A complete list of distilleries open to the public in the Portland area. Updated 9/20 - Removed House Spirits, updated Westward Whiskey. Misc. updates, new details. Keep in mind that due to Covid-19, hours/tours/tastings/etc. may have changed. Check before you go.Portland is a mecca for micro-brews, artisan coffee roasting, chocolatiers, pizza, bread, pastries and more. … [Read more...] about Your Guide to Portland Oregon Distilleries
Clear Creek Distillery
The James Beard Foundation has announced the 2016 restaurant and chef award semifinalists. As usual, a bunch of Portland places made the list. Of course there will only be a few winners by the time this shakes out, but what the heck, I'll list them all, bolding the Oregon nominations.For those of you who only care about the local stuff, here are the nominees:Best new … [Read more...] about 2016 James Beard Foundation Semifinalists Announced
Online website Thrillist has declared Pok Pok's "Ike's Vietnamese fish sauce wings" one of America's "most iconic foods". In a city known for its innovations on seemingly ordinary foods -- where people will wait in line for 45mins for a phallic donut, call a grilled cheese gourmet, and consider eating something made of weeds from some dude's yard a privilege -- it's weird to … [Read more...] about Portland Food News ROCO, Clear Creek, Bunk Alberta, St. Jack NW, and Ike’s Wings
As every year about this time, the James Beard Foundation announced its huge list of semifinalists for the 2013 Restaurant and Chef awards. While the list includes plenty of local chefs and restaurants, no Portland restaurants are nominated in the "Best Restaurant" section. Note that Portland also did not get any nominations for "Best Service" (gasp).For maximum press … [Read more...] about James Beard Semifinalists 2013 Announced
Barista Coffee, Billy Wilson's new venture is now open at 539 NW 13th street. He's got some beautiful equipment including a stunning vacuum pot, and coffee from Stumptown, Ecco Caffe and Chicago's Intelligentsia: you can pick which bean you want them to use for your cup. This makes for some interesting comparisons. Of course a selection of beans from the variously featured … [Read more...] about Barista Coffee NW 13th Open, Is It Bad Manners to Photograph Food?