Beer & pizza article: New Haven-Style Pies, Northwest Brews

Had such a good time meeting the folks at Eugene’s The Wheel Apizza Pub. Great pizza & refreshingly tasty, approachable, yet different craft beer. ➼ ➼ ➼ Check out their profile in the August 2018 Oregon Beer Growler

Business article highlight: How Data Can Drive Your Business Growth

Brewing a business is a combo of checking your plan—but adapting as you go. Loved this chat with one of my fave local Eugene craft breweries, Falling Sky Brewing. How Data Can Drive Your Business Growth – LivePlan Blog

Video: Where do book ideas come from?

On Mon., June 4, 2018, I had the fun honor of sitting in for a YouTube Live author chat, hosted at Eugene local bookstore Tsunami Books. Write Now is a weekly live discussion with three writers: Joanna Bartlett, Valerie Ihsan, and Julie Dawn. Joanna was out of town, and they graciously asked if I would … Read more

Eugene Beer Week, June 4–10

Over 50 events from over a dozen Eugene/Springfield breweries. Along with the local craft beer scene, Eugene Beer Week has grown so much over the past few years. If you are in the area, or just want an example of what an awesome local, small business-minded, life-loving culture looks like, Eugene Beer Week is a … Read more

The Register Guard: Manifest Beer Co.: Downtown brewpub with hometown zeal

I’ve been following Manifest through all its ups and downs over the years, from its original incarnation, to two tumultuous moves to, finally, landing in a sweet space in downtown Eugene. The beers are excellent, and the location is awesome. I’m hoping it’s a sign of good things ahead not just for Manifest, but downtown … Read more

Eugene Magazine: Two days in Florence

One thing I love about living in Eugene is that you are about an hour from the Cascade Mountains to the east, and an hour from the Pacific Ocean to the west. Florence, OR, is a nice spot for a weekend getaway to the coast, and I had a lot of fun breaking down some … Read more

May Oregon Beer Growler

The May issue of the Oregon Beer Growler is out! The full issue is available in print and digital, and you can also find many articles online. For my story in this issue, a Eugene brewery has had lots of twists and turns, but now seems to have found a good location for their excellent … Read more

National Library Week #NationalLibraryWeek

Many of my fondest memories involve a good library. When I was a kid, being dropped off at the local library or the wee library in my elementary school meant escaping into my imagination and exploring whatever my mind was hungry for. As an adult, that’s not changed much. Each week, my kids and I … Read more

Travel Florence: Eugene Magazine, Spring issue 2018

Eugene Magazine is a lifestyle quarterly that I have written for regularly for a few years now. The Spring 2018 issue just came out, and I have an articles in there on traveling to Florence, a nearby city on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Check out the spring issue

Claim 52 Brewing stakes out sweet spot

A hopefully-changing rarity in the guy-dominated craft beer industry, two women are at the helm of this 6-year-old Eugene brewery. Claim 52 has been ahead of the curve on trends such as kölsch and hazy IPA, and now they’re about to open a downtown taproom/restaurant. I was so happy to get to talk beer and … Read more