Oregon Wine 2019

Oregon’s Top 40 Wines (Mostly) Under $40

We asked eight Portland wine insiders for their top five bottle picks right now. The result: a fascinating list, from silky pinot noirs to world-class sparklers

09/23/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best $40+ Showstopper Oregon Wines Right Now

Planning on splurging? These are your best bets.

09/23/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Andy Fortgang

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best Oregon Wines Under $40 to Save for the Cellar

These bottles are best stored for Future You to enjoy.

09/23/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Stacey Gibson

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best Oregon Natural Wines Under $40

The future is biodynamic...and tastes like the "Venus de Milo if she still had arms."

09/23/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Phaedra Brucato

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best Oregon Sparkling Wines Under $40

A quintet of bubbling beauties, including a $15 bottle that "drinks way above its pay grade."

09/23/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Kate Norris

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best Not-Chardonnays in Oregon Under $40

Great bottles that aren't the most popular white wine.

09/23/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Maggie Strom

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best Not-Pinots in Oregon Under $40

Ancient Georgian saperavi to gamay noir, this state's got it.

09/23/2019 By Jane Smith Edited by Ramona DeNies

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best Oregon Chardonnays Under $40

Division Wine's Will Prouty picks bottles that evoke "sunbathing on wet stone" or a sleek cat that could "maul you at any moment."

09/23/2019 By Will Prouty Edited by Ramona DeNies

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noirs Under $40

That includes the "Michelle Obama of Willamette Valley pinot."

09/23/2019 By Kristen Young Edited by Ramona DeNies

Breaking News

Olympia Provisions Star Sommelier Jessica Hereth Launches Urban Winery

Stick Figurine Wine is a new pet project from the Food & Wine favorite.

06/17/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Wine News

The Van Duzer Corridor Is Oregon's Newest Wine Region. Was the Drama Worth It?

It took eight years and congressional intervention to create the Van Duzer Corridor: Oregon's 19th viticultural area. Will winemakers actually use the designation?

02/12/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Breaking News

Wine Star Dana Frank to Open Bar Norman on SE Clinton

The natural wine evangelist will open her stripped-down boîte in July.

05/24/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Restaurant Openings

The North Oregon Coast Gets a Groovy Saloon (for Foodies)

The sleepy town of Wheeler is now home to a hip waterfront eatery obsessed with Tillamook food producers and under-the-radar Oregon wines.

03/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Weekly Planner

Mezcal for Mexico Earthquake Relief, Daniel Patterson at Coquine, and More PDX Food Events

… including a wine pop-up from Parallel, Thanksgiving with Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene's, and a Zenger Farm dinner.

10/11/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

DRINK UP

Best Oregon Wines 2016: Call for Submissions

Portland Monthly is now accepting submissions for our 2016 list of Oregon's 50 best wines. Send 'em if you got 'em!

05/12/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

THE GRAPEVINE

Oregon Winemakers and Growers Report on 2015 Season

Get the scoop on the year’s hot, hot, hot growing season from the experts—and find out what it may mean for the wine to come.

10/22/2015 By Katie Vaughan

WEEKNIGHT WINES

Oregon's 25 Best Wines Under $25

Budget-friendly vino doesn't have to sacrifice flavor or local cred—especially in Oregon. Our panel of local wine pros blind-tasted more than 300 bottles to find the state's best wallet-friendly labels.

09/21/2015 By Allison Jones

LONG STORY SHORT

One Winemaker's Answer to the Drought: Stop Watering

Cameron Winery's John Paul, founder of the Deep Roots Coalition and longtime advocate of dry farming, isn't worried about this summer's heat waves.

09/21/2015 By Hannah Wallace

DAY TRIP

A Few Fresh (and Bubbly) Reasons to Return to Wine Country

Argyle's dramatic new tasting house gives the Willamette Valley even more sparkle—plus where to eat, paddle, and shop in between tasting flights.

09/21/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

ROAD TRIP

Northwest Wine Country Weekends

From Southern Oregon’s golden fields to the desert oasis of Walla Walla to the Willamette Valley’s verdant hills, the region's vineyards are ripe for exploring.

09/26/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie With Aaron Scott, Emily Grosvenor, and Marty Patail