November 27-29 Gather your family and friends and spend Thanksgiving weekend wine tasting in Willamette Valley, Oregon. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pinot Noir's first arrival in Oregon, and honor the pioneers involved in its expansion ever since. Guests can enjoy food pairings, special tastings, holiday discounts, live music and more in one of the valley's biggest annual events. Each winery celebrates the weekend in its own way, and tasting costs vary by vineyard. Learn more about this holiday event at the Willamette Valley Wineries official website
Ongoing 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.
Ongoing 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.
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