more about: portland

Just call her the Waste Ace

Just four years out of Lewis & Clark College, Claire Cummings has carved out a niche at Bon Appétit, a food service based in Palo Alto, California, with 500-plus cafes—the word “cafeteria” is gently discouraged—around the country. 

An expert’s tips for traveling with wine, Oakland intel, and more great travel finds

Love good beer? Get this book, now

Pardon the pun, but we’ve more than once tapped the expertise of Portland beer guy Jeff Alworth, whose entertaining Beervana blog pulls no punches when it comes to the curious creations of some big-brewery product-development labs. (“Imagine an off-brand Jolly Rancher melted down and cut with Everclear” was his tart take on one alco-pop.)

8 secret gems in Portland

1. 1856 1856 is a super-cool bottle shop and taproom with only eight stools and a well-curated beer list. Bring a growler to fill, an esoteric beer request, or just a powerful thirst–1856 can hook you up.