Whew, I feel like I'm really behind as far as new stuff for this past week or so. So without further ado...
Deschutes Brewery of Bend is discontinuning their Quail Springs IPA. Today, a new hoppier, more assertive IPA, called Inversion, will make its debut. Chris of Belmont Station has more details on the new IPA. And if you haven't checked out Belmont Station's blog, you should. They're the premier in-town bottle store, with over 500 different beers, and their new blog covers new stuff, as well as whatever strikes their fancy. http://www.belmont-station.com/newbrewblog.html
German Rieslings from Ewald Moseler's collection will be featured at La Bodega's Last Sunday tasting. There will be four wines poured of varying levels of sweetness and weight, from QbA to Spatlese.
The cost of the tasting will be $11 and will include snacks.
Vancouver's Farmers Market is already open at the northwest corner of Esther Short Park, Saturdays from 8am-2pm.
Hillsdale Farmers' Market ends its winter market season this Sunday, 3/26, 10am-2pm. Their regular season begins May 7.
Portland Farmers Market opens April 1.
A perennial fixture at the south end of the city's Park Blocks on the campus of Portland State University, the Saturday farmers market operates from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 1 through December 16, 2006.
PETA's survey concludes:
Other cities might be bigger, but beautiful Portland, Oregon, reigns as the most vegetarian-friendly large city in the United States. From food-cart vendors who hawk vegetarian eats on the street to restaurants that offer more upscale cuisine, Portland sure caters to every vegetarian's wallet and palate with a seemingly unending array of choices.
They mention Veganopolis, Vege Thai, Vegetarian House, the Kalga Kafé, Paradox Palace Café, Zack's Shack, It's a Beautiful Pizza, Scooter's, Voodoo Donuts, and Dot's Café, as well as Food Fight! vegan grocery, the Daily Grind grocery, Herbivore Clothing, VeloShop, and Portland Pet Supply.
Speaking of ExtraMSG, he just got back from the Far East, and he just wrote up the first installment of his Portland Mezza series, featuring Aladdin's Cafe, Al Amir, La Villa, and Nicholas Restaurant. Damn maniac.