Tasting Trail

Tasting Trail
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Like so many who have settled here, Oregon’s vintners and brewers tend to be pioneers.

From the German immigrants who first started brewing on the shores of the Columbia River in the 1850s to the California immigrants who ignored naysayers and moved their grapes north a century later, these pioneers created new lives—and new economies—in Oregon.

Today, these growers turn the rich soil, rolling hillsides and temperate climate of the Willamette Valley into handcrafted brews and wines that delight the connoisseur’s palette. 

There are more than 150 breweries and 300 wineries in the state (according to the Oregon Brewers Guild and Oregon Wine Board). For the local and tourist alike, sampling these victuals has become an event.

Wine tours are one of the most popular features offered at Pacific University’s Homecoming Weekend, and this year’s celebration (Sept. 28-29) will include two tour opportunities, visiting a total of five local wineries. 

But the opportunity is available no matter when you come home to Pacific. 

The Washington County Visitors Association advertises a Vineyard and Valley Scenic Route, and several local vineyards feature tasting rooms. 

The Oregon Brewers Guild also notes that there are more than 140 places throughout the state to sample Oregon-brewed beer—such as McMenamins breweries and pubs not far from any of Pacific’s campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro and Eugene—and there’s even a saké brewery in Forest Grove with a tasting room and special events.

Make the most of your return to Pacific University (or find a new reason to make the trip) with a visit to the wineries and breweries of Washington County, listed below.
And please, drink responsibly, drive safely.

WINERIES & TASTING ROOMS

A Blooming Hill Vineyard
5195 SW Hergert Rd.
Cornelius | 503-992-1196
abloominghillvineyard.com

Alloro Vineyard
22075 SW LeBeau Rd.
Sherwood | 503-625-1978
allorovineyard.com

ADEA
26421 NW Hwy. 47
Gaston | 503-662-4509 
adeawine.com

Anam Cara Cellars
306 N Main St.
Newberg | 503-537-9150
anamcaracellars.com
Tasting room at
Nicholas Estate Vineyard
22222 SW Nicholas View Dr., Sherwood

Apolloni Vineyards
14135 NW Timmerman Rd.
Forest Grove | 503-330-5946
apolloni.com

Ardiri Winery & Vineyards
35040 SW Unger Rd.
Cornelius | 888-503-3330
ardiriwine.com

Beran Vineyards
30088 SW Egger Rd.
Hillsboro | 503-628-1298 
beranvineyards.com

Bishop Creek Cellars
26421 NW Hwy. 47
Gaston | 503-550-7700 
bishopcreekcellars.com
Tasting room at Urban Wineworks, NE Portland

Cancilla Cellars
9179 SW Lee Rd.
Gaston | 503-985-7327
cancillacellars.com
Tasting room at ADEA (above)

Cloudrest Vineyards
34780 SW Cloudrest Lane
Hillsboro | 503-628-2552
gardenaesthetics.com/grapeharvest.htm

Cooper Mountain Vineyards
20100 SW Leonardo Lane
Beaverton | 503-649-0027
coopermountainwine.com

David Hill Vineyard & Winery
46350 NW David Hill Rd.
Forest Grove | 503-992-8545
davidhillwinery.com

Elk Cove Vineyards
27751 NW Olson Rd.
Gaston | 503-985-7760
elkcove.com

Freja Cellars
16691 SW McFee Place
Hillsboro | 503-628-7843
frejacellars.com

Garden Vineyards
12960 NW Dick Rd.
Hillsboro | 503-547-9046
gardenvineyards.com

Gresser Vineyard
37245 SW Nature Dr.
Cornelius | 503-679-3497
gresservineyard.com

Hawks View Cellars
20210 SW Conzelmann Rd.
Sherwood | 503-625-1591
hawksviewcellars.com

Helvetia Vineyards & Winery
22485 NW Yungen Rd.
Hillsboro | 503-647-7596
helvetiawinery.com

J. Albin Winery
19495 Vista Hill Dr.
Hillsboro | 503-628-2986

Kramer Vineyards|
26830 NW Olson Rd.
Gaston | 503-662-4545
kramerwine.com

Montinore Estate
3663 SW Dilley Rd.
Forest Grove | 503-359-5012
montinore.com

Oak Knoll Winery
29700 SW Burkhalter Rd.
Hillsboro | 503-648-8198
oakknollwinery.com

Patton Valley Vineyard
9449 SW Old Hwy. 47
Gaston | 503-985-3445
pattonvalley.com

Plum Hill Vineyards
6505 SW Old Hwy. 47
Gaston | 503-359-4706
plumhillwine.com

Ponzi Vineyards
14665 SW Winery Lane
Beaverton | 503-628-1227 
ponziwines.com

Provincial Vineyards
14373 NW Timmerman Rd.
Forest Grove | 503-332-6412
provincialvineyards.com
Tasting room at Smith Berry Barn,
24500 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Hillsboro

Purple Cow Vineyard
52720 NW Wilson School Rd.
Forest Grove | 503-330-0991 
purplecowvineyards.com

Quailhurst Vineyard Estate
16031 SW Pleasant Hill Rd.
Sherwood | 503-936-3633
quailhurstwines.com

Raptor Ridge Winery
18700 SW Hillsboro Hwy.
Newberg | 503-628-8463
raptoridge.com

SakeOne
820 Elm St.
Forest Grove | 503-357-7056
sakeone.com

Shafer Vineyard Cellars
6200 NW Gales Creek Rd.
Forest Grove | 503-357-6604
shafervineyardcellars.com

BREWERIES & BREW PUBS

Ambacht Brewing

1055 NE 25th Ave., Suite N
Hillsboro | 503-828-1400
ambacht.us

Art Larrance’s Racoon Lodge & Brew Pub
7424 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.
Portland | 503-296-0110
raclodge.com

Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery (McMenamins)
4045 NW Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro | 503-640-6174
mcmenamins.com

John Barleycorns (McMenamins)
14610 SW Sequoia Pkwy.
Tigard | 503-684-2688
mcmenamins.com

Max’s Fanno Creek Brew Pub 
12562 SW Main St.
Tigard | 503-624-9400
maxsfannocreek.com

Oak Hills Brewpub (McMenamins)
14740 NW Cornell Rd.
Portland | 503-645-0286
mcmenamins.com

Off the Rail Brewing
Forest Grove | 503-992-8989 
facebook.com/offtherailbrewing

The Old Market Pub & Brewery
6959 SW Multnomah Blvd.
Portland | 503-244-2337
drinkbeerhere.com

Two Kilts Brewing Co.
14841 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd., Suite 501
Sherwood | 503-625-1700
twokiltsbrewing.com

Vertigo Brewing
21420 NW Nicholas Ct. Suite D-7
Hillsboro | 503-645-6644
vertigobrew.com