Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tasting

Happy Fall Season blog readers!

I don’t know about you, but I’m already excited about tearing into a massive Thanksgiving Day feast!  But lo and behold, there is much more to Thanksgiving Day than just eating and watching football (at least for some of us).  If you are trying to change things up this coming Thanksgiving Day weekend, there is a cornucopia of wine tasting Continue reading Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tasting

Sustainable Wine Tasting This Thanksgiving

Hey Everyone!  If you’re wondering what to do this Thanksgiving, you ought to consider checking out some sustainable wine tasting options at Sokol Blosser ( and Willamette Valley Vineyards (, our good friends in wine country!

Memorial Day is Coming!


Greetings blog readers!


I hope this week finds you well.  Now, folks keep asking me about what’s going down on Memorial Day, so I’m going to lay out some great activities going on this weekend. 

            First off, we have the Rose Festival Fireworks taking place Friday night at 10pm to kick off the Rose Festival.  There is also the Rose Festival City Fair, complete with live musical acts, barbecue competitions, and some carnival rides that don’t really look all that safe… Continue reading Memorial Day is Coming!

Dawn of the Bed

Hello everyone, I hope this blog finds everyone doing well. I know that everyone here at ecoShuttle is very excited as we are planning our first shindig, Dawn of the Bed, at our new location! Dawn of the Bed is an effort to promote our participation in Portland’s Growing Gardens program; we are having a family-friendly party at our lot, 2420 NE Columbia Boulevard, in NE Portland. You can expect to find us grooving to some live music, gorging ourselves on delicious food, and enjoying a fine glass of wine or beer, and just having a splendid time. We are also have a silent auction, which include items include:

Tasting and tour at Sake One for 8 people

A bottle of wine and a free tasting for 4 at Grochau Cellars

A Sokol Blosser Gift Set

A bottle of wine from Winderlea Vineyards

3 bottles of wine from Macindoe Family Cellars

7 locally hand-crafted terrariums

2 paintings from local artist

Several plant starts

Free oil change

2 Blues Cruise Tickets during the Waterfront BluesFest

Urban wine tour for a group of max 9 from ecoShuttle

Round-trip Airport Shuttle (PDX) from ecoShuttle – up to 6 passengers

Hotel Monaco-one-night stay

Hotel Monaco Spa Gift Card

One hour massage from Breathe Body Works

Coffee basket from Nossa Familia Coffee

2 tickets to Pickathon Music Festival

2 Growlers from Plew’s Brews

Coffee basket from Portland Coffee Roasting

Besaw’s Cafe Gift Card

Our goal is to have a great time, but to also raise some cash for our Growing Gardens garden.  Growing Gardens is a means for a group of 4 to 8 people to help raise a garden for low income families in our area.  Through Growing Gardens, families, individuals and students learn to grow their own food and preserve it so that they can benefit from it all year.  As participants, it is our task to get the gardens up and going (or growing, you might say).  The aim of our party is to raise donations to reach the $600 dollar goal that helps us pay for the gardening supplies.The party is getting started Sunday, May 1st at 12:00pm and going strong until 5:00pm. 

We look forward to seeing you there to help us help this wonderful and very relevant cause.

Carbon Neutral Challenge!!

“Knock knock.” 

“Who’s there?”

“Carbon Neutral Challenge, booya!”

Hello ecoShuttle Blog readers, I hope this blog finds you safe and well in this wintery bluster.  As you well know, ecoShuttle maintains an ongoing commitment to sustainability as well as a commitment to take you to some of the most delicious wineries in the Northwest, so it should come as no surprise that we have recently teamed up with the Carbon Neutral Challenge for Oregon Wineries.  I know what you’re thinking, “Mark, what the heck is the Carbon Neutral Challenge!?” Continue reading Carbon Neutral Challenge!!