Oregon Wine & Food
Friday, August 8 to Tuesday, August 12
Portland, Willamette & Yamhill Valley, Cannon Beach
4 Days/4 Nights
Join us for a long weekend to discover Oregon through it's wine and food! Enjoy our stay in the city as we eat and drink our way through at the "Bite of Oregon", Portland's largest and most popular festival. See the most amazing coastal scenery in the town of Cannon Beach, voted by National Geographic in 2013 as "One of the World's 100 Most Beautiful Places." Sip, taste, and relax as we drive through the Wilamette and Yamhill Valley visiting award winning vineyards.
2 Night 4* Boutique Downtown Hotel
2 Night private house on a vineyard!
All ground transportation
Bite of Oregon Ticket
Portland City Walking Tour
6 Vineyard Tastings (4-6 wines per flight)
Special Price for this Meetup! $895 (till June 28)
Base Price: $995
$300 deposit to reserve your spot.
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Not included: Airfare, airport transfers, lunches and dinners, extra wine tastings and expenses
Suggested airfare: Arrive anytime on 8/8, and depart on an overnight flight or anytime later than 4:30pm on 8/12.
Friday, August 8: Arrival to Portland
Arrive to Portland and meet group and group leader at hotel in evening. Our hotel is within walking distance to everything so if you get there early, you will have opportunity to explore the city.
Saturday, August 9: City Tour & Bite of Oregon Festival
We'll start out morning out with a city walking tour of Portland. On our tour, we'll hear about early and modern Portland through the parks, artwork, bridges, downtown trains & streetcars, fountains and friendly people. We'll meander through the most fascinating portions of the city, leading eventually to the waterfront next to the "Bite of Oregon" festival.
Enjoy the festival all afternoon into evening, come and go as you wish. Bite of Oregon is a stunning celebration of Oregon, its food, its people and its extraordinary quality of life! Explore more of Portland during the day, as the festival will continue until 10pm. This will be your day to take it all in!
Sunday, August 10: Cannon Beach & Vineyard House
After breakfast and check out, we'll head to the most beautiful costal scenery in Cannon Beach, voted by National Geographic in 2013 as "One of the World's 100 Most Beautiful Places." Take in Cannon Beach town with the quaint shops, cafes, and amazing stretch of coastline. We will spend a full day of leisure here, before departing in the late afternoon to our private house in Willamette Valley.
Monday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 12:
Willamette Valley: Vineyards, Tastings, Picnics, & Scenery
Oregon, with over 300 vineyards to choose from, we'll visit 3 per day for a total of 6 (unless time allows for extra) and enjoy a flight of 4-6 wines per stay. Our wineries will have amazing views in which we can relax outside enjoying our wine and our picnic lunches. In the late afternoon on Tuesday we will return to Portland to catch your evening flight home or option to stay in Portland another night.
About Willamette Valley:
In ideal years the maritime climate provides the best conditions possible for growing the cool-climate grape variety for which Oregon is best known: Pinot noir. In lesser years, fall weather can be tricky, causing winemakers to pull their hair. In this matter the Willamette Valley compares favorably with the Burgundy and Alsace regions of France. And, like it or not, the often finicky Willamette Valley climate is the promised land for Pinot noir in America. Wineries also produce Pinot Gris, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Melon, Gewürztraminer, sparkling wine, Sauvignon Blanc and some Syrah, Cabernet, and Merlot among other lesser-known varieties.