Mattie John Bamman
Mattie John Bamman is a culinary-travel author and freelance writer focused on the Pacific Northwest, Italy, and the Balkans. Wine, wilderness, and words brought him to Portland, Oregon, where he regularly contributes to Northwest Travel Magazine and serves as editor of the Big Weekend Calendars Portland events calendar.
Articles by Mattie
The 8 Best Izakaya (Japanese-Style Taverns) in Portland
Because Japan and America go together like... um, Tom Selleck and that movie where he moves to Japan, it should be no surprise that a slew of that country's sweetest kind of drinking establishment, izakaya, are showing up stateside, especially in booze happy Portland.
By Mattie John Bamman