Exciting news! My partner Lynn and I will traveling to Oregon for roughly a week, documenting wine country, breweries, the arts scene, interesting restaurants, cocktail bars and Inns, distilleries, parks, visits to old friends (Oregon is my native home), some hiking and who knows what else from Ashland to Portland. I will be posting a series of videos from the chronicles, and doing blogs and full write-up after the trip. Beginning on Monday in Napa, we'll begin heading north. Stay tuned!
I love Guerneville. I lived there for 3 months in 2009 and it was a good experience. Old and young hippies, redwoods, proximity to the Coast, Russian River, and Westside Road wine routes. And friendly people. However...the restaurant scene...it has not been historically top-notch, and recently, it has started to boom. Michelin starred Applewood, artisan cocktails at Agriculture, new bakeries/deli/wine bars on the main drag through town are all promising. I'm going to leave my judgements for a more thorough examination, but so far...well...I'm spoiled and have a certain level of expectation as a hospitality professional. And a number of service points were missed on a recent excursion. Everywhere. Among other things. In the coming weeks, I'll post a more thorough report, and I hope it will be better than my early impressions...stay tuned....
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