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Rye Bliss –
Recipe courtesy of  Bendistillery

August 2016, summer peaches from Jossy Farm, Portland, OR.

Farm to Table: Jossy Farms Peaches

On Jossy Farms, a large barn is tucked between rows of trees and small wagons are lined up, awaiting the arrival of customers eager to fill them with fresh peaches. Owner Bob Jossy surveys the endless rows of trees, their low-hanging branches laden with ripe, yellow-orange fruit with just a hint of rosiness. It’s the height of summer and the ideal time for peach harvest.

Tasting the Vineyard in the Bottle

Every industry has its talent scouts, the men and women who can spot quality before their competitors. When it comes to vineyards growing pinot noir, Jim Seufert was recognized as “a future star of Oregon wine” right from the start.

woahink lake

Woahink Lake

Woahink Lake’s glassy surface and murky water hide a secret. The lake doubles as an obstacle course for recreational scuba divers and is home to several mock shipwrecks, a yellow submarine, and an 18-foot plastic shark, Mary 18, named for the dispatch call sign of fallen Eugene Police officer Chris Kilcullen.

oregon city

Oregon City—Then & Now

In 2018, the Oregon Trail celebrates its 175th anniversary. Traders laid the 2,170-plus-mile wagon route from about 1811 to 1840. Between the boom years of 1840 and 1860, more than 400,000-plus pioneers traveled its path. Connecting the Missouri River to Oregon’s lush valleys, the east-west trail was only passable on foot or by horseback, and those who braved it faced challenges like wagon accidents, disease outbreaks and rushing river crossings.

Author Bianca Bosker

Bibliophile—Super Somm

In Cork Dork, Portland native Bianca Bosker walks us through the world of wine. Bosker, a tech journalist, quit her job to immerse herself in the elite sphere of sommeliers and their super sensory abilities.

Tidbits + To-dos

The Big Eclipse and The Big Eclipse Activity Book With the total solar eclipse making its rare appearance on August 21, the event is…

Oregon Polo Classic

Oregon Polo Classic

Inaugurated last summer, the Oregon Polo Classic is a new spoke in the wheel of the Classic Wines Auction series, a charitable phenomenon that has raised more than $43 million since its inception and $3.5 million last year alone, assisting in the lives of more than 100,000 children and families through nonprofit partners while showcasing Oregon’s bountiful food and wine industry.

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Food Halls

Portland’s latest food trend is upscale, artisan and convenient—the city now counts at least five food halls, and other Oregon cities are sure to get on board soon.