Category: Travel

Wine Touring in the Willamette Valley

Situated about 25 miles South of Portland, the Willamette Valley seems like a world away – back roads beckon visitors to explore the lush rolling hills, historic communities and farmer’s markets that showcase the region’s local produce. With a temperate…

Portland at The Benson with dinner at Palm Court

My last stay at this historic hotel was about 25 years ago when it was owned by the Westin brand, fast track to present day The Benson is part of the Coast Hotels family. Built in 1912, renovated recently, we…

Visit to Cannon Beach and the Hallmark Resort

It has been about 25 years ago since I last stayed at the beautiful Hallmark Resort & Spa in Cannon Beach which is situated right on the beach with Haystack Rock at its footsteps. It is a spectacular spot on the Oregon Coast…

Roadtrip in the Honda Accord to Bellingham

I recently spent a couple of days test driving the 2018 Honda Accord Touring on a road trip to Bellingham with a few coffee and food stops along the way. Leaving Vancouver, driving Highway 99 South to the Peace Arch…

Field Trip to the Pacific Northwest

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Exploring the Food Scene in Victoria

Recently spent a week revisiting Victoria where I had a chance to discover some new places as well as revisit some spots that I love. Hey Happy Had a Nitro cold brew as I revisited one of my favourite cafes…

Foodie Visit to Whistler during Cornucopia

Outside of the Whistler Cornucopia festival  that I attended last month, I also visited some places on my own starting off with dinner at Hunter Gather which opened about 6 months ago. The restaurant is quite large with lots of seating…

Experiencing Cornucopia 2017 in Whistler

Started off my Whistler Cornucopia experience by attending the Best of BC House Party on Thursday November 16 at the Whistler Conference Centre. Stayed at the beautiful Crystal Lodge Hotel, centrally located across the walkway from the Whistler Conference Centre…

Field Trip to Courtenay

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Roadtrip in the Acura MDX to Campbell River

I recently spent a weekend test driving the Acura MDX Sport Hybrid 2017 on a road trip to Campbell River with a few coffee and food stops along the way. Leaving Vancouver, driving Highway 1 to take BC Ferries over…

House Party at Whistler Cornucopia 2017 Recap

It’s been years since my last visit to Cornucopia, back then it was a 4 day event, in recent years it became an 11 day event. This year I attended Cornucopia on the latter part of the festival and had…

Exploring Portland’s Food Scene

On my recent visit to Portland, Oregon for Feast Portland, I also had a chance to visit some cafes, bakeries, restaurants and such on my own. Ava Gene’s Restaurant is owned by Chef Josh McFadden and specializes in Italian cuisine,…

A Visit to Ashland in Southern Oregon

After close to an-hours drive we arrived to the next destination, Ashland, this was one town I had been wanting to visit for years. Located at the base of the Siskiyou mountains, 14 miles north of the border with California,…

Feast Portland 2017: Best Food and Drink

The festival is made up of several signature events that run through this 4 day festival which I attended September 14-17, as I mentioned in my Experience post. Out of all the tasty events that I had attended, these are…

Feast Portland 2017: The Experience

One food festival that I had been yearning to visit over the years is Feast Portland, an annual food and drink festival held each September in Portland, Or. This was the 6th year since it’s inception which I attended September…

Field Trip to Nanaimo

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Wine Touring in Southern Oregon

The Southern Oregon region is filled with vineyards and wineries producing some delicious wines with many grape varieties being grown in the area. I had a chance to tour a couple of different areas on my recent trip to the…

Field Trip to Portland in a Honda Pilot

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Field Trip to Seattle in the Summer

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Field Trip to Victoria

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Field Trip to Whistler

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Field Trip to Victoria

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Exploring the Whistler Farmers Market

Over the summer I visited this market as I do each time I am in Whistler, as a huge supporter of the Farmers Markets, this is a very large market that always has many new and established vendors. It is…

Field Trip to Seattle

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

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