March 6, 2013 |
A string of seven fires within a city block in Bend, Ore., started with the scorching of a historic church during the morning darkness Wednesday and continued until after dawn, when firefighters spotted two cars engulfed in flames, officials said. After firefighters arrived at Trinity Episcopal Church's main sanctuary around 2:15 a.m., a slew of other fires were spotted nearby -- one at another building across the street that the church uses to serve homeless people, three that burned outside portions of residences, including a garage and a shed, and two vehicle fires, Bend Fire Marshal Larry Medina told the Los Angeles Times.
February 11, 2013 |
Perhaps you're thinking about sweets and Thursday's big event -- Valentine's Day. Well, it's possible to find romance even in the gloomy Pacific Northwest, especially when chocolate frosting is involved. Portland, Ore., has a reputation as a growing gastropolis, with foodies from around the country converging on newly opened gastropubs, communal-table style restaurants -- and bakeries . During a recent visit, it seemed as though a visitor could purchase pastries on every other corner.
February 10, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO PORTLAND, ORE. From LAX , Alaska, Southwest, Virgin America and United offer nonstop service to Portland. Southwest also offers direct service (stop, no change of plane);connecting service (change of plane) is offered on Southwest, Alaska, Delta, United and American. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $156.
February 10, 2013 |
PORTLAND, Ore. - Is it possible for an Angeleno to leave home and find love in a region where sunshine is merely a rumor and 50 shades of gray are a daily atmospheric reality? It's helpful if the pursuit of that bliss involves a white-hot controversy that upon occasion dominates headlines and ensnares academics, government officials and medical researchers. I am speaking, of course, of carbohydrate love. Portland - where the constantly caffeinated seem to have an ever-growing selection of pastries to consume with their coffee - is a logical destination.
January 24, 2013 |
You don't need a passport to visit Portland, Ore., but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get one. Those who book their next hotel stay at Travel Portland's website will receive a "passport" for free food items instead of free passage. And who doesn't want a free cream doughnut from Voodoo Doughnuts ? The deal: The Portland Passport is a good way to sample some of the city's artisan food stops. Receive a free one-hour beer tour and tasting at Widmer Bros. Brewing , free basket of buttermilk biscuits at the Country Cat , a free cup of seafood chowder at Salty's on the Columbia and a free ice cream cone at Salt & Straw . No extra purchase required to take advantage of the passport.
December 22, 2012 |
Dear SOS: We recently had a fabulous dinner at Vitaly Paley's new restaurant, Imperial, in Portland, Ore. Everything was truly amazing. The crowning touch was a gingerbread sticky pudding with cold whipped cream. Is there any way the restaurant would part with the recipe? I would love to make this for our family. Linda Kirk Playa del Rey Dear Linda: It's a gingerbread lover's dream come true. Imperial's rich, dark gingerbread is fragrantly spiced with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and fresh ginger, and doused with homemade toffee sauce fresh out of the oven, making for an extra-moist cake.