Blog

Our blog is updated regularly with Faces of the Northwest, interviews with creative Northwest business owners, and Northwest Moments, photos of some of our favorite places in the Northwest.

Amaro’s Table, Vancouver

If you’re looking for a good place for lunch in downtown Vancouver, try Amaro’s Table on Main Street. Good Modern American food and lovely ambience makes for a lovely meal.

St. Honore’ Boulangerie, NW Portland

St. Honore’ Boulangerie is a French style bakery and cafe in NW Portland. Located in a great walking district, St. Honore’ is a little slice of Paris in Portland. When you walk in you find a lovely selection of fresh made breads, pastries, desserts, and sandwiches. Large windows, chandeliers, and… Read More

McMenamins in Gearhart

A favorite stop when at the Northern Oregon Coast is the beautiful McMenamin’s Hotel and Restaurant in Gearhart. Situated in the quiet town of Gearhart just 4 miles from Seaside, it is a beautiful small coastal hotel with cedar shingles and white trim. The interior is stunning polished wood. Come… Read More

The Jasmine Pearl Tea Shop, Portland

A little hideaway tea shop sits in a quiet corner of East Portland, not far from I-84. Unless you know it’s there, it could be easy to miss. Their flagship store is set in a beautifully restored old white building with beautiful arched windows. Jasmine Pearl is a quiet oasis… Read More

Maurice Luncheonette in Downtown Portland

Maurice’s Luncheonette in downtown Portland is a unique Nordic/French fusion lunch spot within walking distance of Powell’s City of Books. Fun and unusual, it is a great spot to stop for dessert and coffee, or a light lunch.