Steven Smith, Portland's Iconic Teamaker, Died Monday

Super taster started both Tazo and Stash before naming his third venture after himself "so I can't sell this one."


Food & Drink
Steven Smith, the iconic Portland teamaker who launched three of the best-known brands in high-end tea passed away yesterday, The Oregonian reports.Smith was, in our words from last year, "[not] just the dean of Portland tea [but] also the ex-president and the professor emeritus... The guy imagines tea flavors for his blends like a young girl dreams of unicorns, then runs around trying to find ...   More
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Martin Cizmar

Market Guide 2014: Drinks

Market Guide
BEER AND CIDERBelmont Station & Biercafe 4500 SE Stark St., 232-8538, Kind of like Mary Tyler Moore to Dick Van Dyke, Belmont Station is a now wholly independent spinoff o   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 WW Staff

Willamette Weekend: 11 Things to do in Portland August 23-25


Friday, August 23 Everest, the Breaking, Aaron Lee Tasjan [MUSIC] Despite promising chops, Everest hasn’t quite been able to make the big leap to widespread acclaim. The super-quintet, comprising members from Earlimart, Slydell, Sebadoh and Folk Implosion, have the stylizing of My Morning Jacket and Wilco: a band that twists comfortably between psych rock, indie, classic rock and alt-country ...   More
Friday, August 23, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Cheap Eats 2013: Teatime for Tightwads

Cheap Eats
Tea, like any comfort essential to being human, should always be offered freely. But hospitality at a restaurant rarely comes without cost, and in Portland it is mostly just Chinese and Vietnamese    More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Devour 2012: Tea & Coffee

Market Guide
Top Picks: Clive Coffee to ogle the machines.Mr. Green Beans to learn to roast it yourself.Serenity Art for an education in fermented tea.Stumptown Annex for a cupping.Townshend’s Alberta   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Staff

Five Places to Drink Tea on National Coffee Day


Food & Drink
Apparently it's National Coffee Day today, which seems like an excuse for 7-Eleven to get a bunch of dubious press (free coffee at 7-Eleven still sounds like a bad deal to me because it means you're ingesting 7-Eleven coffee) and for journalists to write really lazy articles.Just to be contrary, we're advocating boycotting this fabricated holiday by supporting one of Portland's many excellent teahouses. ...   More
Thursday, September 29, 2011 by Ruth Brown


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