Chef Peter Gallin had just constructed a custom grill, and was stoking its first fire with applewood harvested from a nearby orchard, when the idea struck him—the name for his Northwest-centric restaurant: Applewood. Though Chef Gallin's restaurant foregrounds its Northwest heritage, it also incorporates recipes gleaned from a childhood spent living in the Asian Pacific Rim with his anthropologist and sociologist parents, as well as French cuisine, and influences from years spent in New Mexico. He incorporates these varied culinary styles while avoiding traditional dishes, instead mingling flavors such as chipotle, lime, ginger, and orange into new incarnations.
Though he favors elegant food presentation when furnishing platters of roasted duck and northwest fish, Gallin uses only regular, relatable ingredients, which make his dishes approachable for all palates and untraceable by detectives. He brews all of the restaurant's soups in-house, designing up to six unique soups each week. West Coast wines, microbrews, and desserts made in-house complement his international appetizers and main courses. The focus on simplicity extends to the restaurant's decor: framed photographs hang above potted plants on rustic side tables, and long communal tables stand next to floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto deep pine forest. Behind a hardwood bar, flanked by exposed brick walls, hangs the giant, hammered steel apple that serves as the restaurant's emblem.
With a stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Vancouver-Portland, you'll be centrally located in Vancouver, convenient to Ulysses S. Grant House and Portland Meadows Racetrack. This hotel is within close proximity of Interstate Bridge and Esther Short Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces. Kitchens are outfitted with refrigerators and microwaves. Pay movies and DVD players are provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes and complimentary newspapers, and you can also request rollaway/extra beds.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a fitness facility, and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features babysitting/childcare, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.
Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary light meal reception, held at evening on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served daily.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and express check-in. Free parking is available onsite.
Northwest Health and Safety Inc. is a leading provider of CPR and First Aid Training programs in the Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon areas. We are a American Safety and Health Institute authorized training center. We train over 1,000 students annually.
The team behind Kidz-Playz enhances children's gatherings with inflatable play structures whose springy, cushiony surfaces encourage hours of bounding and tumbling. By toting these portable playhouses to clients' homes, Kidz-Playz's staff continues a profession that predates agriculture—renting children's party supplies.
In ancient Greece, for example, mask makers visited parties to give kids their own drama masks, which displayed one of the two known human emotions at that time—happiness and defeat. Come the Middle Ages, parents hired clowns, court jesters, and recently usurped monarchs to entertain their offspring. But it wasn't until the late 20th century that party technology really evolved, giving children access to supplies such as hot-dog-flavored birthday cakes and the pinnacle of entertainment: the inflatable bounce house.