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Monday, September 19, 2011


Do you remember the best date you ever had?  I’m talking about the mother of all dates – the one where every little possible detail was taken care of.  Where you were wined and dined within an inch of your life,  and so much attention was lavished upon you, that you were almost embarrassed by it.  Yeah.  Me neither.  But, if I’d had ever experienced a date like that, I imagine it would have been very much like the extraordinary weekend I recently spent in Oregon as a guest of Travel Oregon.  I had such an incredibly wonderful time, and I can’t wait to tell you about it!

A while back, I received an email from Stacey of Maxwell PR, the public relations firm that represents Travel Oregon, inviting me, along with about twenty other food and wine writers, to an action-packed weekend filled with food, wine and adventure.    Travel Oregon is the state’s tourism commission and the official travel guide to planning an Oregon vacation.   Stacey explained that we would be spending three days immersing ourselves in Oregon’s rich and diverse culinary culture: dining at Portland’s hottest restaurants; touring Oregon’s wine country; and learning tricks of the trade from some of the area’s most talented food artisans.  It took about thirty seconds for me to reply with a resounding YES!  Visiting Oregon has always been on my bucket list of things to do, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to go.  read more >>

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