Love, Beer, and Business at Valley Growlers

Thirty years and several careers ago, Brian and Ami Shannon met, fell in love and started a family together. Fast-forward two daughters and 42 taps into the future and the couple has become community fixtures with their Taphouse, Valley Growlers. Sitting pretty, in the middle of the expanding Happy Valley, Oregon, landscape, Valley Growlers features everything …

Looking Flush at Line & Lure

Nestled on the expansive grounds of the Cowlitz Reservation, the Ilani Resort and Casino in Ridgefield, Washington, is quickly becoming the go-to spot in Ridgefield, Washington for not just gaming, but top-tier dining as well. Set just past the ringing machines and flashing games, the Line & Lure restaurant stands as a testament to local seafood and farm-to-table commitment. …

La Mission Cocktail from Larry Guevara

Our friends over at Cocktails and Shots know exactly how to celebrate National Rum Month. Boasting a wide array of tasty libations, “La Mission” from Larry Guevara rises to the top as one of our favorites. “La Mision” Cocktail is Larry Guevara‘s official drink entry at the Bacardi Legacy Philippines 2017 Cocktail Competition. Inspired by the Life …

The Gurkha Cellar Reserve 18 Years

Born from the fighting spirit of the Nepalese warriors, Gurkha Cigars have become known as one of the top-tier offerings in the cigar world. From their rare blends to their everyday smoke, these flashy sticks offer a wide range of flavor profiles and styles. The Gurkha Cellar Reserve 18 Years is a stunning pinnacle of this brand. Following their …

Dad With A Pan’s Grilled Drunken Apricot Cobbler

I love apricot cobblers during the summer. What don’t I like? Heating up the kitchen to make said apricot cobbler. This weekend I experimented with grilling apricots, then cooking the cobbler in the grill. It came out amazing! I ran to my local Ralph’s grocery, and picked up some fresh local sourced apricots. Going with local …

Eastside Distilling’s Big Summer

After recently taking the title of Best Distillery in the Best of Portland Readers’ Poll 2017 by the Willamette Week, Eastside Distilling is proving that it’s kicking on all cylinders. With Master Distiller Mel Heim at the helm, Eastside is making waves in the spirits world that are paying off big time. “Winning this award means …