Yearning to lodge your love this Valentine’s Day? Look no further, Travel Cupid is here.
The 14th of February is arriving fast, so it might be time to start thinking about where to take your valentine for a cozy evening of snuggles and sips. Many Northwest lodging locations are gearing up for a month of romance, here are few heartfelt options worth considering.
“Month of Love” at Willows Lodge: Woodinville, Wash.
As we head into the weekend to kick off the month of February with the Superbowl, it seems only fitting to showcase some options for great beer events this month! From Portland to Victoria, and everything in between, the Northwest sure does enjoy a good beer.
Febrewary 1: Start off the month at Belgianfest, hosted by the Washington Beer Commission on Seattle’s waterfront, with more than 90 varieties of Belgian beers. Noon to 4 pm and 5:30pm to 9:30 pm.
Explore the tastes of the Northwest and more at the Seattle Food and Wine Experience, back for its sixth year on Sunday, Feb. 23. This event features unique “experiences” where guests can “educate themselves about beverage and culinary products from the Northwest and beyond, talk to producers and taste samples.”
Below you can read a teaser for some of the many featured experiences you can expect to find at this event.
Perk up those midwinter blues with an opportunity to get out of the house this February to support the LGBTQ community and wet your whistle at a local event. Portland’s first LGBTQ wine, beer and spirits festival, THIRST Fest 2014, will take over the Tiffany Center in downtown Portland, Feb. 7-8.
Our very own celebrity chef/mixologist/bar-kitchen fusion pioneer, Kathy Casey, hosts one heck of a holiday party.
Whether you need to load up on stocking stuffers or are looking for some last-minute inspiration for holiday entertaining, our resident cocktail connoisseur, Kathy Casey, is making it easy this Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11am-7pm, when she opens the doors to her Seattle-based Food Studios, with a Holiday Extravaganza and Open House.
Five years in, three breweries down and one new cause to benefit—Beer Church, a Seattle-based fundraising organization dedicated to the principle to “make the world a better place, one beer at a time” is at it again with their limited-release beers for the greater good.
Founded by Washington beer guru and senior beer reviewer of Sip Northwest, Kendall Jones, Beer Church is teaming up for its fifth anniversary with three Seattle-area breweries to brew three unique styles of beer.
Last November, the Burgundian tavern in Seattle decided to try an experiment. “I always like to challenge the locals to do something that has not been done before,” says Phillip Bonney, event manager for the Burgundian and creator of Coffee Beer Festival. The goal was a total coffee takeover of the Burgundian, explains Bonney, from the 23 taps on the wall to the food coming out of the kitchen to the cocktails rattling away in their shakers.
No event exemplifies the Oregon wine community’s renowned camaraderie and generosity in the same way as ¡Salud!, Oregon wine’s highlight event of the year. Top Pinot Noir producers again come together to offer wine lovers and collectors the opportunity to acquire their best cuvées of the highly-anticipated 2012 vintage with exclusive Pinot Noirs only available at Friday’s Big Board auction.
Happy Black Friday! As you scroll through your social media of choice’s newsfeed while you wait in what might be the world’s longest line at Best Buy/Macy’s/Target/a random furniture store, please know that a salvation drink is just a few hours away. From gourmet food and mouth-watering wines, to seasonal beers and more, the Northwest is brimming with food and drink and holiday-related events inspired by the season.