Light a Fire 2022: Most with the Least

Our Legacy Harvested Brings More People of Color to the Wine World

The Willamette Valley wine country nonprofit sponsors internships to expose more people to all levels of the viticulture industry.

12/29/2022 By Julia Silverman

Restaurant Review

Michelin-Starred Chef Matthew Lightner Seeds Oregon’s Next Food Revolution at Okta

Two Michelin-starred chef Matthew Lightner conjures new menus in the middle of a farm field and fermentation lab.

11/28/2022 By Karen Brooks

Q&A

6 Questions for Chef Matt Lightner of Okta, McMinnville’s Most Anticipated Restaurant

The Michelin-starred chef talks farming, country living, and hotel breakfast. Doors open to Okta, located inside the new boutique Tributary Hotel, on July 13.

07/12/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Events

What to Do in Oregon in July

Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, a dory celebration in Pacific City, orchestral music on the coast, and more

07/01/2022 By Michelle Harris and Margaret Seiler

Events

What to Do in Oregon in June

Goonies Day hits Astoria, a Bach festival kicks off in Eugene, wine country shows some Pride, and more!

06/01/2022 By Margaret Seiler and Michelle Harris

Wine Country

Remember When You Could Spontaneously Taste Your Way through Oregon’s Wine Country?

Want to visit wineries in Willamette Valley on a whim? Here's where you can stop and sip without having to plan ahead.

05/11/2022 By Michelle Harris

Events

What to Do in Oregon in May

Celebrate UFOs in McMinnville, toast rosé season in the Willamette Valley's wine country, and ride a fat-tire bike in Cannon Beach.

05/02/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Wine Country 2020

These Wine Trips Are Perfect for Fall

Replace those canceled airline flights with wine flights just a short drive from Portland, or even right in town.

10/05/2020 By Jordan Michelman and Margaret Seiler

Wine

Meet Moe Momtazi, Keeper of Some of the Willamette Valley’s Most Primal Grapes

"My grandfather was a farmer in the old country, and back then we didn’t call it biodynamics or anything like that, we just called it ‘natural farming.’"

10/04/2020 By Jordan Michelman

Q&A

Joel Palmer House’s Pandemic Pivots

For the famed wine country restaurant, the state shutdown came during the slowest season.

10/03/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Sponsored Content

Sometimes You Just Need a Moment to Get Away

Meet The Vintages Trailer Resort: Whether you’ve had too much us time, could use a little me time, or simply need a change in scenery, they’re here for you.

05/12/2020

Sponsored Content

Wine and Dine on the Waterfront at Maryhill

One of the state’s most successful and prolific wine producers celebrates one year in Vancouver.

03/13/2020 By Ben McBee

Sponsored Content

Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine and The World of Syrah

The 8th annual event returns with a new star varietal, July 16–18, 2020

03/05/2020

Q + A

A Love Letter, and a Wake-Up Call, for Yamhill County, From A New York Times Columnist

'Tightrope' traces the ripple effects of generational poverty in Yamhill, Oregon, and what can be done to break the cycle.

02/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Sponsored Content

Cheers to Memories at Wine Country Thanksgiving

More than 140 wineries open their cellars and tasting rooms from Friday, November 29–Sunday, December 1, 2019.

10/17/2019 By Ben McBee

Wine

This Carlton Winery Is Turning a Century-Old Grain Elevator into a Pinot Noir Palace

Complete with a bar top straight from... Kevin Bacon’s dad?

09/03/2019 By Conner Reed

Monthly Planner

A Puerto Rican Block Party, Talent-Studded Film Screenings and More PDX Food Events

... including farm-to-table dinners, Haitian fundraisers, and Serious Eats royalty.

05/14/2019 By Eat Beat Team

Willamette Valley

California Money Is Making a Play for Oregon Wine Country

The Coppolas, Jackson Family, Napa's Silver Oak: wealthy California winemakers are moving into Oregon's pinot noir heartland.

03/15/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Food Event Spotlight

Gifts of Winter: It's Time for the Oregon Truffle Festival

The annual “black gold” blowout returns January 20–29, 2017.

11/21/2016 By Arlo Voorhees and Benjamin Tepler

OREGON TOURISM

Travel Oregon’s New Ad Campaign Is ... Understated

Tagline: “We Like It Here. You Might, Too.” (Don’t go crazy, you guys.)

03/22/2016 By Ramona DeNies