Recent Posts by Merlin Varaday

A Very Portland Thanksgiving

Now that the Autumn bounty is at its fullest, and we are hunkering down for the chilly holiday season, it’s time to get ready for everyone’s favorite holiday that’s all about eating (and eating and eating) – Thanksgiving! There is so much to be thankful for in Oregon, with all of the lovely farm-to-table dining…
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Join Bar Vivant in Fun and Games for International Sherry Week

What better way to learn about and enjoy sherry than with … an obstacle course? Bar Vivant (2225 E Burnside St.), the tapas bar adjacent to Pix Patisserie, invites you to celebrate International Sherry Week with fun, games and tastings on Saturday November 12th from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The Sherry Educational Obstacle Course,…
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Halloween Eats and Treats

Autumn is truly here, and you know what that means – Halloween! In Portland, with all our farm-to-table goodness, the stage is set for a spooky holiday with a truly appropriate setting. The ground is covered with leaves, and the Farmers' Markets are overflowing with pumpkins, apples and pears. Portland food producers have some treats…
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Savor Oregon’s Wineries with Swank and Swine

If you have been thinking about heading out on a wine tasting excursion in Oregon’s beautiful wine country but are not sure where to start, Swank and Swine of Portland’s Urban Restaurant Group can help you get it all set up. Getting guidance from some of Portland’s best food and wine aficionados will help you…
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Where To Do Dinner and a Show in PDX

Not only does Portland have an amazing food and beverage scene, the performing arts are also pretty spectacular! Sometimes, though, finding a place to enjoy a meal near the theater before the show can be tricky. Also, who doesn’t want to enjoy a glass of wine, a cocktail or a dessert afterwards to discuss the…
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