Urban Crush Winemakers

Portland’s Distillery Row welcomes an urban winery into the fold2 min read

Although it seems that Portland’s main sport is eating, drinking runs a very tight second. It’s no exaggeration that Portlanders love to dine, and when we do, there’s often something local in our glass. And with the opening of the newest urban winery in the city, there are even more c
Corey Schuster of Jackalope Wine Cellars

Why Wine? An interview with Corey Schuster of Jackalope Wine Cellars3 min read

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou

Thirst Fest returns to Portland for a second time2 min read

Thirst Fest, a two-evening celebration returns to Portland’s Melody Ballroom this Friday and Saturday night. A wine, beer and spirits festival supporting the LGBTQ community, attendees will be able to sample an array of unique beverages. With over 40 craft distilleries, craft brewerie
PDX Carpet

PDX airport carpet makes its final departure4 min read

Ok, we all know that Portlanders can be a weird bunch! So our obsession with the carpet at Portland’s PDX airport shouldn’t be a big surprise to many who know the citizens of our fair city.  But for those not in the know, we just adore our airport carpet! Random, I know. And with the
Feast Portland

Why We Feast at Feast Portland is the question. Do you know the answer?2 min read

Do you know Why We Feast at Feast Portland? Portland is a foodie town, there’s no disputing that fact. Our city attracts some of the best chefs in the country. Eating is our sport! Food is an important, maybe the most important, thread in the fabric of our world. We could speculate al
Abacela Winery

Sip Southern Oregon wines this Saturday1 min read

Enjoy the final dog days of summer this Saturday as you sip Southern Oregon wines in downtown Portland’s Directors Park. Winemakers and owners from the bottom half of our state want wine lovers everywhere to taste their unique wines. They’re so serious about sharing their liquid
Working Harvest

Peek behind the vino veil by volunteering at a PDX urban winery2 min read

  Even wonder how grapes end up as wine? Well wonder no more! The PDX urban wineries are throwing open their doors this harvest, looking for volunteers to be a cellar rat for a day (or evening.) Tasks may include helping to sort fruit, punch down grapes in fermentation bins and p
SE Wine Collective

The buzz about the PDX Urban Wineries can be heard from coast to coast3 min read

Until recently, the urban wineries popping up all of the city were known mostly to locals and their out of town guests. But with the help of the internet, good news travels fast these days and PDX Urban Wineries have become the darlings of the esteemed New York Times. A just published
R Stuart ¡Salud! Pinot noir

¡Salud! the neglected workers that make Oregon wine possible5 min read

As harvest nears in the Willamette Valley, vineyards are preparing for the grape pickers to arrive. These migrant workers travel from place to place, harvesting grapes as they ripen. Oregon’s wine industry would not be possible without their skilled labor to bring the grapes in from t
Wine Bloggers Conference

Wine bloggers from across the country descend on Portland to taste Oregon wine3 min read

  The fifth annual Wine Bloggers Conference took place two weeks ago in Portland. “Wine bloggers unite” was the tribal mantra of the 350+ writers in attendance. For many of these wine bloggers, it was their first time in Oregon and, more importantly, their first in-depth exposure
Bloggers Blend Pinot noir

Gratitude: the feeling kept popping up all weekend long at the Wine Bloggers Conference6 min read

This being my very first Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), I feel it has taken me days to re-enter the real world. I joke that I fell into a black hole during the WBC; fully immersing myself in the experience. Never have I met so many like-minded and talented individuals that cease to t
Enso Winery wines

Sip your way through the PDX wine trail over the Urban Wine Experience weekend3 min read

Winemakers at the urban wineries dotted around the city are an innovative, pioneering bunch. So it’s no surprise that the PDX Urban Wineries group is hosting their first ever Urban Wine Experience. Planned for the second weekend in August (Aug. 11-12), all the members will be pouring