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Salishan Spa & Golf Resort is a Paradise Destination for Canine-Friendly Events and Meetings

Guests at the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort may be a bit surprised by the greeting they receive upon their arrival. Along with a “hello” and a handshake from the concierge as they enter the lobby, they’re also likely to encounter a wet nose and fuzzy muzzle.

That’s Remington’s way of saying “welcome.” The 7-year-old Bernese mountain dog is Salishan’s resident canine and the first indication to guests that this Oregon Coast resort has literally gone to the dogs.

Portland Party Raises Funds for LGBT Causes

Few heads turned when Judge Kemp walked into a Office Depot store in Portland, Oregon, one Saturday evening in May 2015 wearing 3-and-a-half-inch goth rocker boots and an above-the-knee, off-theshoulder little red dress. Kemp grabbed what he needed—some last-minute lanyards—and hurried back to The Old Freeman Factory to kick off one of Portland’s most anticipated and colorful charity events of the year: the Red Dress Party.

Boise Welcomed New, Multifaceted Creative Center

This past December, Boise welcomed Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP), a nonprofit, interactive creative center and community-gathering place. Named for Idaho agribusiness icon J.R. Simplot—founder of the agricultural supply company J.R. Simplot Company—the center’s six-story, 65,000-square-foot main building includes five interactive learning studios. Each studio’s name indicates the activity that can be explored and shared within the space.

Tutka Bay Lodge Introduced New Culinary Package in Homer, Alaska

Groups traveling to Alaska’s Tutka Bay Lodge can join award-winning chefs (and mother-daughter team) Kirsten and Mandy Dixon for a culinary-specific package that delves into the history and technique of Alaska cuisine. As part of the package, guests will forage for wild edibles and visit a Kachemak Bay oyster farm. The package includes transportation to and from Homer, all lodging, amenities, cooking classes at Tutka Bay Lodge and a Tutka Bay Lodge cookbook.

Signature Drink: Over the River

Doug Fir Lounge’s bar manager, Joshua Merrion, recommends his Over the River cocktail to keep you warm when the temperatures dip.

INGREDIENTS
—2 parts Woodford Reserve
—1 part Zirbenz Stone Pine liqueur
—1/4 ounce honey syrup
—4 dashes each Peychaud’s bitters and Angostura bitters

DIRECTIONS
1. Combine all ingredients, stir and strain over a single ice cube.
2. Garnish with a lemon peel and Amarena cherry on a pick.

Signature Drink: Smoked Duck Manhattan

Named one of 2014’s “Best Cocktails in America” by Restaurant Hospitality, this drink from Kirkland, Washington’s Trellis Restaurant (located in The Heathman Hotel) will warm you up on a crisp fall afternoon.

INGREDIENTS
— 2 oz. duck-infused bourbon
— .75 oz. Carpano Antica vermouth
— .25 oz. Luxardo cherry liqueur
— Cherry
— Ardbeg whiskey atomizer

DIRECTIONS
1. Combine bourbon, Carpano Antica and Luxardo.
2. Stir over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
3. Garnish with a cherry and mist with Ardbeg.

Experience Seattle & Its Food with Eat Seattle

Think you know everything about Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market? Think again. Eat Seattle is offering foodies a two-hour, chef-led tour of the Market, showcasing nine different vendors, featuring organic and sustainable fare.

Liz McCune, founder of Eat Seattle, spent a year traveling around Europe and notes that she found that “the best way to connect to every region was through the food.” When she returned stateside, she created the tour to help people learn more about Seattle through its cuisine.

Flashback: Mark Spencer Hotel

The Mark Spencer Hotel has been immersed in art since it first opened its doors as the Nortonia Hotel in 1907. Located in the middle of Portland, Oregon’s West End district, it has welcomed artists such as Louis Armstrong, Spike Jones, Billy Barty and Sammy Davis Jr. In 1966, the Nortonia was remodeled and renamed The Mark Spencer Hotel. The oldest operating hotel in Portland’s metro area, it continues to showcase creativity. “Each floor is a nod to a different art form,” says Cydelle Higa-Johnston, director of sales.

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