After the thread below regarding outdoor dining in Seattle, I'm interested in seeing what those of us in Portland think. Any decks or patios you really enjoy? I personally like Tara Thai NW and the New Old Lompoc.
If you want to spend more time caroling, and sipping wine instead of hanging in the kitchen, watch Chef Jansen Chan (International Culinary Center). make colored sugar, the easiest way to make basic sugar cookies shine on your holiday table.
The holidays mean it's time for bubbly. Let Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) educator Vanessa Price teach you how to open a bottle properly and safely: without hurting somebody, or ruining that spark.