Lakefront Life

In 2014, two native Oregonians who are now career professionals living in Washington, D.C., began looking for a vacation home in the Pacific Northwest. They tried Bend, the Oregon coast, and even the Willamette River without luck. While viewing a parcel of land on a bluff overlooking Yale Lake, they spotted the perfect lakefront property. A little sleuthing came next.

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Bistro Agnes

James beard award-winning chefs greg denton and gabrielle quiñónez denton are known for upending expectations with their experimental approach to familiar dishes. But at their newest restaurant, bistro agnes, they’re taking their cues from tradition, using centuries-old recipes to craft french bistro classics that deliver romance, elegance, and soul-satisfying deliciousness.

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Magnolia House

Architecture is a little bit like yoga: it’s all about balance. This new contemporary home in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood follows the rules of a great outfit and mixes luxuries and basics for home that hits the bull’s-eye: High-end and on-budget.

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Washington Vineyard Stays

Planning a weekend getaway? Enjoy the relaxation, panoramic views and of course, great wine on one of washington’s wine producing vineyards.Some of the most captivating farmhouses and b&bs are nestled within working vineyards where you can appreciate the true roots of washington’s award winning wines.

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Island Makeover

For Peter Brachvogel of BC&J Architecture of Seattle, the 2014-16 makeover of this 1931 Norman-style home was a second time around, and a first-time collaboration with interior designer Taylor Ogle of Taylor Anne Interiors in Santa Barbara, who was intimately aware of the home’s shortcomings having spent her teenage years there.

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In The Spotlight

Oregon Marionberry: Summer Love

The Marionberry, that long, dusky, extra-juicy Oregon-born treasure makes show-stopping appearance in midsummer. Executive Chef Annie Cuggino of Q Restaurant & Bar shares some of her favorite recipes.

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