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Oregon wineries scrap over effort to elevate already-dominant Willamette Valley pinot noir

David Adelsheim, who founded Adelsheim Winery in 1971 and drew up the Willamette Valley AVA in the early ’80s, is an adherent. He views the appellation’s status as a legacy of Oregon pinot noir pionee... read more

The Pioneer Spirit of Exploration is Still Alive in Oregon’s Largest City

From trendy tea, cider, and spirit tastings to neighborhoods transformed into urban culinary hotspots to a unique natural outdoor beauty, the Greater Portland Region continues to reawaken the pioneer ... read more

Award honors winery's founders

True pioneers, the Evenstads have pushed the ... a clear and significant threat to vineyard properties and winemaking in the Willamette Valley and beyond. This sizeable donation and initiative ... read more

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UO mourns following the passing of William Swindells Jr.

“Bill was an industry pioneer, a generous philanthropist and a champion ... Bill Swindell’s great-grandfather Louis Gerlinger founded the Willamette Valley Lumber Company in 1906. Swindells graduated ... read more

Francis Ford Coppola's Wine Company Buys Oregon's Vista Hills Vineyard

For his next wine project, filmmaker-turned-vintner Francis Ford Coppola is turning to Oregon's Willamette Valley. His wine company ... Virginia Dare Winery and American Pioneer Winegrowers, had been ... read more

Meet Oregon’s French Winemakers

Meet the pioneers who looked beyond France and into the brave New ... It took years to understand the wild fluctuations in the Willamette Valley’s growing seasons. And yet, “you can consistently produ... read more

Review: 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs'

He dallies with the idea that he could settle down with her in the Willamette Valley, but then a war party of Indians ... This was a hit for the the Sons of the Pioneers—the same group whose "Tumbling ... read more

The Secret Grapes of the Willamette Valley

Oregon's Willamette Valley represents a perfect case in point. Less than 60 years have elapsed since pioneer David Lett planted Pinot Noir and other cool climate grape varieties in the valley. Few win... read more

Paul Lee Nelson

Burial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018, at the Tumalo Pioneer Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held next summer in the Willamette Valley for all friends and family. ... read more

Portland is a foodie paradise

If you prefer your exercise disguised as tax-free shopping, nearby Pioneer Courthouse Square hosts high-end ... Your home base for exploring the wines of the Willamette Valley should be the Allison In... read more

Willamette Valley named 2016 Wine Region of the Year

The Willamette Valley was up against heady competition ... The magazine cited the valley’s rapid evolution, beginning from scratch 50 years ago when a handful of pioneering winemakers — only one of wh... read more

Things to Do

Nov. 15 (5 to 7 p.m.) — Rain Spark Gallery will host Barb Randall for a presentation of her book "Willamette Valley Wineries ... Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of ... read more

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