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PDX- Sake One Tasting - Where else to go in area?

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alexa52 May 7, 2009 03:42 PM

Will be visiting Sake One http://www.sakeone.com/ soon for a tasting and tour and looking for suggestions on other wineries in the area worth a visit. Also, would love to know any recommendations for lunch in the area.

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    Leonardo RE: alexa52 May 7, 2009 04:15 PM

    Other wineries I'd recommend: Beran, Patton Valley, David Hill, Willakenzie. Beran is by appt only and well worth it!

    1. Politeness RE: alexa52 May 7, 2009 05:11 PM

      Here's a reinforcement of Leonardo's rec of Willakenzie.

      How deep a pocket do you have for lunch? http://www.bistromaison.com/pages/ope...

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        alexa52 RE: Politeness Jun 1, 2009 09:57 AM

        McMinville is a bit out of the way as we will be coming from Portland. It's about 40 mintues from Sake One, which is in Forest Grove.

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        Leonardo RE: alexa52 May 7, 2009 08:21 PM

        Also Elk Cove.

        The best restaurants in wine country are not open for lunch.
        Consider Horse Radish in Carlton.

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          alexa52 RE: Leonardo Jun 1, 2009 10:00 AM

          I checked out the website for the Horse Radish. Looks really cute and would be great for lunch, but it is a bit out of the way. I need to check on the location of the wineries you suggested, but I was hoping to do a closer to home wine tour and lunch- keep it all around Forest Grove, where Sake One is located.

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          alexa52 RE: alexa52 Jun 1, 2009 10:11 AM

          Beran http://www.beranvineyards.com/ is in Hillsborough. Patton Valley http://www.pattonvalley.com/ and Elk Cove http://www.elkcove.com/ are both in Gaston, David Hill http://www.davidhillwinery.com/ in Forest Grove, and Willakenzie http://www.willakenzie.com is in Yamhill.

          Horse Radish in Carlton http://www.thehorseradish.com/about.html would make sense
          If we to hit Willakenzie

          Any other suggestions for lunch that are closer to Hillsborough, Forest Grove or Gaston?

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            Leonardo RE: alexa52 Jun 1, 2009 12:39 PM

            Not really. The best wine country dining is in Yamhill county (Dundee Carlton McMinnville), not Washington county.
            The only place in Forest Grove that comes to mind would be http://www.mcmenamins.com/ the Grand Lodge.
            In downtown Hillsboro (that's the spelling) is a wonderful Japanese place called Syun Izakaya.

            Have fun. Please report back!

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              alexa52 RE: Leonardo Jun 2, 2009 10:18 PM

              Thanks Leonard.
              I always do hillsboro the east coast way. Thanks for the reminder. Yikes!

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            Wineack RE: alexa52 Jun 25, 2009 02:08 PM

            Montinore Estate is in Forest Grove and you don't need an appointment. They grow their grapes biodynamically and the tasting room people are very nice. The website is http://www.montinore.com/index.html

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