Willamette Weekend: 14 Things to Do in Portland, April 5-7


Friday, April 5 Wine Rush Indie, artisan wineries from the West Coast—the Willamette to Napa valleys—rush Portland with their rare and hard-to-find bottles of pinot noir to primitivo. Taste unknown vintages alongside bites from local chefs. Leftbank Annex, 101 N Weidler St. 5:30-8:30 pm. $75. 21+. Brent Weaver The George Fox University faculty member, one of the city’s most accomplished ...   More
Friday, April 5, 2013 WW Culture Staff

The Best Thing I Drank 2012

The best liquors, beers and wines WW staff had this year


Food & Drink
How does one gauge the best beer one had when one spends the entire year playing a game called "I Want to Drink Every Beer Made?" Does he pick the beer where the taste of hops linger long past the pint emptying? Does he opt for the sour ale that visiting beer geeks contemplate pouring our travel shampoo bottles just to sneak 3.2 ounces back home? In my case, I’ll pick the one I’m kicking myself ...   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

Scoop: Looking Back, Falling Forward

Portland culture in 2012, by the numbers.

The most successful local theater production of the year was Sweeney Todd, which sold 19,859 tickets at Portland Center Stage. Patton Oswalt wasHelium Comedy Club’sbiggest draw, selling outall three   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Growing Rogue

Medford’s Porter Lombard makes wine unlike anyone.

Porter Lombard’s laboratory is dim and cluttered, its shelves packed with mismatched bottles of purple and red fluid surrounded by knives, beakers, notebooks, plastic tubing and one giant wood   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Future Drinking

An urban winemaking collective, Bipartisan at Milepost 5 and more new places to eat and drink in Portland


Food & Drink
The latest scoop on new places to eat and booze in Portland, via the week's OLCC license applications:Four Portland "urban" wineries, Vincent Wine Company, Bow & Arrow, Helioterra Wines and Division Winemaking Company, are all moving into a single winemaking facility (ala Carlton Winemakers Studio), Southeast Wine Collective, at 2425 SE 35th Place. According to the presser, the space will feature ...   More
Friday, June 29, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Island Mana Wines: Aloha Lite

Bar Reviews
When a bar plays lilting ukulele tunes on its website and sets up speakers underneath its sidewalk sandwich board, I expect a full-on luau. I want a flower lei around my neck, the heat cranked up    More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Courtney Taylor-Taylor Releases His Own Wine

"You'll shit. It's awesome."

Chateau Taylor-Taylor

Food & Drink
We can't believe we missed this: After dabbling as a graphic novelist earlier this year, Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney-Courtney Taylor-Taylor has a new side gig: winemaking. The Portland singer announced via the band's website last month that his new wine label, Chateau Taylor-Taylor, has released its first drop: "Bocca d’Avolo 2010," a blend of 90 percent Nero d'Avola and 10 percent Grillo ...   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Drank: Building Block

 In 1965, a young upstart arrived in Oregon “with 3,000 grape cuttings and a theory.” As the story goes...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Devour 2012: Beer, Wine & Spirits

Market Guide
Top Picks: Clear Creek Distillery to meet the master.CorksCru to feel the chill in your bonesHollywood Fred Meyer for volume.Saraveza ’cause it’s so darn cute.Stone Barn Brandyworks to    More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Staff

Taste on 23rd: Wine House

Bar Reviews
The notion of a new wine shop and bar in the toniest, most made-over stretch of Nob Hill is worrisome. One imagines managers from Pottery Barn giggling incessantly over comically large glasses of    More
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE


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