• Taste Locally Sourced Spirits at Freeland Spirits

     
    POSTED April 2, 2019
     

    Locavore meet loca-pour.

Jill Kuehler, owner and operator of Portland, Oregon’s craft distillery Freeland Spirits (one of the few women-owned and -operated distilleries in history) is partnering with female-led Carman Ranch in Oregon’s Wallowa County to grow grain (and soon rye) for Freeland Whiskey. Carman Ranch is co-owned by Cory Carman, who also raises grass-fed beef and pork.

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.

 

Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.