Larkspur Landing Hillsboro is on the doorstep of one of the best wine regions in the entire state. Explore lush vineyards at local wineries on a guided tour, and most importantly, sample the many delicious offerings available. For those who prefer suds to Chardonnays, Portland and the surrounding area is famous for its thriving microbrewery scene.
Cornelius Pass Roadhouse & Imbrie Hall
4045 NW Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124 (2.4 miles)
Cornelius Pass Roadhouse brews up McMenamins’ ales on a pioneer homestead settled in the 1850s. The site’s original structures have been preserved so that guests can enjoy the rustic atmosphere while partaking in one of the options on the lunch or dinner menu and sampling McMenamins’ ales, wines and spirits. Visit in July for the annual Roadhouse Brewfest where you can engage in lively discussions with brewers and other beer aficionados.
David Hill Vineyard & Winery
46350 NW David Hill Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116 (16.9 miles)
David Hill Vineyards, with sweeping views of Oregon’s Coast Range, is one of the most picturesque wineries in the Willamette Valley. The tasting room is located in a historic farmhouse, originally built in 1883. The farm is 140 acres in size with 40 acres of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer and some of the oldest vines in the state. The grounds and farmhouse are available for weddings, receptions and special occasions and impromptu picnics are welcome. Visit the tasting room and sample David Hill’s fine estate wines and award-winning Port.
23269 NW Yungen Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124 (5 miles)
Helvetia Vineyards provides a country winery experience just ten minutes from high-tech Hillsboro in the historic Helvetia area of Washington County. A perfect setting for tasting award-winning wines, touring a working vineyard and winery or relaxing for a picnic in a beautiful rural setting, Helvetia also offers event space for weddings, meetings and catered affairs.
Oak Knoll Winery
29700 SW Burkhalter Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123 (8 miles)
Visit one of Oregon’s pioneer wineries, founded in 1970 by Ron and Marj Vuylsteke who, with an experimental batch of blackberry wine, set the foundation for a family winery now carried on by the second generation. Today Oak Knoll focuses on premium Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay while exploring the diverse varietals of the region. The annual “Toast to the Tunes” summer concert series is open to all ages.
820 Elm Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116 (10.2 miles)
SakéOne is the leading brewer of craft saké in America. Bottled under four distinct brands (Momokawa, Moonstone, G, and Peaceful River), SakéOne leads the fast-growing category with distinct styles, flavor infusions and a penchant for education and sharing their unique beverage. A visit to the SakéOne Kura (brewery) is an educational experience at all levels. From the Kura tour, tasting room saké flights or the many activities and concerts during the year, you will always walk away enlightened and informed with a smile on your face.