5 questions for: NE Portland pioneer, Sarah Pliner

As NE Alberta’s Aviary takes flight, one of the three chefs talks cuisine and collaboration.

02/02/2011 By Anna Sachse


Cellar Notes

Despite what some critics say, the Oregon 2007 vintage pinot noir has matured into a quality wine. Notable 2007 pinot noirs include Cristom, Erath, Bethel Heights, Lemelson, and Et Fille.

01/14/2011 By Condé Cox


Cellar Notes

There are deals to be had with winter wines.

12/22/2010 By Condé Cox

Perfect Pairings

Toothsome T-Day Wines

Good pilgrims know to show up at Thanksgiving dinner with a good bottle or two.

11/22/2010 By Anna Sachse


Cellar Notes

Silcox Hut chef Jason Stoller Smith’s Winemaker’s Dinner Series pairs his sous vide-prepared black truffles, wild boar, short ribs, duck, and wagyu beef with Oregon’s best wines: Bergström, Chehalem, Cristom, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Lange, Ponzi, and R. S

11/18/2010 By Condé Cox

2010 Best Bars

Bar Basics

If you really want to show off when you're out on the town, tip right, keep your coaster on the table and drop these terms into your next conversation.

11/17/2010 By Ali Moran

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Eat Well

These spots serve up dishes to perfectly compliment a fine whiskey, wine or beer.

11/17/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Take a Date

For dates from the romantic to the respectable, find the room with the right atmosphere here.

11/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Score a Deal

The five o'clock world never looked so good.

11/17/2010 By Zach Dundas

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Play

From throwing darts to spinning records, Portlanders can indulge in an indoor Olympiad at these watering holes.

11/17/2010 By John Chandler, Gretchen Holzgang, Ali Moran, and Georgia Perry

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Become an Expert

Imbibe in ignorance no more. Recieve a tippler's tutelage at these locales.

11/17/2010 By Martin Patail

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Hide Out

Whether off the beaten path, underground or out-of-state, these regional haunts are great for ladies' nights, discreet encounters or silently lurking in the shadows.

11/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell and Rachel Ritchie With Brian Barker

Cover Story

Best Bars

Sipping Spots for Every Occasion

11/17/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell

'Burbs Bites

Restaurant Update: MiNGO West

Simple, solid, and delicious Italian cuisine in Beaverton.

11/12/2010 By Anna Sachse

Food News

Wine Country Dinners

Thistle announces its 2nd Annual Guest Chef & Winemaker Dinner Series

10/27/2010 By Karen Brooks


Cellar Notes

While Oregonians have (understandably) acquired a taste for high-quality pinot noir, our neighbors south of the border in California are a step ahead when it comes to the brawnier worlds of cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel.

10/18/2010 By Condé Cox

Web Exclusive

Wine Tasting Day Trips


Wine Country Weekends: Web Extra

Tasting Notes

Condé Cox provides an oenophile’s wisdom when it comes to Oregon wines in this month’s Web Exclusive.

09/16/2010 By Condé Cox

Wine Country Weekends

Ask a Guru

The questions that matter when it comes to wine tasting in Oregon.


Wine Country Weekends

For the Value Hunter

The Eola-Amity Hills AVA offers affordable winetasting with a lot of bang for your buck.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace