When it comes to inextinguishable passions, a love of dogs and a love of wine are high on the list. Let your two loves—your pup and Pinot—commingle with Canines Uncorked (August 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $40-$50 per person; free entry for dogs). During one weekend, you can treat your dog to an Oregon wine getaway.
With water bowls for the pooches and stemware for you, 16 participating wineries in the northern Willamette Valley open their vineyards for a pet-friendly day. Purchase a “License to Taste” passport for tastings at each winery you visit. As this event is co-hosted with the Oregon Humane Society, you can feel warm ‘n’ fuzzy about 100% of the proceeds benefiting services and shelters for pets in need.
Wine for Humans, Treat for Dogs
Canines Uncorked doesn’t just benefit dogs; it also welcomes them to the winery. Each participating winery hosts a dog-friendly activity. While dogs can’t partake in the wine tasting, they may help themselves to the “dog toy bar” at A Blooming Hill Vineyards and Winery. Expect all-star treatment at Helvetia Winery where dogs will be greeted with a Hawaiian-style lei, doggie pool, and snow cone. Dion Vineyards has mapped out a mile loop through the vineyard for active dogs. For a laugh, Kramer Vineyards has the genius idea to serve their amazing bubbly to humans while turning on a bubble machine for their dogs. No matter which wineries you choose to visit, we promise slobbery kisses and tail wags.
After you treat your dog to an Oregon wine getaway, you and the pooch will likely tucker out. Plan ahead and book a room with pet-friendly lodging options in the Tualatin Valley. The Tualatin Valley’s newest hotel, the Aloft Hillsboro-Beaverton, has a bowl full of doggy treats waiting right at the entrance. For a walkable, urban vibe, stay the night at The Orenco Hotel. In the morning, you can walk out of your quaint brownstone and to the dog-friendly Orenco Station Farmers Market.
The day after Canines Uncorked, additional pet-friendly activities include the Beaverton Flea and a patio meal at Copper River Restaurant or Fireside Grill. So, go ahead and treat your dog to an Oregon wine getaway—we think you deserve one, too.