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Wine

Winery to Know: Scribe

I love wine tasting, but after sipping in Italy and France, I often feel wineries in the US try too hard to emulate historic European buildings in an effort to transport visitors to Tuscany or Provence. To me, it all feels a bit inauthentic. That’s what is so refreshing about […]

City

LA By Subway

Would it surprise you to learn Los Angeles actually has a clean and efficient subway system? On many of our trips to LA these days, my husband and I  ditch the car and take the train to LA instead. By making downtown our base, we’re able to take the subway everywhere we […]

Food

Sandwiches Stepped Up

Kudos to the gourmet sandwich craze for bringing us a place like Lardo. While it may not have been first on the scene, for my money, it may be the best– sandwiches like the Pork Meatball Bahn Mi and the Chickpea with yogurt sauce can hardly be considered in the […]

Food

The Little Italian Restaurant that Could

  Luce on Portland’s East Burnside Street has been thrust into the spotlight after being named one of Bon Appetit’s best new restaurants in the country and I’m happy to say it lives up to the hype. There’s no doubt the recent attention has rocked the small space– waits can be […]

Food

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 […]

Food

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 […]