Hummus From The Eclectic Wines and Tasting Room of TeSoAria

TeSóAria first came on my radar as a tasting room in North Portland, Oregon serving a vegan menu on Thursdays to pair with their wine. Not a traditional tasting room, they have a talented and versatile chef, Max Germano who also bakes breads.
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By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: Appetizer, Featured, Food & Wine Discoveries, Oregon, Portland, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Allison Inn and Spa: All Wine, All The Time (Conde Nast Hotelchatter)

We always love a good pinot. We also love a stellar locale and a stunning property. And if we really could have everything we’d wish for a fabulous restaurant and an award-winning spa too. So guess what? After a lot of soaking, tasting and sipping we found it–the Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Oregon.

Located in Oregon’s wine country everything at the inn is all about wine. You can spend an entire day here, sipping, soaking in and tasting everything vino.

The level of sophistication of all of the various offerings here might seem rather incongruous in this laid back area of the Willamette Valley but it is all Northwest elegance down to the collection of local artwork, design, spa treatments, food and level of service.

Everywhere you look from the room design to the restaurant décor to the welcome goodies in […]

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Jory Restaurant Chef Jin’s Pinot Burger

Chef Sunny Jin of JORY Restaurant at Allison Inn in Newberg, Oregon delights with his twist on a burger using fresh local beef, produce and wine.

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Business Insider: Allison Inn Delights Her Majesty

I had to find a special place take my wife for our 20th anniversary that was not too far away. Triumphantly, I announced to her that we were going to wine country in the Willamette Valley.

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By |January 27th, 2012|Categories: Hotels, Newberg, Oregon, Spas, Stay|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Published in Lavish Magazine Feb. 2008: Southern Hospitality-Oregon Style

Most people think of Oregon as the Christmas tree state. True, Oregon grows and exports 92% of it’s trees out of state * but Oregon is much more. It’s a state of contrasts; mountains to beaches, rivers to desert. It’s a state of people with a similar state of mind. They all share a joyous pioneer spirit, a respect for the land, and a passion for what they do.

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Sip and give at Southern Oregon’s Thanksgiving tastings

It's tradition here in wine country for vino lovers to visit wineries and participate in tastings over the Thanksgiving Holiday. This year give as you sip!

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Portland Saturday Market has moved to Tom McCall Waterfront Park

The popular Portland Saturday Market has moved to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and is celebrating the move. Long a draw for tourists and locals alike, everyone interested in finding heart of Portland stops here. But come hungry.

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By |February 7th, 2010|Categories: Destinations, Oregon, Portland, See and Do, United States|Tags: |0 Comments

Prospect Hotel, Mountain Jewel Near Crater Lake

Highway 62 north from Medford, Oregon gains altitude as my car climbs between wheat-colored hills past Eagle Point . When the last house of Shady Cove fades in the rear-view, the Lost Creek Lake reservoir is all there is. And nothing else. Except the sinking feeling that I could have made a wrong turn miles back.

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Lavender Ice Cream at Oregon Lavender Festival

Each June Jim Dierking of Liberty Natural Products, purveyors of fine distilled essential oils, opens his Oregon Lavender Farm for the “ Clackamas County Lavender Festival.” A day of education and enjoyment of sustainable agriculture it is a perfect place for families to spend the day.

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Timberline Lodge, Lighted ships celebrate Christmas

Celebrating Christmas in the Pacific Northwest is a natural. Oregon is the number one U.S. producer of Christmas trees so even it’s agricultural traditions are part of this treasured holiday. Here are two longstanding traditions that are part of many an Oregon Christmas.

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By |January 28th, 2010|Categories: Adventure, Destinations, Oregon, Recipes, Savor, See and Do, United States|Tags: , , , |1 Comment