How to deal with awkward family situations during the holidays. Catherine Ryan Gregory

Deal with awkward family during the holidays

Two-thirds of people expect arguments during the holidays, but the season doesn’t have to be so fraught with family disagreements. Here is how to handle awkward family at the holidays—from responding to insensitive comments to dining with loved ones on the opposite side of the political spectrum. Read the story online, Women’s Health, November 2017.

How to finally reach your New Year's Resolutions.

Reach the resolutions you’ve been trying to achieve

Even if your New Year’s resolutions fizzle before you’ve reached success, this year doesn’t have to be the same. Here, six women share what they’re trying to achieve, and experts bring customized advice to how they can finally get what they want in career, fitness, weight loss and more. Read the story online, Women’s Health,…

Speakeasy bars and best travel bars to drink cocktails in Portland Oregon. Catherine Ryan Gregory

Speakeasy-style bars in Portland

Portland is known as the beer-iest city in the world — it’s home to more than 70 breweries, more than any other city — but did you know that that the Rose City has a long history of bootlegging, boozing and tapping secret codes on locked doors, too? The 21st amendment abolished Prohibition in 1933…

Best wine bars and travel in Portland Oregon. Catherine Ryan Gregory.

Wine experts’ favorite wine bars

Portland is known as a beer-obsessed city, but thanks to its close proximity to wine country, it’s also a prime destination for red, white and bubbly. Read on to learn which Portland wine bars local sommeliers, wine sellers and wine writers choose when they want to raise a glass. Read Wine experts’ favorite wine bars,…

When I grow up: Portland travel with kids

When traveling with kids, the sight of someone in uniform — be it a police officer, firefighter or boat captain — can be more exciting than anything you planned. Why leave such a highlight to chance? At these Portland attractions, your little ones can walk in the shoes of their heroes for a day. Read…