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JANUARY

 

FEBRUARY

Valentine's Day weekend...call My Chauffeur for details.


 IN FEBRUARY OR MARCH, ANNUALLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH

 

 

Airplanes and Spaceships and Wine, Oh My!

Early March

Grab some friends and pick up your wine glass to meet us at Sip! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic!  Taste world-class regional wines, watch chef demos, and meet the artisans behind the crafts... all while surrounded by spacecraft at the Evergreen Air & Space Museum!
Sip! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic

Enjoy the culinary variety and relaxed atmosphere every March. Watch some of the area's best Chefs in the Northwest demonstrate their skills. Talk with winemakers and vintners and learn the intricacies of their trade. Purchase by the taste, glass, bottle or case. Visit with the artisans and view their work which is available for purchase. 


Taste some of the Northwest's Finest Wines in one of the Worlds Most Beautiful Places. 

Early March.

Savor Cannon Beach, Wine and Culinary Festival



Portland Dining Month is March

Sample the city's best restaurants with three-course meals for $33



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It is with great excitement that we announce the second annual DePonte March Meat MeatClams
Madness & Annual Clam Bake Event in April
 at our Carlton Lonesome Rock Firehouse location! This event celebrates our two favorite things: De Ponte wine and Lonesome Rock Cattle Co. beef! 

    Lonesome Rock Cattle Co. Beef will also be for sale at this event... If you haven't already tried our locally grown, grass fed beef - this is the perfect opportunity to discover what many already have.

 

Tickets are $30 or $25 for Club Members
and are available in limited quantity.

 (503) 864-3698.


www.depontecellars.com

APRIL

Pour Oregon @ Castaway | Portland | Oregon | United States

 

The Pour Oregon wine festival — new in April 2017 — is your chance to discover small, artisanal wine producers from all over Oregon. There’s so much great wine in this state from Southern Oregon’s Rogue, Applegate, and Umpqua Valleys, to the little places like Elkton and Milton-Freewater, to the hills and valleys of the great Willamette Valley.

At Pour Oregon, you’ll also experience the great diversity of Oregon wines. Sure, we’ll have plenty of Pinot Noir — but also glorious Oregon reds like Tempranillo, Gamay Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon; and brilliant Oregon whites like Viognier, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and dry Riesling. We believe that wine is about exploration and discovery. You’re going to love this. Get your tickets now!

 



The 9th annual Yamhill Carlton Spring Tasting will be held April 14th 2018 at Anne Amie Vineyards. Over 30 wineries will be on hand to pour tastes and sell you hard-to-find gems. Click Here to purchase tickets, which are $40 per person. Ticket sales are limited to 550 attendees. Parking is limited, so we encourage you to take My Chauffeur Wine Tours or park in Carlton and take the free shuttle to Anne Amie.  For questions, email contactus@yamhillcarlton.org.

Venue:

Anne Amie Vineyards

Phone:

916-275-0139

Address:
 

6580 NE Mineral Springs Rd, McMinnville

Start:

April 14, 2018 11:00 am

End:

April 14, 2018 3:30 pm

Cost:

$40 presale, $50 at the door

Phone:

916-275-0139

contactus@yamhillcarlton.org

 


North Willamette Harvest Trail NORTH WILLAMETTE WINE TRAIL WEEKEND - ALWAYS THE 2ND WEEKEND IN APRIL

 

Spend a weekend with us exploring Oregon wine country. Our guests are treated to complimentary wine tastings, food pairings, entertainment, and hands-on activities at all participating wineries during this self-guided wine tour weekend.  Discover the North Willamette Valley one glass at a time.


http://tastedundee.com/

--20 Dundee wineries, Local eats & Live music at 1 location. $50-$60 pp--

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TASTE DUNDEE KICKS OFF OREGON WINE MONTH!

Top Dundee Hills wineries, chefs and restaurants invite all to join them on April 28th as an Oregon Wine Month Pre-Celebration!

Downtown restaurants and tasting rooms in Dundee will join together for a neighborly event and to toast the month-long celebration of Oregon wine. Enjoy small bites and tastes of wine from some of the area’s best restaurants and wineries. Taste Dundee will be held in the Dobbes Family Estate Winery from noon to 4pm, including live entertainment and special wine pricing on half- and full-cases of mix-and-matched wines.

General Admission:
$50 - online
$60 - at the door
12pm - 4pm
Tickets include logo'd GoVino glass.

VIP Ticket:
$80
VIP Brunch - 10:30am-12pm
Purchase a VIP ticket and join us early at 10:30 for our VIP Brunch with winemakers, bubbles and a mimosa + light brunch bar! You'll also receive a logo'd wine glass to taste through the Dundee wines for the day.

Participating wineries include:
Alexana Winery
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Angela Estate Winery
Archery Summit
Burner Wines
Cougar Crest Winery
Cramoisi Vineyard
Dobbes Family Estate Winery
Domaine Trouvère
Erath Winery
Evening Land Vineyards
Fox Farm Vineyards
Furioso Vineyards
Lange Estate Winery
Le Cadeau Vineyard
Purple Hands Winery
Roco Winery
Tertulia Cellars Dundee Tasting Room
The Four Graces
Torii Mor Winery

Participating restaurants include:
Babica Hen Cafe - Dundee
The Dundee Bistro
Red Hills Market
Tina's


 

Syrah McMenamin's Celebration of Syrah -- Early April


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Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival in April


Every April, the Cascade Foothills Winegrowers will host a special event to kick off Oregon Wine Month at the Mt. Angel Community Festhalle with “Taste. Learn. Celebrate!” On site will be a giant grape harvester, corkers, bottling lines, presses, crushers and more. Guests can cork a bottle and put a label on it, as well as participate in barrel tasting and blending. The festivities include small plates for purchase, drawings for gift baskets, music, a slide show and a central location to purchase wine.

The event, in its third year and growing, is primarily meant as an introduction to the Cascade Foothills Winegrowers and their passport, which offers wine tasting for two at all 15 wineries, May 1–June 30, with special deals included at each tasting room. The proceeds from the passport sales along with yearly dues fund the volunteer organization, which meets six to eight times a year for business and pleasure.

Tickets for “Taste. Learn. Celebrate!” are available at the door for $15 and include tasting with all 15 wineries and 60 wines. Passports are accessible online at http://www.cascadefoothillswines.com/events.

MAY

Wine Month 2015

 

We celebrate Willamette Valley wine all year round, but especially during Oregon Wine Month, when the entire state joins in commemoration of our beloved industry for the month of May, offering special activities, tastings and promotions for the enjoyment of Oregon wine. Visit the EVENTS PAGE and plan a trip to wine country!

To cap off the month of festivities, don't miss Memorial Weekend in Wine Country, our largest event of the year.

Visit the oregonwine.org for even more information. 

 

 


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KozmikRadio

 

Each May, set in a small town in the middle of Oregon wine country, the UFO Festival explores and celebrates the possibilities of life beyond Earth. Skeptics and believers alike are invited to enjoy all the events happening throughout the weekend!  Events (besides speakers) are free • All ages welcome (unless noted).  Tickets to each speakers' event are $10, and will be available online or at the door, as well as a 3-event pass for $25.  Food and drinks available for purchase at speaker events.  http://ufofest.com/

 

 

 

  • Check out the Visit McMinnville video!

 

 


You’re invited to REX HILL’s annual pre-Memorial Day kickoff party with nine participating wineries

REX HILL’s annual pre-Memorial Day kickoff party

 

Kick off your Memorial Day Weekend festivities with an after-hours event at REX HILL winery, featuring owners and winemakers from several premier Willamette Valley wineries. Taste wines from all the surrounding AVAs while enjoying gourmet local bites and music.

Participating wineries:
Anne Amie Vineyards
Beckham Estate
Carabella Winery
J.K. Carriere
Matzinger Davies Wine Company
Patton Valley Vineyard
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Available on tap:
Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery

Food:
Oyster bar reception by NW Fresh Seafood from 5–6 p.m.
Classic barbecue fare from REX HILL winery Chef Amy Griffith

Location:
REX HILL Gardens
30835 N. Hwy. 99W, Newberg, OR 97132

Tickets are $35 per person or $20 for participating winery club members and wine industry members. Click here to purchase tickets online. For more information, please call REX HILL winery at 503.538.0666.



 

Portland Indie Wine Festival

 

JUNE



Turkey Rama

"58 Years of Turkey Fun!"

Turkey Rama  McMinnville's favorite annual summer festival. One of McMinnville's oldest traditions, Turkey Rama is celebrating its 58th year in 2018…so make plans now to join us!


Deep Roots Coalition

TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND FUNDRAISER FOR THE OREGON ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL

Wine tasting


Deep Roots Coalition Wineries
Anderson Family Vineyard

Ayres Vineyard

Beaux Freres

Belle Pente Vineyard

Brick House Vineyard

Cameron Winery

Crowley Wines

Division Winemaking Company

Evesham Wood Winery

Eyrie Vineyards

Illahe Vineyards

J. Christopher Wines

J.K. Carriere Wines

Matello Wines

Patricia Green Cellars

Teutonic Wine Company

Thomas Winery

Walter Scott Wines

Westrey Winery

The Deep Roots Coalition is committed to the education, promotion and practice of sustainable and dry farming.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Oregon Environmental Council

 

JULY

Counter Culture

Anne Amie Vineyards, Carlton, $85 for tasting of all food and international wines + music
The ninth annual Counter Culture celebration, a wine-and-food festival for everyone, kicks off the IPNC (see below) in late July with DJ Substitute Teachers, street food from 14 primo Portland food vendors (from Big’s Chicken to Ruby Jewel), and impressive views of the Willamette Valley and Pacific Coast Range. Early bird tickets are available through May.


International Pinot Noir Celebration

We're IPNCn'

This year marks this festival's 21st year. Held on the beautiful campus of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, the event is limited to 600 people. The lunches and dinners are extraordinary including the traditional northwest-style salmon bake. Besides numerous seminars, there are two large walk-around tastings of Pinot Noirs from all over the world. There are plenty of B&B type accommodations and small hotels in the area, but many attendees choose to stay on campus in the inexpensive students living quarters for convenience (walking distance to all events). Held in late July. For information: www.ipnc.org.

 


DRINK PINK festival @ Patton Valley

AUGUST

A Summer Wine Festival featuring Italian varietals, and the wineries producing them here in Oregon!


Carlton's Walk in the Park

 

Carlton's Walk in the Park - Carlton's Walk in the Park, a benefit for local charities, combines fabulous artists and musicians with outstanding local restaurants and wineries for several magical summer weekends in August/September  in Yamhill County's wine country.

 

 


Bounty of Yamhill County is a three-day food & wine festival in late August that partners chefs, vintners and farms throughout Oregon Wine Country to create one-of-a-kind culinary adventures. Bounty of Yamhill County was voted Top 10 Best Food Festivals by USA TODAY 10Best and The Culture Trip.  Tickets are limited, and most events sold out early last year. While you’re having fun, you’re also doing good. Proceeds from Bounty of Yamhill County benefit the Yamhill Enrichment Society.

Held in late August. For information: http://www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com/events/

 

SEPTEMBER


Harvest Time is around September/October. Allow My Chauffeur to take you on a Behind-the-Scenes View of Fall Harvest - Our Harvest Tour... Or check the regular

Events listing for Harvest events.

 


Oregon Brews & BBQs - Over 50 Craft Beers from 22 Breweries.

Block 15, Golden Valley & Raccoon Lodge are just a few to wet your taste buds at this years event.

OCTOBER


Harvest Time is around September/October. Allow My Chauffeur to take you on a Behind-the-Scenes View of Fall Harvest - Our Harvest Tour... Or check the regular

Events listing for Harvest events.

 


self-guided art studio tour in yamhill county oregon - Each October, during the 1st 2 full weekends 


oregon bounty Oregon Bounty (see below; every Oct.-Nov.)


Wine and Jazz

https://deepwoodmuseum.org/event-calendar/event/353/2018-10-13/
Situated in the lovely Victorian gardens. 3 Gardens of Wine - 2 Stages of Music. Admission charged.

1116 Mission St. SE Historic Deepwood Estate Salem

NOVEMBER


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Day & Memorial Day weekends - Three day open houses for both weekends!  Visit wineries in the Willamette Valley that are rarely open to the public.  Many wineries host pre-Thanksgiving weekend events.

 

 

 

 


 

Washington Counties "Wineology Weekend" takes place on Thanksgiving Day Weekend - - wineries plan wine tour sessions promoting knowledge, fun and products...call My Chauffeur for details.

 


 

SaludSalud!!!!!!!!!!

Oregon's Pinot Noir Auction. A weekend of wine, food, and fun to support efforts to bring healthcare to seasonal vineyard workers and their families. For information: www.saludauction.org.

 


Oregon Bounty (see below; every Oct.-Nov.)

DECEMBER


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Join us for Ladies Day Out (men welcome too!) on NFLNFL Sunday Ticket Sunday's with 'Coney dogs & cheesy fries'* and call on 3 - 5 wineries in 5-6 hours for wine tasting specials & great winery events.  We will also transport your husbands/boyfriends to their favorite sports bar along the way, if preferred**.

Kick-off is about 11:00amConey Dog.  $105/person all-inclusive*

* Pricing includes the driver gratuity and is for a 6 person minimum.  For 1-5 ppl., the per person cost is slightly higher.  6% cash discount applies. Gourmet picnic lunch is included and is prepared from one of our favorite wine country caterers.  Lunch does not come with Coney Dogs or Cheesy fries unless specially ordered.  Wine tasting fees are additional.  Contact us to confirm pricing.

** the sports bar should be, literally, 'along the way'; otherwise time is taken away from your tour!

Click here with questions about this event

 

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Annual Culinary Events

  Bon Appétit presents Feast Portland : A Celebration of Oregon Bounty in September

Oregon's soil produces amazing fruits and vegetables. Our vineyards grow grapes that make award-winning wines. Our hops are the reason Portland has more breweries than any other city in the world. Our ocean provides sustainable caught salmon, Dungeness crab and tuna. And our beef, pork and chicken are organic and raised to the highest standards. We grow much of the country's hazelnuts, Marion berries and green beans. And our forests are home to so many exotic mushrooms the Japanese have us on speed dial. Best of all, we have marvelous chefs who know what to do with all this abundance. So we decided it's high time we had our own world-class celebration of food, drink and everything else that makes Portland awesome. We're calling it Feast Portland.

 


 

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OREGON BOUNTY

(Come taste Oregon's Bounty Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 ongoing)

Oregon wine goes great with Oregon cheese, which is lovely paired with Oregon pears, which are the perfect complement to Oregon hazelnuts which are all part of Oregon Bounty.

It is the perfect time to come taste Oregon wine, because you will also be able to sample Oregon's famous pears, hazelnuts and cheeses every weekend in October & November, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Thanksgiving weekend, at participating wineries all over Oregon. 

For more information on participating wineries, restaurants and lodging, contact My Chauffeur at 503-969-4370.


International Pinot Noir Celebration (JULY)

We're IPNCn'

This year marks this festival's 21st year. Held on the beautiful campus of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, the event is limited to 600 people. The lunches and dinners are extraordinary including the traditional northwest-style salmon bake. Besides numerous seminars, there are two large walk-around tastings of Pinot Noirs from all over the world. There are plenty of B&B type accommodations and small hotels in the area, but many attendees choose to stay on campus in the inexpensive students living quarters for convenience (walking distance to all events). Held in late July. For information: www.ipnc.org.


McMinnville Wine & Food Classic (SIP) -

Enjoy the culinary variety and relaxed atmosphere every March. Watch some of the area's best Chefs in the Northwest demonstrate their skills. Talk with winemakers and vintners and learn the intricacies of their trade. Purchase by the taste, glass, bottle or case. Visit with the artisans and view their work which is available for purchase. 


The most memorable experiences are a confluence of people and place, infused with great food and drink.  In January in Yamhill County and Eugene at the Oregon Truffle Festival.


The Yachats Village Mushroom Fest is in October. Yachats is a small coastal village that highlights good regional food, local arts & crafts, and is surrounded by lush temperate rainforest that provides (and depends upon) an astonishing array of fungi and mushrooms.

This annual festival features wild forest mushroom cuisine presented by talented local chefs, culinary markets, wine and beer tastings, arts & crafts, live music and other entertainment.

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Willamette Shakespeare Events

logo_colorWillamette Shakespeare is a non-profit theatre company based in Oregon's Willamette Valley. We are dedicated to providing classical theatre, free of charge, to audiences of all ages in Portland and the Willamette Valley wine country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Columbia River Gorge AVA Events

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Fun Fact

The Columbia River is the fourth-largest river in the United States (by volume) and stretches 1,243 miles. Its beaches are a great place to sip cold wine on a hot summer day!

 

Events

July 20-21
Apple Valley Cherry Celebration & BBQ

Lavendar DAZE Festival

July 27
Art & Wine Fusion, White Salmon

Aug 2-4
Trout Lake Fair


 

U-Pick Fruits & Wine in the Hood River Valley

Summertime in the Gorge means lots of things to different people. It brings the much anticipated wind for kiters and wind surfers, flowing rivers for boaters, gorgeous weather for wine tasters, and, one of my personal favorites, u-pick fruits. The parade of showy fruits starts with strawberries and is followed by cherries, raspberries, apricots, peaches, apples, and pears. Hood River County is actually the world's leading producer of Anjou pears! U-pick blueberries, cherries, raspberries, flowers, and lavender are all available now. For availability and farm locations see here.

Why does fruit grow so well here? One big reason is the rich, volcanic soil of the Hood River Valley. This same soil also creates exceptional growing conditions for grapes. The Hood River Valley is a wine-tasters paradise with nine tasting rooms offering word-class wines (six additional tasting rooms are located downtown Hood River). The Gorge White House, Mt. Hood Winery, Wy'East Vineyards, Hood Crest Winery, Pheasant Valley, Phelps Creek Vineyards, Marchsei Vineyards, Cathedral Ridge, and Viento, along with dozens of farm stands and u-pick farms, are along the 35-mile Fruit Loop. Print off a map and explore and taste your way around the Hood River Valley!   

Lyle Wine Tour

Twelve miles east of White Salmon, Washington, the small town of Lyle is home to four family-owned and operated wineries making exceptional wines: Syncline WineryCOR CellarsDomaine Pouillon, and Memaloose. Connected by the beautiful Lyle White Salmon Road, the tasting rooms lie a mere three miles from each other, making it easy to visit them in an afternoon. Come enjoy the sunshine and expansive views of the Columbia River and Mt. Hood around every corner!

Lavender DAZE Festival, Hood River

Hood River Lavender Farm presents the 9th annual Lavender DAZE Festival July 20-21 in Hood River. U-pick lavender, live music, food, craft classes for the kids, arts & crafts vendors, massages, face painting, and wine from Phelps Creek Vineyards. Bring a blanket and the family and enjoy the spectacular views!


 

Idiot's Grace

Idiot's Grace was founded in 2002 on a cobble bench above the Columbia near the town of Mosier, Oregon, chosen as a sort of listening place (think: a glass held against a closed door) where vines -- particularly Cabernet franc - could serve as conductor between a place and a bottle, between soil and the sense. A family and a vineyard put roots down together. The primary objective here is to keep the soil content, in order that (tucked in among fruit trees and food plots) the vines may thrive. Then, raise graphs as one would kids: encourage resilience, thrift, self-expression. Commit to play by organic rules. And though the pleasure of farming in the Gorge overwash us even now, the much-sought answer to "is there something great here?" may take a few generations to emerge. In the meantime, we "listen" as we drink.... Read more about Brian McCormick, the owner of Idiot's Grace and winemaker and owner of Memaloose Winery, on our website.
 

 

 

Winter in the Gorge

Winter in the Columbia Gorge is fantastic. The summer crowds are gone and it's the perfect time of year for enjoying the outdoors and soaking it all in. Eagles soar over the Columbia River and many Gorge wineries are open, ready to welcome you with a relaxing glass of wine (see our website for winter hours). With Mt. Hood just 35 minutes away, snow sports abound with alpine skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing all within easy reach. 

The walkable downtowns of Hood River, White Salmon, and The Dalles offer delicious restaurants, friendly wine & beer tasting experiences, and great shopping. With many restaurant and hotel deals, visiting in the winter is ideal for planning a weekend getaway. The popular Stay, Play, & Ski Package, for example, includes a $49 lift pass or a $99 3-day pass through April 2014 when you stay at one of any nineteen participating hotels. Come enjoy the winter in the Gorge!

 

photo by Michael Peterson
2014 Event Preview

Save the date

February 14-17
Wine & Chocolate 
Valentine's Day Weekend Winery Open House
Columbia Gorge Wineries

March, TBD
Seattle Grand Tasting
More info to come

Month of April
Passport to Columbia Gorge Wine
New: Passports will be valid all month!

April 4th
Portland Grand Tasting
Cerulean Skies Winery
1439 NW Marshall St., Portland

Featured: Oak Ridge Vineyard

Marlene and Thomas Woodward began farming Oak Ridge Vineyard in 1995. Their ten acre, certified organic vineyard is perched high on the eastern slopes of the White Salmon Valley facing south towards Mt. Hood. At 1,400 feet elevation, the vineyard is bathed in just enough sunlight to bring out the spicy, concentrated flavors of the classic cool weather varietals -- Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay.  

Grapes from Oak Ridge Vineyard can be enjoyed in wines made by Analemma Wines in Mosier, Oregon, Viento in Hood River, and Brooks and Bethel Heights wineries in the Eola Hills of Oregon. 

Learn more about Oak Ridge Vineyard on our website.

 

 

The ABC’s of Autumn in Hood River!

 

A is for Apples.

Visit Kiyokawa Family Orchards, a family-owned orchard founded in 1911, during Fiesta Days (October), when you can pick your own apples to the sounds of a live Mariachi band, feast on authentic Mexican food and enjoy family-friendly activities. Tour the Hood River Fruit County Fruit Loop during the Heirloom Apple Celebration (October), which offers a wonderful opportunity to sample dozens of varieties of apples and pears. Go to Hood River County Fruit Loop for other u-pick orchards and fall events.
 

 

B is for Beer.

B is for Beer. Hood River Hops Fest Presented by CH2M, the Pacific Northwest’s largest fresh-hop beer festival – September.  A Silver Medalist in Willamette Week’s 2015 Oregon Beer Awards, this annual event features more than 60 fresh-hop beers from more than 40 breweries. For a complete line-up of participating breweries, go to our Facebook Event Page.
 
New for 2015: Hops Fest Brewer’s Tent
An all-day perk to those who purchase $50 tickets in advance, this premium Hops Fest experience gives Hops Fest visitors the chance to mingle with the brewers behind the fresh-hop microbrews. Brewer’s Tent ticket holders also receive 15 taste tokens and a commemorative glass mug, plus can enjoy 100% grass-fed beef sliders from Painted Hills Natural Beef.

All-day Fun
In addition to fresh-hops beer and cider, Hood River Hops Fest features local cuisine, wine from Hood River-based Naked Winery, arts and crafts vendors from throughout the Pacific Northwest, a children’s play area, fun contests, and live music. Children are welcome throughout the afternoon until 5 pm; in the evening, the venue is open to adults age 21 and older until closing.
 
Tickets:

  • 21+ Entry Only Ticket: $5

  • 21+ Beer Garden Ticket: $15. Includes entry, commemorative glass mug and five 3.5 oz. taste tokens

  • 21+ Brewers Tent Ticket: $50. Includes access to the Official Hops Fest Brewers Tent, commemorative glass mug, 15 3.5 oz. taste tokens and a ticket for the Painted Hills Beef Bar.

  • Under 21: Free admission. Note: The venue is open to adults only from 5 PM until closing at 8 PM.


Hood River Hops Fest tickets can be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets, or at the entrance the day of the event.

 

C is for Colors

Hood River and the Columbia River Gorge provide some of the most spectacular fall scenery the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Feast your eyes (and your Instagram feed) by driving the 35-mile Hood River County Fruit Loop, which is set among 14,000 of acres of bountiful orchards. Prefer to take a more active fall excursion? Head to the Tamanawas Falls trailhead (22 miles south of Hood River on OR Hwy 35). During this 3.6-mile round-trip hike, get close to this jaw-dropping waterfall while soaking up spectacular fall colors, thanks to cottonwood, vine maple and western larch that light up the forest in red and gold.

 

C is also for Culinary Crafts, which are featured at the Hood River Valley Harvest Festival, presented by Pacific Power.
 
Celebrate Hood River’s harvest season at the Gorge’s biggest fall festival. This old-fashioned three-day festival brings together 125 vendors offers a cornucopia of seasonal produce & food, wine, cider and beer tastings, and local arts & crafts. There are also family-friendly activities and live music. Festival-goers can load up on boxes of Hood River favorites, including fresh pears, apples, pumpkins, berries and flowers, and a smorgasbord of foods, from pies and jams to smoked salmon and chocolate-covered cherries. Hood River Harvest Fest is also a great place to get a head start on holiday shopping. Visitors can browse an array of arts and crafts by regional artists, including glass, wood sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry, fiber art and much more.
 
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest is held along the scenic Hood River waterfront, with kiteboarders and windsurfers zipping along in the background, and lots of beachfront for kids to play.

Prices are per day:

  • Adults $6

  • Seniors $3 on Friday/$5 Sat & Sun

  • Active Military $3 on Friday/$5 Sat & Sun

  • Kids under 12 are FREE

Event Hours:

  • See Below

 
For dates & complete details: hoodriver.org/harvest-festival

 

Events Calendar

 

Hood River Hops Fest.  Featuring one of the largest fresh-hop beer selections in the nation, the annual Hood Hops Fest showcases more than 60 fresh-hop beers from over three-dozen breweries for beer lovers to sample, along with local wine and cuisine. The event showcases Hood River County’s own microbreweries, as well as some of the best Northwest breweries.

 

Gorge Grown Harvest Dinner.  A classic farm dinner at Kiyokawa Family Orchards in the Hood River Valley features a four-course meal from Chef Ben Stenn of Celilo Restaurant and Bar. Dinner will highlight dazzling seasonal produce and savory local meat raised right here in the Gorge. Cocktail hour will feature appetizers and locally-crafted beer from pFriem Family Brewers, and local wine from Cor Cellars will be paired with each course. Tickets: $85/person.

 

Hood River Valley Harvest Fest Celebrate Hood River’s harvest season at the Gorge’s biggest fall festival. This old-fashioned three-day festival brings together 125 vendors offers a cornucopia of seasonal produce & food, wine, cider and beer tastings, and local arts and crafts. There are also family-friendly activities and live music. It’s also a great place to get a head start on holiday shopping. Visitors can browse an array of arts and crafts by regional artists, including glass, wood sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry, fiber art and much more. Hood River Valley Harvest Fest is held along the scenic Hood River waterfront, with kiteboarders and windsurfers zipping along in the background.
 

 

Gorge Fruit & Crafts Festival. Celebrating the wonderful people and products of the Columbia River Gorge, the Gorge Fruit & Craft Fair – held annually at the Hood River County Fairgrounds– features arts and crafts, gourmet food products, fresh local fruit, baked goods, wine, jewelry, furniture, plants and flowers, soft goods, and more – all grown or crafted in the Gorge.

 

Columbia Gorge Marathon. Experience the Columbia River Gorge on two feet at this spectacular full and half marathon event that follows a portion of the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway. Participants can soak up the spectacular fall colors and views of snow-capped mountains. Even dogs are welcome!
 

 

Columbia Gorge Winegrowers’ Thanksgiving Weekend. Head to Oregon’s new wine hotspot for this fun weekend, which features 30 Gorge wineries hosting open house events. Enjoy new releases, deep discounts and delicious food-and-wine pairings. In an effort to give back to the community, some wineries donate tasting fees from the weekend to their favorite charity. For a list of participating wineries, maps and hours, visit columbiagorgewine.com
 

 

Mt. Hood Railroad Polar Express. All aboard the Mt. Hood Railroad! Read along with this classic Chris Van Allsburg story as the train makes its way to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa and a special treat for each child.
 

 

Hood River Holidays. Each December, Hood River is transformed into an idyllic holiday wonderland, featuring a month of special holiday events and activities. Avoid the crowded malls and do your holiday shopping in Hood River’s charming downtown. Enjoy fantastic food, wine tasting, theater performances and more throughout the holidays. The Hood River Holiday Kick-off Party takes place in downtown Hood River on Friday, December 4, 2015. Visitors can jump-start their holiday spirit with the lighting of the community tree, an old-fashioned downtown parade, caroling and – of course – a visit with Santa.

 

TWO DAYS OF WINE, ART, MUSIC AND FOOD


Wine & Pear Fest
WAAM Museum, Hood River 


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Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest

Raise your glass and join us for this annual event held in the heart of Wine and Pear Country, and join the celebration of local area products.

Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.

Not only will this event celebrate the Gorge, it will give back as well. Proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Hood River Scholarship Program, funding scholarships to area youth for higher education.

We canÂ’t wait to see you there!

 

Concerts at Maryhill Winery Amphitheater

 

CLICK HERE FOR MARYHILL WINERY CONCERT & EVENT INFO.


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Summer Fun in Hood River, OR

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WARNING: When you visit Hood River in the summertime, it's very likely you will never want to leave. Whether you hang out on the river for some cool water sports, motor through the Fruit Loop drinking Gorge wines and eating fresh-fruit pies, kick back with a local craft beer, or just relax and watch the world go by, you are going to start thinking of ways to stay here. Just thought we'd give you a head's up.

 

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Downtown Hood River Walking Tour Every Saturday @ 10am (through July 29)

Overlook Park, State & 2nd Streets @ the Salmon Waterfall

541-386-5772

downtown hood river    

 

Back by popular demand! Happening every Saturday through July 29, these one-hour tours give you a look at the story of downtown Hood River. Offered by the History Museum of Hood River, the tours begin at 10am at Overlook Park on State Street. Tours are free, but a $5 donation to the museum is always appreciated. Appropriate for all ages.  

Gorge Grown Farmers' Market

Every Thursday @ 4-7pm

Hood River Middle School, 13th & May Streets

 

   fruit bounty   

Buy your fresh fruits, veggies, grass-fed beef, cut flowers, cheeses, fresh salmon, bread, eggs and more at the Gorge Grown Farmers' Market every Thursday. Wood-fired pizzas, curry bowls, savory tarts, wraps and fresh smoothies are perfect for an evening family picnic with friends. Great live music too--perfect for the whole family.

71st Roy Webster Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim

September 2, 2013 @ 5:30am

Hood River Visitor Center

720 East Port Marina Drive, Hood River 

 

Cross-Channel Swim  

 

The coolest, most unique event in the Gorge, our annual Cross-Channel Swim should be on everyone's bucket list. Early on Labor Day, 500 hearty souls board the famous Sternwheeler paddleboat, get ferried across the Columbia River to the Washington side where they jump off and swim the 1.1 miles back to the Oregon shore. Families, individuals, teams, friends, reunions, association groups--the event is great for everyone. Sign up soon, space is limited!

Hood River Hops Fest

September 28, 2013, Noon-9pm (VIP Entry @ 11am)

Between 5th & 7th  and Cascade & Columbia, Downtown Hood River 

541-386-2000

 

Hops Fest 2013   

 

The beer event that sets the standard for all the rest, the annual Hood River Hops Fest is a beer drinker's dream come true. Breweries from throughout the Pacific Northwest bring over 40 fresh-hop beers to this popular event, where you'll also find live music all day, great local food, arts & crafts, and lots of fun, friendly people.

 

NEW THIS YEAR: Now you can pre-purchase tickets for faster entry to the event. And VIP passes get you in an hour early at 11am to get a preview of this year's beer.  Purchase tickets here.

Need help planning your trip to Hood River?

Visitor Guide Magazine Cover 2013    

 

Check out our online Visitor Guide, or call or email using the information below and we'll send you a guide for free.

 

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce

720 East Port Marina Drive

Hood River, OR 97031

541-386-2000

 

www.hoodriver.org

 

Visit Hood River

The Holiday Town of Oregon

  

Share the Holidays in Beautiful Hood River   

 

 

'Tis the season, and Hood River, Oregon is ready. Known as the "Holiday Town of Oregon," downtown Hood River is set again this year to transform into a classic holiday setting. The excitement begins in late November with the lighting of the downtown and the trees along the main street that creates a lively atmosphere for the Thanksgiving weekend and early holiday shopping.

             

On Friday, December 6, the holiday kick-off festivities take center stage with the following activities:

  • Starting @ 4pm Enjoy free parking downtown

  • 6pm: Parade begins on Oak Street and goes through downtown Hood River

    • This local parade is a favorite with families every year. Don't miss out on the fun!

  • Immediately following the Parade: Tree Lighting on State and 2nd Streets

    • Watch our giant 30-foot Christmas tree as the Mayor turns on the lights!

    • Enjoy free cocoa, cookies, and Ryan's Juice

    • Write your holiday wish and tie it on the tree

  • 7:15: Caroling on Oak and 2nd Streets

    • Turn your attention to our stage, where professional singers will help lead everyone in caroling-we'll even give you your own songbook!

  • After the festivities-enjoy good food, wine, and beer in beautiful downtown Hood River

  • Stroll the city blocks and check out the contestants

     in the window-decorating contest

 

 

Throughout the month of December until Christmas Day, a host of activities will take place in Hood River including boat parades, Santa land, Polar Express™ rides on the Mt. Hood Railroad, a solstice celebration, late evening shopping the week before Christmas, and so much more. Get all the details and download a Holiday Event Guide.

 

Need help planning your trip to Hood River?

Visitor Guide Magazine Cover 2013    

 

Check out our online Visitor Guide, or call or email using the information below and we'll send you a guide for free.

 

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce

720 East Port Marina Drive

Hood River, OR 97031

541-386-2000

 

www.hoodriver.org

 


The Great Eagle Outing

 

Our annual fundraiser for the Gorge Community Foundation will be held on New Year's Day, January 1, Annually at the Memaloose Tasting Room in Lyle, from 9:45-3:00.

Eagle roosting at Balfour

Eagle expert, Tim Pitz, will be on hand with spotting scopes, once again, to view the eagles on the sandbar below the deck. Tim will also lead walks along the lower Klickitat three times during the day to view the eagles and other birdlife. The eagle walks will leave from the TR at approximately 10:15, 12:00 and 1:45.

 

Wine tasting, fine cheeses, access to Tim and general New Year's Day good cheer will greet you. A $10 per person donation to the Gorge Community Foundation 

is encouraged.

Viewing Eagles at Memaloose

So, if you aren't occupied with football, there is no better way to welcome the new year than with a bit of fresh air, wine and cheese, and our very impressive, feathered winter visitors. Dress warmly, with comfortable (hiking) shoes, and bring binoculars. If, for weather or other reasons we are forced to cancel, there will be a message left on our phone number, 360 635 2887.

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