I don’t get the chance too often to enjoy a drink after work but one place I enjoy paying a visit to is Carmella’s Wines. Conveniently enough, Carmella’s happens to be located just a few blocks from my parking lot on SE Water Avenue.
Recently my wife and kids went out of town on a Monday morning and didn’t come back until Thursday afternoon. No big deal you’re thinking, right? Correction: this kinda magic only happens about once every three years for me. The planets align and I get the entire house to myself for an extended period of time. Four leaf clovers, unicorns, parental freedom…you get the idea. Continue reading
In just about six weeks, Portland will be host to FEAST Portland (Sept. 18-21). In it’s third year, FEAST highlights Oregon’s bounty of food and wine. There are dinners with chefs, cooking demos, food challenges, wine tasting and much, much more. If you have the slightest affinity for any of the above-this is not one to miss. Continue reading
Rum Club is old hat for you professional cocktailers out there but I had the pleasure of paying a visit a few weeks ago. Sad to say it had been just about a year since my last visit. Happy hours are few and far between for me but I cherish the chance when it arrives. For 12 months, when I thought of Rum Club, I always thought of the smokey tinted cocktail I had. I finally got the chance to scratch that itch. Continue reading