Some of our favorite local vineyards include:
CAMERON WINERY "For more than a quarter century, we have produced Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot bianco and Nebbiolo in Dundee, Oregon. Our estate vineyard, Clos Electrique, is planted with multiple clones in the Burgundian style. Our partner, Abbey Ridge, is one of the oldest and most beautifully-farmed vineyards in the state. Our grapes are sustainably farmed & not irrigated." Read more here
J CHRISTOPHER WINERY "J. Christopher Wines is a small winery located on ChehalemMountain in Oregon's Northern Willamette Valley. Our wines are handcrafted in small lots and are sourced from some of the best vineyards in Oregon." Read more here
ILLAHE WINERY "At Illahe, our goal is to make wine as naturally as possible from the soil to the bottle. This requires working by hand on small lots with age-old techniques and materials." Read more here
Here are some of our favorite local brews:
REVEREND NAT'S CIDER "Our mission is to create dry and off-dry hard ciders in a wide range of styles from traditional and hard-to-drink to modern and highly quaffable using heirloom apples and other carefully chosen ingredients, all reflecting the historical position of hard cider in America and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest." Read more here
FT. GEORGE BREWERY "Fort George crafts original beers distributed only in the Northwest. Whether in cans or kegs, at our pub in Astoria or on your front porch, our brews bring people together in aromatic headiness and lupulin ecstasy." Read more here
HEATER ALLEN "We specialize in producing distinctive all-malt lager and other German and Czech style beers. We use only the finest, most appropriate malts, hops, water and yeast in our beers. While our lagers are similar to those made in Germany and the Czech Republic, they are our own unique interpretation of the style." Read more here
Food Front made the top 5 "Best Beer Grocers" list in the Willamette Week's 2013 Beer Guide
NORTHWEST: FOOD FRONT
2375 NW Thurman Street, 222-5658, foodfront.coop.
"Servicing rich people who climb down from the hills to buy expensive things on lazy Saturdays, this OWLI (Outer Westside Light Industrial) neighborhood grocery has only three coolers of beer, but there’s no filler. Self-distributed local favorites like Logsdon make a point of driving their brew here."
we also made the Willamette Week's 2013 Market Guide top 10 best overall grocers list, here is what they said:
"The Northwest location was recently renovated, with half the store getting a giant salad bar to go with the much-loved sandwich counter and baked-goods case. The veggies on that salad bar are a good symbol of all that’s right about this very personal co-op grocery store: a nice selection of leaves and stalks to build from, some chopped seasonal fruit and several containers of nuts and seeds to sprinkle on top. The vegan-friendly grocer is also the ’hood’s best brew shop, from beer to kombucha. MC. Shopping list: Rhubarb, bok choy, beer, cheese. Oh, and a salad."