Friday, November 18, 2016

A Wine Country Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving weekend in Willamette wine country brings many out to visit their favorite Oregon winemakers. Check out the Guide to Wine Country Thanksgiving to browse participating wineries this year. For those wishing to avoid the crowds next weekend and load up on delicious wine before Thanksgiving, come out to the pre-thanksgiving tastings on November 19-20. Enjoy! 


18405 N.E. Calkins Lane, Newberg
503-554-6802

Nov. 19–20 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Be one of the first to taste the New Releases: 2015 Anderson Chardonnay and 2015 La Sorella Pinot Noir. Enjoy a private, unique, behind-the-scenes wine tasting experience and a full spread of salumi e formaggio prepared by our in-house culinary specialist. Only a few spots left so call to reserve your spot! $40 per person. 



Wine & Art Festival at Rain Dance Vineyards
26355 NE Bell Rd, Newberg

503-538-0197
Nov. 19 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us at Rain Dance the weekend before Thanksgiving for our Wine & Art Festival. Taste through our newest releases while you view and shop the talented works of local artists. We will have Artisan Peacock Food Truck on site, in addition to live music! $15 Members, $30 non-Members.


For more events, visit Pre-Thanksgiving Wine Tasting.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

5 Thanksgiving Traditions to Start this Year!


 
‘Tis the season for turkey and traditions. What makes holidays like Thanksgiving so memorable? Long after the food is gone, the memories that families cling to are the special traditions you share together. If you’re looking for some new traditions to begin, try one of these this year.


1. VOLUNTEER AT A FOOD BANK OR HOMELESS SHELTER

Go together as a family to serve those less fortunately in your community. After your shift is over, take some time to sit and talk with a few of the people you have served.  You are likely to hear some incredible stories. Check with the Portland Rescue Mission or Oregon Food Bank to see how you can help.  


2. DISPLAY A THANKFUL TREE IN YOUR HOME 


Set up your Thankful Tree just for November or keep it up all year round! Cut out paper leaves to add to your tree each day. On Thanksgiving, provide each guest with a leaf and a pen to write down what he or she is thankful for and then read the leaves aloud as they are taped or pinned to the tree. Read more about how to create a Thankful Tree for your home! 


3. CONTRIBUTE TO SOMEONE ELSE'S THANKSGIVING DINNER

There are many low-income families who can't afford an entire Thanksgiving dinner.  Ask your friends, family and neighbors, whether they know about any struggling families who you could help. Then, take your whole family shopping for food, festive decorations, or table settings. Try to involve other families and friends to share the cost or to adopt more families in need. Go together to deliver the food to your chosen families the day before Thanksgiving.


4. DECORATE YOUR TABLE WITH THANKFUL PUMPKINS

Paint a couple of faux pumpkins white and write on them with a black sharpie the things you are thankful for. Ask everyone at your gathering to add to the thankful pumpkins and then decorate your dinner table with these pumpkins. For your guests, give them small pumpkins of their own to take home for their families to do the same thing.  Find out more about how to create Thankful Pumpkins for your holiday gathering.


5. WALK OR RUN IN A TURKEY TROT ON THANKSGIVING

Work off your Thanksgiving dinner ahead of time by taking your whole family to a Thanksgiving Day walk or run! Check out Sherwood's Give n' Gobble the The Turkey Trot at the Oregon Zoo. You might even want to dress up in fun Thanksgiving related costumes! If a crowded run isn't your thing, try finding a nice hike nearby to enjoy the fall foliage together before dinner.  


Friday, November 4, 2016

Office Exclusive - True Country Close-in Estate! $2,199,900

29989 SW 35th Drive Wilsonville, Oregon 97070


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This is what Oregon is all about! Exquisite custom home with private gated entrance, circular drive, guest home, (with four car garage) and an athletic barn for lacrosse, tennis, basketball, or just a fun space for indoor dances or parties for kids and adults alike! Nestled on four beautifully landscaped and level acres, this estate is just 10 minutes to the Oregon Golf Club, or 15 minutes to Meridian Park Hospital, I-5, Tualatin, or Bridgeport. An exclusive office listing that can be shown during the holidays by appointment!

Main House

Built in 1997
4.09 Acres

Main House
7150 Sq. Ft.
6 Bedroom, 6.5 Baths
3 Car Garage
Circular Driveway

Main House living room

Guest House












Guest House Kitchen
Athletic Barn

Inside Athletic Barn












Guest House
1800 Sq. Ft.
4 Car Garage


























Athletic Barn
Indoor Tennis Court
Indoor Basketball
Auto/Boat Storage