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Shrub Love

Not that long ago a friend asked me if I’d ever heard of drinking vinegars—sort of a fruit infused vinegar syrup otherwise known as a shrub. A lover of all things tart and tangy I was embarrassed to admit I hadn’t. I immediately set to work researching this trend and […]

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Paris in Eugene?

Stepping into this brightly paneled cafe is like being transported to Paris (for a lot less money). Le Bar— the new restaurant attached to Eugene’s renowned Marche, gets the Parisian themed decor right with a warm color palette, tiled floor, and comfy booths. The space is anchored by a horsehoe […]

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Vegan Yes, Granola No

I must admit, I did a bit of a double take when I saw this industrial-chic new storefront on the corner of SE Stark and 28th. Long a coffee shop, the small spot had a new flat black paint job and slick block lettering. The appearance alone was enough to […]

Hotels

Hotel Dispatch: The Palihotel

Affordable, boutique and hip–this eclectic-urban hideaway is just what West Hollywood needed. Lets just say if you like the style of the Ace Hotel franchise you’ll love the Palihotel. The jewel-toned lobby feels like the den of a wealthy horseman. Rooms feature plush couches, comfy beds and simple schoolhouse style […]

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High Class Hooch in Utah

  Utah’s first “legal” distillery since the 1870’s, High West honors the state’s surprisingly rich distilling history. The restaurant, saloon and distillery is housed in a restored historic stable and victorian home. The painstaking renovation was done impeccably and maintains the original integrity and feel of each structure while adding […]