Mount Hood, Oregon
On a gorgeous day in mid June, Don and I joined our daughter's family on a food and drink adventure.
Less than an hour from their Portland area home, we found ourselves at Grateful Vineyard, with a view of Mount Hood!
The air was warm, so many of the tables in the sunshine were empty. No reservations needed for those.
We spotted children having their own little picnic in the shade. This wonderful place encourages families and pets.
Table Under the Tent
Heidi had luckily made reservations and we had a table under the tent.
I loved the words on the menu, "Weaving together farming fermentation and nourishment"
Grateful Vineyard opened as a Winery/Cidery/Brewery, in 2019 by Katrina McAlexander. Her grape-farming roots go back to her great-great grandparents vineyards, in Switzerland.
For that reason, Heidi and I chose to sample wine!
Don and Jamie enjoyed some beer flights.
Baby Charlie didn't do any cider samples, but she enjoyed her pacifier.
On weekends they offer a small menu.
The fresh ingredients on the salad and pizzas, matched the atmosphere perfectly.
Maybe it was the perfect weather that made every sip and bite, taste just right.
Even this little girl was in perfect spirits.
It was so heavenly just sitting and enjoying...
But it was impossible to stay seated. I had to get up and wander. The scenery was amazing.
Charlie doesn't look too crazy about the sunflowers, but they were pretty.
You could pick them for a dollar a piece, I believe.
There were some great spots for family photos. Mount Hood tried to photo bomb this one.
Until Next Time
This was the perfect easy getaway on a Sunday at lunch. As we got ready to leave, it looked like they were setting up for some live music.
I can only imagine how lovely these tables would be in the evening, as the sun lowers... with a glass of wine and little guitar. Sigh!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.