Portland's mead scene pairs perfectly with this Oregon city's dedication to the environment—and to its foodie identity.

Portland’s buzzing mead scene

Mead pairs perfectly with Portland’s quirky booze scene: The alcoholic drink, made from honey, aligns with Portland’s commitment to the environment and its love of out of the ordinary foodie experiences. Read Mead in and around Portland, Travel Portland Advertisements

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…

Life in the Slow Lane

Sometimes it’s okay to ditch the schedule and simply soak in the moments with your children. As a mom, I’m constantly learning this lesson—and learning to take it slow with my kids. Read Life in the Slow Lane, PDX Parent, June/July 2016 or read it online.

Wishful thinking

Holidays with kids entail a deluge of gifts from well-meaning friends and family. Here is my wish list for our girls’ presents—a list a little different than you might expect. Read Wishful Thinking, Metro Parent, December 2015.

Having a second child essay

Take Two

Having a second child means a lesson in patience, for everyone in the family. Read Take Two, Metro Parent, October 2015.