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…

Flying with a toddler Alaska Air

Up in the Air

Flying with a baby and toddler solo is no picnic. But as I write in this Metro Parent column, flying with kids helped me find compassion in the least likely of places. Read Up in the Air, Metro Parent February 2016.

Oregon Coast family vacation

Going Coastal

When summer is a distant memory and spring is a long way off, it’s time to get out and enjoy winter’s best vacation spots. Oregon’s coast offers fun for families, no matter the weather. Read Going Coastal, Metro Parent, December 2014.

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Happy Campers

From a stay in a yurt with (most of) the comforts of home to a rugged backpacking outing, this guide to the Pacific Northwest’s best summer camping has something for every family. Read Happy Campers, Metro Parent, May 2015.