Ecliptic Brewing Shares Some Surprises to 2019 Lineup

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(Portland, OR) – This year was an eventful one for Ecliptic Brewing and their 2019 calendar indicates that this upcoming one will be no different. Their 2019 beer calendar reveals the return of all year-round beers, some exciting changes to the

...read more at https://thefullpint.com/beer-news/ecliptic-brewing-shares-some-surprises-to-2019-lineup/

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A Thanksgiving feast in the kitchen

With Thanksgiving in the air, my email in-box loads up with Thanksgiving wine and food options to capture the flavor of this feel-good holiday.

There is a special excitement in Kitchen 1540, the cozy, award-winning signature restaurant at L’Auberge Del Mar. Besides the panoramic ocean views, garden terrace walks and lively bar, their Thanksgiving dinner will be orchestrated and collaborated by Executive Chef Nathan Lingle and Chef de Cuisine Collin Leaver. Kitchen 1540 speaks volumes of the Southern California dining atmosphere. There is a seamless flow from the bar to the dining room and outdoor patio spaces, a perfect mix of

...read more at https://www.thecoastnews.com/a-thanksgiving-feast-in-the-kitchen/

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Restaurant Inspections: 11/12

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The Most Affordable Winter Vacations in the US

Sure, summer vacations are nice, but have you ever tried packing your bags for a winter getaway?

After the holidays, airfares and hotel prices start to drop dramatically, especially since most of us have used up our vacation days and aren’t planning on traveling too much. But perhaps, if you are one of the lucky people who racked up some extra paid leave, you might be able to swing an incredible trip for not too much cash. If you’re traveling domestically, it’s more possible than you think.

Frankly, we can’t think of a better cure for the winter blues than jet

...read more at https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/winter-vacations/affordable-winter-vacations

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Five Fantastic Beaches and Their Fancy Digs: Oregon Coast Tips

Five Fantastic Beaches and Their Fancy Digs: Oregon Coast Tips

Published 11/10/2018 at 5:39 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff

(Oregon Coast) – Looking for a place to hide on the Oregon coast when it’s crowded? And maybe a short walk from some upscale hotel of some kind?

Five fantastic beaches of the Oregon coast provide just that: a place in the sun in the midst of the crowds but a quick means to get away, while still enjoying the civility of extravagant lodging surroundings a short stroll from those crazy sands.

...read more at http://www.beachconnection.net/news/five_fantastic_beach.php

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Oregon Trails: Sharks vs. orcas — battle plays out in Oregon Coast Aquarium’s exhibits, past and present – The Register

Who wins in a battle of sharks versus orcas?

I took my 7-year-old grandson Brendan to find out at Newport’s Oregon Coast Aquarium. It’s a great place for a family getaway in November, an otherwise awkward month for adventure, when it’s too rainy to hike, too stormy to play on the beach, and not yet snowy enough to ski.

The aquarium has both indoor and outdoor paths, more than a hundred sharks and a free marine science center next door.

Trista Baxter gave us the inside story. Trista is the shark lady, a vivacious marine biologist who has previously worked

...read more at https://www.registerguard.com/entertainmentlife/20181111/oregon-trails-sharks-vs-orcas---battle-plays-out-in-oregon-coast-aquariums-exhibits-past-and-present

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Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert — Reedsport

The Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra opens the 2018-2019 concert season with a Fall program featuring works by immigrants to America and children of those immigrants. The new citizen artists took full advantage of the opportunities presented by an accepting America to celebrate the human spirit through music and song. Simultaneously America’s growing global cultural presence enabled them to reach a world population eager to embrace their talents and devotion.

Selections from orchestral composers Sergei Rachmaninoff, Eric Korngold, Victor Herbert, Persy Grainger and Igor Stravinsky make up the first half of the program, while popular favorites from Leroy Anderson, Pete Rugolo, Henry

...read more at https://theworldlink.com/calendar/art-music-theater/oregon-coast-chamber-orchestra-fall-concert-reedsport/event_f518abd4-48b2-11e3-8cf8-0019bb2963f4.html

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BBQ restaurant rebuilds from the ashes, strangers donate $28K to military family

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VIDEO THUMBNAIL - Strangers help veteran rebuild business from the ashes

Three Salem, Oregon-area restaurants suffered fires this summer, but one was particularly devastating. It reduced Squatchy’s BBQ, a food trailer opened by a U.S. Army veteran less than a year earlier, to a hunk of twisted metal.

Nothing was salvageable.

But an outpouring of generosity from hundreds of

...read more at https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/nation-now/bbq-restaurant-rebuilds-from-the-ashes-strangers-donate-28k-to-military-family/465-646bf4d3-9cc9-4ad7-aa8f-a02cb1a55cd8

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The Hoxton Sets Up Shop in Buzzy Portland

Though the Hoxton has plans for a rapid U.S. expansion over the next six months, it really is no surprise that the ultra-cool U.K. based hospitality group set its sights on increasingly cool Portland for its first West Coast outpost. Hot off the heels of the Hoxton Williamsburg opening in September, the Portland property is set to make its stylish debut next week in the city’s up-and-coming China Town area.

Flanking the ornate, classically Chinese gates to the neighborhood, the Hoxton has given a much-needed makeover to the historic Grove Hotel, a low-slung structure built in 1906

...read more at https://robbreport.com/travel/hotels/the-hoxton-hotel-open-portland-oregon-2827826/

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Vets, Military Personnel Eat Free On Veterans Day 2018

Restaurants, coffeehouses and eateries of across the nation have come up with all kinds of Veterans Day specials — free or discounted meals, drinks and treats — for veterans, retired and active duty military personnel and, in some cases, first responders to thank them for their service.

Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11, but the holiday is observed on Monday, Nov. 12. Some of the special deals are already in place. In most cases, proof of military service is required.

Here are some of the deals:

54th Street Grill, which has locations in Missouri and Texas, is offering a free

...read more at https://patch.com/us/across-america/vets-military-personnel-eat-free-veterans-day-2018

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