Ponzi
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Tucked in the forested slopes near Beaverton, Ponzi Vineyards has been an anchor of Oregon’s wine industry for 40 years. Somewhat unbelievably, the quaint tasting room—with bocce courts outside—is currently pouring tastes of its delicious 2008 Chardonnay Reserve, awarded 92 points by Wine Spectator and heralded as "rich and well-integrated" by the New York Times. Take home your own bottle for just $30.

Cooper Mountain
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As if Cooper Mountain Vineyard’s tasty biodynamic wines weren’t enough to entice you to visit this Beaverton tasting room, just a mile down Grabhorn Road, the 68-acre Jenkins Estate (pictured), with its stunning botanical gardens and wooded trails, offers another reason to stop by.

South Store
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If you need a little pick-me-up after all that pinot tasting, stop in at the cute, friendly South Store Café, where a cup of well-made coffee and a homemade cinnamon roll or scone (all pastries are made fresh every day) will set you right, and back on your way.

Smith Berry Farm
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Smith Berry Barn. There’s more than just berries on offer at this 30-acre family farm in Scholls. Pick up everything from potted herbs to raw honey, handmade soaps, and a slew of other didn’t-know-you-needed-it goodies inside the big red barn along SW River Road.

Cruise In
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A cheery oasis amid verdant fields, the Cruise In Country Diner stands as one of those hidden gems that you always dream of stumbling upon when you’re in the middle of nowhere. A mix of farmers, families, bikers, and hipsters sit at pristine diner tables and booths surrounded by old-fashioned signs, photographs, ’50s era hubcaps, and some serious chow. Specifically, 19 burgers—including fish, chicken, buffalo, and three veggie varieties—plus a pulled pork sandwich, hot dog, and options for kids, all made from organic and local ingredients whenever possible. Wash down the experience with a killer Alpenrose ice cream milkshake.

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Gaston’s pinot gris and pinot noir producer Elk Cove, is one of Portland Monthly wine critic Conde Cox’s North Willamette Valley must-stops. And with views like this, you can see why.

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One Horse Tavern
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For a taste of local color, stop in for a pint and a bite at Gaston’s One Horse Tavern. What doesn’t look like much from the outside, turns out to be a stained-glass and dark-wooded den of lively conversation, laughter, and—on most Saturday nights—live music.

Grand Lodge
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If you to decide to turn your day trip into an overnight, McMenamins Grand Lodge, a 77-room hotel nestled on lush swatch of grass in downtown Forest Grove offers a prime jumping off spot for your second day of wine tasting. (Plus the practiced hands in Ruby’s Spa know how to untie the knots Highway 26 left behind.)

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