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Columbian freelance food writer

Ridgefield hosts an annual farm-to-table dinner.

Tastes better with sunshine: Dining outdoors in Clark County satisfies wanderlust

Ridgefield hosts an annual farm-to-table dinner.

July 5, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Life

Summer brings a magical mix of sunshine and long days. It’s the perfect time to drive somewhere and dine outside. This list includes places to travel, eat and drink while sunlight lingers late into the evening. Read story

Pretzel Bites and Beer Cheeze, Bakon Mac and Cheeze, and Girl Dinner are among the delicious plant-based options at 3 Howls Remedy House in Vancouver&rsquo;s Uptown Village.

You’ll be howling for seconds at 3 Howls Remedy House in Uptown Village Vancouver

Pretzel Bites and Beer Cheeze, Bakon Mac and Cheeze, and Girl Dinner are among the delicious plant-based options at 3 Howls Remedy House in Vancouver&rsquo;s Uptown Village.

June 28, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

If I didn’t tell you 3 Howls Remedy House is Vancouver’s only plant-based restaurant and bar, you would have no idea that you weren’t eating animal products. You would just want to return again and again for the stellar cocktails and the cauliflower bites that I wish I was eating… Read story

Beaches Restaurant and Bar will close at the end of the year as Ali Novinger and Mark Matthias retire.

La Bottega, Provecho, Beaches: Owners of 3 influential Vancouver restaurants look forward to next course

Beaches Restaurant and Bar will close at the end of the year as Ali Novinger and Mark Matthias retire.

June 21, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

A wave of restaurateur retirements is hitting Vancouver’s dining scene. It began with the owner of Beaches announcing he was closing the riverfront restaurant after 29 years in business. Soon after, word spread that the owners of La Bottega and Provecho were retiring. La Bottega has a buyer who plans… Read story

Eight Cow Creamery in Ridgefield mixes an base from Alpenrose with local delicacies.

7 stellar spots to get ice cream this summer around Clark County

Eight Cow Creamery in Ridgefield mixes an base from Alpenrose with local delicacies.

June 14, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Salt & Straw’s arrival at the Vancouver waterfront was cool, but competition for the best ice cream in Clark County is just beginning to heat up as new spots open for tasty licks. Read story

Pure Thai serves Ultimate Pad Thai.

Di Tazza, Hummus Hummus, Pure Thai: Orchards food scene expands with additions to the neighborhood

Pure Thai serves Ultimate Pad Thai.

May 31, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Life

Hummus Hummus, Pure Thai and Di Tazza have moved to Orchards. Loyal customers will be happy to learn they can still get their old favorites. People who live or work in the area and are unfamiliar with these businesses are in for a treat. Read story

La Bottega manager and sommelier Alisha Judge, at right, instructs Sienna Gehl, a server.

‘Bottega needs to evolve again’: Italian restaurant in Vancouver gets new owners

La Bottega manager and sommelier Alisha Judge, at right, instructs Sienna Gehl, a server.

May 24, 2024, 6:05am Business

Vancouver may be growing and changing, but it still operates like a small town. Rumors of La Bottega being sold hit social media groups faster than owner Lisa Dougherty could reach out to The Columbian to explain the future for this popular Italian restaurant, deli and marketplace. Read story

Patrick Swayze is Dalton, the cool-headed barroom bouncer who finds himself fighting against more than he bargained for when he is hired to clean up a rowdy nightclub in United Artists' hard-hitting 1989 action film "Road House." (Peter Sorel/United Artists Pictures)

‘Be nice’: Kiggins Theatre, Brothers Cascadia Brewing collaborate for 35th anniversary of cult-classic ‘Road House’

Patrick Swayze is Dalton, the cool-headed barroom bouncer who finds himself fighting against more than he bargained for when he is hired to clean up a rowdy nightclub in United Artists' hard-hitting 1989 action film "Road House." (Peter Sorel/United Artists Pictures)

May 17, 2024, 6:09am Clark County Life

For people who love the film “Road House,” it isn’t just a movie but a way of being. I’m not talking about the recent Jake Gyllenhaal remake or the 1948 film with Richard Widmark and Ida Lupino, but the 1989 drive-in classic starring Patrick Swayze. Read story

Meat jeon (batter fried beef) at Sool Korean Kitchen.

Sool Korean Kitchen offers long menu of traditional dishes in Hazel Dell

Meat jeon (batter fried beef) at Sool Korean Kitchen.

May 3, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Justin Hwang and Ryan Jung recently opened Sool Korean Kitchen in Hazel Dell. The restaurant’s name means fire water in Korean and refers to various alcoholic beverages served in Korea. A variety of sool, a long food menu of Korean dishes and nods to Korean culture fill the space near… Read story

A selection of pon de ring mochi donuts from Short and Sweet
(Photo contributed by M. Reid)

Short and Sweet: Vancouver boba spot’s new mochi doughnuts a hit

A selection of pon de ring mochi donuts from Short and Sweet
(Photo contributed by M. Reid)

April 26, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Life

In the early 2000s, Mister Doughnut employee Masaaki Nakamura created a garland of fried dough rounds for the Japanese chain in response to a customer survey that requested a doughnut with the chewy texture of rice mochi. Inspired by Brazilian bread pão de queijo, small ball-shaped bread that’s chewy on… Read story

Chilaquiles (Contributed by 3 Howls Remedy House)

Main Street icon gets an otherworldly makeover as 3 Howls moves into former Mint Tea house

Chilaquiles (Contributed by 3 Howls Remedy House)

April 12, 2024, 6:09am Clark County Life

I recently noticed a peculiar sight on Main Street. The sprawling house that formerly housed Casa Grande, Mint Tea and Pho Haven was painted black. This gothic vision brought some thoughts to mind. Is it Halloween? Has Mary Shelley opened a coffee shop? Read story