Little Minnesota in the Willamette: Winemakers from the North have staked their claim in Oregon’s wine scene

Pinot noir that seduces with satin-and-lace elegance. Riesling worthy of her exalted status as Queen of the White Wines. Chardonnay that walks a tightrope with both energy and grace. These are the kinds of wines coming out of arguably the most exciting wine region in the United States today—Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Over the years, several … [ Read more]

Union strike in Oregon City halts distribution of local craft beers

General Distribution in Oregon City is facing a strike by unionized drivers, shelf stockers and sales people, and it’s affecting the flow of local craft beer to retailers. According to a report by KGW Portland, workers say management has hinted at a pay cut that would amount to $19,000 less per employee, or $1.5 million total. In … [ Read more]