Many Cannon Beach businesses host their own culinary, tasting and arts events during Savor Cannon Beach. To celebrate the hospitality and culinary culture of Cannon Beach, notable local chefs host wine dinners during the festival featuring Northwest wine pairings. Around town, visitors can find tasting events ranging from olive oils and artisan cheeses to local spirits and bakery items; and art lovers may discover special exhibits or gallery events. Community events will be added to this page as they are announced.
2017 COMMUNITY EVENTS
Westport Winery Tasting Room: The tasting room will offer tastes of five wines of your choice for $5 all weekend long.
Oil & Vinegar Bar: Offering free tastings of dozens of varieties of infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars all weekend long.
Public Coast Brewing Late Nite Burger & Beer Specials: Public Coast Brewing will offer burger and brew specials between 8pm and close Thursday through Monday.
THURSDAY, MARCH 9
FESTIVAL EVENT - Best of the Northwest Throwdown (5-7pm): Taste award winning wines and chef designed light bites to pair with them. Tolovana Inn. Tickets at the door or purchase online at Eventbrite
Stephanie Inn Dining Room Bergstrom Winemaker's Dinner: Stephanie Inn Dining Room Chef Aaron Bedard and Bergstrom Wines winemaker share fascinating details with guests on the wines being poured and how they were chosen to enhance each seasonally focused course on the menu. Open with an organic apple and cheese salad paired with Bergstrom's 2013 Sigrid Chardonnay and sip their 2014 Gregory Ranch Pinot Noir alongside a tenderloin of Beef Wellington with a red wine reduction. The dinner is $149 per person, gratuity not included. Please call (855) 977-2444 for reservations. (Website)
The Bistro, Amavi and Pepper Bridge Winery Special Dinner Menu: Join new Bistro chef Jack Stevenson as he serves up a special Savor Cannon Beach dinner menu. Featuring braised Oregon spring lamb shank with wild mushroom polenta in a red wine reduction and finishing with a pecan caramel and chocolate ganache torte, the three course meal is designed to complement wines from The Bistro's two featured wineries for Savor weekend: Amavi and Pepper Bridge. Please call (503) 436-2661 for information. (Website)
FRIDAY, MARCH 10
FESTIVAL EVENT - Winemaker's Premium Pours (1-4pm): Six Northwest wineries each pour three special wines including library wines, and vintage horizontals and verticals. Tolovana Inn. Tickets at the door or purchase online at Eventbrite
FESTIVAL EVENT - Wine & Gallery Walk (6-8pm): Taste wines from more than 15 Northwest wineries as you take a walking gallery tour of downtown Cannon Beach with each gallery hosting at least one winery for an evening of art, wine and food. Purchase a glass at the Cannon Beach Community Hall or purchase tickets online at Eventbrite
Prime Rib Dinner at Public Coast Brewing: Public Coast Brewing will offer a special prime rib dinner from 4pm until gone.
Live Music at Sweet Basil's Cafe: Maggie and the Kats will perform from 6:30-10pm in The Wine Bar at Sweet Basil's Cafe.
SATURDAY, MARCH 11
FESTIVAL EVENT - Wine Tasting Basics & Beyond (11am-12:30pm): Sample four award winning wines as you learn to taste like an expert in this educational seminar. Tolovana Inn. Tickets at the door or purchase online at Eventbrite
FESTIVAL EVENT - Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk (1-5pm): Taste wines from more than 40 Northwest wineries as you make the rounds of Cannon Beach art galleries, shops, restaurants and hotels. Check-in and purchase a glass at Coaster Theatre Playhouse or purchase tickets online at Eventbrite
Live Music at Northwest By Northwest Gallery: Stop by during the Wine Walk and enjoy Sineann Wines with Patrick McElligott, wine judge and educator, and live music featuring rock, folk and blues with Bobcat Bob & Paul Dueber from 12:30-2pm; and blues and jazz with Smoked Salmon from 3-5pm. Celebrating 30 years, the gallery will feature oil paintings of vineyards by Hazel Schlesinger and "Perfect Balance," a bronze sculpture by Ann Fleming. (NWBYNWGALLERY.com)
Winderlea Vineyard & Winery Winemaker's Dinner at Castaways: Featuring a seven course menu that starts with a Dungeness crab fritter with savory red curry sauce and papaya salsa, Castaways welcomes Winderlea Vineyard & Winery winemaker Bill Sweat. Highlighted with items like the slow-braised Kurabota pork cheek with polenta crouton and apple brown butter sauce or a wild King Salmon fillet with roasted butternut squash puree and rainbow chard, the menu also features a selection of wines including a pinot blanc, two chardonnays, three pinot noir and a syrah. The dinner begins at 6pm and is $130, gratuity not included. Call 503-436-4444 for reservations. (Website)
Live Music at Sweet Basil's Cafe: The Coast 2 Coast Music Duo will perform starting at 6:30 at Sweet Basil's Cafe.
Live Music at Public Coast Brewing Co: Join troubadour Eric John Kaiser for live music from 8-10pm. If you can imagine Americana interpreted through a French lens, then you can hear what he brings to the table. Listen for some western lap steel guitar or dirty roadhouse blues mixed in with his traditional French stylings Parisian Americana. No cover. (Website)
Prime Rib Dinner at Public Coast Brewing Public Coast Brewing will offer a special prime rib dinner from 4pm until gone.
SUNDAY, MARCH 12
FESTIVAL EVENT - Gold Medal Wines & The Battle of the Bites (11:30am-1:30pm): Taste 12 current-vintage Gold Medal winning wines from the 2017 SavorNW Wine Awards competition's nearly 700 entries. Local chefs create bites to pair with the wines and your vote determines the winning chef. Tolovana Inn. Tickets at the door or purchase online at Eventbrite
The Wine Shack features Charles Smith Wine Tasting Event: Taste a selection of six amazing, high-end wines from Charles Smith at the Cannon Beach Community Hall. Named 2014 Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine, Charles Smith produces some of the Northwest's most acclaimed wines. This tasting will include some of Smith's premium and top scoring wines including King Coal Cabernet Sauvignon (94 points WS), The Creator Red Blend (96 points RP), K Vintners The Boy Grenache (97 points RP), K Vintners Milbrandt Syrah (92 points RP), K Vintners Viognier (94 points RP) and a surprise or 2! Tasting is from 2:30-4pm and includes light appetizers. Admission is $40 and the event is limited to 75 attendees. (Purchase Tickets)