Find Your Spirit in the Tualatin Valley
It’s been more than 80 years since the end of Prohibition, and Oregon has blossomed into a leader of craft beer, full-bodied wines and well-aged spirits. Oregon’s distilleries—and Tualatin Valley distilleries in particular—are earning well-deserved accolades and are introducing handcrafted spirits to a new generation.
We don’t just make gin, vodka, whiskey and brandy, we excel in it.
Big Bottom Distillery was named as one of the “10 Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky.” Big Bottom, named for the area of Big Bottom near Mt. Hood, started as an independent whiskey bottling company, and in 2015 transitioned to a distillery, as it expanded its line to include gins, rums, brandies to the existing stellar whiskey production.
In addition to making great spirits, our distilleries are finding new flavor profiles, such as fruit-flavored vodkas. Combining two of our favorite tastes—chocolate and spirits—Rose City Distilling (formerly Indio Spirits) paired up with local chocolatier, Moonstruck Chocolate Company to create a Marionberry vodka truffle.
Portland’s Eastside Distilling has a tasting room and bottle shop at Washington Square (A spirits tasting room in a mall? Yes!). Here you can sample Eastside’s bourbons, whiskeys, vodka and rum.
McMenamin’s Cornelius Pass Roadhouse offers distillery and brewery tours at a former granary barn built in the 1850s. The distillery features at century-old, 160-gallon Alambic Charentais pot still and first released its White Owl Whiskey in 2011. Call 503-640-6174 for tour times.
Visit a tasting room or plan a distillery tour through the Tualatin Valley. Cheers!