more about: whiskey

Where to go this weekend: Denver’s Santa Fe District

This is the heart of the art scene in the Mile High City, packed with new galleries and breweries—perfect for holiday shopping and sipping.

Scratch and sniff: Now for whiskey, too!

If you liked Richard Betts’ Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert, which we featured in the February 2014 issue of Sunset, you owe it to yourself to check out the Boulder-based writer‘s latest book, The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All (due out Oct. 6; $22; Houghton Mifflin).

Where to go this weekend: Portland’s Division/Clinton hood

Chockablock with game-changing restaurants, cafes, and boutiques, this eastside Portland district is still the city’s best place to grab a bite and browse. It’s especially fine in summer, when sunny, 70-degree days mean you can ditch your car and comfortably explore on foot.

Where to go this weekend: Hood River, OR

  In May, this Columbia Gorge town hits its stride: The river begins to warm, breweries open their patios, and the new waterfront park fills with picnickers.