This Morning. According to an alarmist website set up by a law firm filing a … [Read more...] about Elevated Arsenic Levels in Wines – What it Means