Sasha with raclette cheese

Reveling in the Raclette cheese at Cyril’s1 min read

The holidays are a time of indulgence and what better way to embrace that concept than by celebrating cheese? Cheese you ask? The Swiss Raclette cheese that cheesemonger Sasha Davies sources, is anything but ordinary. One bite and you’ll discover that this cheese is worth celebrating.
Pairings PDX

Pairings Portland: A wine shop with a purpose4 min read

Pairings Portland is a six-month-old wine shop in NE Portland started by Jeffrey Weissler. His experience runs deep in the wine business but one thing he always found lacking no matter where he traveled, was the very basic fundamentals of pairing wine with food. After running an educa
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
Wayne, Portland's wizard of wine

Wayne the Wine Wizard: keeping Portland weird one wine drinker at a time4 min read

Wayne Oppenheimer, the Wine Wizard, is a familiar face throughout Portland and the Willamette Valley wine country. He’s a busy man with several different facets to his business; a wine shop in SE Portland, a wine tour company, regular wine classes and tastings, a popular wine club and
Patton Valley Vineyards

Delectable Patton Valley Vineyard Winemaker Dinner at Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine2 min read

Do you find food and wine pairings a challenge? Let the experts at Patton Valley Vineyards and Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine help you discover perfect combinations that celebrate the bounty of early summer crops. Winemaker Derek Einberger and chef Pascal Sauton invite wine and food lov
PDX Urban Wineries logo

Join Portland’s urban wineries at their 2nd annual summer event3 min read

Wine made right here inside the city limits of Portland? Amazing and true! The PDX Urban Wineries group is building momentum with nine wineries now making small batches of wine from their favorite grapes. Come taste the fruits of their labor this Saturday, June 9 from 2-5pm during the
Rosé wines

Enjoy the lighter side of wine at Rosé in the Rose City2 min read

Toast the start of summer by sipping rosé and several white wines made by wineries in the Northern Willamette Valley. Rosé in the Rose City, a sanctioned Rose Festival event, celebrates rosé, an often-misunderstood wine. Today’s rosé wines run the gamut from very dry with high acid le