written by Julie Lee | photography by David Reamer Whether for an industry professional or a novice who simply wants to learn how to swirl, sniff, sip and swallow, Wine Spirit & Archive offers everything from beginners’ basics to certifications. Wine Spirit & Archive’s owner and teaching professional, Mimi Martin, started the Portland-based business nearly a decade ago after spending time at New York University in food studies. “Wine doesn’t have to be intimidating,” she said. “I feel lucky to do what I do, putting a variety of wine in front of so many people. The more you learn about it, the deeper it gets, and it’s always changing, so I have to change course.” The Wine & Spirit Archive (“WSA”) is a school and resource center for wine lovers and students at all levels. We believe that wine should be fun, that enjoyment increases as knowledge increases and that…
written by Julie Lee The best of Bend has been rolled into one spanking new destination location: Solomon’s at Tetherow. With breathtaking scenery, regionally focused dishes, phenomenal wine and artsy cocktails, Solomon’s is destined to become another happening local hot spot, alongside sister restaurant, The Row, which packs people in nightly. Head chef Rian Mulligan hails from Blacksmith, a legendary Central Oregon foodie destination, and is focused on offering upscale, seasonally targeted dining that beckons visitors and locals alike to head up the hill from downtown Bend. With just thirty-six seatings nightly Wednesday through Sunday, reservations are highly recommended. 61240 Skyline Ranch Road Bend tetherow.com
written by Julie Lee | photography by Kathleen Nyberg The Danes call it ‘hygge’ (pronounced hue-gah,), and we call it the Grand Lodge in Forest Grove. The ritual of combining and appreciating life’s simple pleasures in a comfortable setting, creating a sense of well-being and contentment, is the backbone of this restorative and renovated McMenamins hotel. Wizardry meets artistry here, with secret stairwells, riddles on walls and museum-worthy art on walls, headboards and ceilings. Recently celebrating a 95-year anniversary, the former Masonic and Eastern Star property offers history inside and green scenery outside, with trees, trails and thrills beckoning a unification with nature. Nearby Hagg Lake offers water fun, and for the thrill-seeker looking to take simple pleasures to new heights, there is a zipline park adjacent to the lake. Be sure to print the walking guide before your stay—fifteen pages of “not-to-miss details” throughout the hotel and room-to-room historical…
We care about our customers and the relationships we build serving coffee every day Relax on Doppio Coffee’s outdoor patio, right in the heart of downtown. Enjoy a hand-crafted espresso or latte made with locally roasted, fair trade and organic coffee. Serving breakfast and lunch all day, including panini, salads, smoothies and fresh baked goods. Several vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available, complemented with local beers on tap, and local wines by the glass or bottle. Wi-fi is free, and the patio is dog friendly. Doppio strives to source organic and local products. Open daily at 7 a.m. The perfect cup of coffee is a work of art Gourmet organic food
Arborbrook by Cooper Mountain Vineyards is a family-owned winery located in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. The tasting room is inside of a barn built in 1910, surrounded by 15 acres of estate vineyard of Pinot Noir, planted in 2001. Visit Arborbrook to enjoy a collection of organic and biodynamic wines from Cooper Mountain’s ~200 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Gris and more.
Old Mill District is Bend’s most unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience. The rich history of the former sawmills is coupled with spectacular mountain views, scenic river vistas and an extensive trail system to enjoy the outdoors. More than 55 local, regional and national retailers and restaurants call the Old Mill District home. Riverside restaurants, trails, shops and shows. Bend is here! www.oldmilldistrict.com
Stunning views next to the Bridge of the Gods—Bridgeside (formerly Charburger) still serves tasty char-broiled burgers plus an extensive menu of breakfast items, chowders, fish and chips, a fresh salad bar, sandwiches, and desserts. New name, new management, but historic charm and Western artifacts remain. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and did we mention views?) Amentities include gift shop, special event room and terrace