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Wines for a Cause: Heather Martin Helps Classic Wines Auction Raise Millions for Charity Every Year

heather martin classic wines

In her thirteen-year tenure at Classic Wines Auction, Heather Martin has helped Classic Wines reach $43 million in total fundraising, aiding an average of 82,000 children and families annually. Written by Megan Oliver Heather Martin's Plan B was to go back to practicing law, so she took—and passed—the Oregon bar exam. Just in case. What she really wanted to do was to work for a cause. The smattering of pro bono cases she had worked during her commercial litigation career...

categorized in Farm, Ranch & Vineyard, Portland, Southwest Washington, What to Do


First Friday Art Walk in Bend Oregon

MaryLea Harris - Visual Artist

Please join us Friday, December 1st at our Downtown Bend Showroom (821 NW Wall St, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the artwork of MaryLea Harris. Your host for the evening will be Shelly Swanson along with Simplicity Homes. We are also partnering with the Deschutes Brewery who will be serving samples of their festive winter JUBELALE. MaryLea Harris Bio MaryLea Harris is a parent, educator, author, and founder of Pink and Green Mama, an award-winning arts and crafts...

categorized in Art, Bend, Central Oregon, What to Do


Thanksgiving in Wine Country: 6 Wineries to Visit in the Willamette Valley

oregon wine country

You’ve got to start somewhere during Thanksgiving in Wine Country, so we asked Valley Wine Merchants to recommend six jumping off points for visitors looking for boutique experiences. Thanksgiving in Wine Country is an affair to remember, having become the region’s biggest tourism weekend of the year. Our cup overfloweth in this sea of fermentation, so we turned to Andrew Turner, owner of Valley Wine Merchants (VWM) in Newberg, to help us build a shortlist of wineries....

categorized in Farm, Ranch & Vineyard, What to Do


Fun Winter Activities in Sunriver, Oregon

sunriver oregon winter

If you’re looking for a great place to vacation or relocate, Sunriver, Oregon is a wonderful place to consider. There is a great sense of community there and provides a lot of opportunities for some great activities for your family. From fishing and camping in the summer to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter, the outdoor lifestyle is right at your fingertips in this beautiful Central Oregon area. If you do happen to visit Sunriver this winter season, here...

categorized in Central Oregon, Sunriver, What to Do


First Thursday Art Walk in The Pearl

CSIR - Portland Pearl office

We are skipping First Thursday in December as we are painting our office! We will resume with a fresh look in 2018. Please join us Thursday, January 4th at our Portland Pearl Office (1321 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR) from 5 – 8 PM You can find more information at The Official site of Portland's Pearl District: Explore the Pearl.

categorized in Art, Portland, The Pearl, What to Do


Bend, Oregon Winter Activities and Events

Central Oregon Winter

With the recent snowfall in the mountains, you can start to feel the excitement for those anticipating the beautiful winter in Central Oregon. Visitors travel from all over to experience Bend during the winter season. Whether you are bundling up to ski in the mountains or are looking to try some seasonal, local brews, there is really something for everyone of any hobby or age here. Below are a handful of ideas for things to do in Bend to make your winter here memorable. Mount...

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon, Sisters, Sunriver, What to Do


New Wine Tasting Rooms in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

wine tasting room oregon

As Willamette Valley’s reputation continues to blossom, winery tasting rooms anchor the experience for visitors looking to connect with the source. Here are five of our favorite newly opened locations. Featured image: a beautiful wine tasting room from one of our featured Oregon vineyard listings - view more photos. Domaine Serene DAYTON Opened in May, The Clubhouse at Domaine Serene was designed to evoke an Old World “hilltop village.” The sprawling structure highlights...

categorized in Farm, Ranch & Vineyard, What to Do


Third Thursday Art Walk Lake Oswego

Kelly Haller - Fine Art

Please join us Thursday, October 19th at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102) from 4 – 7 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Kelly Haller. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served. Your broker host for the evening will be Megan Lau Pozos. About Kelly Haller Kelly Haller is an artist living in Lake Oswego, Oregon. In 2002, she earned a BA in Art Studio from University of California Santa Barbara, where she worked primarily with acrylics and photography. After...

categorized in Art, Lake Oswego, What to Do


Wine and Jazz Festival in Vancouver, Washington

wine jazz vancouver

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to be a co-sponsor, along with The Waterfront – Vancouver, for this year’s annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival, a weekend full of great music, wine, food, and art. With new roots in Vancouver and SW Washington, CSIR is dedicated to supporting the community and those who live in it. The 20th annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival will be held at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA on August 25th-27th. It features Grammy-winning...

categorized in Portland, Vancouver, What to Do


Darron Welch: Oregon Coast Masterbrewer at Pelican Brewing Company

pelican brewing oregon coast

When Darron Welch was a University of Oregon history major clicking away at the typewriter keys, writing his senior thesis on prohibition in Oregon, he couldn’t have known what the bygone era would mean for his future. Welch had already fallen in love with beer during his gap year in Germany, but the meticulous researcher still had years of fine tuning ahead of him before he would become the brewmaster who created Kiwanda Cream Ale, the internationally-acclaimed flagship brew...

categorized in Oregon Coast, What to Do


Wines for a Cause: Heather Martin Helps Classic Wines Auction Raise Millions for Charity Every Year

heather martin classic wines

In her thirteen-year tenure at Classic Wines Auction, Heather Martin has helped Classic Wines reach $43 million in total fundraising, aiding an average of 82,000 children and families annually. Written by Megan Oliver Heather Martin's Plan B was to go back to practicing law, so she took—and passed—the Oregon bar exam. Just in case. What she really wanted to do was to work for a cause. The smattering of pro bono cases she had worked during her commercial litigation career...

categorized in Farm, Ranch & Vineyard, Portland, Southwest Washington, What to Do


First Friday Art Walk in Bend Oregon

MaryLea Harris - Visual Artist

Please join us Friday, December 1st at our Downtown Bend Showroom (821 NW Wall St, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the artwork of MaryLea Harris. Your host for the evening will be Shelly Swanson along with Simplicity Homes. We are also partnering with the Deschutes Brewery who will be serving samples of their festive winter JUBELALE. MaryLea Harris Bio MaryLea Harris is a parent, educator, author, and founder of Pink and Green Mama, an award-winning arts and crafts...

categorized in Art, Bend, Central Oregon, What to Do


Thanksgiving in Wine Country: 6 Wineries to Visit in the Willamette Valley

oregon wine country

You’ve got to start somewhere during Thanksgiving in Wine Country, so we asked Valley Wine Merchants to recommend six jumping off points for visitors looking for boutique experiences. Thanksgiving in Wine Country is an affair to remember, having become the region’s biggest tourism weekend of the year. Our cup overfloweth in this sea of fermentation, so we turned to Andrew Turner, owner of Valley Wine Merchants (VWM) in Newberg, to help us build a shortlist of wineries....

categorized in Farm, Ranch & Vineyard, What to Do


Fun Winter Activities in Sunriver, Oregon

sunriver oregon winter

If you’re looking for a great place to vacation or relocate, Sunriver, Oregon is a wonderful place to consider. There is a great sense of community there and provides a lot of opportunities for some great activities for your family. From fishing and camping in the summer to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter, the outdoor lifestyle is right at your fingertips in this beautiful Central Oregon area. If you do happen to visit Sunriver this winter season, here...

categorized in Central Oregon, Sunriver, What to Do


First Thursday Art Walk in The Pearl

CSIR - Portland Pearl office

We are skipping First Thursday in December as we are painting our office! We will resume with a fresh look in 2018. Please join us Thursday, January 4th at our Portland Pearl Office (1321 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR) from 5 – 8 PM You can find more information at The Official site of Portland's Pearl District: Explore the Pearl.

categorized in Art, Portland, The Pearl, What to Do


Bend, Oregon Winter Activities and Events

Central Oregon Winter

With the recent snowfall in the mountains, you can start to feel the excitement for those anticipating the beautiful winter in Central Oregon. Visitors travel from all over to experience Bend during the winter season. Whether you are bundling up to ski in the mountains or are looking to try some seasonal, local brews, there is really something for everyone of any hobby or age here. Below are a handful of ideas for things to do in Bend to make your winter here memorable. Mount...

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon, Sisters, Sunriver, What to Do


New Wine Tasting Rooms in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

wine tasting room oregon

As Willamette Valley’s reputation continues to blossom, winery tasting rooms anchor the experience for visitors looking to connect with the source. Here are five of our favorite newly opened locations. Featured image: a beautiful wine tasting room from one of our featured Oregon vineyard listings - view more photos. Domaine Serene DAYTON Opened in May, The Clubhouse at Domaine Serene was designed to evoke an Old World “hilltop village.” The sprawling structure highlights...

categorized in Farm, Ranch & Vineyard, What to Do


Third Thursday Art Walk Lake Oswego

Kelly Haller - Fine Art

Please join us Thursday, October 19th at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102) from 4 – 7 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Kelly Haller. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served. Your broker host for the evening will be Megan Lau Pozos. About Kelly Haller Kelly Haller is an artist living in Lake Oswego, Oregon. In 2002, she earned a BA in Art Studio from University of California Santa Barbara, where she worked primarily with acrylics and photography. After...

categorized in Art, Lake Oswego, What to Do


Wine and Jazz Festival in Vancouver, Washington

wine jazz vancouver

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to be a co-sponsor, along with The Waterfront – Vancouver, for this year’s annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival, a weekend full of great music, wine, food, and art. With new roots in Vancouver and SW Washington, CSIR is dedicated to supporting the community and those who live in it. The 20th annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival will be held at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA on August 25th-27th. It features Grammy-winning...

categorized in Portland, Vancouver, What to Do


Darron Welch: Oregon Coast Masterbrewer at Pelican Brewing Company

pelican brewing oregon coast

When Darron Welch was a University of Oregon history major clicking away at the typewriter keys, writing his senior thesis on prohibition in Oregon, he couldn’t have known what the bygone era would mean for his future. Welch had already fallen in love with beer during his gap year in Germany, but the meticulous researcher still had years of fine tuning ahead of him before he would become the brewmaster who created Kiwanda Cream Ale, the internationally-acclaimed flagship brew...

categorized in Oregon Coast, What to Do


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