When a bar plays lilting ukulele tunes on its website and
sets up speakers underneath its sidewalk sandwich board, I expect a
full-on luau. I want a flower lei around my neck, the heat cranked up
Food & Drink
We can't believe we missed this: After dabbling as a graphic novelist earlier this year, Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney-Courtney Taylor-Taylor has a new side gig: winemaking. The Portland singer announced via the band's website last month that his new wine label, Chateau Taylor-Taylor, has released its first drop: "Bocca d’Avolo 2010," a blend of 90 percent Nero d'Avola and 10 percent Grillo ...
Clear Creek Distillery
to meet the master.CorksCru
to feel the chill in your bonesHollywood Fred Meyer
’cause it’s so darn cute.Stone Barn Brandyworks
The notion of a new wine shop and bar in the toniest, most
made-over stretch of Nob Hill is worrisome. One imagines managers from
Pottery Barn giggling incessantly over comically large glasses of
Oregon biodynamic winegrowers use mystical cow crap to make great wine.
Food Reviews & Stories
The founder of biodynamic agriculture, Rudolf Steiner,
believed in fire spirits, ghosts and gnomes. Oregon winemakers following
Steiner’s biodynamic practices often overlook the gnomes—they’re
Food & Drink
It seems like a bad idea for a restaurant to let its diners rename their business, but the ploy has worked out well for Timothy Nishimoto and the crew at Vino Paradiso. The longtime Pearl District wine bar, which has been working hard to retool its food program and up its profile with a remodel and the hiring of former Genoa man Aren Steinbrecher and sous chef Jason Bokros, revealed its new name today: ...
Updated with more info: It's really happening! Tomorrow, Friday, May 1, Burgerville will start serving local wine and beer at its Salmon Creek location in Vancouver. That's right—order a Widmer Hefeweizen to go with your pepper bacon cheeseburger. Genius! (We've got a call in to Burgerville to find out when Portland might start getting some sudsy action too). According to the Burgerville ...
Okay, I get a lot of emails about contests and promotions, but this is a genuinely amazing opportunity for all you food geeks out there. Travel Oregon is sponsoring a new contest in which seven food-obsessives will get a chance to hang out with an, ahem, “notable Oregon culinary personality” for a week-long “cuisinternship” plus win six nights free lodging and $1,000 in ...
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission earned Rogue of the Week dishonors earlier this month for its decision to crack down on home-brewers and amateur winemakers who offer their products at contests around the state. The OLCC said then that it was "actively working on a solution" and working with state lawmakers to devise a fix next year for the problem. Today, the OLCC said definitively in this ...