The Spirit of Experimentation: Westward Whiskey

We tour the brand’s facilities in Oregon

Straight ahead, through the front doors of Westward Whiskey‘s new distillery, there are dozens of bottles in varying shapes and sizes with an assortment of labels tucked into a glass case. These are the Portland brand’s archive bottles, stretching back to when they were originally founded in 2004 as House Spirits Distillery. There’s a small-batch bourbon whiskey, an original version of Krogstad’s Aquavit, an Oregon ouzu, …

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 …

Beckel Canvas Outdoor Products

The longtime family-owned company makes tents and perfect summer gear by hand in Portland

by Adrienne So On a bright, sunny day in May, we traveled to bustling SE Clinton Street in Portland, Oregon to visit Beckel Canvas Products. Today, this stretch of road is thickly populated with buzzy restaurants, high-end vintage shops and cafes. But when Bob Beckel first moved into the space thirty years ago, “there was stuff up on 26th [Street],” said Kathy Darnielle, his daughter. …