at the end of August i had the unique opportunity to head out past Walla Walla, to the tiny little town of Waitsburg, Washington to document the town for Food & Wine magazine. It was a classic small town in every sense; the people were friendly, the town was quiet, the air was clean. And the public pool (with diving board!!) cost $1.50 for a swim. Well, classic excpet that for the fact that contained in the 4 blocks that made up the town there was an amazing taco shop, a chocolate and champagne shop, a really cool bar, an amazing restaurant and a pretty darn hip coffee shop- even by portland's lofty standards. all in all it was an amazing trip. read all about it in the November F & W.