I am Ivy Hover and this site provides me the opportunity to share the things that I am passionate about.

I’m proud to be an Oregonian and I love sharing the bounty of our amazing state with the people I meet. Born and raised in the Willamette Valley, I have watch our state grow into a extravaganza rich with local food, beverage and musical options.

I relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1990, drawn by the allure of a big, shining city that never slept. I studied graphic design, promoted special events and embarked on an award-winning career in journalism. I discovered my love of craft beverages at an alt-weekly newspaper and shared my insights with readers through a regular column.

I returned to Oregon in 2008, and parlayed my hospitality and writing background into a new career promoting the wonders of the Oregon Wine Country experience.