By Melanie Haiken on July 10, 2014
Ashland may be best known for the annual Shakespeare festival, but this southern Oregon hipster hamlet now boasts farm-to-table fare that rivals that of big sister Portland.
By Melanie Haiken on September 15, 2010
Golden Era films set the tone in the lobby of the Hotel deLuxe Green, not glam, is the word usually associated with Portland these days. The city has become nationally known for its ethic of creative reuse, which permeates everything from clothing designers to restaurants. A form of reuse that’s too often overlooked is historic […]
By Melanie Haiken on June 28, 2010
I’d never heard of river surfing until I was planning a recent trip to Montreal. Then suddenly it seemed it was all anyone asked about – “are you going to try surfing the St. Lawrence while you’re in Montreal?” I confess I was a bit perplexed. As a native Californian, I associate surfing solely with […]
By Melanie Haiken on April 28, 2010
Okay, it’s gross and no fun to read about, but frequent travelers everywhere are buzzing about…bed bugs. Is this for real? Apparently it’s all too real; a pest we thought was a relic of depression-era tenements is now taking up residence in hotels across the globe. What surprised me the most, I must confess, is […]