Word of Mouth: Portland, Oregon

The quintessential PNW city has grown up but its kept its inventive charm

Portland‘s culture of individualism has fostered some of the country’s best bars and restaurants, as well as experimental and ambitious shops. The PNW city—surrounded by the beauty of Mount Hood and spliced through with the splendors along the Willamette River—has a longstanding history of harvesting quality produce and accessing fresh seafood. Even in the city’s newest fleet of bars, restaurants and shops, there are innately …

Plan Bee Farm Brewery Makes Beer That Emphasizes Regionality

Dedicated to NY, this family-owned Poughkeepsie-based brand understands their local terroir

As breweries continue to pop up in astonishing numbers across the country (there are 55 in Vermont, or according to the Brewers Association 11.5 breweries per capita) beer, despite the endless variety, is becoming more similar across categories than ever before. For instance, breweries on the west coast are trying their best to replicate the hazy, New England IPA style. Meanwhile, a brewery in Pennsylvania brews one of …

Brookfield Place’s 5 Borough Challenge: Best Brews of NYC

14 breweries from across the Big Apple compete for accolades

One of NYC’s most dynamic public spaces, Brookfield Place New York’s Winter Garden, will embrace two dozen local breweries for the first-ever craft beer competition on site. All five boroughs are represented, including global heavy-hitters like Brooklyn Brewery and smaller (but equally-compelling) producers like Staten Island’s Killsboro Brewing Company. Known as the 5 Borough Challenge: Best Brews of NYC, the event is free to attend …