For more than four decades, the Ponzi family has used the rich soil of the Willamette Valley to produce lush, sustainable wines. Winemaker Luisa Ponzi worked alongside her father for many years, gaining hands-on experience with viticulture and foots-on experience with grape stomping. She deepened this education in Beaune, France, where she studied Burgundian practices. In 1993, Luisa earned her Brevet Professionnel D’Oenologie et Viticulture certificate, a first for an American woman.
Luisa and her sister Maria carry on the dynasty started by their parents, creating wine varietals suited to the climate with sustainable practices that respect the tradition of winemaking. In addition to stocking the cellar with an award-winning collection of pinot noir, pinot gris, pinot blanc, chardonnay, and white riesling, the Ponzis fill bottles with arneis and dolcetto, two rare Italian varietals.
The Dolphin II serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Beaverton's Raleigh West district.
Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at The Dolphin II, a local favorite.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to The Dolphin II's happy hour.
Sit outside at The Dolphin II and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Be sure to swing by The Dolphin II for frequent performances from live DJs.
The after-work crowd can fill the place up, so be sure to take advantage of reservations at The Dolphin II.
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from The Dolphin II.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
Isn't it time you indulged in the old classics of American food? Stop by The Dolphin II to have a bite of deliciousness.
An estate house is surrounded by lush gardens, whose steps lead the way to a grass terrace that overlooks working vineyards and a gorgeous valley. Now, add locally made wine, picnics composed of organic fare, and live music. The call of, “Mon Ami!” may be heard. But no, you have not suddenly turned into a French expat hanging out in Tuscany. This is Garden Vineyards, a family-run vineyard in Hillsboro. (Mon Ami is the family dog.)
Garden Vineyards serves as an afternoon destination for picnics, wine tastings, and festivals. The vineyards' estate house is also available to rent for a weekend getaway or an overnight or extended stay. Visitors who especially love the wine can become members of the wine club,which includes six bottles in the spring and six more in the fall. Visitors can also become members of the vineyards' community-supported agriculture program and receive produce straight from the gardens.
Some of the Current Wines
2008 Blanc de Noir Sparkling: a brut-style wine with an acid and citrus fruit flavor
2011 White Blend: the up-front acidity transitions into a creamy finish in this full volume blend of pinot noir, viognier, and auxerrois
2011 Rosé Noir:
a darker and rounder style than a true rosé, with aromas of rhubarb, cherry, and lavender
2011 Pinot Noir: with expressive cherry and black raspberry fruit flavors and prominent acidity in the finish
See the full list of current releases.
When they first opened, Primrose & Tumbleweeds sold 47 types of wine by the bottle. Today, their selection has increased to more than 4,000 wines, with regional pride fueling its growth—the store features a gigantic sampling of wines made in Oregon and the Northwest. Such a sizable inventory might seem intimidating, but the staff has settled on a few surefire methods for doling out sips: daily tastings, an ever-changing "Today's Pour" menu, and a weekday happy hour that runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., not to mention live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
Even though wine is the main event, the venue is no mere wine bar. Patrons choose from ten rotating taps of local beer and cider, in addition to small-batch spirits that are distilled locally. The food menu proves just as changeable as the drink specials, the kitchen's ingredients are typically local, and the prep is all hands-on. For example, homemade soups full of mushrooms and Hungarian spices complement sandwiches piled with turkey, brie, and whole-berry cranberry sauce.
Named for the waterway that trickles through the 50-acre parcel of land it sits on, Abbey Creek Vineyard crafts a variety of wines onsite from grapes that grow lush on 10 acres of vines first planted back in 1981. At their offsite tasting room, visitors can sip samples from their portfolio of wines, or purchase whole bottles or cases. Varietals range in style from the subtle oak and bright citrus of the chardonnay to the rounded, perfumed pinot noir with notes of cherry, which is best served in a voluptuous glass.
The Dugout Gourmet Deli & Beer Bar in Hillsboro is known for its tasty eats.
Wear what you like when you dine at The Dugout Gourmet Deli & Beer Bar — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
At The Dugout Gourmet Deli & Beer Bar, service is a priority. That why we provide parking spaces on site.
For a decently-priced meal that's not too fancy, The Dugout Gourmet Deli & Beer Bar hits the nail on the head.