Five Impressive Oregon-Made Sparkling Wines

Elegant and elevated bubbles from an unexpected region

Oregon is known for its award-winning Pinot Noir, but its success with sparkling wine might very well change the conversation. The numbers speak volumes (as sparkling wine sales from the state grew more than 50% in Nielsen-tracked channels in 2018) but there are, of course, far more impressive and interesting factors at play here. Andrew Davis, owner of Oregon’s Radiant Sparkling Wine Company (a company …

The Spirit of Experimentation: Westward Whiskey

We tour the brand’s facilities in Oregon

Straight ahead, through the front doors of Westward Whiskey‘s new distillery, there are dozens of bottles in varying shapes and sizes with an assortment of labels tucked into a glass case. These are the Portland brand’s archive bottles, stretching back to when they were originally founded in 2004 as House Spirits Distillery. There’s a small-batch bourbon whiskey, an original version of Krogstad’s Aquavit, an Oregon ouzu, …

Word of Mouth: Portland, Oregon

The quintessential PNW city has grown up but its kept its inventive charm

Portland‘s culture of individualism has fostered some of the country’s best bars and restaurants, as well as experimental and ambitious shops. The PNW city—surrounded by the beauty of Mount Hood and spliced through with the splendors along the Willamette River—has a longstanding history of harvesting quality produce and accessing fresh seafood. Even in the city’s newest fleet of bars, restaurants and shops, there are innately …