One of my favorite things to do when vacationing is go to the wineries and breweries. This is one thing that drew my husband and I to each other. We planned most of our vacations around touring breweries and wineries. We didn’t need to worry if it was going to be too hot, or rainy. Most of the time we were inside. This year, our destination is Hillsboro, OR. We read the average high is only in the low to mid eighties, and it sounded like the perfect palace to check out some wineries. The first place my husband wanted to visit was the SteepleJack Pizza & Beer pub. Their original pub was in an over 100 year old church in Portland, ORs Sullivan Gulch neighborhood. They are now in a production facility, but they have a wide range of ales and lagers. I wanted to visit Oak Knoll Winery, Blizzard Wines, and Ruby Vineyard and Winery. He told me to choose one, but I wasn’t sure. Blizzard Wines is open all year round, and offers tours, but so does Oak Knoll winery. They offer guided tours and have a wine tasting room. Ruby Vineyard and Winery was a bit more refined than the other two, but it was still a lot of fun. I wanted to go to all three so badly that I begged him to change his mind. He told me we could take the tours, as long as it wasn’t raining, but he loved wine as much as I did. We had an amazing time visiting the wineries and breweries while in Hillsboro, OR, and I came home with several cases of wine from each winery..