Winderlea Vineyard & Winery: First Date Turned Oregon Winery

May 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

For Donna Morris and Bill Sweat, the owners of Oregon’s Winderlea Vineyard & Winery, it all started with their first date at a little wine shop in the North End of Boston. Fast forward 20-plus years and wine had become a big part of their lives as collectors, consumers, and travelers.... Read More

Portland, Oregon Luxury Hotels: The Vintage Plaza and Hotel Monaco

May 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Something about Portland makes it odd, and delightfully so. One mural I spotted during a recent stay proclaimed, "KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD." It's a cosmopolitan city with an intense love for the outdoors, a commitment to keeping its cuisine quirky and inspiring, and a pride for its "crunchy" art scene.

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Torii Mor Winery: Japanese Zen Garden in the Oregon Hills

Apr 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

In a private sanctuary of the Dundee Hills nestled amongst dense forests dripping in fern and moss sits the feng shui tasting room of Torii Mor Winery.... Read More

A Foodie Tour of Oregon's Best Dishes and Wines Complete With Recipes

Apr 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

When The Allison Inn & Spa opened in the Willamette Valley, a new level of luxury was introduced to the area. Its signature restaurant JORY pays tribute to Oregon’s agricultural bounty and acclaimed wines. This succulent dish is just one example.... Read More

Brooks Wines of Amity, Oregon: A Family Legacy

Mar 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

When Janie Brooks Heuck’s brother Jimi passed away unexpectedly in 2004, he left behind a promising Willamette Valley winery, Brooks Wines, and his young son, who already knew he wanted to be a winemaker.... Read More

The Allison Inn & Spa: An Innovative Oasis Embracing Everything Green

Feb 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Stylish yet welcoming, The Allison Inn & Spa provides an ideal place to hang one's hat while visiting the northern Willamette Valley.... Read More

Pinot Noir and More From Oregon's Wineries & Vineyards

Feb 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

"Oregon” what is the first varietal that comes to mind? Pinot Noir, naturally. This finicky grape thrives in environments where soft marine breezes and long hours of sunshine provide a warm, but not too hot, summer followed by a crisp, cool autumn during which the grapes can ripen gradually. But there are other varieties of grape that also do well in this beautiful state. Just take a look around.... Read More

Winery Review: Cathedral Ridge Winery in Hood River, Oregon

Aug 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

Wineries in Oregon: Making its mark on the stunningly beautiful Columbia River Gorge, Cathedral Ridge Winery captures rave reviews, including Wine Press Northwest’s 2007 Oregon Winery of the Year.... Read More

Wine Tasting: Tour Oregon's Best Wineries

Dec 17, 2009  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wine Tasting & Tours: The bountiful state of Oregon is diverse in terrain and weather, from its dry, high desert prairies to its lush, green hills and rain-blessed valleys.... Read More

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