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Sip 47 Teases Wine Country Living Appeal

Sip 47 in the Willamette Valley wine region (which includes the Yamhill County wineries) stretches roughly 9,000 square acres and is by far the state’s...

Seasonal Greetings at Portland Farmers Market

Travel and Leisure writes, “This [Portland Farmer’s Market] Saturday hot spot is the epicenter for Oregonian locavores…The regional spring and summer produce here includes organic...

Portland’s Creme-de-la-Creme French Cafes

When you tell people Portland, Oregon and Paris, France are a lot alike, you’ll probably get a few raised eyebrows. Sure, Portland doesn’t have the...

Willamette Valley Wineries Closer than France, Better than Napa

While Napa Valley is still viewed as the Holy Grail of wine destinations for the majority of American wine lovers, the Willamette wineries have been...

Cooking from the Hip at Portland’s Hipcooks

As a cook who rarely follows strict recipes and almost never measures my ingredients, the classes at Hipcooks Portland are right up my alley. Enthusiastic...

4# Apple Pie

Courtesy of Food Network and Apple Valley Country Store, here’s a recipe for a popular, powerful pie, loaded up with Hood River apples. Prep Time:...

Portland’s Top 5 Happy Hours

Portland has been making headlines around the country for it’s cutting edge food scene (from food carts to sustainable sushi restaurants)—and lucky for budget savvy...

Columbia River Gorge Wineries: Touring the Hood River Fruit Loop

Editor’s note: This is the final post in a three-part series on Portland-area wine country. You can read about Yamill County here, and the Northern...