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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Raise a glass for homeless SW Washington pets at upcoming wine event

Raise a glass for homeless SW Washington pets at upcoming wine event

Join us for Cheers! Fine wines and great company all in support of the dogs and cats in the care of the Humane Society for SW Washington which rescues local strays as well as helping out larger causes such as four-legged victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and other natural disaster-affected states... 

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Medal winners announced for Sip McMinnville Wine & Food Classic

Medal winners announced for Sip McMinnville Wine & Food Classic

The votes are in and this year's judges panel for the SIP! McMinnville Wine and Food Classic awarded Barking Frog's 2013 Sangiovese with Best of Show. Sip all the winners during this three-day event held from March 9 - 11 at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville. 

This year’s Classic is the 25th anniversary of one of the longest public food and wine events in Oregon. SIP (Small Independent Producers) weekend is an all-volunteer fundraiser for...

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Calling all animal lovers; fundraiser for TWICE rescued lab

Calling all animal lovers; fundraiser for TWICE rescued lab

Harbor Rescue will hold a pet portrait fundraiser at Westport Winery Garden Resort on Saturday, March 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Valé, a special dog with extra needs. Valé (pronounced "volley") is a beautiful young Lab mix.  

Valé was placed in the back of a pickup tethered by a long leash. At some point she jumped or fell out of the truck and was dragged over five miles on pavement. Her injuries left her with no skin on her belly, thighs, both inside and outside, and feet. Her front toenails were ground down to the bone...

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Sip & Stroll takes to Vancouver streets this Saturday

Sip & Stroll takes to Vancouver streets this Saturday

The 8th Annual Sip & Stroll, benefiting the Hough Foundation — in existence to empower children and families to thrive — takes place this Saturday, August 19 from 5-8:30 p.m. Pick up your commemorative glass and stroll the streets of Uptown Village and downtown Vancouver as you sip wine, beer, cider and spirits at fun and unique area businesses. But hurry...on line ticket sales end at noon on August 18...

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Wine Tasting Raffle and Auction raises money for local murals

On June 15 approximately 70 people came out for the Clark County Mural Society’s (CCMS) annual Wine Tasting Raffle and Auction event, held downtown at Cellar 55 Tasting Room. Appropriately, the front of Cellar 55 proudly sports the 2014 first place mural entitled River Traffic created by Bret Frizelle.

For three hours attendees enjoyed complimentary wine tastings from Basel Cellars, Burnt Bridge Cellars and select offerings from Cellar 55 as well as desserts by Bleu Door Bakery and Rosycakes while being entertained by the lively emcee duo of Bart Hansen and James O’Neil. Winning raffle tickets were called throughout the night and a Live Auction for three separate vacation getaways was also held.

the front of Cellar 55 proudly sports the 2014 first place mural entitled River Traffic created by Bret Frizelle. Viki Eierdam
the front of Cellar 55 proudly sports the 2014 first place mural entitled River Traffic created by Bret Frizelle. Viki Eierdam

All told, $6,700 was raised with $2,400 of that going specifically to the CCMS Playground Mural Project near the Marshall Center. The annual event kicked off their Summer of Murals—a time where at least three property owners offer their outdoor walls as a blank canvas to be beautified by area artists who complete submitted and approved depictions for residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come.

Since 2004 (CCMS) has committed its time and resources to beautifying the Vancouver area with murals showcasing the talents of local artists and heritage of the community. To date, 10 murals are scattered throughout the city with the goal of creating a major tourist attraction as more pieces are added each summer.

CCMS supporter, Ryan Tinney, president Linda Reid and emcee James O'Neil had a great time at last weeks' Wine Tasting Raffle and Auction event. Viki Eierdam
CCMS supporter, Ryan Tinney, president Linda Reid and emcee James O'Neil had a great time at last weeks' Wine Tasting Raffle and Auction event. Viki Eierdam

This year the murals are scheduled to be completed by July 24, with online voting for first, second and third place to occur from July 31 - Aug 4. The winners will be announced on Friday, August 5.

Mural artist, Guy Drennan, came out for the evening. He has played a large role within CCMS since its inception and is responsible for The Columbian—which won First Place and People’s Choice in 2015—located at 8th and Grant Street as well as Old Apple Tree, located at 5th and Columbia Blvd. CCMS president, Linda Reid, was also in attendance and said that the annual event helps fund prize money for the muralists and supplies for each installation.

Winning raffle tickets were called throughout the night and a Live Auction was also held for the CCMS. Viki Eierdam
Winning raffle tickets were called throughout the night and a Live Auction was also held for the CCMS. Viki Eierdam

With all the enthusiasm in the room, it was obvious CCMS has a lot of local supporters but they’re always looking for more. To get involved in this fantastic community organization, go to www.ccmurals.org.