Pacific Northwest

Market Seattle

Seattle Food Worth Seeking

Seattle has come a long way from the 1800s, when settlers to the waterfront land between what became Elliott Bay and Lake Washington became best known for logging and fishing. More recently, chefs like...
Restaurant Sign Portland

Laurelhurst Market: Pulling Double Duty in East Portland

In Portland, there seems to be a push towards greater efficiency. Coffeehouses like Coava Coffee Roasters and Sterling Coffee Roasters decided that sharing space with another tenant makes more sense for their respective business...
Restaurant Portland

Aviary: Put a Bird on It in Portland’s Alberta Arts District

Maybe it’s in the water, but as Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein point out in “Portlandia,”, residents are infatuated with bird imagery. Plenty of Portland shops and restaurants sport bird logos, including local favorites...
Hotel Vancouver Island

Sooke Harbour House: Hyper Local Food on Vancouver Island

In the mid ’90s, when my interest in restaurants was just coming into focus, my fingers would routinely flip through Zagat’s New York City guide, the New York Times dining section and an increasingly...
Farm Sign British Columbia

North Arm Farm: Sturdy, Sustainable + Family-Run in Pemberton

Pemberton is a hotbed for produce, supplying restaurants and farmers markets in B.C. as far south as Vancouver, and the marquee farm in this fertile, mountain-framed town is North Arm Farm. Jordan Sturdy, who...
Restaurant Vancouver

West: Showcasing Seasonal, Regional Fare in Vancouver

My epic trip to British Columbia had to end at some point, and the itinerary gods from Tourism Vancouver made sure the week culminated with lunch at West, a revered restaurant that’s a key...