Bourbon Black from Steve Smith

The French have been blending black tea with liquor for decades.  The result is an exquisitely aromatic brew with a caramel richness that people love. Now Steve Smith has introduced their version: an Assam and bourbon marriage showcasing a Portland distillery. The only way you can order the tea at this time is in the…

Tea Lovers Park Your Caboose in Sellwood

I love trains almost as much as tea so when Tea Chai Te opened their 2nd location in this historic red caboose – I thought it was a perfect blend. You’ll find lots of cozy places to sip and savor at this Sellwood spot. Climb up to the lookout cupola, curl up on a vintage…

Kolaches Come to Southeast PDX

Newlyweds from Texas, who were childhood friends in Vietnam, opened a café in Portland specializing in a Czech pastry. Now that’s diversity! She is a former project manager, he a former hairdresser. Neither had restaurant experience nor family in the Northwest.  They ventured out on their own and opened the business during the worst economy…