A complete list of distilleries open to the public in the Portland area. Updated 10/17. Portland is a mecca for microbrews, artisan coffee roasting, chocolatiers, pizza, bread, pastries and more. Oregon also has an established wine industry and an agrarian economy for ingredients that are just meant to be … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...] about Barista Coffee NW 13th Open, Is It Bad Manners to Photograph Food?
Alien Life Forms in Clear Creek Distillery Bottles Identified! Yet another article from The New York Times on Portland, or to be more specific, Clear Creek Distillery. They have some really nice pictures of pears that have been grown in the bottles, but most interesting is the attitude of Clear Creek's Stephen … [Read more...] about NY Times on Clear Creek Distillery, World’s Most Expensive Dessert
Portland has become positively civilized with its recent explosion of small distilleries. Let's raise a glass and have a proper drink toasting the city's burgeoning local, made-by-hand liquor producers. Classic cocktails are nothing new, but small-batch artisanal liquors are showing up in liquor stores, restaurants and … [Read more...] about Think Globally, Drink Locally