23 Aug 2018

Martinez Creates Final Course of Renaissance Dinner

Martinez Creates Final Course of Renaissance Dinner

Travis Martinez has been thrilling dessert lovers since he became the Executive Pastry Chef at the Pfister Hotel in 2017. He is on a mission to change people’s perceptions of desserts and is doing this one delicious bite at a time. The talented Martinez was tapped to create a unique dessert offering for the first […]

22 Aug 2018

Move Over, Eloise. It’s Ashley at The Pfister

Move Over, Eloise. It’s Ashley at The Pfister

I think I may have met The Pfister’s biggest fan. And I have met some people wildly enthusiastic about the hotel, myself very included, so this is not an observation I make lightly. Meet Ashley: an East Coast attorney whose love affair with the landmark began in 2003 when an extended work assignment found her […]

20 Aug 2018

Another Toast to the Happy Couple

Another Toast to the Happy Couple

The fountains of family and faith run deep for David and Therese Hatch. The pair met while students at Concordia College in 1974 and wed in 1978. They celebrated their wedding at the Pfister Hotel and, 40 years later, are re-gathering their original wedding party and guests to commemorate the event that launched the start […]

9 Aug 2018

A Return to the Start

A Return to the Start

They say you can’t go back home again, but Joni Clare begs to differ. The Portland-based musician recently returned to Blu, the site where she recorded her first album. Clare, who fronts the art-rock band The City Pines, got her start in Wisconsin. She began singing in the church at a young age, and added […]

5 Aug 2018

Cheers to the Happy Family

Cheers to the Happy Family

The nervous groom waited at the bar, eager for the rest of the wedding party to join him. The group he was waiting for was small, but they are the dearest people in his life: his 13 year old son, Sean and his beautiful bride. Flushed and fidgety, his eyes continued to scan the lobby […]

1 Aug 2018

Ladies, Libations, and Lingerie in the Lobby

Ladies, Libations, and Lingerie in the Lobby

“That’s very boudoir” It’s a phrase I have never heard at a business meeting before, but, until today, I had never sat in on the preview of a new line of lingerie. I stumbled into this opportunity by joining three friendly, fashionable women who were perched together in the lobby, sipping champagne and enjoying each […]