• Taste Locally Sourced Spirits at Freeland Spirits

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    Locavore meet loca-pour.

Jill Kuehler, owner and operator of Portland, Oregon’s craft distillery Freeland Spirits (one of the few women-owned and -operated distilleries in history) is partnering with female-led Carman Ranch in Oregon’s Wallowa County to grow grain (and soon rye) for Freeland Whiskey. Carman Ranch is co-owned by Cory Carman, who also raises grass-fed beef and pork.

Washington’s Vancouver Waterfront development project will be getting a big boost this summer with the opening of two long-awaited hotels. The 138-room Hotel Indigo is scheduled to open in late June or early July while the 150-room AC Hotel by Marriott is looking to make its debut on June 15 at the Port of Vancouver’s adjacent Terminal 1. A 10-story condominium building, Residences at Kirkland Tower, is planning an October opening and will be attached to Hotel Indigo.

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.

 

If you’re planning a meeting in Idaho, you’ll want to be sure and have a beer break on the itinerary. The state is the top barley producer in the United States and the second-top producer of hops.