Although the 107-year-old Crystal Hotel may not look splashy on the outside by today’s standards, within its walls, guests can luxuriate in a subterranean saltwater soaking pool.
A large saltwater soaking pool is one of the reasons guests choose to stay at the Crystal Hotel.
A guest room at the Crystal Hotel.
At its store in Portland, Ore., Jacobsen Salt Co. sells sea salt infused with everything from habanero pepper to pinot noir wine.
Megan Davis, an employee at Jacobsen Salt Co.'s store and warehouse in Portland, Ore., encourages shoppers to sample products before buying.
Jacobsen Salt Co. uses a two-stage process to purify its sea salt, which is harvested from Netarts Bay along the Pacific Coast.
Homemade spaghetti is a staple at Ava Gene’s, a popular Italian restaurant in southeast Portland, Ore. This seasonal plate includes asparagus, parmesan and lemon.
With so many tempting pasta dishes on the menu at Ava Gene’s, many guests prefer to order plates for the entire table to share.
The cooks at Ava Gene’s use Jacobsen Salt Co. sea salt in their pasta. Flakes of the salt are often sprinkled on top of prepared dishes.