Welcome to the West End News Food & Travel section.
Local reviewer James Fereira visits your favorite local eateries and shares all the good tastes, dished out with a little snark. And West End independent travel agent Nancy Dorrans takes readers around the world in search of adventure.
The Portland PalateReview and Photos by James Fereira After 29 months of writing food reviews on individual restaurants, I found myself having a need... Read more
The Portland Palate An Introduction to WEN’s New Food Review Ask and you shall receive… After our 2016 Reader Survey, the results were undeniable that... Read more
Grandma Dorrans and the Isle of Lewis by Nancy Dorrans I founded Adventure Marketplace in 2014, but my love for travel stems from a childhood love for... Read more
Hillary Clinton says Travel Changes Minds by Nancy Dorrans If travel can change your life can it also change your mind? That’s what Hillary Clinton sa... Read more
By Nancy Dorrans Cycling and educational adventure to Portugal… Invited on a travel industry cycling and educational adventure to Portugal, I wa... Read more
A Day in the Life of an Independent Travel Agent by Nancy Dorrans First, A Look Ahead at Upcoming Trips Shaking my snow globe, the flakes swirl round... Read more
By Nancy Dorrans (originally published January 2020 in The West End News) If someone asked me a few months ago to tailor a trip to Poland, I would hav... Read more
Mexico Mango and Traveling Fruits by Nancy Dorrans This week I ate the most delicious Mango… It was perfectly ripe, perhaps a tad over ripe, colorful,... Read more
The Portland Palate Artemisia ‘A Good Choice Off the Beaten Path’ by James Fereira This cozy restaurant, hidden in plain sight in Portland’s “studio d... Read more
by Nancy Dorrans We travel, some of us forever to seek other states, other lives, other souls – Anais Nin Call me non-traditional. Instead of go... Read more
By Nancy Dorrans I could have been Canadian. My father’s parents came to Canada from Scotland and eventually ended up in Michigan. My mother... Read more
Off the Beaten Path Finding Warmth (and Learning to Spell) in Iceland By Nancy Dorrans Once or twice a year Adventure Marketplace goes “off the beaten... Read more