FOOD & DRINK
Indulge in McMinnville: Discover the Top 3 Bakeries
In this article, we're exploring three exquisite bakeries located in McMinnville. Have you had the pleasure of tasting their offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2022 Estate Pinot Blanc, McMinnville $30
The Burger family and winemaker Ariel Eberle celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 150-acre vineyard during 2023, and they continue to be among the few in the Willamette Valley to champion this too-often overlooked and unappreciated Burgundy variety. Eberle gets to work with blocks planted during the second decade of the vineyard — 1994 and 1999 — and while most of these two lots were fermented in stainless steel, three neutral barrels were used, as well as a once-filled puncheon. The diverse approaches in the cellar build fascinating aromas of fennel pollen, blanched almond and flannel behind the yellow fruit notes. Inside, it’s fruit-forward as nectarine and apricot lead the way, followed by secondary notes of flint and a finish of lemon and starfruit.
OR newberg's Most Loveable Puppies Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around newberg..
Savoring McMinnville: Top 4 Traditional American Dishes You Must Try
In this article, we delve into the world of traditional American cuisine right here in McMinnville, exploring four iconic dishes. Have you had the chance to taste any of these culinary delights? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Nearly 40 things you should check out across Oregon this week
LIGHTS & LEASHES DOG WALK NIGHT — Enjoy a festive walk, with or without a canine friend, around the Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., Portland, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and 29. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children and dogs enter free. Visitors are encouraged to bring a bag of quality dog food or cat food to be donated to local animal nonprofits. Cash donations will also be accepted for the Sunshine Division. No cars or motorized vehicles, rollerblades, bikes, scooters or skateboards will be allowed on the track. Tickets and info:...
Hoodview Christmas concert slated for Sunday
Organist Don Feely will be the featured artist at a special Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Hoodview Church of God, 1530 Mount Hood Ave., Woodburn. Hoodview Pastor Steve Kufeldt said Don will be joined by his children to present a program of traditional and contemporary Christian holiday music, featuring vocal and instrumental selections, solo organ pieces, piano/organ duets, and a special presentation of the Laurel and Hardy silent holiday comedy, "Big Business," -- the program will have something for everyone.
Sivilli Wine Co. makes the Dundee Hills sparkle
So many excellent sparkling wines are being made in Oregon these days that it is easy to become jaded. Then you stumble across the Sivilli Wine Co. sparklers and have to catch your breath. Thomas Sivilli makes sparkling wines of such quality that Jay-Z would welcome them to his VIP lounge any night of the week.
The 12 Beers of Gristmas – 2023 Holiday Ale Trail
Returning for its second year is The 12 Beers of Christmas. Kicking off on December 1st, this 16-day Holiday Ale Trail will take place across a dozen Oregon breweries. The 12 Beers of Gristmas will take place from December 1 – 16, 2023 at breweries in Portland and McMinnville where you can grab a free passport to complete for fun prizes. This now annual holiday ale trail is an excellent way to kick start your holiday spirit and visit your favorite breweries in all of their festive finery. Each brewery has selected a seasonal offering that is full of good cheer!
Salem-area holiday spirit will be on display at tree lightings, parades and more
Salem, Keizer and surrounding communities offer a holiday season full of tree lighting celebrations, parades, light displays, markets and more, and we've got all the details. Here's how to get into the spirit across the Mid-Valley:. Downtown Salem Holiday Parade. After hundreds attended the return of the event in 2022,...
‘We’re really excited’: Award-winning McMinnville restaurant hosting wine journalist’s book promotion
A McMinnville restaurant, known for its delicious food and wine is preparing to host a veteran wine journalist, who has just written a new book.
Hard to 'ketchup' with this giant inflatable Whopper in Newberg
NEWBERG, Ore. — It was a bun on the run in Newberg. Video shared with us from Alyssa Vanzant shows a giant inflatable Whopper breaking free of its tethers the morning of Nov. 11. It rolled across Portland Road, collided with a couple of businesses and knocked over a...
When is Nike’s Black Friday Sale? Store hours, best deals on Air Force 1 sneakers and more shoes, clothing
Nike is having a big Black Friday sale happening now through Sunday, November 26, featuring many of their best-selling shoes, clothes, accessories, and more. The Beaverton-based footwear and apparel giant is offering up to 60% off the regular item prices plus an impressive extra 25% off online shopping with code BLACKFRIDAY during checkout. For your one-stop shop to get early Christmas gifts, upgrade your shoe game, and stock up on must-have athletic wear styles, don’t miss the Nike Black Friday sale.
Events & Activities: Holiday bazaars are at hand
Mystery writer set to talk about her craft CANBY: The final fall Author Talk at the Canby Public Library will be on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. with local mystery writer Kimila Kay. Kay is the author of the six-book Mexican Mayhem series and the soon to be released Stoneybrook Mystery series. Learn about her upcoming work at https://kimilakay.com/ ...
If birds can glide… : Wordless Wednesday
If birds can glide for long periods of time, then… why can’t I?. Wright Flyer replica, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, Oregon.
Newberg's Lyrics Café opens its doors, and patrons stream in
Lyrics Café is open for business, and patrons appear ecstatic. The downtown Newberg establishment, which replaced longtime favorite eatery Coffee Cottage, opened its doors Nov. 17 and has been swarmed with patrons ever since. “We were overwhelmed by how many people showed their support by coming through that first day,” co-owner Rob Hankins said in a Nov. 21 email. ...
Stickmen Brewing Is Launching a Taproom in the Heart of Willamette Valley Wine Country
Stickmen Brewing’s Cedar Mill spinoff is more than two years behind schedule. But plans are still underway to open that Washington County spinoff, and now WW has learned that the company has yet another project in the works: a McMinnville pizzeria and taproom. Details about the newest location are...
Forget Presents. This Year, Spoil Yourself and Your Bestie.
This season’s gifting is about experiences. After years of being cooped up, people want to feel the crunch of snow under their snowshoes, hear the evening surf, and taste damn delicious food. There’s some science behind this: studies have long shown that people derive more happiness from experiences than from material purchases, which is largely because the actual doing of things leads to more conversations and relationship-building, not to mention charmed memories. We’re nothing if not data nerds, and so our gift guide curates the best activities that you should do with your favorite humans, from hour-long classes to multiday adventures. Imagine: You say, “Hey, I bought us a snowshoeing tour! When would you like me to book it?” Your bestie grins ear to ear. You feel the warm glow of friend-love. A local business gets support. Win-win-win. It’s all one easy booking away.
This Restaurant Was the Only One in Oregon To Make the Nation's Top 100 Restaurant List
Exclusive Honor: Oregon's Lone Entry Secures a Place on the Nation's Top 100 Restaurant List. Popular restaurant reservation and review website Open Table has just released its Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2023 list. The list was compiled "from over 12 million verified diner reviews and dining metrics including diner ratings, percentage of reservations made in advance, and five-star reviews."
Destination, Hubbard! Tourism promoters highlight local bistro
If you are the sort who enjoys sitting down and enjoying a cup of coffee – as opposed to, say, drive-thru java in a hurry – this is perhaps the best region in the Willamette Valley to serve your pleasure. The Willamette Valley Visitors Association loves to tout the seemingly bottomless beverage options that flow through the seasons here. The association noted: “The Willamette Valley may be known as Oregon Wine Country, but drink options here seem to be limitless. From Pinot to cider, IPAs...
Newberg Wine: An Introduction to Red Wine
In the 1960s, the first wine pioneers planted Pinot Noir grapes in the Willamette Valley, recognizing that it has abundant similarities to France’s Burgundy (the legendary growing region of French Pinot Noir). In 1980, that first winemaker, David Lett of the Eyrie Vineyards, brought his Oregon Pinot to the “wine olympics” in Paris, and won second place over many famous French wines. That competition put the Willamette Valley on the global wine map, and kicked off a thriving industry which you can experience today. Twelve distinct AVAs (American Viticulture Areas) comprise the Willamette Valley wine region, which is now home to about 700 winery tasting rooms – most producing Pinot Noir.