After months of counting down the days, I finally landed in Portland yesterday. I've been anxiously waiting to experience some great Oregon and Washington wine, but more importantly, I've been looking forward to meeting a lot of the friends that I've made online. Yesterday I arrived at the Portland Airport and Tamara Belgard (Sip With Me) was waiting to pick me up so that we could meet up with some other winos who were already starting the tour of the local tasting rooms. We met up with a group spearheaded by locals Lynnette Shaw and Ryan Reichert, just as they were wrapping up their afternoon of tasting, and then headed over to eat some delicious tacos and drink some great Oregon wines.

Today is when the real tasting adventure starts, so I look forward to sharing with you guys.