Oregon Organic Roasted Potatoes

Oregon Home Grown Chef: Potatoes

Potatoes have a bad reputation.

Once the kings of sustenance and preservers of civilizations, potatoes in modern society have been viewed as starchy carbs that aren’t good for us. Potatoes have been used and abused as the vehicle for bright and shiny things—French fries with ketchup, mashed potatoes with gravy, chips and dip.

Oktoberfest in Oregon Beer Beerlandia

Beerlandia Oktoberfest in Oregon

Oregon is not one to drop the ball where beer is concerned. For those of German descent, who have ever been to Germany or who just like to drink good beer, you meet the requisite criteria to attend Oktoberfest this September. Festival tents will go up anywhere in the state where there is beer, especially in Portland and Bend. But, for my bier money, I’m heading to Mount Angel. Time to pull out the lederhosen and practice saying, “Prost!”

Oregon Dining: Bowery Bagels

Michael Madigan founded Bowery Bagel in Portland with an intent to replicate the bagels he fondly remembered from his childhood in New York City.

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.

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.

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.