SOURCE: LANE PR

February 21, 2008 13:20 ET

Portland, Ore.: U.S. Leading Food and Beverage Destination

LANE PR Applauds Portland

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - February 21, 2008) - As Oregon's largest food and beverage public relations agency, LANE PR, congratulates Portland on the food and beverage recognition it received in 2007.

Portland's recent accolades include:

-- Cooking Light: Best Cities Award (January 2007)

-- Frommer's Guidebooks: Top Travel Destination for 2007 (January 2007)

-- USA Today: "Portland's palate takes an artisanal turn" (Jan. 8, 2007)

-- Food Network: "Delicious Destination of the Year" (April 2007)

-- Food & Wine Magazine: Best New Chefs - Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon (April 4, 2007)

-- Los Angeles Times: Mario Bitali's Top 5 Cities (May 30, 2007)

-- Gourmet: Top Latino Restaurants - ¿Por Qué No? (September 2007)

-- The New York Times: "In Portland, a Golden Age of Dining and Drinking" (Sept. 26, 2007)

-- Esquire: Best New Restaurants - 23Hoyt (Oct. 16, 2007)

"LANE PR has worked with food and beverage clients since 1993, and through this experience, we have had the opportunity to be a part of the growth of Portland's culinary culture," said Wendy Lane, president and founder of LANE PR. "It has been terrific to see the accomplishments happening in our own backyard recognized nationally, and we look forward to the continued success of our friends in the food community."

LANE PR's current food and beverage clients include: Arico Foods, Henry Weinhard's, Mother's Bistro and Bar, Mama Mia Trattoria, Shape Foods, Van Duzer Vineyards, Wines from Spain and Whole Foods Market.

About LANE PR

LANE PR is an independent firm specializing in public relations-driven marketing strategies with offices in New York City and Portland, Ore. Founded in 1990 by Wendy Lane, LANE PR provides integrated marketing communications and public relations for a host of industries, including technology, business, consumer and non-profit clients. For more information about LANE PR, visit www.lanepr.com.

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