Wood-fired Pizza

Christmas Eve Eve at Moulton Falls Winery

It was the night before the night before Christmas, and all through Moulton Falls Winery tasting room, every creature was sipping fine wine, eating wood-fired pizza, and listening to live music. (How’s that for cozy?) Moulton Falls invites you to make the drive out to its gorgeous, warm, wood-hued tasting room and snuggle up with a glass of wine or hard cider. Starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, the pizza oven will get fired up for toasty pizzas, calzones, hot artichoke dip and more. Starting at 4:30 p.m., you can also order a variety of salads, small plates, and desserts to tickle your tastebuds.

The music this wintry evening will be provided by one of Moulton Falls’ favorites, singer-songwriters Tom May and Danny Wright, laying down lively vocals with a beguiling bass line. The tunes starts at 6 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. (And if you can’t make it out this night, Moulton Falls is also hosting a swingin’ New Year’s Eve party!)

Moulton Falls Winery, which also makes an exceptionally good hard cider, is located in Yacolt at 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave. Ample parking is available on site. To learn more—and to see the line-up of which great musical talent is playing on Moulton Falls on upcoming Friday and Saturday nights—visit moultonfallswinery.com.

Live Music + Wood-fired Pizza at Moulton Falls Winery

Sept. 2 may be First Friday in the rest of Clark County, but it’s Phirst Phriday at Moulton Falls Winery, located on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad just outside of Yacolt. This beautiful tasting room offers wine, cider, and an excellent sangria, as well as an array of food and wood-fired pizza and other goodies. The country/bluegrass band Phoenix Rising will be playing live music from 6 to 9 p.m., but you can come as early as 4 p.m. for wine tasting and to get a good seat for the concert.

Then, on Saturday, Sept. 3, come back for more live music from Full Circle—or on Sept. 4 for even more music with Amelia Autery. The tasting room opens at noon on both days, and music runs from 6 to 9 p.m. The kitchen will be open, offering a special wood-fired Harvest Pizza for $13 with meat and vegetable marinara sauce, topped with fresh zucchini, Parmesan and Mozzarella.

You’ll also want to try to the handmade, wood oven quesadillas, with chicken or beef, a mix of cheeses, olives, green onions and pickled peppers, served with sour cream and salsa. If you’re in a sandwich kind of mood, try the Moulton Falls Melt: deli roast beef covered with melted Cheddar and sautéed vegetables on house-baked focaccia with au jus for dipping. Moulton Falls also offers a variety of salads, desserts, and appetizers, all just right for enjoying with wine on a late-summer evening.

For more information about Moulton Falls Winery, including hours and directions, visit moultonfallswinery.com.

Phirst Phriday, Music & Food at Moulton Falls

Sept. 2 may be First Friday in the rest of Clark County, but it’s Phirst Phriday at Moulton Falls Winery, located on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad just outside of Yacolt. This beautiful tasting room offers wine, cider, and an excellent sangria, as well as an array of food and wood-fired pizza and other goodies. The country/bluegrass band Phoenix Rising will be playing live music from 6 to 9 p.m., but you can come as early as 4 p.m. for wine tasting and to get a good seat for the concert.

Then, on Saturday, Sept. 3, come back for more live music from Full Circle—or on Sept. 4 for even more music with Amelia Autery. The tasting room opens at noon on both days, and music runs from 6 to 9 p.m. The kitchen will be open, offering a special wood-fired Harvest Pizza for $13 with meat and vegetable marinara sauce, topped with fresh zucchini, Parmesan and Mozzarella.

You’ll also want to try to the handmade, wood oven quesadillas, with chicken or beef, a mix of cheeses, olives, green onions and pickled peppers, served with sour cream and salsa. If you’re in a sandwich kind of mood, try the Moulton Falls Melt: deli roast beef covered with melted Cheddar and sautéed vegetables on house-baked focaccia with au jus for dipping. Moulton Falls also offers a variety of salads, desserts, and appetizers, all just right for enjoying with wine on a late-summer evening.

For more information about Moulton Falls Winery, including hours and directions, visit moultonfallswinery.com.

Art, Music & Wood-fired Pizza at Burnt Bridge

You may think First Fridays are fun, but that’s only because you haven’t been to Third Fridays at Burnt Bridge Cellars, the beautifully appointed tasting room with award-winning wines in downtown Vancouver. This Friday, June 17, will be especially delicious/beautiful/enjoyable/awesome (pick one adjective or all four). Drop by Burnt Bridge at 1500 Broadway any time from 4 to 8 p.m. for Tony G’s wood-fired pizzas, cooked in Tony G’s custom-crafted mobile pizza ovens. (…and if you like what you taste, you can buy your own backyard pizza oven direct from Tony G., who builds them to order.) Tony’s pizzas are $8 each and boast all sorts of tasty ingredients, including mushrooms, goat cheese, Kalamata olives, sausage, ricotta, greens, tomatoes, smoked Gouda and BBQ sauce. (Oh my gosh, are you hungry yet?)

When you’ve had your fill of pizza paired with luscious Burnt Bridge wine, check out the paintings by Sue Clancy, a fine artist with a lighthearted, story-book style that is displayed on the walls of children’s hospitals, clinics, and child-centered nonprofit organizations as well as numerous art centers and galleries the world over.  Clancy’s paintings can be seen at (are you ready for this mile-long list?) the Children’s Justice Center in Vancouver; the UCLA Fine Arts Library at the University of California in Los Angeles; the Northwest Surrogacy Center in Portland; the Wexford Ireland Arts Center in Ireland; the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado; the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; the Wisconsin Historical Society; the Empty Space Gallery in Bakersfield, California; CARF International in Arizona; Infant Crisis Services in Oklahoma City; Youth and Family Services of El Reno, Oklahoma; and the Oklahoma School of Science and Math, among other places. Her art also resides in numerous private collections, such as the Kennedy family in Washington, D.C., and the private collection of New York Times bestselling author Billie Letts.

Live music will be provided by Kevin Moon, a Vancouver musician and an expert guitar player who’s a regular performer at Burnt Bridge Cellar events. For more information about Burnt Bridge Cellars, visit www.burntbridgecellars.com or call 360-695-3363.