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Oregon Wine + Food The Cookbook

Charting the history of Oregon’s celebrated terroir through the stories of its renegade winemakers and recipes from some of the best chefs across the state.

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ok omens

Natural wine and inventive nibbles define OK Omens as a Portland icon — and a splashy new LOOK by JHL Design gives the restaurant a sparkling lift.

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Eat, rejuvenate, and rest at the Allison Inn & Spa. Photography © The Allison Inn & Spa.

A Wine-Centric Weekend In Newberg Oregon

The heart of Willamette Valley wine country dishes up great restaurants, exceptional tasting room experiences, and a friendly feel–all just 25 miles from downtown Portland.

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Oregon Spirit Distillers in Bend, Oregon, distills rye, bourbon, and wheat whiskeys.

Northwest Spirit

Local Whiskey Makers Look to the Landscape for Inspiration.

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Moe Momtazi, owner of Maysara Winery and Momtazi Vineyard in McMinnville. Photo © Andrea Johnson

Back to the Land: Biodynamic Winemaking in the Pacific NW

For some, wine is a business. For others, it’s a calling. “My dad is probably turning in his grave knowing I sell wine,” laughs Moe Momtazi, founder of biodynamically certified Maysara Winery and Momtazi Vineyard in McMinnville, Oregon. “He thought wine was too sacred to sell. In Zoroastrian culture and religion, wine is a very sacred thing.”

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Started in 1997 by Tad Seestedt, Ransom Spirits has become synonymous with Northwest artisan distilling. Tad crafts three gins styles: Old Tom, genever-style, and an American-accented Dry. Using a hand-hammered, direct-fire French alembic still, and only natural ingredients plus human taste to determine quality, Ransom also produces multiple whiskey styles, vodka, and grappa.

Gin Northwest Style: The People, Distillers and Flavors That Are Shaping NW Gin

A handful of craft distillers from Oregon and Washington are pushing the boundaries of traditional gin recipes and creating an entirely new category.

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Novelty Hill’s tasting room melds old-world style wines with streamlined contemporary architecture.

Woodinville Washington

If you’re looking to get far, far away, you’ve got a lot of options. I hear Tasmania is lovely, while Amsterdam has its own charms. But a quick getaway that just makes you feel like you’re far away? Those are a little harder to come by. Fortunately, one of them is just up the road.

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Seven Rising Star Winemakers

Seven rising star winemakers in the Northwest are making their mark in a highly competitive and growing industry. From more than 1,700 wineries, four are from Washington, three are from Oregon. All are passionate about their journeys, career choices and humble beginnings, ranging from harvest interns, growing up in a family of chefs, wine educators, personal fitness, research, singers, pilots, and bartenders.

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Winemaker and native Burgundian Jacques Tardy brings a heritage of five generations of winemaking to the crafting of Dundee Hills wines for Torii Mor Winery. Founded in 1993 by Dr. Donald Olson, and drawing upon the Olson Estate Vineyard planted in 1972, Torii Mor is noted for beautifully made wine with strong structure and balance.

The Heart and Soul of Wine Country: Dundee Hills

Oregon’s Dundee Hills wines benefit from ancient soils and sheltered slopes. Join us for a tour of the region’s natural wonders and artisan winemakers.

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Overlooking the majestic Columbia River, award winning Alexandria Nicole Cellars’ winery and vineyard provides an awe-inspiring backdrop for wine and food enthusiasts.

Washington Vineyard Stays

Planning a weekend getaway? Enjoy the relaxation, panoramic views and of course, great wine on one of washington’s wine producing vineyards.Some of the most captivating farmhouses and b&bs are nestled within working vineyards where you can appreciate the true roots of washington’s award winning wines.

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A relaxing afternoon at Stoller Family Estate.

Oregon Vineyard Stays: A Weekend Among the Vines

Eight great places to stay on Oregon wine-producing estates, from private cottages nestled in the vineyards to delightful B&Bs. These wineries invite you to kick back and stay awhile.   



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Abacela founder Earl Jones with wife Hilda. No one else in the Northwest wine industry has done more on behalf of a single grape than Jones has with the Spanish variety Tempranillo.

Top Twelve Northwest Tempranillos

Tempranillo is on the rise here, thanks to a young physician immunologist who moved from Kentucky to the Umpqua Valley in 1994. Meet Earl Jones of Abacela and discover our top Tempranillo picks.

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The Northwest’s cool climate, like that of Cristom Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, creates a versatile and complex Syrah with spicy and floral notes. Cristom grows its Syrah on the lower slopes of the Estate Vineyards where daytime heat accumulation is high and nights are cold, allowing the Syrah to both ripen and retain its acidity.

Rising Star Northwest Syrah

From the Applegate Valley in southern Oregon to eastern Washington’s Walla Walla Valley, Syrah has long been a beloved variety for growers seeking a full-bodied red grape that’s responsive to site conditions and thrives in a range of climates.

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Arden Chef Sara Hauman and owner Kelsey Glasser. Photography © Michael Morrow

Chef-Driven Wine Bars

Portland’s most well-known chefs are dipping their toes deeper in the wine pool offering more casual experiences that give patrons the ability to deepen their relationship with wine.

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The stately Ashland Springs Hotel is the city s crown jewel, and home to fine dining at Larks Restaurant.

Plan a Weekend Exploring Ashland, Oregon

In Southern Oregon, the weather is balmy, the landscape lush, and the cities alive with activity. Local foods abound, the wine culture is booming, and art and theatre are around every corner.

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Stoller Family Estate’s net zero tasting room in Dayton, Oregon.

Top Twelve Northwest Rosés

Not just for summer sipping anymore, Rosé is gaining a foothold in Northwest winemaking. To try one of the region’s best bottles, peruse this list of top picks from Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine.

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2x Indy Int l Winemaker of the Year Winner Annual Indy International Wine Competition.

Maryhill Winery

Pairing sweeping river views with live music, woodfired pizza, and a vast selection of grape varieties, this Columbia River Gorge winery is the perfect place to take your palate for a workout.

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Walla Walla Wine Tasting Notes

Wine journalist Cole Danehower tastes nearly 50 wines from the Walla Walla Valley, one of the hottest wine destinations in the New World. Here are his detailed tasting notes and top recommendations. 

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Located in southeastern Washington and straddling the border between Washington and Oregon, the Walla Walla Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area, or wine appellation) was established in 1984.

Walla Walla Valley Appellation

Our 26-page guide to Walla Walla Valley features the region’s founding and rising star wineries, gourmet restaurants and quaint world-class inns you won’t want to miss. 

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Today’s Northwest distillers are honoring gin s past while pushing the gin genre forward with innovative rifts on classic formulations. They are even helping define an entirely new category of gin: New Western Dry Gin. Buy a bottle and try this cocktail at home. The Pegu Club Cocktail calls for 2 oz. gin, ¾ oz. Grand Marnier, ¾ oz. freshly pressed lime juice and 1 dash Angostura Bitters. Recipe from Aviation Gin.

Northwest Gin: Tasting Notes

Cole Danehower, a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award winner, shares his tasting notes on Northwest gins.

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