Oregon is not one to drop the ball where beer is concerned. For those of German descent, who have ever been to Germany or who just like to drink good beer, you meet the requisite criteria to attend Oktoberfest this September. Festival tents will go up anywhere in the state where there is beer, especially in Portland and Bend. But, for my bier money, I’m heading to Mount Angel. Time to pull out the lederhosen and practice saying, “Prost!”
Inaugurated last summer, the Oregon Polo Classic is a new spoke in the wheel of the Classic Wines Auction series, a charitable phenomenon that has raised more than $43 million since its inception and $3.5 million last year alone, assisting in the lives of more than 100,000 children and families through nonprofit partners while showcasing Oregon’s bountiful food and wine industry.