When I asked my parents if they wanted to eat at Ajii Asian Kitchen with me, they asked me what kind of food they served. I explained it was a Japanese rice and noodle place that specializes in ramen from Chef Joe Kim, the brains behind the delectable 5 Fusion & Sushi Bar.
Missed Giving Tuesday? That was far from your only chance to give this season. And this time, you can eat, too!
Here are a few ways you can continue to give back this season. Newport Market
Feel the need to roam? The Source's beer guy heads across U.S. Route 2 and the Great Northern Plains
With any road trip, the emphasis rightly deserves to be on the roads taken. If time is abundant and solitude is one of the main priorities, there are few better options than U.S. Route 2, which starts outside Seattle, goes on until Ontario, and is mostly a barren two-lane blacktop in between.
Tumalo's food cart pods are legit
Food carts have been prevalent in Central Oregon for years now, but it wasn't until the advent of The Lot that they started becoming almost omnipresent in Bend. Now it's Tumalo's turn.
Three more reasons to head to Tumalo
The Tumalo Food Court, located just off Highway 20 in Tumalo, takes two of Bend's and one of Sunriver's most beloved eateries and puts them in one easy location. There's not a lot of information online about the spot (in point of fact, there's none), so here is a quick look at the three carts down the block from The Bite.
Breweries in Spokane worth exploring
When it comes to craft beer in the less-populated parts of Eastern Oregon, there isn't much. Steens Mountain in Burns is one, a tiny outfit that received a glowing profile in BeerAdvocate magazine a few months ago.
Have the Thanksgiving YOU want to have with this guide to places you can avoid cooking
Thanksgiving is a tricky holiday. Anytime I'm celebrating a holiday that has some negative historical connotations (I'm looking at you, Columbus Day), I know there's also a segment of the Native American population that is mourning.
Not sure how to handle this year's family gatherings in a divided nation? Here's what to talk about, besides the elephant—and the donkey—in the room.
Four dank spots one eventful night
What makes for a good dive bar? A pool table helps, as well as a lack of light.
Pasta House opens on the South Side
One thing that makes Pasta House interesting: It's trying something different in an area mostly known for chain restaurants and retail. Situated in the Bend Factory stores mall, Pasta House has moved in where a Mexican restaurant that didn't stick around long enough to register used to be.
Tiny Yachats looms big in beer-oriented minds
Bend may slow down a considerable amount once fall kicks into gear, but that doesn't mean the scene for one of the city's most well-loved exports is growing desolate. The Bend Ale Festival, happening this Saturday at Northwest Crossing, will offer 40 beers from 20 brewers that encompass quite nearly everyone active in Central Oregon.