Where to drink and eat in Oregon’s Willamette Valley…
There’s more than just award-winning wine in Willamette Valley. Tear out our fun-packed itinerary and enjoy your pinot with a side of stellar views and food.
August 04, 2017
Late summer, just before harvest, is hands down the perfect time to visit Oregon’s Willamette Valley. From Portland, drive an hour southwest of the city to the tiny town of Newberg. From there, wineries and vineyards dot the hills, welcoming visitors with a laid-back vibe that’s hard to find in flashier regions like Napa Valley. Pinot Noir is definitely the king of grapes in these parts, but there’s world-class Chardonnay here as well—not to mention Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gamay, Trousseau and more. It’s all best enjoyed while the sun is shining and the vines are heavy with ripe grapes—so what are you waiting for?