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Spring into Summer with these Wine Country happenings in McMinnville, Oregon, only an hour from Portland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The best part about Oregon summer is the endless events and happenings that give folks the chance to enjoy the few months of sunshine. Perfect for a day trip or long weekend away, the city of McMinnville is the go-to destination for getaways in the Pacific Nort

City of Mcminnville Celebrates One Year Anniversary of beloved Wine Walk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Last May, the city of McMinnville, Oregon launched their Wine Walk Passport, a way for visitors to explore McMinnville’s 20 walkable craft beverage producers year-round. Per Visit McMinnville, the City of McMinnville’s official tourism board, over 15,000 visito

Filthy Food® Partners with Coastal Pacific Wine & Spirits

MIAMI, FL – (MARCH 23, 2017) – Filthy Food® is delighted to announce a 29-state deal with Coastal Pacific Wine & Spirits, a division of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, making the Filthy brand readily available for cocktail connoisseurs nationwide. This new partne

 24th Annual SIP! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Sponsored by Pacific Seafood date set for March 10-12 with stellar lineup of  Wine, Brews, Food, Spirits and Crafts 

McMinnville, OR – The beloved McMinnville Wine & Food Classic, which has grown to become one of the largest and most influential wine and food festivals in Oregon’s wine country, returns for its 24th year under the expansive roof of the Evergreen Space Museum in McMinnville, Orego

Threatened Oregon Silverspot Butterfly on Flight Path to Reintroduction

PORTLAND, OR – Imagine walking through an open meadow along the Oregon coastline and you are surrounded by butterflies with wings of yellow-orange fluttering all around you.  This enchanting scene is closer to becoming a reality as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners are m

Cooper Spur Ski Area Opens for the Season

(Mt. Hood, OR – Friday, December 16, 2016) — Cooper Spur Ski Area kicks off the season today with lifts operating for skiing and snowboarding from 2 to 8 PM. All 50 acres of the ski area will be open, served by the Homestead lift and a beginner rope tow. Cooper Spur is loc

Truffle Farmer unearths first commercial crop of Perigord Truffles grown in Oregon

Eugene, Ore. (December 15, 2016) — Dr. Charles Lefevre, internationally renowned Mycologist and co-founder of The Oregon Truffle Festival (Jan. 20-29), has worked with growers across North America since 2000 to plant orchards of oak and hazelnut seedlings inoculated with truffles thro

Mt. Hood Meadows Reaches One Hundred Inch Base at Mid-Mountain

A series of La Nina driven storms has pummeled the Northwest this early season, and Mt. Hood Meadows has been the target. Meadows reached the 100-inch mark Sunday afternoon at mid-mountain (6,280 foot level), and then received another eight inches of powder on top for good measure. Me

EPA Awards Small Business Research Grant to Sustainable Cookstove Company

SEATTLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $100,000 green technology grant to ASAT Inc., of Cottage Grove, Oregon, to develop and market a clean-burning, integrated cookstove. ASAT Inc. was among 13 companies nationwide awarded $1.3 million in Small Business

Mt. Hood Meadows Open Daily For Season Amidst Major Winter Storm

(Mt. Hood, OR) — Mt. Hood Meadows has announced it has begun daily operations, two weeks earlier than scheduled. Several La Nina winter storms have dropped six-and-a-half feet of snow on Meadows already this early season, and a major powder maker is forecast to drop several more

King Estate Receives Demeter Certification

(Eugene, OR) – King Estate Winery is now officially the largest Biodynamic® vineyard in the United States as certified by Demeter USA. Sustainable farming is nothing new for King Estate, the 1,033-acre vineyard and winery best known for its acclaimed Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir as well

California Pizza Kitchen celebrates the flavors of Fall with new seasonal menu items

LOS ANGELES – September 13, 2016 – California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority in creative dining with a California vibe, today unveiled its fall menu, featuring rich, warm and flavorful creations inspired by the season like Brussels + Bacon Flatbread, Wild Mushroom Strozzapreti and

Rare Total Solar Eclipse Set to Cross Oregon in 2017

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), is helping residents and visitors prepare in advance for next year’s total solar eclipse – the first in the contiguous United States since 1979 – which will make its

The 2016 Oregon State Fair Fun Kicks off with Pairings! A Celebration of Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Friday, August 19 the Oregon State Fair offers an exciting opportunity to enjoy the best of Oregon food, wine, brews, ciders, and spirits at the pre-Fair evening event Pairings! A Celebration of Oregon. This annual event features the best in Northwest culinary delights a

Wine Spectator Announces Winners of 2016 Restaurant Awards

New York, NY (July 7, 2016)—Great restaurants not only serve delicious food—they are also passionate about wine. Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, has released the winners of the 2016 Restaurant Awards, which recognize outstanding wine programs. For this year’s aw

Don’t miss Saké Fest PDX on June 22, 2016 in downtown Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – June 14, 2016 – Nearly 30 Portland chefs and International saké producers will gather and share – including Oregon’s own SakéOne based in Forest Grove. More than a drink served with Japanese food or quaffed in a cocktail, Saké is an unexpected gourmet addition t

4 Days to Feast, 361 Days to Recover! Feast Portland 2016 Festival Lineup Announced, Tickets on Sale Friday, May 20

PORTLAND, ORE., May 19, 2016 –Year five of Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland, taking place September 15-18, has released its full 2016 festival lineup, unveiling four new Fun-Size events, a Latin theme for the Night Market, a ballin’ new east side location for the Sandwich Invitatio

Oregon Wine Board Releases First Statewide Touring Guide Magazine

PORTLAND, May 16, 2016 — For the first time ever, visitors to Oregon wine country will have a dedicated, comprehensive resource to help inspire and plan trips to visit wineries throughout the state. The newly published Oregon Wine Official Touring Guide is a magazine featuring beautif

Oregon Wine Experience® promises to be destination event of the Summer

MEDFORD, Ore.— Oregon Wine Experience® returns this summer, taking place August 22-28 at the historic Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville, Ore. Produced by the Asante Foundation and the Southern Oregon wine industry, Oregon Wine Experience® showcases southern Oregon’s nationally

The Fifth Annual Oregon Wine Month Celebration Kicks Off May 1

PORTLAND, Apr. 1, 2016 — Spring is upon us and that can only mean one thing: Oregon Wine Month is around the corner and nearly 700 wineries throughout Oregon are gearing up to make the fifth annual celebration in May the best yet! How will you celebrate this May? There is a lot to cho

Portland Cider Company announces opening date for their new tap room location in Clackamas, OR

March  15, 2016 (Portland, OR) – The Portland Cider Company announced this week that it will be opening the new Clackamas tap room location on Friday, April 1, 2016. This location will feature a new, larger cider production facility fronted by a traditional tap room that will include

Oregon Wine Competition® Announces Impressive Set of Judges, Becomes Statewide Competition

MEDFORD, Ore.–The Oregon Wine Experience® is pleased to announce that a panel of six exceptional judges has been finalized for this year’s Oregon Wine Competition® to be held August 6-7. These nationally renowned experts herald a significant change in the competition. Prev
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Alter Ego The Sunny Sider Ginger Lemon Cider

Alter Ego “The Sunny Sider” Ginger Lemon Cider e recently had the chance to try this Alter Ego cider during CiderCON in Portland. Beyond the clever pun of a name, this unique cider is a fun one for cider lovers, especially those who dig ginger! Available on tap at bars and

Oregon Wine Kicks Off Portland Dining Month

PORTLAND, Feb. 10, 2016 — On Tuesday, Mar. 1, Oregon Wine A-List Award-winning restaurants across the city of Portland will host Oregon winemakers to kick off Portland Dining Month. To celebrate the first collaborative effort between the Oregon wine industry and Portland Dining Month,

2016 Oregon Wine Symposium to Highlight New Viticulture and Enology Insights

Portland, Ore. (Feb. 3, 2016) – The 2016 Oregon Wine Symposium, set for Feb. 23-24 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, will host educational sessions on new advancements and agricultural practices in viticulture and enology for vineyard workers and managers, cellar hands and

Raise a Glass, Toast is Back! The Original Artisan Spirits Tasting Event of the Pacific Northwest Returns February 27th, 2016!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Portland, Ore.) – Tickets are now on sale for TOAST, the original artisan spirits tasting event of the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, February 27th, 2016. The Oregon Distillers Guild’s 6th annual tasting event allows small distillers and producers to showc

How about them Apples: Northwest Cider Association Reports 2015 as record year for industry growth

SEATTLE – January 21, 2016 – The Northwest Cider Association, a trade organization that represents more than 70 cider makers throughout British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, recently completed a membership survey to gain regional insight into the nation’s fastest-gr

Registration Open for the 2016 Oregon Wine Symposium

Portland, Ore. (Nov. 18, 2015) – The Oregon Wine Board announced today that registration is open for the 2016 Oregon Wine Symposium, the premier educational event and trade show for the Northwest wine community. Scheduled for Feb. 23-24 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, the

799 Bottles of Craft Beer, Cider & Sparkling Wine on the wall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – McMenamins Opens New Bottle Shop on Portland’s NW 23rd Ave. – WHAT: Imagine Portland 38 years ago – before the craft beer explosion. That’s when Mike McMenamin purchased a local market in Raleigh Hills and began stocking the shelves with imported brews and fine

Celebrating Thanksgiving Weekend with Gorge Wine Gives Back

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Columbia River Gorge, OR/ WA – October 29, 2015— The wineries of the Columbia Gorge are celebrating and giving thanks for a wonderful harvest this vintage.  With so much to be grateful for this year many of them are extending very heavy discounts to t