July 25, 2017 | By Jackie Luskey | No Comments

Treat Your Dog to an Oregon Wine Getaway

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.

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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.

Pet-Friendly Hotels

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.

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