Wine Dinner: Wednesday, Nov 6

Join us for our second ever wine dinner on November 6 featuring local winemaker Stoller Family Vineyards. The first wine dinner in the summer was very popular and sold out quickly so we thought we would make this a regular event.

The five course seating is at 6:30 in the RCC dining room and will feature a different Stoller Family Estate wine with each course, perfectly paired to make this a truly memorable experience. Final menu details will be available soon, but an earthy seasonal soup, hearty winter salad, foraged mushrooms and tender braised beef cheeks are just a preview of what you can expect, served with some of our favorite Stoller wines.

In addition to enjoying the pairing dinner that night, as an attendee you will also have the opportunity to order the wines that you enjoy with each course at prices you cannot find anywhere else. So you can stock your cellar or order bottles for the wine lovers on your gift list.

The price for this exceptional experience is $60 per person and seating is limited. To secure your place at the table, call Christy at 503.545.7560 or email: contact@rockcreekcorner.com. Seating is limited and must be purchased in advance.

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Pints with Purpose October

We are partnered with Boneyard during the month of October to raise funds and awareness for Family Promise of Beaverton, a local organization to help children and their families in Beaverton who are experiencing homelessness.

We have a lot of good reasons for you to enjoy a Pint with Purpose during October: free merchandise Fridays where Boneyard swag is handed out with each pint purchased (limited supplies); a tasting event on Wednesday, October 16 from 5 - 7pm when a brewery rep will be on hand to pour samples; and each pint purchased during October earns you another entry for a month-end grand prize drawing. So come in and enjoy a pint knowing you’re making a difference to those in need in your own community. Cheers!


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Jungle Bird Recipe

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I don’t know about you, but I’m hanging on to the idea of summer for a little bit longer, despite the cool temps and rainfall. A classic rum drink like the Jungle Bird is the perfect illusion. Close your eyes and sit in front of the heater, imagining it’s a warm breeze blowing in across the sand….

1.5 oz Dark Rum

3/4 oz Campari

1/2 oz simple syrup

1 1/2 oz pineapple juice

1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Shake and strain over a large ice cube. Garnish with pineapple or a bordeaux cherry.

New Artist: Bill Van Horn

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We welcome our newest featured artist Bill Van Horn to Rock Creek Corner. A reception will be held on Sunday, September 22 from 3:00 - 5:00pm for the opportunity to meet the artist, enjoy some light hors d'oeuvres and view his work in person. Some information about the artist:

I am a retired attorney and have painted in watercolor since I was a young man.  My wife, Lynn and I, moved to Oregon 6 years ago to enjoy a "fourth quarter adventure" in this beautiful state. 

Since coming to Oregon my paintings center around themes such as the interesting signs in downtown Portland as well as scenes from the Oregon countryside. My watercolors are a bit different in that they tend to be controlled and precise. I enjoy strong colors and geometric shapes and make liberal use of them in my work.

I’m honored to have my work on display at Rock Creek Corner where you can find us having breakfast almost every Sunday morning! 

Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

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This simple lemon vinaigrette works with nearly any combination of ingredients in a salad, so it’s perfect for this time of year when you have so many seasonal vegetables available to choose from. Throw in a little protein like grilled and chilled chicken, your favorite toasted nuts or breadcrumbs for a little crunch, maybe even some grated cheese and voilà — it’s a meal! Here’s Chef Jamie’s recipe for this versatile vinaigrette.

1/2 cup champagne vinegar
1 1/2 cups olive oil
1 TBL dijon or whole grain mustard
1/2 minced shallot
1 lemons — zest and juice
1 TBL sugar or honey
1 1/2 TBL finely chopped fresh oregano or preferred fresh herb
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: add shallot, vinegar, mustard, honey, and lemon juice and zest into mixing bowl and allow shallots to macerate for at least 15min. Add herbs and with a whisk or stick blender, add the oil slowly to allow emulsification of the vinegar and oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Football Football Football

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Great news for football fans! We have the Sunday ticket and as many beers on tap as there are games each week. Crazy coincidence or something eerie akin to crop circles and pyramids? You be the judge.

We are kicking off Monday Night Football season with some tasty specials specifically created for game time. Join us in the bar during and take advantage of our ever changing MNF deals while cheering on your fantasy football favorites. Think Cubano Sliders or Dirty Fries — hearty specials that taste great with one of our amazing local beer options.

Fresh Hops Season!

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If you’re not yet familiar with the much anticipated fresh hops season that has already begun, here’s the scoop. We are fortunate to be in an area where hops are grown (nearly 75% of all US hops are grown in the Pacific NW!) and amazing craft breweries abound, so many fresh hop beers are available to us specifically because of where we live. Another feather in our cap!

What is different about fresh hop beers? August and September are the harvest season for hops. Instead of kiln drying the hops to use later which is how the majority are processed and what is used for most beers, these whole hops are rushed to the brewery within 24 hours of harvest and added to the brewing process during this short window of ultimate freshness. Because fresh hops’ flavors are less concentrated, significantly more are needed — four to six times what is used in the dry hop method. Dried hops are what lend more of a bitter flavor that is associated with IPAs and other hop heavy beers, while fresh hop beers are grassier, greener and more plant forward in taste.

We have already had a few fresh hop tap handles rotate through and more are on the way. It’s a short season so don’t miss your opportunity to get ‘em while they’re fresh! You can keep up on the latest and greatest offerings at RCC through untapped, Instagram and Facebook!

pFriem Tasting Night September 19

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On Thursday, September 19 from 6:00 - 8pm pFriem brewing will be on site to sample a number of their popular drafts. It’s a great way to get to know this Hood River darling up close and personal. pFriem Brewing is our Pints With Purpose partner in September, which means we donate a dollar from each pFriem pint purchased all month long to a local nonprofit. This month the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts is the recipient of our fundraising efforts, enriching the art scene in Washington County. With every pint of pFriem you purchase earns you another chance to win the grand prize at the end of the month. So many good reasons to raise a Pint with Purpose! Come in anytime this month and enjoy one of our rapidly rotating pFriem handles and join us for our tasting event on the 19th! Cheers!