Pinot Noir grapes at Montinore Estate in Forest Grove, Sept. 11, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Rain then heat set up wine grape harvest

Last week’s rain and this week’s heat is a good combination for Oregon’s wine grape harvest — as long as the heat doesn’t stay too long.

Achmed Abdullah, right, and Maryan Mohammad, second from left, moved to Barberry Village from Syria with their three children, Yassir, left, Abdul, middle, and Mnahell, second from right. Undated photo. (Jim Clark/Outlook Online)

Flight from Syria

In 2009, neighbors were disappearing and violent outbreaks between police and rebel groups foreshadowed the now 2-year-long civil war that h…