The craft beer industry has a diversity problem, which should be obvious to anyone who has ever seen the overwhelming amount of burly bearded white dudes (full disclosure: I am one of those dudes) roaming tap rooms or spraying down tanks in the brewery.
Historic downtown Oregon City is hosting a Fall Wine and Cider Walk on Thursday, September 26th, a great excuse to check out some area craft beer, cider and wine. Downtown Oregon City has already hosted two sold-out wine walks and is excited to add cider to the third.The Fall Wine and Cider Walk celebrates the harvest season and the fermented bounty of Pacific Northwest grapes and apples and runs 6-9pm and has a $25 ticket.
More from a press release:
The fall walk begins in historic Liberty Plaza at 815 Main Street, where participants receive a custom glass, map and tasting list for their self-guided sip and stroll adventure. Fifteen downtown Oregon City businesses each host a local winery or cidery with a knowledgeable representative sampling unique offerings, sharing details about their wine and cider production techniques and providing packaged bottle/can to-go sales. The walk spans five blocks of Main Street and Railroad Avenue.
The Fall Wine and Cider Walk is part of a quarterly sip and stroll series hosted in downtown Oregon City. Tickets are limited to 400 guests; $25 cost includes all samples and a keepsake glass. Tickets are available online. DOCA’s next sip and stroll is a Winter Spirits Walk featuring local distilleries, held Thursday, December 12th. Downtown Oregon City Association is an award winning 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to building community and cultivating commerce revitalizing Oregon City’s historic downtown Oregon City.
Oregon City was the first incorporated city west of the Rocky Mountains and the first capital of the Oregon territory. Celebrated as the end of the rugged Oregon Trail that brought pioneers westward, this year, Oregon City celebrates 175 years since incorporation. Located just southeast of Portland, on the East side of the Willamette River the City’s unique topography includes three terraces, rising above the river. Historic Main Street is the ‘living room’ of the city and welcomes local and visitors alike.
Hosting Downtown Businesses include:
You Can Keep Your Hat On, Nebiollo Wine Bar, NextHome Realty, Oregon City Records, Mary Rose NW Boutique, Modified Screen Printing, Maizee Mae’s Antiques & Treasures, Mad Genius, LiveEdge Eco Salon, Coin Corner, 818 Lounge, Haunted Oregon City, Ghoul Gallery, Sleep Dreams, Black Ink Coffee/White Rabbit Gifts
Dobbes Family Estate/Wines by Joe, Wines from Vhers Distributing, Portland Cider, Christopher Bridge Wine, Campbell Lane Winery, King’s Raven Winery,15 Mile Winery, Tumwater Vineyard, WildCraft Cidery, Stone Circle Cidery, 12 Bridges Cidery, Coopers Hall Winery, Happy Valley Cidery, Bull Run Cidery, Alter Ego Cider/Helioterra Wines
Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding.