From the Woof Pack Wine Club to regular Yappy Hours and Pups & Pinot Fridays, Black Dog Vineyard is leading the pack in welcoming visitors to bring along their 4-legged friends to explore its dog-friendly winery tasting room and vineyard.

…and summer is a great season to enjoy wags and wines at these other canine-friendly gems built by O’Brien!

Abbey Road Farm

Carlton, OR

“Abbey Road Farm Winery and Tasting Room sits atop our stunning 82-acre site. We produce our diverse array of small-batch wines on-location with respect to old-world philosophies and a focus on modern techniques”

Abbey Road Farm

Alexana Winery

Newberg, OR

“Alexana’s 80-acre Revana Estate Vineyard is situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley within the pristine Dundee Hills AVA. It is one of the most geologically diverse vineyard sites in North America if not the world with 55 planted acres on 18 different soil types.”

Alexana Winery

Cho Wines

Hillsboro, OR

“Community driven & sustainably focused. CHO symbolizes the celebration of our commonality.  All living matter consists of the most basic elements carbon, hydrogen and oxygen (CHO). The building blocks of the food and drink we share at our table, the people we share it with, remind us that we are ALL connected here on earth.”

CHO Wines

Van Duzer Vineyards

Newberg, OR

“Perched atop a striking knoll and surrounded by vines on three sides, we designed our Tasting Room to give those willing to make the journey a true reward. Visitors are greeted with panoramic valley views and a front row seat to one of the region’s most unique geologic effects …the Van Duzer Corridor.”

Van Duzer Vineyards


With five offices throughout Oregon, opportunities abound for O’Brien’s team members to get outside and enjoy all that the region has to offer for recreational activities. To celebrate Earth Month, we asked a team member from each region in which we have offices to share their personal “hidden gem” so that others can discover and explore Oregon’s natural beauty.

Central Oregon

“I love, love waterfalls in the spring–especially in Central Oregon. This time of the year, the snow is melting and the waterfalls get huge and have a lot of water volume coming over the edge. A couple of local favorites are Tumalo Falls and Benham Falls. But one that I love and have been going to since I was a kid with my parents is Sahalie Falls. It’s a gem in between Bend and Springfield off the Mackenzie Hwy and is absolutely amazing this time of the year. I definitely recommend a good waterfall!” – Leonard Jarvis, Assistant Project Manager.

Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls are located along the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass and West Cascades National Scenic Byways off Highway 126. The Waterfalls Loop Trail, part of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, connects the two waterfalls and offers up close views of the wild McKenzie River. Sahalie Falls is a mass of foaming white water plunging 100 feet (30 m) over a natural lava dam. This famous falls can be spotted in Disney’s movie Homeward Bound.

Portland Metro

“Big fan of Dog Mountain in the Spring! A little more challenging of a hike but there are wildflower fields near the top that are beautiful.” – Alex Noble, Project Manager

Located East of Stevenson, Carson, and Home Valley, WA; West of White Salmon, WA, and across the river from Cascade Locks, OR, Dog Mountain Day Use Area and Trailhead is the access point for two of the most scenic trails in the Gorge, Dog Mountain Trail #147 and Augspurger Trail #4407. These two trails form a popular loop hike, if you connect via the 1.5 mile Dog-Augspurger Tie Trail.

The area is most popular for its spring-blooming yellow balsamroot meadows, which occur at its upper meadows. Look for other wildflowers, such as white phantom orchids, Indian paintbrush and purple lupine, that add color to the mix. During the peak spring wildflower season, a permit is required to park at the Dog Mtn Trailhead parking lot on Saturdays and Sundays. Permit season for 2024 is April 27 – June 16 and Memorial Day. If there are no permits available, hikers may take the shuttle from Stevenson and a hand stamp will serve as your hiking permit.

Oregon Coast

“Kayaking in the Yaquina Bay gives you a great experience to get up close to sea lions and the NOAA research vessels, and check out a huge variety of waterfowl, including Great Blue Herons and Brown pelicans. On the south side of the Yaquina Bridge by the Rogue Brewers on the Bay is a non-motorized boat launch–and a great walking pier you can fish and crab from, or just enjoy the view of the bridge.” – Rian Martinsen, Director of Safety.

Kayaking Yaquina Bay provides enthusiasts with an intimate way to explore its diverse ecosystem, from its tranquil estuaries to its bustling harbor. Paddlers can enjoy lovely views of the Oregon coast while gliding through calm waters, encountering wildlife such as seals, seabirds, and even occasional whales. With convenient launch points and opportunities for both leisurely paddling and more adventurous exploration, Yaquina Bay offers recreation for kayakers of all skill levels.

Willamette Valley

“My recommendation is Silver Falls. There are several really nice hikes around the falls and the adjacent area. There is a sort of a cave behind the falls that is part of the trail where you can sit and have a snack while enjoying the view.” – Jeff Stafford, Superintendent

The Trail of Ten Falls at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon is a breathtaking hiking experience renowned for its natural beauty and cascading waterfalls. Spanning around 8.7 miles, this well-maintained trail winds through lush forests, offering stunning viewpoints of ten majestic waterfalls along the way. As visitors explore the Trail of Ten Falls, they are immersed in the tranquil ambiance of the Pacific Northwest, making it an unforgettable outdoor adventure.


Earth Month is a vibrant celebration of sustainability and environmental stewardship, with communities coming together for events like tree plantings, beach cleanups, and educational workshops. Throughout April, we highlight projects and activities that protect the region’s diverse ecosystems, promoting a greener and more sustainable future for generations to come.

NATURE’S HIDDEN GEMS

With five offices throughout Oregon, opportunities abound for O’Brien’s team members to get outside and enjoy all that the region has to offer for recreational activities. To celebrate Earth Month, we asked a team member from each region in which we have offices to share their personal “hidden gem” so that others can discover and explore Oregon’s natural beauty.

Central Oregon

“I love, love waterfalls in the spring–especially in Central Oregon. This time of the year, the snow is melting and the waterfalls get huge and have a lot of water volume coming over the edge. A couple of local favorites are Tumalo Falls and Benham Falls. But one that I love and have been going to since I was a kid with my parents is Sahalie Falls. It’s a gem in between Bend and Springfield off the Mackenzie Hwy and is absolutely amazing this time of the year. I definitely recommend a good waterfall!” Leonard Jarvis, Assistant Project Manager.

Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls are located along the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass and West Cascades National Scenic Byways off Highway 126. The Waterfalls Loop Trail, part of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, connects the two waterfalls and offers up close views of the wild McKenzie River. Sahalie Falls is a mass of foaming white water plunging 100 feet (30 m) over a natural lava dam. This famous falls can be spotted in Disney’s movie Homeward Bound.

Portland Metro

“Big fan of Dog Mountain in the Spring! A little more challenging of a hike but there are wildflower fields near the top that are beautiful.” Alex Noble, Project Manager

Located East of Stevenson, Carson, and Home Valley, WA; West of White Salmon, WA, and across the river from Cascade Locks, OR, Dog Mountain Day Use Area and Trailhead is the access point for two of the most scenic trails in the Gorge, Dog Mountain Trail #147 and Augspurger Trail #4407. These two trails form a popular loop hike, if you connect via the 1.5 mile Dog-Augspurger Tie Trail.

The area is most popular for its spring-blooming yellow balsamroot meadows, which occur at its upper meadows. Look for other wildflowers, such as white phantom orchids, Indian paintbrush and purple lupine, that add color to the mix. During the peak spring wildflower season, a permit is required to park at the Dog Mtn Trailhead parking lot on Saturdays and Sundays. Permit season for 2024 is April 27 – June 16 and Memorial Day. If there are no permits available, hikers may take the shuttle from Stevenson and a hand stamp will serve as your hiking permit.

Oregon Coast

“Kayaking in the Yaquina Bay gives you a great experience to get up close to sea lions and the NOAA research vessels, and check out a huge variety of waterfowl, including Great Blue Herons and Brown pelicans. On the south side of the Yaquina Bridge by the Rogue Brewers on the Bay is a non-motorized boat launch–and a great walking pier you can fish and crab from, or just enjoy the view of the bridge.” Rian Martinsen, Director of Safety.

Kayaking Yaquina Bay provides enthusiasts with an intimate way to explore its diverse ecosystem, from its tranquil estuaries to its bustling harbor. Paddlers can enjoy lovely views of the Oregon coast while gliding through calm waters, encountering wildlife such as seals, seabirds, and even occasional whales. With convenient launch points and opportunities for both leisurely paddling and more adventurous exploration, Yaquina Bay offers recreation for kayakers of all skill levels.

Willamette Valley

“My recommendation is Silver Falls. There are several really nice hikes around the falls and the adjacent area. There is a sort of a cave behind the falls that is part of the trail where you can sit and have a snack while enjoying the view.” Jeff Stafford, Superintendent

The Trail of Ten Falls at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon is a breathtaking hiking experience renowned for its natural beauty and cascading waterfalls. Spanning around 8.7 miles, this well-maintained trail winds through lush forests, offering stunning viewpoints of ten majestic waterfalls along the way. As visitors explore the Trail of Ten Falls, they are immersed in the tranquil ambiance of the Pacific Northwest, making it an unforgettable outdoor adventure.


Join us at the ¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Auction on November 10-11, 2023, for a weekend of world-class Pinot Noir, gourmet cuisine and making a difference. Every glass of incredible Willamette Valley Pinot Noir poured, every curated auction lot, supports accessible healthcare for vineyard stewards and their families. Join us in raising your glass (and a paddle) to extraordinary wine with a purpose!

¡Salud! Auction 2018. Photo Credit: Kathryn Elsesser.

¡Salud! Services offers no-cost preventive medical, dental and vision care, directly to the vineyards. With bilingual, bicultural providers, ¡Salud! bridges gaps in healthcare accessibility, eliminating obstacles such as transportation, language, and cost.

O’Brien Design+Build is proud to support ¡Salud! and the incredible work they do. To offer your support and participate in the auction, click the links below.

Get event tickets

Bid online for exclusive offers

Photo Credit: Kathryn Elsesser

Join us at the ¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Auction on November 10-11, 2023, for a weekend of world-class Pinot Noir, gourmet cuisine and making a difference. Every glass of incredible Willamette Valley Pinot Noir poured, every curated auction lot, supports accessible healthcare for vineyard stewards and their families. Join us in raising your glass (and a paddle) to extraordinary wine with a purpose!

¡Salud! Auction 2018. Photo Credit: Kathryn Elsesser.

¡Salud! Services offers no-cost preventive medical, dental and vision care, directly to the vineyards. With bilingual, bicultural providers, ¡Salud! bridges gaps in healthcare accessibility, eliminating obstacles such as transportation, language, and cost.

O’Brien Design+Build is proud to support ¡Salud! and the incredible work they do. To offer your support and participate in the auction, click the links below.

Get event tickets

Bid online for exclusive offers

Photo Credit: Kathryn Elsesser

Opening Summer 2024

Learn more about the family owned and operated vineyard at: lucidwildestate.com


We’re working with the Nicholas family to construct their new tasting room, the SkyTerrace + WineCaves.

Spanning over 15,000 sq. ft., club members and guests will enjoy premium and intimate wine and cave experiences while taking in the breathtaking views of the 32-acre single-vineyard estate, the Willamette Valley as well as the Cascade Mountain Range. Upon opening in the Summer of 2024, guests will enjoy truly elevated experiences such as interactive vineyard tours, cave barrel tastings, club member tasting lounges as well as enjoying the game room and bocci ball court.