1. Sipping in the Rain: A Portland Wine Tour

    online.wsj.com (Apr 15 2013)

    1. Sipping in the Rain: A Portland Wine Tour

      WHY IS PORTLAND, ORE., such a great food city? I put the question to a restaurant critic friend. Because of Oregon Pinot Noir, he said. This seemed like a plausible explanation. After all, many great food cities are near great wine regions. But that wasn't what my friend meant. It was because Pinot Noir was such a great food wine.

      But why is Portland such a great wine city? Much less has actually been said about that. And yet Portland has lots of impressive restaurant wine lists and first-rate shops with interesting wines from all over the world. In ...

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