August 2017


White Water and 70-Plus Wine Varietals Await in These Beautiful River Valleys

Wines from A to Z thrive in southern Oregon.

The Ledger David vineyard near Talent (visit the tasting room in Central Point to try the wines).


Go Farmhouse or Fancy at the Epicenter of Oregon Wine

Oregon’s Willamette Valley caters to wine lovers of many tastes.

A convivial multi-generational group crowds up to the bar at the Brooks Winery tasting room, near Amity, which offers live music on Sundays


Thanks to a Direct Flight, This Breathtaking Wine Region is Within Easy Reach From Seattle

Make a quick getaway to surfing and wine paradise San Luis Obispo.

Wine country near San Luis Obispo brushes up against the central California Pacific coastline.


This Longtime Vacation Hotspot Has a Wine Scene Worth Slowing Down to Explore

Cruise your way through the San Juan Islands for a taste of varietals you won’t find on the state’s dry side.

Spend an afternoon sipping a glass of Riesling at the new tasting room for Orcas Island Winery


Young Woodinville Chef Makes ‘Impractical’ Food From the Northwest’s Bounty

The Herbfarm’s savory-sweet take on late-summer morel mushrooms.

Wunderkind chef Chris Weber, in The Herbfarm’s greenhouse, makes the most of late-season burn morel mushrooms.


These New Grown-Up Dormitories Are One Way to Beat the Seattle Freeze

The unique dwelling arrangements can help neighbors connect to form a community.

Continuous balconies at Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing allow for plenty of interaction between neighbors


Immigrants From Across the World Bring Family Recipes to This New Kent Restaurant

Project Feast’s Ubuntu Street Café serves global flavor while providing job training for new Americans.

Lunch at Ubuntu Street Café.


A Washington Area Better Known for Jet Skis Has Become a Legit Wine Region

Taste your way through Lake Chelan’s emerging wineries on an electric bike.

The vineyards surrounding Nefarious Cellars.


These Vibrant East African Cafes, Shops Are the Best Reason to Visit This North Seattle Neighborhood

In Pinehurst, Steve Scher finds a slice of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Customers at the Jebena Cafe in Pinehurst get a warm welcome from co-owner Martha Seyoum who came here from Ethiopia 26 years ago.


Small But Mighty Sound Theatre Company Earns Acclaim With Real Diversity

After a run of plays written by white men, the theater's founder decided it was time for a change.

Teresa Thuman, front, with the creatives of Sound Theatre’s “Amplify” season, clockwise from left: director Malika Oyetimein, writer Keiko Green and director Kaytlin McIntyre.


Mother-Daughter Fashion Duo Break Out With Timeless Button-Downs

Renee Bassetti and Sarah McKinney weave their businesses around a luxurious wardrobe staple.

Renee Bassetti and her daughter, Sarah McKinney


The 7 Best Wine Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Even beyond the wine, these Northwest locations make gorgeous getaways.

The grounds around the Inn at Abeja in Walla Walla invite strolling.

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The Art of Weathering Winter: What “Self-Care” Really Is (and Isn’t)

How to cultivate more community, according to author Angela Garbes & State Representative Darya Farivar

The term “self-care” has become so overused that its meaning can be bent to almost any purpose. Is it indulging in a cocktail or abstaining from booze? Is it splurging on a skincare product or making peace with fine lines? Some have begun to use the term “community care” to refer to a commitment toward…

Photography by Alex Cayley.

Deep Focus

Tom Skerritt remains more committed than ever to the creative economy in the Northwest

Tom Skerritt is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential   Fans were understandably disappointed to learn that Tom Skerritt wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf in “Top Gun 2.” “You can’t beat Tom Skerritt with a gun,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Skerritt has said that…