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Glacier National Park, Montana: Jammin’ the Sun

At 1.6 billion years old, they’re oldest things in Montana’s Glacier National Park. The swirls in the rock, fossilized blue green algae...

Maxwell Hotel, Seattle, WA

At the foot of Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill with a view of city’s iconic Space Needle, the Maxwell Hotel is redefining what travelers can...

A Water-Level Perspective on Portland

Those who live in or who have visited Portland, Oregon, know it’s a beautiful river city. How about a leisurely dinner cruise on the...

Fran’s Chocolates, Seattle

Fran Bigelow is the Queen of Chocolate in the Northwest. While it seems impossible, Fran’s chocolates have gotten even better, more...

Fudge Fix, Vancouver, WA

Companies that make yummy fudge are pretty common, but companies that make great fudge in 80 different flavors, many of them incredible...

Coastal Mist Artisan Chocolates

Lots of chocolatiers make good chocolates. Far fewer are craftsmen making top-quality artisan chocolates and desserts and that’s exactly...

AJ’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard

Aj's Edible Arts has taken the Walla Walla sweet onion and made one of the best mustards we've ever tasted.

Bees and Beans: Handmade Artisan Chocolate Bars

Bees and Beans artisan candy bars handmade in small batches by Portland, Oregon pastry chef Faith Dionne are desserts-in-a-bar.

Fraser’s Gourmet Hideaway, Oak Harbor, WA

Frasers Gourmet Hideaway has a lot to recommend it: my favorite part (other than the perfectly prepared scallops) is the open kitchen.

The Sparrow Bakery, Bend, Oregon

For the lucky folks who live in Bend, The Sparrow Bakery is an everyday treat; the rest of us have to add it to the list of must-dos when...

Jake’s Famous Crawfish, Portland, OR

Jake’s, as it’s called by locals, is an institution that’s fed the powerful, the rich and famous, and the common man (and woman)...

Ruby Jewel’s Scoops, Portland, OR

You can smell the freshly-made waffle cones before you ever see Ruby Jewel’s new storefront ice cream shop in the Mississippi...