Sherwood is a charming town in the heart of the Chehalem Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the southern part of Oregon’s Washington County. One of the fastest-growing wine destinations in the northern Willamette Valley, the little town is steeped in tradition with a charming historic Old Town. The town is home to beautiful historic buildings, quaint antique and specialty shops, a community performing arts center, and several restaurants, taverns, wine bars, and bakeries, and there are several vineyard-estate wineries where visitors can sample some of the region’s finest wines.

1. Ponzi Vineyards

Ponzi Vineyards
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Ponzi Vineyards is a family-owned and operated winery that has been producing award-winning wines for over 25 years. Established in 1970 by Dick and Nancy Ponzi, the estate boasts 130 acres of LIVE Certified Sustainable vineyards that grow a range of varietals with a special focus on American Pinot noir. The winery has become one of Oregon’s legendary producers and features a stylish wine tasting room with a comfortable lounge and fireplace, a covered terrace with panoramic views over the estate and bocce ball courts. Visitors can enjoy private tours of the state-of-the-art winery and sample some of the estate’s top wines.

19500 SW Mountain Home Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140, Phone: 503-628-1227

2. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
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The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is a 1,856-acre sanctuary boasting a diverse range of habitats that are home to an abundant array of fauna and flora. Situated on the floodplain of the Tualatin River, just ten miles from Portland, the refuge is home to a myriad of birds and wildlife, including over 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and plenty of insects, fish, and plants. A year-round 3.1-mile nature trail winds around the refuge with interpretive signage along the way and several seasonal trails are open between May and September. Other amenities in the refuge include an interpretive center, wildlife overlooks, a photography blind, and a nature store.

19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140, Phone: 503-625-5944

3. Magness Memorial Tree Farm

Magness Memorial Tree Farm
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The Magness Memorial Tree Farm is an 80-acre privately-owned property operated by the World Forestry Center that is home to well-maintained woodlands, meadows, streams, and forests, several miles of well-marked hiking trails, sheltered picnic areas for the public to enjoy. The farm was established in 1977 as a demonstration site to showcase forest management and silviculture to local woodland owners after the land was donated by residents, and has since been maintained through grants, donations, and gifts. Access to the site is limited and the Magness Memorial Tree Farm is open on Sundays.

31195 SW Ladd Hill Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140, Phone: 503-228-1367

4. Hawks View Winery

Hawks View Winery
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Hawks View Winery is a family-run estate in the heart of Willamette Valley Wine Country with breath-taking views of Mt. Hood. Founded in 2007 by Jack Kemp his wife Willie, the sustainably farmed vineyards are situated in the renowned wine region of the Chehalem Mountains AVA and produce a range of varietals including award-winning Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Located three miles east of Sherwood, the winery has an elegant tasting room with beautiful views of the surrounding valley and Mt. Hood where visitors can enjoy vineyard tours and sample some of the estate’s best wines by the glass and the bottle. The estate has a lovely Picnic Lawn area where guests can bring picnics to savor against a backdrop of incredible views.

20210 SW Conzelmann Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140, Phone: 503-625-1591

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5. Blakeslee Vineyard Estate

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate
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Blakeslee Vineyard Estate is a family-run winery that produces an award-winning array of wines, including estate-grown Pinot Noir, White Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rosè of Pinot Noir. Formerly known as Quail Hill Vineyard, the estate produced Christmas trees and filberts in the 70s and 80s before being converted into a vineyard for Pinot Noir in the late 1990s. Since then, the estate has grown into one of the leading wineries in the region, producing elegant, award-winning wines from their estate vineyard grapes. The estate has a contemporary tasting room offering a full line-up of wines to sample and has manicured grassy areas for picnicking against a backdrop of spectacular scenic panoramas.

20875 SW Chapman Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140, Phone: 503-625-6902

6. Alloro Vineyard

Alloro Vineyard
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Alloro Vineyard is a 34-acre family-owned winery in the world-renowned wine-growing region in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. Originally planted in 1999, the LIVE Certified Sustainable wine estate produces varietals such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Muscat and offers guided cellar tastings led by wine and hospitality professionals. Tastings include a line-up of wines that focus on local varietals and limited production Estate wines, as well as sharing platters of cheeses, charcuterie, and handmade accompaniments. Alloro Vineyard partners with Pacific Coast Fruit and offers a hand-picked selection of fresh fruit and vegetables paired with Alloro wines.

22075 SW Lebeau Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140, Phone: 503-625-1978

7. Rallison Cellars

Rallison Cellars
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Rallison Cellars is a boutique winery with a tasting room in charming downtown Sherwood that produces a diverse selection of wines from several different vineyards in the Applegate Valley, Columbia Valley, and the Willamette Valley. Owned and managed by winemaker Jared Rallison, Rallison Cellars began producing wine at his residential property on Parrett Mountain, including varietals such as Albariño, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Tempranillo, Viognier, and Zinfandel. Rallison Cellars produces around 2, 000 cases per year and can be sampled and bought in the modern tasting room just a few miles away in the heart of Sherwood. The public tasting room is open for tastings by appointment only.

16079 SW Railroad St, Sherwood, OR 97140, Phone: 503-347-9173

8. Et Fille Wines

Et Fille Wines
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Located in the Willamette Valley, Et Fille Wines is a small estate vineyard that produces small batches of handcrafted wines at a shared Dundee winery. The winery also produces wines from six other sustainably farmed vineyards in the valley across a range of varietals, including Pinot Noir, Viognier, and Rosé. The estate offers current release tastings featuring five to six of the estate’s current wines, and tailored tastings that offer wine-lovers samplings of single vineyard releases and limited release vintages. Tastings are by appointment only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.

718 E 1st St, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-538-2900

9. Mod Pizza

Mod Pizza
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Located in the Parkway Village at Sherwood, Mod Pizza is a casual counter-serve pizza chain that serves artisan-style and build-your-own wood-fired pizzas and fresh salads in an industrial-chic setting. The family-friendly pizzeria allows guests to build their pizzas with a choice of over 30 toppings ranging from all kinds of meats and seafood to different cheeses, vegetables, and imported ingredients like buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto. Pizzas are accompanied by a range of freshly prepared salads made with locally sourced ingredients, and a selection of draft beers and casual wines, handspun milkshakes, and fountain sodas. Mod Pizza is open for lunch and dinner, daily.

21370 SW Langer Farms Pkwy Suite 132, Sherwood, OR 97140, Phone: 503-862-5221

10. Clancy's

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Clancy’s is a casual, easy-going traditional Irish tavern with exposed brick walls and a warm and welcoming atmosphere that serves contemporary cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant serves creative dishes made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients, such as clam chowder, pan-fried oysters, hand-cut filet mignon, specialty burgers, halibut fish tacos, and hearty Irish stew. A full-service bar offers a broad selection of libations from craft and draft beer and casual wines to classic cocktails and imported spirits, and trivia nights are held every Tuesday night.

16066 SW 1st St, Sherwood, OR 97140, Phone: 503-625-6711

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11. Handels Homemade Ice Cream

Handels Homemade Ice Cream
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Founded in Youngstown, Ohio in 1945 by Alice Handel, Handels Homemade Ice Cream is a friendly chain that serves handmade ice cream with high-quality ingredients. Today, the family-friendly chain has over 70 locations around the country and serves handcrafted ice cream and frozen yogurt in both full-fat and fat-free options and a wide variety of delicious flavors. Signature seasonal flavors include Tin Lizzy Cheesecake Chunk made with cheesecake ice cream, chocolate-covered toffee pieces, and butterscotch ripple; Deep Dish Apple Pie boasting apple sauce ripple and cinnamon crunch pieces; and Chocoholic Peanut Butter Ripple – a decadent blend of deep dark chocolate ice cream with Reese’s Peanut Butter® ripple.

21300 SW Langer Farms Pkwy, Sherwood, OR 97140, Phone: 503-822-5142

12. The Hungry Hero Dessert Company

The Hungry Hero Dessert Company
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The Hungry Hero Dessert Company is a cozy neighborhood bakery in the heart of Historic Old Town Sherwood that produces small-batch desserts, custom cupcakes and cookies, brownies and bars, and fancy sweet treats. Tailor-made cakes can be made for every occasion from weddings to anniversaries, as well as an eclectic selection of signature cookies, and freshly baked cupcakes in a variety of flavors. All sweet delights are made from scratch every day by the owner and Executive Pastry Chef Alex Wilson and his team, using fresh locally sourced ingredients and can be pre-ordered for special events and functions. The Hungry Hero Dessert Company is open, daily.

22567 SW Washington St, Sherwood, OR 97140, Phone: 503-791-5948

13. Sherwood Ice Arena

Sherwood Ice Arena
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For more than 20 years the Sherwood Ice Arena has been providing a treasured local recreation facility where skaters of all ages are welcome to come and enjoy some time on the ice. Besides offering public skating for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, the arena hosts a very busy adult ice hockey program with 60 teams competing in 9 divisions. For those who still need to find their ice legs the arena offers a variety of lessons for all ages. There is also a Figure Skating Club where you can learn and practice your sequences and take part in competitions.

20407 SW Borchers Dr, Sherwood, OR 97140, 503 625 5757

14. Langer’s Entertainment Center

Langer’s Entertainment Center
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Located on a centuries-old family farm, Langer’s Entertainment Center endeavors to provide the Sherwood community with a wonderful indoor family recreation center. The fun starts in the Bowling Alley which provides fun family bowling for just about all ages – kids and beginners can make use of the automatic bumpers. After your game of bowling you may like to move on to the popular Rock Climbing Wall which is also suitable for climbers of all ages, who will be fitted with harnesses to keep them safe. There is also a high ropes course, laser tag and arcade games as well as a multi-level kid’s jungle gym and a snack bar.

21650 SW Langer Farms, Sherwood, OR 97140, 503 625 1800

15. Beckham Estate Vineyard

Beckham Estate Vineyard
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On the Beckham Estate Vineyard grapes are grown, wines are coaxed into perfection and even the terracotta vessels used for fermentation and aging are produced on site. The owners of the estate intended to establish a ceramic studio on the hilltop of their property in Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains but were soon sucked into the farming community and decided to branch out into wine making. Today they have around 17 acres of vineyards and a winery and tasting room. They also have an amazing ceramics studio where wine amphorae are produced. Guests are very welcome to make an appointment for a wine tasting.

30790 SW Heater Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140, 971 645 3466

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