Tag Archive: Oregon

Simple Pleasures


Sometimes all you want is beer and cake.  Not necessarily at the same time. Eugene, Oregon has just want you want. Perhaps just what you need. Ninkasi Brewing Company (map) 272 Van Buren St. Eugene, OR 97402 541.344.2739 Sweet Life Patisserie (map) 755 Monroe Street Eugene, OR 97402 541.683.5676

Portland. Keeping it weird.


Portland is a lot like that cool uncle of yours, the one with the tattoo and the longish hair who used to show up at family functions with stories flushed with innuendos about hot girls and smoking pot, which only sounded mysterious and cool as a seven year old.  Also, he bought you Mario Bros…

The Call of the Pacific Northwest

pacific northwest

Over the years I’ve made occasional weekend trips to Seattle for this, that or the other, but never had I spent any significant time up there.  So in lieu of planning my typical exotic vacation this spring, I hit the open road: Portland to Vancouver and everywhere in between. I’m no stranger to road trips,…

Win one of 7 Oregon Bounty “Cuisinternships”

In a perfect marriage of all the things that I think are most wonderful in life — food, travel, and incredibly smart marketing campaigns — Travel Oregon has launched a new campaign to promote culinary tourism within the state: the Oregon Bounty Cuisinternship Contest. Ever want to try catching fresh Dungeness crab on the Pacific? How about crushing Pinot grapes during harvest? Or milking cows for Rogue Creamery’s luscious raw milk blue cheese? How about doing all that and more on an all-expense paid weeklong trip to Oregon?