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Heidi Griggs, manager of the joint Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars tasting room, pours a glass in November at the tasting room on the ground floor of the Rediviva building. Two more wineries are set to join the lineup at The Waterfront.

Two more wineries planned for Waterfront Vancouver

Heidi Griggs, manager of the joint Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars tasting room, pours a glass in November at the tasting room on the ground floor of the Rediviva building. Two more wineries are set to join the lineup at The Waterfront.

July 23, 2020, 6:02am Business

Two more wineries are heading to The Waterfront Vancouver, bringing the grand total to nine wineries with a current or planned presence at the development. Read story

Tap Union Freehouse offers 20 rotating taps.

Beer al fresco: Time right for drinking beer in Clark County in the open air

Tap Union Freehouse offers 20 rotating taps.

July 17, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Summer vacations have been scrapped, concerts and festivals canceled, but one Pacific Northwest summer ritual remains: sipping a cold beer outside with friends. This is the perfect time to explore the outdoor patios serving locally brewed beer throughout Clark County. Read story

Janessa Stoltz has a flower business in Acorn & The Oak, which is a supper club in the evenings.

Restaurant owners persisting through pandemic

Janessa Stoltz has a flower business in Acorn & The Oak, which is a supper club in the evenings.

July 9, 2020, 6:06am Clark County Life

Launching a restaurant right now feels like playing a dystopian Food Network game called “Pandemic Restaurant Opening,” in which the rules constantly change and things that you need, like takeout containers or bacon, suddenly disappear. Despite these complications, several couples have recently opened food businesses in Clark County. Read story

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Market Fresh Finds: Fresh flavor flowers in artichoke heart, leaves

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July 9, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Artichokes are an interesting flowerlike but prickly vegetable. Also known as globe artichokes, they are really the bud of a large plant from the thistle family. If it is left on the plant, the bud will become an inedible blue-violet flower. Read story

Brittnee Klinger, the new head baker and manager at Rosycakes in Vancouver, appeared on the June 15 episode of the Food Network show "Big Time Bake." (Photos Contributed by Brittnee Klinger)

New head baker of Vancouver’s Rosycakes brings bit of Vegas to creations

Brittnee Klinger, the new head baker and manager at Rosycakes in Vancouver, appeared on the June 15 episode of the Food Network show "Big Time Bake." (Photos Contributed by Brittnee Klinger)

July 3, 2020, 6:01am Business

Brittnee Klinger, the new head baker and manager of Rosycakes, brings a bit of the sparkle, glam and decadence of her hometown of Las Vegas to Vancouver. Read story

Tape covers the floor at Compass Coffee.

Dining out in Vancouver takes a new path in Phase 2

Tape covers the floor at Compass Coffee.

June 25, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

Diners who have waited patiently to go back to their favorite places are facing a new set of rules, changing hours and shifting menus as restaurants reopen. Read story

Portland’s popular late-night eatery Le Bistro Montage is closing after 27 years

June 24, 2020, 2:16pm Dining Out

PORTLAND — Le Bistro Montage, a classic Portland late-night restaurant known for an epic mac and cheese menu and extravagant to-go tin foil creatures, is closing permanently. Read story

In Phase 2, restaurants in Clark County can open indoor dining but servers must wear masks.

Clark County restaurants face tough road as they open with new rules

In Phase 2, restaurants in Clark County can open indoor dining but servers must wear masks.

June 6, 2020, 6:00am Business

Under Phase 2, local restaurant owners have a choice: reopen with the uncertainty of making enough money with limited seating, or remain closed until Phase 3. Read story

Rocker Kerry Movassagh shreds the night away at Billy Blues Bar & Grill in Hazel Dell, with JM Thunder on drums behind him. Movassagh has been a working musician his entire adult life, he said, until the COVID-19 pandemic stopped live entertainment in bars and restaurants. "I have a rock to sit on, but no cushion," he said.

Billy Blues creates fund to aid musicians hit by loss of gigs

Rocker Kerry Movassagh shreds the night away at Billy Blues Bar & Grill in Hazel Dell, with JM Thunder on drums behind him. Movassagh has been a working musician his entire adult life, he said, until the COVID-19 pandemic stopped live entertainment in bars and restaurants. "I have a rock to sit on, but no cushion," he said.

June 4, 2020, 6:02am Business

Bill Gianukakis is worried about a special group of friends who proved solid as rock while he built his business: rock and blues musicians. Read story

Coffee shops have turned to canning cold brew as a way to survive the COVID-19 shutdown.

Cold brew for later? In Clark County, cafes can (and bottle)

Coffee shops have turned to canning cold brew as a way to survive the COVID-19 shutdown.

May 29, 2020, 6:00am Business

As the calendar shifts toward June, many of the temporarily closed coffee shops in Vancouver are slowly reopening. Business owners weren’t idly sitting around during their spring closures. They spent the time imagining new ways to make online ordering and takeout transactions quicker, easier and safer. Everyone seemed to reach… Read story