Breweries & Distilleries

They say it takes a lot of beer to make good wine, and our winery teams may be some of the biggest supporters of Willamette Valley breweries—so don’t be afraid to ask tasting room staff for their local beer suggestions. And then there’s Portland, dubbed “Beervana” by beer geeks worldwide, with a whopping 84 breweries in its metro area. Our advice? Start here with an overview of Portland beer culture, and let local recommendations take you from there.

The Willamette Valley also boasts a growing number of distilleries. Be sure to check out Branch Point Distillery, which uses grain from local farmers to create original Oregon whiskeys. Enjoy a tasting, go deeper with a tour of the distillery or get inspired with their classic and seasonal cocktail flights paired with a vineyard view. Learn more about Oregon distilling.