In 2018, co-owners and husband-and-wife team Tim Gamble and Teresa Spellman Gamble purchased Woodinville’s William Church and Cuillin Hills wineries, forming the umbrella brand Tinte Cellars. They also developed a unique giving program that supports four nonprofit organizations. 

Through the program, 5 percent of all Tinte Cellars non-club retail sales and 10 percent of all wine club sales are split equally between Mary’s Place, ArtsFund, Northwest Harvest and Child Mind Institute. For the first six months of 2019, Tinte Cellars’ donations totaled more than $35,400. The impact was immediately felt: Mary’s Place’s portion helped to move six homeless families into permanent housing. 

In addition to donations from sales, Tinte Cellars is supporting the community through a broad array of programs and initiatives, such as in-kind donations and sponsorships, an employee-matching program, and an employee volunteer program. The brand also makes an annual donation (valued at $150 each) to wine club members’ charities of their choosing and sells works and goods from local artists, artisans and business partners in their tasting rooms, with a portion (10 percent) of every sale being donated to a nonprofit. Tinte Cellars’ plans include a Seattle-area tasting room and event space for businesses and nonprofits.

I had been corresponding with Danielle Boyles (see profile on page 64) for two years before I actually got a chance to meet her. In fact, the director of sales and marketing for Hyatt Regency Seattle had just come on board with the hotel when we first exchanged emails. At that time, the hotel was still a set of blueprints. Late last year, the much-anticipated property opened for business, and this past summer I finally had the pleasure of meeting Boyles face to face.

 

In a city that prides itself on originality, meeting and event venues in Portland need to follow suit. Woodlark and The Heathman Hotel, two of Provenance Hotel’s six properties in the city, do not disappoint, providing a dramatic yet minimalistic vibe that is helping to usher in a new crop of visitors. “We’re seeing a shift to a more millennial, grown-up version of the city,” says Dana McMacken, director of sales.

 

At 1625 S. Tacoma Way, there is no more haggling, and tire kicking and looking under the hood are things of the past. The one-time address of a car showroom is now the home of a stunning event space: Historic 1625 Tacoma Place. The building was originally built in the late ’40s as a Dodge truck dealership, and over the years, other dealerships called it home, including Osborne McCann Cadillac. In 2005, the property was purchased by the current owners of Historic 1625 and transformed into an event venue.