Hood River Hops Fest – September 24, 2016

Hood River Hops Fest Date: September 24, 2016 Time: Noon – 8pm Location: Columbia Lot, 5th and Columbia, downtown, Hood River, OR 97031 Contact: (541) 386-2000 Presented by CH2M and awarded silver medal for best beer festival from the Willamette Week, Oregon Beer Awards, the Hood River Hops Fest is an annual celebration of beer’s…

Cocktails for Two Many

by Marc Robins CFA   Nearly two decades ago, I was the CEO of Moonstruck Chocolate for about a year. The Robins Group had been associated with the upstart Chocolatier helping to raise money, give guidance and on a more personal note sponsor and co-finance the “new” Chocolate Café that opened on 23rd Avenue in…

Taste Washington Announces 2016 Dates — March 31-April 3

Taste Washington Announces 2016 Dates Tickets to the nation’s largest single region wine and food event go on sale December 8   Visit Seattle and Washington State Wine invite wine lovers to mark their calendars; Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event, will take place March 31- April 3, 2016, at various…

Holy Guacamole That was Good! – El Rio Burrito Bar

I love staying in Hood River while I travel about. I usually stay at the Hood River Hotel, which I highly recommend, and grab a bite to eat somewhere within walking distance. On my last visit I decided to try El Rio Burrito Bar, which is just a couple of doors down from the Hood…

Wholly Guacamole That Was Good – Bulldog Diner in Rufus

By Lori Kimbel On a recent trip to Portland we faced the dilemma, like so many who live in NE Oregon face, ‘do we face the congestion and grab a quick bite at Bigg’s Junction, or wait to eat once we get to The Dalles’.   I would like you to know Bulldog Diner has…

Maryhill Winery Named Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest

July/August TGBN “Superb winemaking, stunning location, national reach and superb leadership” are just a few reasons why Maryhill Winery is regarded as the region’s leading winery Goldendale, WA Citing the forward-thinking vision of Craig and Vicki Leuthold to build a destination winery in the eastern Columbia River Gorge, and the talent and tenacity of winemaker…

Oregon’s Wine Industry Contributes $3.35 Billion To Oregon’s Economy

The Oregon wine industry continues to substantially grow its contribution to the state’s economy according to a study released by the Oregon Wine Board today.   In 2013 the sum of all economic activity in the state related to Oregon wine was more than $3.35 billion, a 28% growth in the economic impact of wine…

The Rocks District AVA Gains Approval from the TTB

TTB Approves New AVA: The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater located in Northeastern Oregon, within the Walla Walla Valley AVA   WALLA WALLA VALLEY, Wash., Feb. 6. 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) today announced it will establish The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater as the newest American Viticulture Area (AVA)…

An Icon of The Dalles – The Sunshine Mill Winery

By Lori Kimbel The stunning paint job that now adorns the walls of the Sunshine Mill Winery will be sure to entice locals and travelers alike to see just what is going inside the old building that was once home to the wheat that created the Cheez-It!   James and Molli Martin both grew up…

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