The word “cabin” is typically defined as a small house of simple construction conjuring up images of a rustic log structure deep in the snow or an isolated lakeside fishing cottage. Bruce Forster and Gin Flynn’s vacation home carries on in the tradition of the simple retreat, nestled in a forest dotted with silver aspen and heritage oaks, but this cabin is unique in its form.
Inspired by the way a blanket of fresh snow can brighten up the bleakest of winter landscapes, we went to work in search of white decor to chase away the winter blahs. What we found is guaranteed to transform the darkest of bedrooms into a light, airy winter wonderland.
Wine pairs well with many things (cheese, chocolate, etc.,) but enjoying a glass of wine in a beautifully designed space is an experience all its own. Wineries across the country are becoming destinations in and of themselves, and not simply as places to grab a bottle to go, no matter the season. We spoke with four Oregon and Southwest Washington wineries about what makes their tasting rooms unique for visitors, and their favorite winter wine.
Visiting the Kenton neighborhood, located in North Portland, is like visiting a place all its own. Richly steeped in history as a former meatpacking district, its residents are passionate about staying true to its roots while keeping a distinct eye on the future, and it shows in their firm dedication to maintaining a welcoming, small-town community feel. From antique shops to bakeries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.