The following writing sample is an article I wrote for Sip Northwest Magazine.
Looking for crafted cocktails, craft beer, and bubbly from around the globe? It is time to say “Bottoms up,” because today is the premier opening of Jackknife located in the lobby of Sentinel, Provenance Hotel’s new spot in downtown Portland. From the creation of Portland’s seasoned barmen, John Janulis (Bye and Bye and Sweet Hereafter) and Jake Carey (Dig A Pony), this innovative cocktail bar and eatery boasts a smart and sexy sensibility with house cocktails like Days of Thunder, a combination of vodka, mint, cucumber, jalapeño and lemon topped with Mellow Yellow ($8). Don’t forget to grab tempting snacks, salads, soups, and sandwiches either. Potato and ginger fritters with cilantro aioli and coriander ketchup ($6) will make the perfect accompaniment to a pint of beer next to the cozy double-sided fireplace. Reinventing the classic hotel lobby lounge, this modern bar will be sure to impress tonight in Portland’s bustling downtown.