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Croque Monsieur

A delicious croque monsieur recipe from Ken Forkish of Ken’s Artisan Bakery in Portland.


Northwest Food and Drink Pairings

If you’ve been to an Oregon restaurant that serves Pacific Northwest cuisine, your waiter likely suggested you pair your meal with one of the many local craft brews or Oregon wines. Do you recall the wonderful flavors abound in the pairing, but can’t quite replicate it at home? Use this helpful 1859 guide to Northwest food and libation pairing made easy:


The Next Generation of Oregon Winemakers

Armed with little more than research about soils and a vision of a Burgundian Oregon, the pioneers of Oregon’s wine industry planted vines and the hope that they would create a life they could, one day, share with their kids.


A Fresh Take on 4 Bathrooms

Ever wish you could look inside everyone’s bathroom for inspiring ideas for your own remodel? We do, and we did. In this piece, we look into four distinct styles of bathrooms, from a simple powder room to a complete bathroom overhaul, all cleverly designed in their own way. Peek into the creative ideas behind a Craftsman in southeast Portland, a custom beach house in Neskowin, a lodge-style home in Bend and a contemporary abode in Lebanon, Oregon.


1859 Magazine’s Wine Tasting at Grochau Cellars

In January, with ten anonymous tasters, 1859 Oregon’s Magazine sampled seven different wines at Grochau Cellars, a winery located in the heart of Portland. Get insight into your next wine purchase with comments, descriptions and ratings found on the following pages.


Savory Chorizo Cheese Bread

Great bread is a welcome guest at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Used at breakfast to dip toasted corners into the yolk of an egg, as the handy housing for your sandwich, or as a vehicle for sauce mopping with dinner, bread is something most of us eat every day. Today, grocery stores everywhere stock freshly baked and delivered breads from nearby artisan bakeries. The bread I remember fondly when I was growing up, though, came in a red, white and blue plastic wrapper from Franz.


Guide to Oregon Wine Travel

Oregon’s winemaking tradition is as old as the state itself. Early settlers brought grapes to the Willamette Valley in the mid-19th century. The modern era of Oregon’s wine industry began in 1961, when Richard Sommer left the University of California at Davis to plant grapes in the Umpqua Valley.


Oregon Chef Spends Four Fabulous Nights Dining New York City

For me there is no other city on the planet that is as electrifying as New York City. I recently won a recipe contest for the Cooking Channel and received an expense paid trip to The Big Apple to shoot a segment on a Cooking Channel show called The Perfect Three, but that was only part of my incredible experience in NYC. My good friend Angelika and I were able to choose four New York City restaurants where we would have dinner during our stay.  I think that one could easily spend months choosing a different restaurant every night and still not be able to enjoy all the fantastic food the city has to offer.