As summer draws near, many of us are eager to fill our calendars with activities that let us soak up the sunshine. If you happen to be a wine enthusiast, I’ve got just the lineup of must attend wine events in Portland to keep you entertained! Throughout Oregon, from now until fall, you’ll discover a plethora of wine-centric events. While this list focuses on the larger public gatherings like concerts, festivals, and runs, joining a wine club offers the chance to add intimate experiences such as private shows, wine dinners, and exclusive wine release parties to your summer plans.

Without further ado, let’s explore some of Portland’s must-attend food and wine events of 2024!

Wine on the River, a Must Attend Wine Events in Portland this Summer.

Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise

March 21st and April 11th, 2024

“Taste your way through Oregon on this sunset wine tasting cruise! A dozen local wineries will be on board to showcase their latest vintages on Thursday, March 21st and Thursday, April 11th. Tickets include a two-hour sunset cruise, 12 wine tasting tickets and a souvenir wine tasting cup. Food from our bistro menu and other beverages from the bar are available for purchase.”

Oregon Wine Month

All Month Long

“Every May, the Oregon wine industry celebrates the state’s world-renowned wine scene as part of Oregon Wine Month. The festivities typically include new releases, sweepstakes, seminars, and other fun events at wineries, tasting rooms, and restaurants throughout the state. Reach out to your favorite winery to see what they’re offering!”

Big Red Fest

May 18th, 2024

“The Willamette Valley is well known for its production of Pinot Noir, BUT now it’s time to celebrate the OTHER awesome red wines produced here in the Willamette Valley!
Pamplin Family Winery is presenting the first ever BIG RED FEST! Whether it’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec or a Tempranillo, this is a chance for you to enjoy a day of tasting delicious OTHER red wines all in one spot!”

Portland Craft Beer

July 4th-6th, 2024

“Plan to attend our big outdoor party at Elizabeth Caruthers Park to find the broadest selection of local beers, ciders and wine, originating from Portland, Oregon breweries.  Only beers, plus ciders and wine, crafted within the city limits of Portland are featured at the PCBF which makes it unique and different from other beer festivals.”

2024 Fueled By Fine Wine: Half, Quarter, and 5K

July 14th, 2024

“Ranked as one of the top destination half marathons in the country, the Fueled By Fine Wine is a race like no other. Sure, there are wine-focused races. Sure, there are beautiful courses. But nowhere will you find the combination of world-class wine tasting and a one-of-a-kind course snaking across gorgeous vineyards and vistas. There is no other race like this!”

International Pinot Noir Celebration

July 26th – 28th, 2024

“The IPNC offers Pinot Noir consumers and industry members the chance to enjoy an unparalleled selection of Pinot noir from around the world via a full schedule of seminars, walkaround tastings, winery tours, and unforgettable meals prepared by top Northwest chefs. With the exception of a vineyard and winery tour, the IPNC is held on the beautiful and historic Linfield University campus. McMinnville is an easy hour drive southwest of Portland in the heart of Oregon wine country.”

Portland Wine Run

August 3rd, 2024

“Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just love to walk and take in the scenery, our Wine Run is for you! Each course will be held on various partner vineyards across the country giving you a rare opportunity to view and tour a vineyard like no other. With the option to choose between a 1K or 5K course, or both, there’s something for everyone. Along the 1K course, you’ll find four sampling stations where you can enjoy world-class wines from the partner vineyard. And if you complete the 5K course, there will be a complimentary glass of wine waiting for you at the finish line.

But that’s not all – we also offer a separate spectator tasting-only ticket for those who prefer to take it easy and enjoy the festivities while waiting for their friends and family to finish.

Bring a friend, put together a team, or fly solo to meet fellow wine enthusiasts as you sample wines from the vineyard. By participating, you’ll not only be treating yourself to a great time but also supporting our charity partner.”

Beer and Wine Fest Vancouver

Aug 9th-11th, 2024

“Welcome to the 11th Annual Craft Beer & Wine Fest! The PNW premiere event for live music, beer, wine and spirits tastings.

  • 20 Craft Wineries, 60 Craft Brews
  • Craft Spirits Tastings & New Craft Cocktail Menu
  • Great Food & Live Music All Weekend!
  • Fun Games!

Come Visit Wine Country! Along with over 100 fantastic craft wines to taste, you can sip, meet the wine makers, shop local handmade goods, and drink lots of wine! Here is our current list of wineries, we’ll update it as we have new wineries sign up.

Come back for FREE on Sunday for $5 wine flights! Your wristband gets you in all weekend, just bring your glass and a can of food for the Clark County Food Bank.”

Vancouver Wine and Jazz Fest

August 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2024

“The Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival features internationally acclaimed jazz, blues, gospel & pop musicians, northwest wines, fine art, food, exhibits, fun & sun!”

Good luck with your summer planning, we wish you a lovely season full of delicious wine!

If you know if any other must attend wine events happening near Portland, OR during summer of 2024, LET US KNOW, and I’ll add them to the list! Or, if you plan to host your own summer soiree and are in need of some wine, we can help!