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Goods & Gear: Interior Design

Design a stylish living room from floor to ceiling with a fresh coat of YOLO Colorhouse paint, and Oregon-made furniture and accessories. Embrace a color palette that will work with your existing furniture, find a new complementary piece to anchor the space to the walls and voilà—you’ve transformed your living space without a total redo. YOLO Colorhouse Redefining paint since 2005, YOLO owners Virginia Young and Janie Lowe are pioneers in sustainable paint. Free of VOCs, toxins and pollutants and emitting negligible odor, this premium eco-paint is the clear choice. yolocolorhouse.com $44 per gallon                     Gracewood Designs                     Newport Layton Cowgirls Floorcloth                             Gran Slam Rust Rug | $390                    …

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Best Brewery

Winner: Deschutes Brewery, Portland Photo by Michael Mathers With a highly successful brewpub in Bend and its Black Butte Porter the best-selling porter in the country, Deschutes Brewery knew it was time to enter “Beervana,” Portland’s nickname for having the most brewpubs per capita in the nation. In 2008, Deschutes opened in an old converted body shop in the Pearl District, where locals and tourists can experience on-site dining and drinking that is part laid-back Bend, part upscale urban. “The best way to experience a craft beer is by going to the pub,” says Jason Randall of Deschutes Brewery. Both locations recycle spent hops and grains from the brewing process to feed locally farmed cattle that eventually end up on the table. Order an old favorite like the fish and chips or the newer, Obsidian Stout braised beef, with one of the nineteen beers on tap. Runner-Up: 10 Barrel, Bend…

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1859 & Dine: Comfort Food

1859 profiles three soul food joints whose fare is sure to stick to your ribs.

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A Creative Accord

Two friends use salvaged and recycled materials to create an artful home from a ho-hum house

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Roof to Table

Portland chef Leather Storrs and his rooftop garden

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Appetizer Recipes

Try these sidedishes from Oregon chefs Leather Storrs and Heidi Tunnell. 

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Mâche Salad with Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Noble Rot Portland Chef Leather Storrs Mâche Salad with Hazelnut Vinaigrette Makes 8 servings Mâche is an underappreciated early spring green. Its dark green, glossy round leaves grow in clusters. Mâche has a tender, velvety texture and a clean, chlorophyll-like flavor that is vaguely nutty. The real take-away is the dressing. My formula for vinaigrette is infinitely mutable and should discourage you from buying commercial dressing. Make too much, shake it in a jar and keep it in the fridge. Total time: 20 minutes Indgredients 1 ping pong ball-sized shallot, minced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon orange juice 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons hazelnut oil 8 cups mâche Directions Put all wet ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake it into submission. Season lightly with salt and pepper, and adjust acid and oil ratios to your palate. Toss the mâche gently with a little…

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Sauce Maltaise (Blood Orange Hollandaise) Recipe

Noble Rot Portland Chef Leather Storrs Sauce Maltaise (Blood Orange Hollandaise) Makes 8 servings This is a classic hollandaise sauce flavored with blood oranges and served on fat asparagus. Hollandaise is a bit of a bugaboo and intimidating for a good reason. It is a delicate emulsion (that is to say a suspension of oil in water) of butter, reduced vinegar and citrus, that is stabilized with egg yolks. Hollandaise likes to “break.” With very little coaxing, the emulsion separates and you’ve got yellow grease with gobs of egg yolk in it. Total time: 45 minutes Indgredients 3 egg yolks 4 blood oranges 1/2 cup rice vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 pound butter 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon Bob’s Red Mill xanthan gum Directions Zest 4 blood oranges. Boil two pots of water. Pour hot water from one pot into your blender to warm it up. In hot…

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Black Pepper Beef on Hazelnut and Blue Cheese Cracker

Heidi Tunnell Catering Cresswell | heiditunnellcatering.com Chef Heidi Tunnell Black Pepper Beef on Hazelnut and Blue Cheese Cracker Makes 100 crackers These little crackers are great just for snacking on or for use with a cheese platter. Crackers are a chef’s best friend and something I recommend to home cooks to make and keep on hand in their freezer. You never know when that unexpected guest is going to stop by and it makes for a unique appetizer. Total time: 90 minutes Ingredients 1 stick (4 ounces) butter, softened 1/2 pound Rogue blue cheese 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/4 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts Directions Cream butter and cheese together. Add flour, salt and pepper, scraping down the sides as needed to fully incorporate. Add your finely chopped nuts at the end. (Make sure these are finely chopped or…