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Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
A change of seasons calls for a change of scenery. Bask in the comfort of the inviting fireplaces in any one of these listings. For more information click here.
written by Jen Stevenson, 1859 Magazine
Oregon autumns are our favorite so we’ve rounded up our top three fall foraging destinations for you to put on your to-try list.
Not just a pretty patio for sipping and soaking in valley views, the Sokol Blosser family’s esteemed Dundee Hills winery is home to one of the finest kitchens in the Willamette Valley. When executive chef Henry Kibit isn’t dishing up savory parsley root custard topped with salmon roe and licorice fern and slabs of tender brisket over fried wild nettles, he’s roaming the miner’s lettuce and morel-strewn hills behind the vineyard, collecting seasonal treasures to incorporate into the six-course Farm & Forage wine pairing luncheons he serves in an intimate, sun-splashed space behind the tasting room.
5000 NE SOKOL BLOSSER LN.
RACK & CLOTH
Exit I-84 onto the Historic Columbia River Highway just east of Hood River and mosey into tiny Mosier, an unexpected treasure trove of antique shops, cideries and this charming farm-to-table restaurant, taproom and market. Taste husband-wife team Silas Bleakley and Kristina Nance’s handcrafted small-batch hard ciders made with apples from their nearby farm, pick up a dozen eggs or stay for a wood-fired pizza topped with heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn and basil. Don’t leave without an armful of fresh-cut flowers, just-picked stone fruit and garden greens, or ask about buying shares of the farm’s pasture-raised pork and lamb.
1104 1ST AVE.
Renowned for both his impeccable plating and deep commitment to local and foraged ingredients, James Beard Award-nominated chef Justin Wills serves some of the most intriguing food on the Oregon Coast, with a side of spectacularly scenic Whale Cove views from the light-filled dining room tucked inside luxurious Whale Cove Inn. As the compressed cucumber and mint sorbet of summer make way for fall fare, expect celery root macarons, roasted cauliflower panna cotta and foie gras, lettuce and tomato (FLT) sandwiches. Opt for the wine pairing with your chef’s tasting menu, or a bottle of Brick House Vineyards pinot noir—co-owner and sommelier Stormee Wills curates an Oregon Wine Board award-winning list that devotes plenty of space to Oregon vintages, at a very nice price.
By Steve Murray, President of Real Trends
The National Association of Realtors reported that their Pending Home Sales index reflected the fifth month in a row of declining home sales on an annualized basis. Five months of declining pending home sales indicate more than a seasonal flutter.
As with others, I look around and listen to brokerage firms in the Denver area, as well as in other areas. What I’ve heard is that even sky-high markets like Seattle and Denver are seeing increased inventory and a decrease in the aggressiveness of buyers in mid- to upper-price ranges regarding multi-offer situations. We’ve read about this same situation in other markets as well – declining home sale units and increased inventory. The Real Deal and other publications, for instance, are reporting this about the New York City market.