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Dispatch from Portland: Take-Aways from FeastPDX

The bar at Clyde Common, one of my favorite places to eat and drink in Portland

I spent the last three days and nights ingesting a crazy amount of food and bev at FeastPDX, the Bon Appetit-sponsored food fest in the Rose City. It was the festival's second year; I attended last year as well. And while I had no complaints about last year, overall I think this year's festival was better: more events, a few free events, some very good tasting panels and speakers, and of course, the primo events: the Sandwich Invitational, Night Market and High Comfort. Read more »

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Feasting Vicariously: Who to Follow at Feast PDX

This weekend, the biggest and best Northwest food festival is taking place in Portland. Seventy food media and at least that many star chefs--from Philly, New York City, Charleston, Austin, LA and Seattle--are taking over the Rose City for Feast Portland, a nonstop food blitz: tasting events, lectures, wine and beer events, collaborative dinners, and woah, are there some after-parties.

But if you're not already going, you're not going, since almost everything's sold out. Read more »

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Where to Taste the Flavors of Fall in Seattle

Il Corvo's pumpkin-filled tovaglioli with sage, butter and pine nuts is fall in a bowl

It's hard to know what to root for this time of year: More of this sensational summer weather, long dinners on the patio, meals at home that come together almost too easily with just a sliced ripe tomato and some cheese to start, something off of the grill for the main, and peak season fruit to finish. Or for the soothing cool mornings of autumn, sweater weather, the coziness of meandering walks through dry leaves, trips to the pumpkin patch, apple sauce and cider. Read more »

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Langdon Cook's The Mushroom Hunters Among Amazon's Best Books of the Month

Langdon Cook on the of trail of the underground mushroom foraging industry

We're loving all the attention Seattle Magazine Cook's Adventure's columnist, Fat of the Land blogger and author Langdon Cook's new book is getting. Read more »

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Westward and Little Gull Are Now Open on North Lake Union

First come, first served in the Adirondack chairs. Worth the effort for that view!

They said they were opening next Tuesday.

But, in a twist (who doesn't love a twist?), Westward and Little Gull Grocery, the north Lake Union waterfront seafood-centric, boat-up spots we've been waiting all summer for, are open! Right now. For lunch and dinner. And the in-between hours (11am til 10pm, or 11pm on weekends).   Read more »

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