August 2011

‘Pairings’ at the Oregon State Fair

Hart of the Garden : Oregon State Fairgrounds : Salem, OR
Friday, August 26, 2011 : 5pm – 9pm
To purchase tickets visit

“Pairings!” A celebration of Oregon’s wine, cuisine and music! Featuring pairings of Oregon’s finest wines with cuisine from Oregon’s Top chefs and some of the region’s best musical talent, this fabulous event will be held in the beautiful Hart of the Garden at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Each participating winery will team with a chef to present perfect pairings of Oregon wine and cuisine.

Complimented with a musical tribute to Ray Charles hosted by Patrick Lamb, featuring an ensemble of Oregon’s best talent!

Tickets are $50 per person at and include admission to Pairings, the Oregon State Fair, and a commemorative wine glass.


‘Exquisite Oregon’ Dinner at the James Beard House

JBF Members $130 : General Public $170
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The Beard House, 167 West 12th Street, New York City

There are few spots in Oregon as astoundingly beautiful as Cannon Beach, where majestic mountains give way to a dramatic coastline. Enjoy a taste of this exquisite area’s local cuisine when John Newman returns to the Beard House with this gorgeous menu, complete with Willamette Valley wines.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 8, 2011 and plan a trip to New York for this special occasion. Additional information and tickets are available at or call (212) 627.2308 to reserve.

  ‘Exquisite Oregon’ Dinner Menu

Photos from the 2009 JBF Event (click images for slideshow):


The Bite of Oregon

Waterfront Park : Portland, OR
August 12-14, 2011

From coast to Cascades to canyons, the Bite of Oregon is a stunning celebration of Oregon, its food, its people and its extraordinary quality of life. Come join the fun at the best summer party on the Portland waterfront and discover for yourself why Life Tastes Better Here! For information on this yearly event, visit