There’s nothing better than an editor asking you to go to a city you love and find the best places for food, wine, beer and chocolate. I traveled there last year, stopped briefly (for 2 hours, which is fast) at Powell’s City of Books, then got to work covering Portland’s epicurean delights. Astoundingly my 2017 trip to Portland was my first since 2004 and the city had changed dramatically. I saw a bumper sticker on a battered old Chevy that summed some of the locals’ feeling about the changes. It read: “Make Portland Shitty Again.”

Here’s the story on Virtuoso’s site.

A selection of delicacies from Portland’s Pine Street Market.