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Modern Foursquare: Oregon Design

WALK DOWN ANY street in inner Southeast Portland and you’ll see the modern Foursquare. As a popular build after the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition of 1905, Foursquares stand two-and-a-half stories high, usually have a wide front porch, and eschew the ornate flourish common to their Victorian predecessors. Even the name is straightforward, referring to the four boxy rooms on the main level. “The Foursquare is a classic Portland typology,” said architect Isaac Campbell, who runs Office 52 Architecture with partner, architect Michelle LaFoe. “The only house we have more of are bungalows.” In 2013, close friends of the pair, lost their 1906 Foursquare in a devastating fire that occurred when the family was out. “The family got back from dinner and the house was engulfed,” Campbell said. Afterward, friends and neighbors immediately pitched in to help rebuild, including Campbell and LaFoe. “The house was still standing but the smoke…

Lavender Poppyseed Cookies: Oregon Recipes

Lavender Poppyseed Cookies: Oregon Recipes

Red Star Tavern’s Lavender Poppyseed Cookies Recipe PORTLAND / Red Star Tavern Stacey Needham These Lavender Poppyseed Cookies are perfect for a summer afternoon or in the morning with coffee or tea. Enjoy this recipe by Red Star Tavern, out of Portland!     TIP: Try serving Red Star Tavern’s Lavender Poppyseed Cookies with vanilla crème brûlée.       YIELDS 15-20 LAVENDER POPPYSEED COOKIES FOR COOKIE ½ pound butter, softened ¾ cup sugar 2 egg yolks ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 1 ½ teaspoons lavender FOR FILLING 4 ounces butter 4 ounces shortening 14 ounces powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla paste ½ teaspoon salt Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and sugar. Add in flour, poppy seed and lavender. Once dough is formed, roll it out and cut 1½-inch x 1-inch cookies. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place cookies on a baking…

Nicole Reese Wines: The Award Winning Winemaker with Two Names

Nicole Reese Wines: The Award Winning Winemaker with Two Names

Award winning winemaker out of Oregon, Elisabeth Grunwald’s Nicole Reese Wines written by Carrie Wynkoop of Cellar 503 NICOLE REESE. Nicole Reese. I kept hearing rumors of this amazing new winemaker in Southern Oregon who had won a silver medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with her first wine. But I couldn’t find her anywhere. Surprise! Nicole Reese doesn’t exist. At least, not outside of the bottle. Winemaker Elisabeth Grunwald named her wines after her children—Sierra Nicole and Braedon Reese. Once I tracked down a bottle, I learned that Nicole Reese Wines may be a new venture, but Grunwald has been working as an assistant winemaker for custom crush powerhouse Linda Donovan for years. Donovan and Grunwald produce many of Southern Oregon’s most-coveted wines. Of course, by the time I found her, her award-winning first vintage had sold out. Even worse, she hadn’t produced a second vintage, unsure…

Oregon’s Hidden Gem list: Diners, Trails, Destinations

Oregon’s Hidden Gem list: Diners, Trails, Destinations

The top 12 hidden gem guide to Oregon … From coffee shops to botanical gardens, these spots are some of Oregon’s most charming and under the radar places. Maxwell Point Tunnel in Oceanside In the coastal town of Oceanside, just visiting Maxwell Point, is worth it. Paragliders’ bright sails dot the sky and craggy rocks rise out of the ocean, just off the shore. Hollowed into the Maxwell Point hill is a dreamy tunnel that spits out onto a peaceful cove. The tunnel makes for some haunting photos. While you’re there, lunch at Roseanna’s cafe, a cozy old school restaurant serving up fresh seafood and homemade sweets. Bagby Hot Springs in Mt. Hood National Forest Two hours outside of Portland lies Bagby Hot Springs. The 1.5 mile hike into the springs takes you through the lush Mt. Hood National Forest and along the Clackamas river. The hot spring’s decks were…

Beerlandia: Is Beer Bad for Us?

There’s a myth out there that beer is bad for us. It comes from the beer belly and the mentality of, “A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.” Know what actually gives beer a bad name?

DIY:Concerete Veneer Countertops

If you like the look of the Tumalo barn remodel’s concrete countertops, consider trying a concrete veneer in your own home.

Refreshed Barn In Tumalo

This refreshed barn in Tumalo has been convereted into a beautifully classic home with just the right amount of rustic style.

A New Kind Of Jello Shot from Hell-O Jello in Portland

Just because you’ve outgrown Flip Cup and Edward Forty Hands (you have, haven’t you?) doesn’t mean you have to step away from Jell-O shots. Lizzy Spanbauer opened her food cart, Hell-O Jello, this spring in Portland. The cart serves up the alcohol-filled treats with air—saucy names, silly flavors and all sorts of designs and toppings.

Modern Portland Foursquare Home In SE

Walk down any street in inner Southeast Portland and you’ll see the Foursquare. As a popular build after the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition of 1905, Foursquares stand two-and-a-half stories high, usually have a wide front porch, and eschew the ornate flourish common to their Victorian predecessors.