The Willamette Valley, which encompasses Portland, is now home to more than 200 wineries. The region is recognized as one of the premier Pinot Noir producing areas in the world and as the birthplace of New World Pinot Noir. Other cool-climate varietals are also produced in the Valley, including Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer.
Dozens of wine-centric restaurants and hotels have popped up to showcase the region’s offerings. The burgeoning wine city also hosts tasting events, winery tours and the annual Indie Wine Festival each fall.
Here are our picks of places to stay, eat and visit while in Portland.