A little after midnight on New Year’s Eve, in a joint called Hoover’s in South Beach, my old Oregon writing mentor died. I stood by him at the end, but still, the loss feels inconsolable. He offered the best literary inspiration I’ve ever received and I feel bereft without him. Where will I get my writing ideas now?
An excerpt from Matt Love’s tribute to Oregon Taverns upon the commencement of the smoking ban: Oregon’s greatest writing mentor, bar none, is snuffed out
Matt Love is also the proprietor of the fantastic site Let It Pour: an unconventional drinking guide to the north and central oregon coast.