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Pizza Oven California

Distinguished Pizza Ovens

No matter where I travel, pizza is a priority. Here are 12 of the most distinguished ovens I’ve encountered, either due to the pies they’ve produced or their distinctive looks. Antico Pizza Napoletana owner...
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Nostrana: Our Notable Italian Experience in Portland

For our last meal in Portland, all signs pointed to Nostrana. Earlier in the day, our Interview with bar manager Douglas Derrick piqued our interest in the restaurant with demonstrations on cocktail derring-do and...
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Interview: bar manager Douglas Derrick (Nostrana)

Douglas Derrick is an Arizona native who earned a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and moved to Portland to find further challenges. It also helped his decision...