With people starting to make plans for summer vacation, yours truly included, I thought this would be a great time to share what I’ve gleaned from all of my research.  While I can’t be everywhere this year, there are a few places I am hoping to visit. I am confirmed for a visit to the Willamette Valley, so I'll begin this series with a look at Portland.

We all know of Oregon as a great wine destination, but it’s really so much more: There are great places to visit, remarkable food, and, of course, the wineries themselves! So without further ado, a little trip planner for Portland, Oregon: Gateway to the Willamette Valley.