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Winter Brew, and Chocolate Too

December 15, 2016 | Jarrod Lyman
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As winter settles in Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, visitors seek out warm, inviting places to enjoy delicious food, great beers and wine with good friends.

McMenamins Old Church and Pub in Wilsonville is a family-friendly restaurant, brewery and event venue set in what was once a church, built in 1911. The inviting, warm atmosphere makes it a popular stop for travelers, while a calendar filled with a wide array of events such as live music, holiday parties and more keeps people coming back. A popular series is the “Meet the Brewer” beer tastings, where aficionados of craft beer can sample the latest creations and learn from the brew master himself about what it took to make such a special beer.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, head east from Wilsonville to Canby to try Puddin River Chocolates, one of Canby Area Farm Loop’s newest members. Known for decadent gourmet chocolates, Puddin River also offers a generous selection of wines, a perfect pairing to warm your soul on a winter’s day. If you need a little food therapy, owner and Chief Chocolatier Teresa Sasse is also known for comfort food that’s like a hug for the soul. With dinner specials that include hearty soups, baked pasta dishes or artisan pizzas, you are guaranteed to leave with a smile.

To feel the warmth of the holiday spirit, visit one of Mt. Hood Territory’s 42+ Christmas tree farms while sipping hot chocolate. Once you’ve made your selection, let the inviting hospitality of one our lodging partners complete the perfect day as you enjoy the comfort and beauty of Mt. Hood Territory hotels, B&B’s or vacation rentals.

 

To see everything The Territory has to offer winter travelers, visit www.MtHoodTerritory.com