Lodging and Transportation

Meet Oregon’s Wine Country. People around the world have fallen in love with its premier pinot noir, and once you’re here it’s hard not to fall in love with the place too. Here you’ll find that communities are tight-knit, talented, and creative. While the country roads are quiet, the sweeping vistas, pods of old growth forest, and surrounding mountains standing tall speak volumes, especially in the early morning glow.  The lush vineyards and charming farms are tended by families old and new, who still take a personal handcrafted approach to growing the best grapes and freshest foods, and challenge themselves to do it a little differently, just as Oregonians always have. Whether the Wine Country Half Marathon presented by Subaru is bringing you out for a day or a weekend, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this unique region. So kick back, relax, and stay a while!

The Region

Nestled just an hour outside of Portland, Oregon, visitors can find a plethora of accommodations in the Portland Metro area for a more urban experience, or in the towns of Newberg, McMinnville, Dayton, Lafayette, or Carlton for a quieter experience just a few minutes from the race start line.


Meet our portland partner hotel, THe Woodlark

Residing in the center of Portland’s vibrant downtown, The Woodlark is surrounded by a brimming arts community, acclaimed restaurants, buzzed about bars and a sprawling collection of curated retailers elevating Portland’s sense of style and craft. Just beyond the city limits, wine country calls from the Willamette Valley; trails wind through Forest Park in the West hills; and the Oregon coast looks vastly out upon the Pacific. Here at Woodlark, you’ll find an unexpected taste of the Northwest – one that is sophisticated, all-together welcoming and beautifully bold. The Woodlark is offering a special rate of $245 from Thursday 8/29 – Tuesday 9/3 for race participants. The Portland shuttle bus on race day will also depart from the Woodlark.

To reserve online, please use the following link: Oregon Sports Authority – Wine Country Half Marathon Room Block.

To speak directly with a reservations agent, please call: 833-624-2188.


Pause to Balance, a wellness-in-travel consultancy, presents Run&Wine, a four-day Oregon Experience grounded in Portland and created in partnership with Sport Oregon. Our Run & Wine retreat includes wine tastings with the region’s sommeliers, healthy meals and cooking class prepared with and by the industry’s leading chefs and nutritionists that created the recipes, activities for developing mindfulness on the go, and participation in The Wine Country Half Marathon, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. To learn more and book your full retreat today visit Pause To Balance- Run & Wine.

For Further visitor information and lodging suggestions please visit

Visit Carlton

Carlton Business Association

Visit McMinnville

Travel Oregon

Oregon Wine Country

Travel Dundee

Travel Portland

Bed & Breakfasts of Yamhill County

Willamette Valley Wineries Association

Nearest Airport

Portland International Airport


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