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Dining Out

A smashburger from Bless Your Heart Burgers, part of the Portland-based Sesame Collection of eateries that will be opening a new burger location at The Mill shopping center in Vancouver's North Garrison Heights neighborhood.

Bless Your Heart Burgers to open at The Mill in Vancouver

A smashburger from Bless Your Heart Burgers, part of the Portland-based Sesame Collection of eateries that will be opening a new burger location at The Mill shopping center in Vancouver's North Garrison Heights neighborhood.

November 10, 2022, 6:02am Business

At the end of the pandemic, as workers who formerly frequented restaurants in city centers continued to work at home, urban-based restaurants began to reconsider the suburbs as a place to open. Read story

After getting its start in February 2020, Champ Pizza now has six locations.

Vancouver-based Champ Pizza expands into Oregon

After getting its start in February 2020, Champ Pizza now has six locations.

October 25, 2022, 6:04am Business

Tyson Cook had never worked in a restaurant before starting Champ Pizza. But armed with a mixer and links to YouTube videos, he found his dough recipe. With his dough, passion for sports and dedication to quality ingredients, the restaurant boomed. Now, a sixth location in less than two years… Read story

Half rack of ribs from Creekside Barbecue.

Clark County’s new(ish) barbecue hot spots are superbly saucy

Half rack of ribs from Creekside Barbecue.

October 14, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

I visited two Vancouver barbecue spots that opened during the pandemic to see if they were ready for kickoff. Both scored touchdowns. Read story

Vancouver chef David Mork prepares a plate. In 2008, he co-opened Lapellah in Vancouver. The restaurant  helped elevate Vancouver's fine-dining scene.

Vancouver chef David Mork remembered for elevating fine dining at Lapellah

Vancouver chef David Mork prepares a plate. In 2008, he co-opened Lapellah in Vancouver. The restaurant  helped elevate Vancouver's fine-dining scene.

October 11, 2022, 7:25pm Business

David Mork, who elevated Vancouver’s fine-dining scene as Lapellah’s co-owner and head chef by creating farm-to-table ingredients for wood-fired paellas and other plates, died late last month. He was 47. Read story

Mav's Taphouse serves Mela Brewing's Pumpkin Spice Hard Cider.

Apple-based hard ciders making their way onto Clark County’s radar

Mav's Taphouse serves Mela Brewing's Pumpkin Spice Hard Cider.

October 7, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Cosmic, Honeycrisp, Jazz and Jonagold apples from the Yakima Valley fill Clark County grocery stores and farmers markets every fall. Despite a rainbow bounty of fruit and a long list of taprooms, there aren’t many locally made hard ciders. That may be changing. Read story

Pho Divine sits on Main Street on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Vancouver. The Vietnamese restaurant recently opened.

Pho back in Uptown Village

Pho Divine sits on Main Street on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Vancouver. The Vietnamese restaurant recently opened.

October 1, 2022, 6:04am Business

A new pho place, Pho Divine, has opened at 2014 Main St. in Uptown Village. Read story

Green hops (Rachel Pinsky)

Fresh-hop beer still here, Clark County brewers remind us

Green hops (Rachel Pinsky)

September 30, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Craft beer nerds know that fresh hop beer season starts in late August, but some mistakenly think that it ends in early September. Contrary to popular belief, this celebration of beer made with wet green flowers — instead of the usual dried hops — continues into October. Read story

Gray's Restaurant and Bar, 301 W.

Eat up Vancouver! Dine the Couve returns

Gray's Restaurant and Bar, 301 W.

September 30, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Dine the Couve showcases Clark County’s growing food scene throughout October, when participating restaurants will offer three items for $25 or $35. Read story

My stepmother, Kaye, was a little salty, a little sweet and loved a good meal. This piquant recipe for salmon filets with a honey-garlic sauce is in her honor.

Salmon a la Kaye: Salty, sweet dish tribute to stepmom

My stepmother, Kaye, was a little salty, a little sweet and loved a good meal. This piquant recipe for salmon filets with a honey-garlic sauce is in her honor.

September 28, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

My stepmother, Kaye Wolverton, passed away recently. Her memorial service was on Sept. 19, the same day as Queen Elizabeth II, though with a bit less pomp. Like the royal funeral, there was a dog present, though my father’s rat terrier is markedly less well-behaved than the former queen’s corgis.… Read story

Health inspections, Sept. 14-20

September 23, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Life

4th Plain Arco, 13608 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver 10 Read story