Welcome to my blog. My name is John Gottberg Anderson. I am a full-time freelance writer and photographer who makes his home in beautiful Bend, Oregon. A member of the North American Travel Journalists Association, I write primarily on travel and dining subjects, often merely signing myself as John Gottberg.
I was formerly an editor for the Los Angeles Times, the Paris-based Michelin Guides and the Singapore-based Insight Guides. I am the author or co-author of 20 books, as well as articles in more than 50 magazines around the world. I have been a cook and a bartender, a carpenter, a ski instructor, a musician, a hotel porter and a door-to-door salesman, but I always return to my true calling, the printed (electronically or otherwise) word.
Please read Bend’s Bulletin newspaper (www.bendbulletin.com) to see my travel stories (April 2, the music scene in Nashville; March 19, a Baker City, Ore., ranch vacation; March 12, a tribute to Japanese-American internment on Bainbridge Island, Wash.; Feb. 19, Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas) most Sundays. See my weekly reviews of regional restaurants (April 6, Victorian Café; March 30, One Street Down; March 23, Greg’s Grill) in the newspaper’s “GO!” section every Thursday, and my wine column in GO! every other Thursday. You’ll also find my stories in the Eugene Register-Guard (www.registerguard.com) on many Sundays (April 2, a Columbia River cruise; Feb. 26, getting married at Hawaii’s Aulani Resort). And check out my piece on do-it-yourself brewing in Bend in April’s Alaska Beyond airline magazine.
Recent stories are posted on this Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/johngottbergtravelanddining … thanks for reading!