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This recipe for baked pineapple comes from my childhood piano teacher, who was as skilled in the kitchen as she was at the keyboard.

Pining for Pineapple? Try these recipes

This recipe for baked pineapple comes from my childhood piano teacher, who was as skilled in the kitchen as she was at the keyboard.

March 3, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

My childhood piano teacher, Ruth, was the loveliest person you could imagine. She gave me lessons for several years, after I got on the last nerve of my previous piano teacher, an austere man who berated me for my too-long fingernails and once yelled at me, in a fit of… Read story

Loowit Brewing's War Tortoise Bourbon Barrel Age Imperial Stout.

Beyond The Darkness Beer Week taps into Southwest Washington stouts, porters, barley wines

Loowit Brewing's War Tortoise Bourbon Barrel Age Imperial Stout.

February 12, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Typically, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by sipping bubbly and nibbling chocolates. This year isn’t typical. Why not spread the holiday of long-stemmed red roses and corny greeting cards into almost a full week of drinking something chocolatey and boozy? In this spirit, Northbank Brewers Alliance, Final Draft Taphouse, Visit Vancouver… Read story

Alcohol bottles sit on shelves behind the countertop at Woody's Tacos downtown location.

Woody’s Tacos to cater to nightlife at new downtown Vancouver location

Alcohol bottles sit on shelves behind the countertop at Woody's Tacos downtown location.

February 10, 2021, 6:02am Business

Woody's Tacos is coming back to downtown Vancouver next week in the spot that formerly held Low Bar. Read story

Megan Sanchez, owner and chef at Guero, hands a customer a to-go order through a window on the side of the Southeast Portland restaurant.

Portland-metro area counties allowed to reopen indoor dining on Friday

Megan Sanchez, owner and chef at Guero, hands a customer a to-go order through a window on the side of the Southeast Portland restaurant.

February 9, 2021, 12:37pm Dining Out

PORTLAND — For more than two months restaurants in the state's most populous counties have been closed to indoor dining, in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. But on Friday, that will change. Read story

Sunrise Rotary Club members chat underneath a covered area during their cash mob event on Tuesday afternoon at the Columbia Food Park in downtown Vancouver. The group meets at a local restaurant each week to support small businesses.

Sunrise Rotary plans ‘cash mobs’ to support Vancouver bars, restaurants

Sunrise Rotary Club members chat underneath a covered area during their cash mob event on Tuesday afternoon at the Columbia Food Park in downtown Vancouver. The group meets at a local restaurant each week to support small businesses.

February 5, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Vancouver Sunrise Rotary recently launched a series of “cash mobs” to help boost sales and morale at local bars and restaurants, which have suffered during the pandemic. Read story

Heaters at the outdoor dining area of the Main Event in downtown Vancouver add warmth for customers Alyson Hilken, from left, Krissy Sadewasser and John Laughlin as they enjoy a happy hour drink.  At top, a sign informs customers of alternative dining options at Main Event.

Clark County restaurateurs continue to wait as restrictions continue

Heaters at the outdoor dining area of the Main Event in downtown Vancouver add warmth for customers Alyson Hilken, from left, Krissy Sadewasser and John Laughlin as they enjoy a happy hour drink.  At top, a sign informs customers of alternative dining options at Main Event.

January 29, 2021, 6:05am Business

Clark County restaurant owners hoping for a return to indoor dining are going to have to wait at least another two weeks. Read story

Dediko's outdoor dining patio sits along Columbia Street in downtown Vancouver.

Outdoor service offers Clark County diners a breath of fresh air

Dediko's outdoor dining patio sits along Columbia Street in downtown Vancouver.

January 29, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Pandemic precautions have limited restaurants to offering outdoor service only, so they have created charming open-air structures to entice diners. Read story

Vegan breakfast sandwiches from River Maiden, Dev's Coffee Bar and Seize the Bagel.

Clark County menus offer tasty plant-based breakfast options that can satisfy the unsuspecting

Vegan breakfast sandwiches from River Maiden, Dev's Coffee Bar and Seize the Bagel.

January 15, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

Over the past year, vegan breakfast sandwiches appeared on menus throughout Clark County. Vegan-curious, I tried every one that I could find. Expecting substitutes with odd textures attempting to taste like their meat, dairy and egg cohorts, I was pleasantly surprised to find many tasty plant-based options that would fool… Read story

Guests eat their meals on the downstairs veranda as they listen to live music at the Eatery at the Grant House on Friday afternoon, August 9, 2019.

Eatery at the Grant House in Vancouver closes doors permanently

Guests eat their meals on the downstairs veranda as they listen to live music at the Eatery at the Grant House on Friday afternoon, August 9, 2019.

January 11, 2021, 2:13pm Business

The Eatery at the Grant House has closed its doors permanently, according to a Sunday Facebook post from owners Scott and Sarah Flury. The restaurant’s website has also been updated with a banner message announcing the closure. Read story

Customers form two lines as they place their orders at the new Chick-fil-A restaurant drive thru at Vancouver Mall on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021.

Smaller but hungry crowd lines up for Chick-fil-A opening at Vancouver Mall

Customers form two lines as they place their orders at the new Chick-fil-A restaurant drive thru at Vancouver Mall on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021.

January 7, 2021, 2:15pm Business

Vancouver’s second Chick-fil-A restaurant debuted Thursday morning, greeted by an initial line of several dozen customers hungry for the chain’s signature chicken sandwiches. Read story