Food and drink

Thanksgiving Cocktail - Stone Fence

Our bartender in residence has the perfect drink to help you get through Thanksgiving. It's called the Stone Fence. This is my signature Thanksgiving cocktail. All measures are approximate because you can’t screw this drink up. 1 1/2 oz bourbon (I usually use Bulleit, but whatever you have on hand...
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Lance Mayhew's “Cosmopolitan” cranberry sauce

Do you need a last minute thing to take to Thanksgiving dinner? "Terry Boyd's World" bartender and chef Lance Mayhew has a pretty easy cranberry sauce you can make. Cranberry sauce is super easy, and if you are going to make one, you might as well make a damn good one. I’m not saying this is better...
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Thanksgiving dinner

10 Chain Restaurants That Will Be Open on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be with friends and family, but you don't have to do it at home. Many restaurants will open their doors to feed you (and your family) next Thursday.
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Iris' Weekly List of Cool Northwest Events

These are sort of the pre-holiday days, but that doesn't mean there aren't some holiday based things to do around here. So, if you're into getting decorated or being ahead in your gift giving, have at it. And if you want to avoid that stuff until after Thanksgiving, I get it! So here's things to do...
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Oktoberfest Celebrations start this week!

Hopefully the scorching days of Summer are over, and we can get down to doing that seasonal thing we do so well here in the Northwest....Celebrate Oktoberfest! BEER! Yay! Enjoy, and here's your list of things going on this weekend to consider! ~Iris Thu-Sun, Sept 14 – 17: Portland Fall RV & Van...
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Brace Yourselves for the Mermaid Frappuccino

The Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks was short-lived, but it didn't take long for the monstrosity to go viral and change the course of humanity forever. Demand for the drink thinned out the already-endangered unicorn herds and now Starbucks has set its sights on a new mythical species—the...
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Weekend Things to Entertain You

Summer is full of great things to do! This week there's car racing, vintage car shows, a street fair, lavender appreciation, hippies, and a marathon. And there's beer and wine at most events so don't panic. July 7 – 9: Portland Rose Festival Rose Cup Races. Watch sports-cars race on a two-mile...
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10 Tax Day Freebies & Discounts That Are Worth Checking Out

It is Tax Day. Hopefully, you’re celebrating by receiving a nice refund check from the IRS. Unfortunately, many of us won't be lucky enough to receive a check today. So there will be a lot of sadness as we mail our payments off to the IRS tonight. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right?...
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