Roasted pheasant stuffed with wild rice served with pomegranate and persimmon sauce makes a flavorful winter dish.
Parlez-vous français? No? Well, that’s OK. English is perfectly fine at Domaine Drouhin Oregon, the U.S. outpost of the famed Maison Joseph Drouhin of Beaune, France. According to Domaine Drouhin, the first seeds for what would become Domaine Drouhin Oregon were sown in 1961. Robert Drouhin, head of Burgundy’s legendary Maison Joseph Drouhin, was visiting […]
Elk Cove Vineyards in Gaston has a beautiful setting and focuses on making excellent pinot noir and pinot gris. It’s La Bohème Pinot Noir has been served twice at the White House during President Clinton’s term.
Commonly known as Sisters, but properly named Three Sisters, these three volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range each exceeds 10,000 ft in elevation. They are the third, fourth and fifth highest peaks in Oregon and are located in the Three Sisters Wilderness, about 15 miles southwest of the town of Sisters, Oregon. The three peaks were originally named Faith, Hope and Charity by early settlers but the names didn’t stick.
Wide and shallow, Siletz Bay is located just south of Lincoln City and is a popular spot for clammers in search of purple varnish clams near the edge of the bay. Four Brothers, a formation of rocks sits out in the bay just beyond where the Siletz River empties into the bay, like stone sentries marching towards the sea.
When most people think of Oregon, they think of our volcanic mountains, like Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson, the lush Willamette Valley, or our rugged coastline. But you might be surprised that part of the state is also high desert country like you would find in New Mexico and Arizona, although it doesn’t get nearly […]
Torii Mor is a small winery in Dundee that focuses on vineyard-designated Pinot Noir and has a tasting room that is Japanese influenced in its decor. The tasting room is open year-round and the outdoor spaces are wonderful settings for picnics.
King Estate is the largest producer of Pinot Gris in the U.S. and is located near Eugene. The tasting room is open year-round and has a wonderful restaurant.
Every year during the spring, the fields of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm near Woodburn are splashed with color and the fields are open for visitors.
Just outside of Newport, Yaquina Head Lighthouse is a picturesque stop along the coast.
The Rogue River just outside Crater Lake National Park is worth a side trip if you’re headed to Crater Lake.
Crater Lake National Monument, located off the beaten path in southern Oregon, is truly one of the great and beautiful wonders of the world. It was formed by the collapse of a giant volcano.
Redhawk Winery is in West Salem and is noted for its affordable and good pinot noir.
Ponzi Vineyards, just outside of Portland, is one of the most notable in Oregon and has a tasting room in a wonderful setting.
Clear Creek Distillery in North Portland makes wonderful eaux de vie, grappas, brandies, liqueurs and whiskey. You can call ahead to arrange for a tour.
The view of Mt. Hood from Trillium Lake is incomparable.
No matter the time of year, the view of the Columbia River Gorge from Crowne Point and the Vista House is a sight to behold.
Multnomah Falls, just north of Portland along the Columbia Gorge, is a spectacular site and popular with visitors.