Everything you need to know
Your frequently asked questions:
- What is Pour Oregon?
- Where and when is Pour Oregon happening?
- What wineries will be there?
- What about parking and transit?
- What does my ticket include?
- Where can I buy tickets? How much are tickets?
- Are tickets refundable or transferable?
- What's this selfie-ticket thing?
- Will there be food available?
- Can I bring my infant or child?
- Is there a Designated Driver ticket?
- Is there a special industry ticket?
- Where can I stay overnight?
- What is the appropriate ID to enter the event?
- Can I purchase bottles of wine at Pour Oregon?
- Can I keep my wine glass?
- Is smoking allowed?
What is Pour Oregon?
The Pour Oregon wine festival -- new in 2017 -- is your chance to discover small, artisanal wine producers from all over Oregon. There's so much great wine in this state from Southern Oregon's Rogue, Applegate, and Umpqua Valleys, to the little places like Elkton and Milton-Freewater, to the hills and valleys of the great Willamette Valley.
At Pour Oregon, you'll also experience the great diversity of Oregon wines. Sure, we'll have plenty of Pinot Noir -- but also glorious Oregon reds like Tempranillo, Gamay Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon; and brilliant Oregon whites like Viognier, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and dry Riesling. We believe that wine is about exploration and discovery. You're going to love this. Get your tickets now!
Where and when is Pour Oregon happening?
Pour Oregon is a one-day event on April 30, 2017. It will be open to the public from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. (A special tasting event for wine industry members will be earlier in the day.)
We're hosting the 2017 event at Castaway Portland, 1900 NW 18th Ave Portland, OR 97209. (Map here.)
What wineries will be there?
Pour Oregon is brought to you by Cellar 503, a wine club that features exclusively small Oregon producers of wine. So, no surprise, that's who will be at Pour Oregon!
Many of these wineries have very limited distribution -- perhaps only at the winery, or a restaurant down the street. We're excited to be able to introduce you to so many new favorites! Here's the full list of participating wineries this year.
What about parking and transit?
Street parking is available in the neighborhood, but we encourage you to take public transit or Uber. Directions and transit details here.
What does my ticket include?
Your ticket price includes entry to the event and a Riedel® wine glass. Buy your ticket now! You'll enjoy sample tastes from participating wineries -- and you'l be able to buy bottles to take home.
Five dollars of each entry ticket will be donated to Make-A-Wish Oregon to help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Tickets do not include food. Food will be available for purchase from the Tamale Boy and Ember & Vine food carts.
Where can I buy tickets? How much are tickets?
Tickets are limited and we expect them to sell out prior to the event. So, buy your tickets now!
Are tickets refundable or transferable?
No. For extenuating circumstances or questions please contact Cellar 503.
What's this selfie-ticket thing?
We're trying out something new - the Selfie Ticket from TicketLeap. We encourage you to download the Ticket Leap app and show us your happy face when you arrive! We think you’re more than just a barcode. Adding your face to the ticket will make checking you into the event a breeze; which means there’s more time to do what you came to do — taste wine!
Will there be food available?
Can I bring my infant or child?
No. Minors under age 21, including infants and children, will not be allowed at Pour Oregon. All attendees must have en entry ticket and be at least 21 years of age with valid ID.
Is there a Designated Driver ticket?
No. We do not offer a designated driver ticket price. We encourage you to use public transit or Uber.
Is there a special industry ticket?
Where can I stay overnight?
The Pour Oregon festival is held near downtown Portland, on the edge of the Pearl District. There are many hotels available nearby. Search for hotels at Travel Oregon or just book a room at the nearby Inn at Northrup Station.
What is the appropriate ID to enter the event?
According to Oregon State law, only patrons age 21 or older may enter alcohol service areas at the venue. The only acceptable forms of identification (ORS 471.130, OAR 845-006-0335) for proof of age are:
- A valid U.S. state (or DC) driver license with a photo
- A valid ID card issued by a U.S. state (or DC) with photo, name, date of birth, & physical description
- A valid passport or passport ID card
- A valid U.S. military ID card
Can I purchase bottles of wine at Pour Oregon?
Yes! Our participating wineries will have bottles of wine for sale. You'll purchase directly from the winery at their booth and pick it up at our will call area when you're ready to leave. We're going to make it super-easy for you to hang out, enjoy wine tasting, and buy wine all day -- without the hassle of carrying wine while you taste.
Can I keep my wine glass?
Yes! Take it home! Our glasses are a commemorative token from the Pour Oregon festival and we hope you will enjoy it for years to come.
Is smoking allowed?
No. Pour Oregon is an indoor event and under state law, no smoking is permitted. Yes, you will be permitted to leave the event and re-enter.