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Mac Graham

Mac Graham

With nearly 30 breweries, Bend boasts the highest per-capita beer producers in the west. But with more beer than its residents can drink, of course, exporting out of the Central Oregon region is essential—and festivals like “Little Woody” are some of the best showboats for what Bend is producing (as

Over the past four decades, Wild River Brewing & Pizza Company has built up a modest chain (of five, in Cave Junction, Medford, Brookings Harbor and Grants Pass) restaurants in southern Oregon—and, starting in 1990, way ahead of the microbrew craze, they began supplementing their restaurants with their own beers,

Belle Fiore Chateau Winery and Wine Pavilion On the upper reaches of Bear Creek flowage near Emigrant Lake—easternmost extreme of the Rogue Valley—Belle Fiore elevates the region’s wine experience to the next level of style and elegance. In tribute to Southern Oregon’s recent national accolades, many call the Rogue Valley

On the surface, the stylish, rustic Oregon taphouse, set in Ashland’s railroad district and, inside, with a handwritten chalkboard listing dozens of craft brews and a simple, relaxed atmosphere, could be just about anywhere. But, it is what isn’t immediately evident that sets Gil’s a world apart. To start with,

Among the now-abundant “wall of taps” venues, Caldera Brewery enjoys relative seniority—and is a staple. Want to go to the source? Just off I-5 on the south end of Ashland, Caldera Restaurant and Brewery features 40-some brews and a cozy fireplace—perfect for apres-ski—while the downtown Tap House offers a shade