Mark Stock

Mark Stock

Mark Stock is a writer from Portland, Oregon. He fell into wine during the Recession and has been fixated on the stuff since. He spent years making, selling, and sipping Pinot Noir in the Dundee Hills before a full return to his journalistic roots in 2016. He's helplessly tied to European soccer, casting for trout, and grunge rock. More of his work can be found at markastock.com.

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Revisiting Classic Albums: Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd's remarkable concept album is sheer genius, taking on the troubles of the modern world with a direct dose of prog-rock.
Food & Drink

What’s a Grasshopper? A Closer Look at an Oft-Overlooked Drink

It's more than just the butt of a bar joke or three.
Culture

You Should Listen Responsibly: Don’t Separate the Artist from the Music

No, that doesn't mean you need to run out of the restaurant if "Thriller" comes on.
Food & Drink

How Gift Basket Company Harry & David Keeps On Trucking

Even in the age of Amazon, the Oregon-based company just keeps on going.
Food & Drink

A Love Letter to the Old Saloon, Emigrant, Montana’s Most Famous Bar

Roadkill stories are about moose here, not squirrels
Outdoors

How to Enjoy Watching Soccer When You’re Not a Diehard Fan

Who cares if it ends up 0-0? You shouldn't. Here's why.