Adding to the list of all that Portland-area visitors and residents have to be grateful for is the annual Wine Country Thanksgiving, held each year on the three days following Thanksgiving. (The event returns Nov. 29–Dec. 1, 2019.)
During Oregon’s premier tasting and cellar-stocking event, more than 150 wineries open their doors to the public, offering samples of favorite labels and special vintages. With pours from local favorites like Boedecker Cellars, whose exquisite Pinot noirs consistently receive 90+ ratings by Wine Spectator, or Trisaetum Winery, where you can browse their art gallery while sipping an array of award-winning Rieslings, the only problem will be deciding which of the literally hundreds of wines to choose from.
The holiday weekend festivities include live music, food and wine pairings, and the opportunity to visit with winemakers at some of Oregon’s top wineries — including many not usually open to the public.