Astoria hosts 36th Annual Seafood & Wine Festival next weekend

Astoria hosts 36th Annual Seafood & Wine Festival next weekend

There's still time to secure tickets to the 36th Annual Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival held in Astoria, Oregon Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29. Fresh seafood and award-winning wines all under one roof give travelers another incentive to visit this modern town that retains its maritime heritage with beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants serving up more signature freshness and museums that bring the past to life. For all the details, click here

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Beyond Child’s Play: winemaker creates whimsical brand honoring daughters

Beyond Child’s Play: winemaker creates whimsical brand honoring daughters

Second labels remain, arguably, the best kept secret in the wine world. Inside the bottle is still high quality wine but typically at a more approachable price point.

Designated the “playful younger sister” to Tendril Wines, Child’s Play delivers high quality for a great price and is made to the exacting standards of winemaker Tony Rynders, yet the vibrant artwork draws initial attention

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Tai chi: A movement towards healthier living

Tai chi: A movement towards healthier living

Whether on television or in person, we’ve probably all seen a group of people moving in poetic synchronicity in a beautiful park setting. Known as tai chi, this form of exercise originated as a Chinese martial art.

Over the years, the U.S. population has picked up on the physical and mental benefits that the fluid movements of tai chi provide. Now classes — predominantly filled with older adults — can be found in community centers, senior centers and traditional athletic clubs...

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Unparalleled Experience: Domaine Serene hosts culinary series

Unparalleled Experience: Domaine Serene hosts culinary series

Descending the grand limestone staircase, the first glimpse of the cool cave comes into view. Tucked inside, a table is set with elegant wine glasses specifically chosen for the varietals to be poured. Each guest is seated before a menu, divulging the script for a two-hour, immersive food and wine pairing, comparing and contrasting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay crafted in both the Willamette Valley and Burgundy...

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I Love Gamay Wine Festival coming in May

I Love Gamay Wine Festival coming in May

It’s time to give Oregon Gamay Noir its due! I Love Gamay is a first of its kind event that brings together adventurous wine lovers and Oregon Gamay producers as well as a few friends from down south for a great excuse to throw a party celebrating our favorite under-the-radar varietal. The Nightwood will play host to two days of events that lets you get to know North American Gamay, including a Gamay tasting salon on day one and a raucous multi-course dinner party on day two. Join us in our second year at a host of I Love Gamay events that will be held May 20 through May 23...

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Experience Columbia River wine regions on a river 'UnCruise'

Experience Columbia River wine regions on a river 'UnCruise'

With its many micro climates, the Columbia River Gorge beckons travelers from all over the U.S. and beyond each year. Lush foliage around such scenic wonders as Multnomah Falls gives way to desert rock formations chiseled out of towering basalt cliffs. 

They say sipping Bordeaux wine along the Garonne River is divine, imbibing in Riesling on the Rhine is inspired, and savoring an aged Port on the Douro incredible. Can a wine cruise closer to home compete with...

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Hiyu Wine Farm: A Hood River couple delves deep into farm-to-table

Hiyu Wine Farm: A Hood River couple delves deep into farm-to-table

We are all the sum of our parts - our past experiences linked with our present already shaping our future hopes and dreams. To know a bit about someone's past is to better understand who they are in the present. Pieces of what Nate Ready is doing at Hiyu Wine Farm in the Hood River Valley develop richer layers when his time spent in Ronco del Gnemiz, a winery located in northeastern Italy, is taken into account...

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Greek Easter dinner at Olympia Provisions NW

Greek Easter dinner at Olympia Provisions NW

Olympia Provisions owners, Elias and Michelle Cairo, are hosting a traditional Greek Easter dinner this Sunday, April 8. 

Like any typical Greek celebration, there will be copious amounts of food, wine and Ouzo, dancing to the bouzouki, egg cracking and plate smashing...

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Celebrating over 55 years: Columbia Winery

Celebrating over 55 years: Columbia Winery

With a legacy spanning over a half century, the iconic Columbia Winery in Woodinville continues to innovate, raising the bar with exemplary small-lot wines and exceptional guest experiences. Read the full story in the Spring 2018 issue of... 

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Oregon Wine Country's Hidden Gems

Oregon Wine Country's Hidden Gems

With more than 700 wineries in Oregon, there are plenty of hidden gems to be discovered. Whatever your personal palate, we've searched the back roads (and a couple main drags) to bring you some lesser-known stops on the well-traveled wine routes of Oregon

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Pour Oregon returns to Castaway April 29

Pour Oregon returns to Castaway April 29

Cellar 503, an Oregon-only wine club that uncovers the magic of the state’s wine, announces the return of its tasting event, Pour Oregon, on Sunday, April 29 from 2-6 p.m.

Pour Oregon is a wine festival that celebrates Oregon wine and features 50 limited-production winemakers from every winemaking region in the state. The festival, which benefits Make-A-Wish Oregon, gives wine lovers a chance to discover small, artisanal winemakers from across the state and enjoy some of Portland’s famed...

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Smokin' Hot Barbecue

Smokin' Hot Barbecue

Wading into the land of barbecue can be dicey. Fans are just as impassioned about their personal favorites as lovers of wine or a sports team. Owners of The Smokin' Oak Pit & Drinkery don't bother trying to explain why Central Texas style is the best. They're just bringing it to the table and letting the flavors speak for themselves...

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