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July 22-26
Beer lovers unite for the 28th year of Oregon Brewers Festival. The takeaway from this celebration is the opportunity to taste 90 craft beers from around the United States, in addition to international brews from places such as New Zealand. The Oregon Waterfront Park hosts this event at the banks of the Willamette River, where guests can sip on their drinks and enjoy the sun in a picturesque landscape with the backdrop of Portland and Mt. Hood on the skyline. From IPAs to Saisons, attendees are bound to find a type or two to suit their tastes. Visit the Oregon Brewers Festival event page or call 503-778-5917 for more information.
July 24-26
World-renowned winemakers, northwest chefs and appreciators of fine cuisine and spirits gather for a three-day weekend at the 29th Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville. Guests will learn about and drink their fill of Pinot Noir through informative notables such as wine legend Jancis Robinson, alongside appetizing chef-prepared meals, grand tastings and relaxing vineyard visits. The full weekend pass gives guests access to featured events such as the Northwest Salmon. However, a separate ticket is needed to attend Passport to Pinot. The event kicks off with opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. in Riley Hall on the Linfield College campus followed by tours, luncheons and seminars. Check out the full schedule of this wine-filled getaway on the International Pinot Noir Celebration official website

Pour's nightly happy hour from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.offers $3 mystery pours along with $2-$3 appetizers. Select bottles of wine can also be ordered for $15. Pour, 2755 NE Broadway St., Portland, OR 97232, 503-288-7697.
Thirst presents Thirsty Tuesdays featuring a salad/starter, main dish and bottle for two priced at $44 per couple. On Wednesday's the Chef's Prix-Fixe menu is paired with wine; cost is $45 per person for three courses. On Thursdays there is complimentary wine tasting. All events run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call503-295-2747. Thirst, 0315 SW Montgomery St., Ste. 340, Portland, OR 97140, 503-295-2747.

For additional information on wine events, please contact:

Oregon Wines on Broadway
515 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

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