Oregon Wine Month kicks off on Friday, which is an excuse to drink more Oregon wine as well as celebrate a flourishing industry that contributes over $3 billion in economic impact to the state annually and generates 17,000 jobs. There’s a host of activities throughout wine country and in town all through May, but festivities properly kick off on Saturday with a block party in Dundee. Hosted by Chapter 24 Vineyards, there will be tastings from 15 local wineries, including Dobbes, Argyll, Cathedral Ridge, Four Graces and Panther Creek, with special pricing on cases of mix-and-match wines. There will also be live entertainment, plus bites from local eateries Babica Hen, Bert's Chuckwagon, Dundee Bistro and Red Hills Market. Chapter 24 tasting room, 531 Oregon 99 W, Dundee, May 2, noon-3 pm, $20 ($10 for members of participating wineries), tickets available on the door and here

Closer to town, Sunday sees Portland’s urban wineries open their doors for tastings. Twelve wineries are participating, including Enso, Fausse Piste, Division, Jean-Marc and Clay Pigeon, with each pouring two or three wines as well as offering discounts on cases. Snacks are provided by Cuisinières Catering. Early bird tickets are $32, which isn’t a bad deal given the number of tastings on offer, though you might want to make sure you have a designated driver or TriMet ticket to hand. PDX Urban Wine Experience, Union/Pine, 525 SE Pine Street, May 3, 3 pm-6 pm, $32 (pre-purchased here by April 30), $40 on door