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Adventure, Exploration and Experience in Oregon
The Oregon Coast is a beautiful and challenging setting for surfing.

Surf’s Up!


The best places to ride waves on the Oregon Coast written by Jen Sotolongo Often overshadowed by more famous surfing destinations with warmer temperatures and palm trees, Oregon’s rugged coastline holds a secret for those seeking untamed waves and a unique surfing experience. Shaped by Pacific swells and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, Oregon’s surf scene is both challenging and rewarding for beginners and experts alike. The allure lies not only in the waves but in the sense of discovery as you navigate lesser-known surf spots alongside charming coastal towns. Manzanita Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Manzanita is a popular surf spot located a little more than an hour from Portland. Known for its mellow waves, the main beach in town is an ideal spot for beginner surfers, while nearby Short Sand Beach in Oswald West State Park caters to intermediate riders. Post-surf, visitors can explore the laid-back Manzanita…


All the Best of Life in Oregon
Xiao Ye features standout dishes that change with the seasons.

Xiao Ye


written by Kerry Newberry Every dish at Xiao Ye is an ode to memories—from the mini masa madeleines that arrive perched on a bluff of whipped butter with a sprinkle of jalapeño powder to the savory seasonal toast (on a recent night the chewy slices of sourdough came topped with roasted acorn and kabocha squash and a tangle of fresh herbs). Even the name is steeped in nostalgia. When chef Louis Lin and his partner, Jolyn Chen, were recounting their most meaningful meals over the years, it wasn’t the fancy dinners that resonated most but the twilight dishes shared with family and friends. “I thought about the meals my dad and I had after a late night at work,” said Chen. In Mandarin, these dining moments are called xiao ye, which translates to midnight snack. “It’s always cozy and comforting, and it’s the kind of experience we want to give…


Business, Art, Intellect, Ideas and Inventions in Oregon
Meat and vegetables hang from a fire dome during Tournant’s recent Oregon Asado event near Dundee.

Tournant: Dreams on Fire


A couple’s foray into community building through ancient cooking techniques written by Joni Kabana photography by Aubrie LeGault During both of their childhoods, Mona Johnson and Jaret Foster spent a lot of time in the great outdoors growing and eating bountiful food choices. While a natural progression for both of them was ending up working in professional kitchens, they also both shared a dream of creating a more immersive dining experience. In 2009, the couple met and bonded over their love of food, farms, nature and community building while working at Portland Farmers Market, a nonprofit organization that organizes various farmers’ markets. They began to formulate a plan centering on a new way of cooking that would engage and inspire both themselves and their guests. Tournant, their open-fire cooking and events company, was born out of this shared vision. Tournant’s signature offering is an unparalleled outdoor dining experience using farm-to-fire…

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