Portland, Oregon
samantha brown's places to love

The City of Roses surrounds Samantha in beautiful blooms as she begins her tour of Portland's International Rose Test Garden and learns from Curator Rachel Burlington how the city earned its nickname. Samantha finds Portland to be a place where creators of all types flourish when she meets the chefs and entrepreneurs behind the Dame Collective of restaurants--Lauro Romero and Jane Smith. Samantha samples food from Chef Lauro's eatery, Clandestino. Delving further into Portland's food scene, Samantha meets Hector Zamora, an immigrant whose dream of bringing the best in Guatemalan coffee to America resulted in founding his coffee shop, Cafe Zamora, which has become a highlight of the Portland coffee scene. Samantha then visits Freeland Distillery where Master Distiller Molly Troupe guides her through a tasting of the unique gin flavors, she creates that make Freeland a local standout--including cherry blossom and forest. Sam finds delicious offerings at her next stop, too--the L'il America food pod, a cluster of food trucks owned and operated by a rainbow coalition of Portland's best food entrepreneurs whose offerings represent their heritage, proclivities, and the best Portland has to offer. Then it's on to Steelport where Samantha learns from owner and knife-maker, Eytan Zias, the fine art of sharpening knives forged and hand-crafted in Portland using all American-made materials. While making knives in his shop, Eytan wears an all-leather apron hand-made at Samantha's next stop--Orox Leather. Here, Samantha speaks with father and son team Jose and Levi Martinez about their own immigrant experience and how they established a successful business handcrafting everything from leather aprons to purses, backpacks, wallets, and even hats. Next, Samantha ventures outside the city for an inspiring trip down the Tualatin River with the team from Adventures Without Limits, an outdoor adventure company serving people whose physical and mental limitations might otherwi

Episode Duration: 27 minutes and 45 seconds

Episode Number: 705

About Samantha Brown's Places to Love:

For more than 17 years, TV host Samantha Brown has been exploring all four corners of the world, visiting more than 260 cities in 62 countries, sharing her adventures and introducing new cultures to viewers.

Now, the two-time Emmy Award-winner embarks on her next journey with her new travel series SAMANTHA BROWN'S PLACES TO LOVE.

Unlike a traditional travelogue show with a formulaic itinerary, PLACES TO LOVE delivers decidedly refreshing and enriching travel experiences by taking viewers on a discovery of the emotional heart of travel and highlighting the people who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destination.

From Brooklyn, New York and Monterey, California to Shanghai, China and Donegal in Ireland, Samantha seeks out the little-known spots and haunts where innovators and disrupters are creating a brand new travel experience.

Whether it's through food and drink, art and design, culture or adventure, at the end of each episode, viewers will have a well-curated list of new experiences that focus on not just how to visit a destination, but how to fully immerse in it.

The 13-part series encourages viewers to experience the passion of people and the soul of a place in a way that only traveling can do.

Samantha's career as a television travel host happened by accident.

A producer spotted her work in a commercial and recommended her to the Travel Channel in 1999 to audition for a new show called Great Vacation Homes.

A decade of various series followed, including Great Hotels, Passport to Europe, Passport to Latin America, Samantha Brown's Asia, The Trip, 50/50, and many others.

Samantha's fun-loving style has made her a beloved and engaging television personality whose approach is less expert and more a person you would want to travel with.


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Mon, Jul 15 8:00 A.M. Vancouver, Canada     NH Explore (11.2)
Mon, Jul 15 6:30 P.M. Hill Country, Texas     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, Jul 16 8:00 A.M. Hill Country, Texas     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, Jul 16 6:30 P.M. Big Sur and Monterey, California     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, Jul 16 7:30 P.M. Huntsville, Alabama     NHPBS (11.1)
Wed, Jul 17 8:00 A.M. Big Sur and Monterey, California     NH Explore (11.2)
Wed, Jul 17 6:30 P.M. Xi'an, China     NH Explore (11.2)
Thu, Jul 18 8:00 A.M. Xi'an, China     NH Explore (11.2)
Thu, Jul 18 6:30 P.M. Ireland's Northwest Coast     NH Explore (11.2)
Fri, Jul 19 8:00 A.M. Ireland's Northwest Coast     NH Explore (11.2)
Fri, Jul 19 10:30 A.M. Belfast and Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, Jul 19 4:30 P.M. Colorado Springs, Colorado     NH Explore (11.2)
Fri, Jul 19 5:30 P.M. Belfast and Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, Jul 19 6:30 P.M. Orange County, California     NH Explore (11.2)
Mon, Jul 22 8:00 A.M. Orange County, California     NH Explore (11.2)
Mon, Jul 22 6:30 P.M. Montreal, Canada     NH Explore (11.2)


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