I believe we are in a special place at a special time. The nation’s food spotlight is shining on Portland. If people conscious about the nation’s growing interest in food haven’t been here to get a glimpse of what’s going on, they’re at least curious about it. We’re lucky to be here right now.
To kick off November, I married two standing invites: One was to finally get together with my dear friends Dana and Long and another was a private tasting and tour at Hawks View Cellars.
Long asked me if I wanted to join him and his wonderful wife Dana to go to the Joel Palmer House in Dayton while
By Katie Acheff
You couldn’t have asked for a better crew to begin Portland Food Adventures‘ first “In The Kitchen” series than Vitaly Paley and Patrick McKee (with assistance from cook Ian Best). This event is an interactive dining experience, with the chefs of Paley’s Place taking the guests
by Katie Acheff
This month’s Portland Food Adventures brought us to a staple of Portland dining, Paley’s Place, owned by Chef Vitaly Paley and his delightful wife, Kimberly. Since its opening in 1995, the 50-seat Paley’s Place has been very influential in creating an ambiance conducive to an
I hadn’t been to Restaurant Beck in too long. It’s a wonderful romantic spot on the coast, and pretty much the only fine dining on the Central coast. Every once in a while the coast is a romantic escape for me, but most often it’s not. So I find myself at places like Local Ocean Seafoods and
I had the good fortune to be invited to a beautiful wine showcase event put on by Hawks View Cellars at Irving Street Kitchen. I invited my good friend Brenda from Olympic Provisions (she gets that promo for enduring an evening
In my recent interview for About Face Magazine, Chef Scott Dolich had told me that Will Preisch was one of the most talented chefs in Portland. Will had recently left The Bent Brick to travel, and was now doing pop-up dinners around town. A friend of mine posted a link to an upcoming dinner
It was a beautiful Friday afternoon on the eve of Labor Day weekend, and I texted my friend Rose to see if she might