Oregon (/ˈɒrɨɡən/ ORR-ə-gən) is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered on its west by the Pacific Ocean, north by Washington, south California, east Idaho, and southeast Nevada. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary, the Snake River largely its eastern. Oregon's area was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before traders, explorers, and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in Oregon Country in 1843, Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859.It is the 9th largest and 27th most populous state. Its capital is Salem, third most populous of its cities.
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  • Behind the Scenes: World Beard & Mustache Competition 2014

    …The 2014 World Beard & Mustache Competition in Portland, Oregon, isn't over, yet, but I had to share all the amazing action happening behind the scenes. These are definitely the most amazing beards and mustaches of the world! Ross prepares his mustache to hit the stage Rich Bartlet getting interviewed by PBS. "The nice thing about this year…

    Mattie Bamman/ By The Tun- 1 readers -
  • Northwest wineries to help food banks during Thanksgiving weekend

    … in Oregon’s Willamette Valley Sokol Blosser Winery in the Dundee Hills is among those wineries in the Willamette Valley Wineries Association participating in Willamette Cares Food Share program. (Photo courtesy of Willamette Valley Wineries Association) There are more than 600 wineries in the state of Oregon, but most of them small Willamette Valley…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 1 readers -
  • Cornerstone Cellars and J Vineyards Make a Vacation Better

    Punta Mita, Mexico. It’s become the home that I can’t afford away from home – at least on a sustained basis. Of course there is always a story behind the story. More than 10 years ago when I worked in a different position, I had to buy trip insurance because inevitably the company that I worked for would force me to cancel my vacations due to a crisis.

    Dallas Wine Chick- 1 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations

    …As we approach the holidays, all this Pinot Noir has primed my palate for turkey and all the fixings. Pinot Noir is a natural choice for red wine at the Thanksgiving table, and in particular I would recommend these wines that I tried recently in wine class at SFWC: • Labyrinth Yarra Valley Viggers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004 – Australia ($20…

    Wine Maven in Trainingin Pinot Noir Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week: 2011 Elk Cove, Mount Richmond Pinot Noir

    …, "Decant me for two hours or more first, then enjoy all my rustic charms long into the night!!". It was this wines rustic charms, which convinced me to feature it as the Wine of the Week [a highly coveted title]. Yes indeed, a classic example of what can often be expected from the 2011 vintage. “The 2011 Willamette Valley Pinot is a perfect example…

    Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog in Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Don’t Forget Frank Family Pinot Noir For Thanksgiving

    … Sauvignon and sparkling wines, but it has made outstanding Pinot Noir since 2007. It is a difficult grape to grow and even more difficult to turn into great wine. While the Burgundy region of France and Oregon in the New World are more widely recognized as the best places to produce great Pinot Noir, this wine shows Napa Valley can compete…

    Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com- 5 readers -
  • What We Have Been Drinking—11/24/2014

    … Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. Here are some of the wines we tasted this last week that stood out: 2004 Argyle Pinot Noir Nuthouse Reserve Series: Retail $55. Hmmmm. We might have waited a tad too long, but this is still pretty darn good. Surprisingly, the red fruit…

    the drunken cyclistin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Rant: There's No California Chardonnay On The Menu?

    … for their cuisine. And more customers should support these restaurants. If you dine at an Italian restaurant you don't expect to be able to order Fajitas or Kung Pao Chicken so why should you expect to find non-Italian wines? You should immerse yourself in their cuisine, which includes the wines of that region. To many Europeans, wine is food, and is an integral…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 6 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wine Street Exchange with a Beer Drinker

    … the meal will be.” “Standard meal, it’s usually turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, sweet potato casserole, green beans, and pie for dessert. They’ll make a very traditional afternoon turkey dinner that lasts 2-3 hours,” he explains. “My wife, her sister and their parents are the wine drinkers, I’ll have a sip of wine to toast the meal…

    jvb uncorkedin Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • Talking About Wine Gems and More with Hahn Family Wines

    Sitting down in a private room at Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop Shop, myself and a few other wine media had a chance to try some fantastic Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from Hahn Family Wines, a California-based winery, with vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County. I pulled wine maker Paul Clifton aside for a few minutes to talk about the winery to get this interview.

    MyWinePal- 8 readers -
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