Oregon Wine Country Launches Food Drive

by Nick Thomas

The holiday season is upon us once again. For many, this means getting together with the family and sharing a…

October 13th, 2014

This Friday, October 17 is set to be a day steeped in sudsy nostalgia just south of Seattle’s Pike Place Market as Pike Brewing Company celebrates 25 years as a neighborhood beer go-to.
For nearly a month, a special, 30-barrel batch of Pike’s 25th Anniversary Beer—Pike Reunion 25—has been awaiting the grand tapping leading up to Friday’s anniversary party, and will be served at the pub that evening alongside a selection of every available Pike beer.

September 22nd, 2014

Paramount political leader and India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, may or may not have been talking about cheese when he said: “Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” However, the activist’s assertion still holds—culture, both in cheese and in civilization, is a key component to creativity and tolerance.

September 16th, 2014

Friday, October 10th through Sunday, October 12th, the Columbia Gorge Cidermasters are melding hard cider with the quintessential summer camp experience for a weekend-long cider tasting event in Hood River, Ore., as the Gorge CiderCamp.
With seven cideries and growing, the hard cider scene is exploding in the Hood River Valley.

September 9th, 2014

September is upon us, and it’s about time to raise an overflowing bier stein to German-style lagers, platters of bratwurst and seconds, thirds and fourth helpings of all of the above. Oktoberfest season is one of our favorite things, and if you haven’t already indulged on your favorite seasonal beers at your area’s glorified fall block party, here’s your chance.

September 3rd, 2014

On Oregon’s northern coastline, the final weekend of September means beer mugs, tasting tokens, food and friends among the changing foliage. For the thirteenth year, the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup is set to return to Astoria, Ore., from September 26-28, when PNW beer lovers can gather downtown to celebrate old favorites and discover the new.

August 27th, 2014

Local craft breweries galore are set to invade the streets of Bellingham, Wash., from September 12-21, when Bellingham Beer Week will return (bigger than ever) for its third year.
In the past year alone, the sleepy bay town has been anything but, with the addition of two newcomers to its flourishing microbrew scene. Aslan Brewing Co. and Wander Brewing have joined Boundary Bay, Kulshan and Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen in giving locals something to drink about.

August 22nd, 2014

From September 18 through 21, expert food and beverage artisans from across the country will flood the blocks of downtown Portland to stuff more than 30 culinary events into a mere four days.
For the third consecutive year, Bon Appétit Magazine presents the appropriately named Feast Portland. The festival will unite an impressive list (in both breadth and star power) of industry pros, sure to keep fest-goers full and happy throughout the jam-packed weekend itinerary.

August 18th, 2014

Ever get the sense that cutting-edge coffee attracts innovators and artists? So did Rip Pruisken, founder of Dutch-style coffee wafel company Rip van Wafels. So he created an event to draw the coffee, technology and arts communities together on purpose, just to see what would happen.
The first iteration of Pruisken’s event, called Mandala, was held last year in San Francisco where Rip van Wafels is headquartered, and brought 400 luminaries from the three disparate fields together.

August 15th, 2014

This fall, iron out the dinner party attire and join the James Beard Foundation at the Four Seasons Hotel as the star-studded Taste America culinary tour stops in Seattle. We mean it, prepare for some serious name-dropping.

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