Seasonal Features Winter

We celebrate winter inside, outside, up on the mountain and down in the town. You’re going to want to join us, so let’s start with the basics: snowfall makes for uniquely Oregon adventures — from snowshoeing around a volcanic lake to skiing after dark.
Winter is also for traditions — and for trying something new. Generations of chefs gather to celebrate timeless ingredients. New World brewers experiment with Old World conventions. And everyone’s welcome around the table to cheer the season’s beauty.



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    The Terroir of Beer

    Wild yeasts give these Oregon breweries a hyper-local sense of place.

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    A Family of Truffle Hunters

    For the Czarneckis, it isn’t just about uncovering the treasure.

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    Feasting in Portland’s Jade District

    A diverse community celebrates its vibrant culinary heritage.

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    Beyond the Slopes: Après-Ski

    Here’s where to eat, drink and relax around Oregon’s top ski areas.

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    48 Hours in Kid-Approved Klamath Falls

    During winter months, adventurous families head south for snowy thrills.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Winter

five of 79 Stories about Winter in Oregon
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    Craft Chocolate Tour of Portland

    written by Jen Stevenson on November 29th, 2016

    Well-versed in the virtues of craft beer, spirits, cheese, charcuterie and, of course, coffee, Rose City residents also enjoy the fruits of the city’s other bean scene: craft chocolate. Wielding homemade winnowers and repurposed grain mills,…

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    A Night Out, Portland Style

    written by Margaret Everton on November 29th, 2016

    With a reputation for its creativity, enviable lifestyle and casual atmosphere, it’s no surprise Portland offers an equally laid-back nightlife scene. Beyond this bastion of outrageously good food and drink exists an intoxicating variety of…

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    Winter Wildlife Watching on the Coast

    written by Michael Kew on November 29th, 2016

    This season, which is largely undiscovered for wildlife viewing, head to the Coast for some of the state’s most compelling critters dozens of species of migratory birds, tidepools teeming with life, thousands of whales and boisterous sea lions…

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    7 Magical Oregon Coast Winter Adventures

    written by Michael Kew on November 28th, 2016

    You know about huge waves and dramatic storms on the Oregon Coast in the winter. But did you know that even in the rain or frequent sun breaks, the winter is an ideal time to take a walk amidst wild mushrooms and giant Spruce trees, or ride a horse…

  5. 12 Joyful Portland Holiday Traditions

    written by Jen Anderson on November 25th, 2016

    There’s plenty of time all year long for new adventures, but the holiday season is a meant for celebrating traditions. It’s never too late to start. Here are 12 classics we’ve rounded up for you. 1 Have a spot of tea. Grab your…

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  1. Which wineries near Dundee are open on weekdays in December?

    That’s a good question because several wineries cut back on their hours during the winter months. A few in that general area that should be open include: Stoller Vineyard Ponzi Vineyard Sokol Blosser Anne Amie Vineyard Argyle Winery Domaine Serene and Domaine Drouhin (both are across the street from each other) Soter Vineyards is available by appointment and are definitely worth…

    Written on November 28th, 2016
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