In the September issue of Portland Monthly:
◊ Satisfy your coastal cravings at the best seaside spots on the Oregon Coast seafood circuit.
← Sip your way through Southern Oregon’s wild wine country, featuring 18 wineries within 20 miles.
◊ Turn your next weekend getaway into a pastoral working vacation at one of Oregon’s best farm stays.
◊ Embark on a Columbia River nostalgia tour, complete with serene waterfalls and throw-back pit stops.
◊ Splurge on nine decadent courses at the Herbfarm, Woodinville’s temple of microseasonal dining.
◊ Visit the backbone of Washington’s fruit industry with a culinary road trip to Wenatchee.
◊ Dig in at Din Din, a sweetly designed reincarnation of Courtney Sproule’s roving French supper club.
◊ Peruse of the pages of Le Pigeon, the new cookbook by celebrated Portland chef Gabriel Rucker.
◊ Make your own spiked sorbet with this recipe from new ice cream scoop shop Fifty Licks.
◊ Learn which dishes to try first at Sen Yai, Andy Ricker’s new Thai noodle house.
◊ Revel in the rebirth of Alberta Street Pub by chowing down on farm-fresh pub food.
◊ Master Portland’s urban homestead laws before starting your own backyard farm.
◊ Embrace the virtues of rye-based brew with these five Northwest rye beers.
◊ Watch Le Pigeon’s Gabriel Rucker whip up BBQ celery root in this video exclusive.
◊ Celebrate the year’s wine harvest at three local harvest parties.
◊ Mark your calendars for next year’s best farm dinners.
◊ Get the stats on what Portland Public School students are eating.
◊ Throw together a highly suspect road food feast...foraged from the road (and under your car seat).