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Peanut Butter Balls from Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast feature a crunchy peanut butter filling inside a chocolate coating. Incredibly easy to make with just five simple ingredients!
No Bake and makes about 100 Peanut Butter Balls
In a large bowl combine
  • 3 cups of Rice Krispies
  • 1 pound of powdered sugar
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter – creamy peanut butter like Jif or Skippy. The peanut butter layer may not set up very well with a natural peanut butter that separates.
  • 1⁄4 pound margarine melted
Mix well by hand. Roll into 1-inch balls and place them on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.
In a small pan over water melt:
  • 1 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt chips for 60-75 seconds, stopping to check and stir every 30 seconds.
  • Drop the frozen balls in the melted chocolate one at a time, use a fork to roll around to ensure an even coating. Place back on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Garnish with additional rice cereal while the chocolate is still warm. Chill until the chocolate has set.

Yamhill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is a little known gem located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country.  The Inn is surrounded by Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfastvineyards, spectacular views and has two large guest rooms.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Recipes from Innkeepers

Recipes from the Innkeepers

Recipes of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will differ depending on the region of Oregon you are visiting as will your culinary experience. Whether it’s the locally grown produce, fresh farm eggs and cheese, sustainably raised meats or the wine your host may serve in the afternoon, we regard ourselves stewards of the land.

By purchasing the foods served at our bed and breakfast member inns from local farms, farmers markets, and local food Coops, our members support local and regional farmers. As well as the food we serve our families and guests, we take great care in the serving high quality beverages. Buying fairly traded coffee, tea and chocolate not only provides good quality drinks for our guests, but supports sustainable agriculture elsewhere. Recipes Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Baked Goods

Baked Pumpkin Donut – Old Parkdale Inn
Blueberry Croissant Baked French Toast – Old Parkdale Inn
Buttermilk Biscuit – WildSpring Guest Habitat
Apple Strudel – Old Parkdale Inn
Strawberry Rhubarb Biscuits or Scones – Yamhill Vineyards B&B
Lemon Blueberry Biscuits – Yamhill Vineyards B&B
Apple Berry Delight – Yamhill Vineyards B&B
Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins – Chehalem Ridge B&B
Strawberry Shortcakes – Old Parkdale Inn
Pecan Pumpkin Bread – MaMere’s Guest House
Strawberry Croissant French Toast

Cookies
Pfeffernüsse – Old Parkdale Inn
Monster Cookies – MaMere’s Guest House
Shortbread Bites – MaMere’s Guest House
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies – A’Tuscan Estate
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – Old Parkdale Inn

Cakes and Pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake – Old Parkdale Inn
Double Crusted Cherry Tart – Old Parkdale Inn
Lemon Curd Coffee Cake – Old Parkdale Inn
Plum Upside Down Buttermilk Cake – Old Parkdale Inn

Breakfast Entrees
Lavender Cheddar Spring Tart – Old Parkdale Inn
Breakfast Sandwich – Old Parkdale Inn
Southwest Eggs Benedict – Chehalem Ridge B&B
Asparagus Quiche – The Carlton Inn B&B
Caprese Baked Egg Cups – A’Tuscan Estate
Baked Spiced Oatmeal with Cranberries, Apple and Walnuts
A’Tuscan Estate

Pancakes, Waffles and French Toast

Sourdough Blueberry Pancakes – Old Parkdale Inn
Hazelnut Waffles – Old Parkdale Inn
Creamy Orange French Toast – Old Parkdale Inn
Dutch Baby Pancakes – Old Parkdale Inn
Swedish Pancakes – Old Parkdale Inn
Apple Puffed Pancakes – MaMere’s Guest House
Coconut French Toast with a Twist – The Carlton Inn B&B
Aebleskiver – Old Parkdale Inn
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes – The Carlton Inn B&B

Fruits Dishes
Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pears – Old Parkdale Inn
Breakfast Banana Split – Old Parkdale Inn
Poached Pear Delights – Chehalem Ridge B&B
Gingered Pear Pandowdy – Old Parkdale Inn
Apple Dumpling – Old Parkdale Inn

Beverages
Mulled Wine – Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Jams, Jellies and more
Ginger Pear Jam – Old Parkdale Inn

Desserts

Apple Pie Cookies – Old Parkdale Inn
Crustless Apple Pie – Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Lavender Blueberry Sorbet – Old Parkdale Inn
Red Velvet White Chocolate Cake Truffle – A’Tuscan Estate

Order Oregon B&B Gift Certificates Now

Shop Small Online Willamette ValleyE-mail info@obbg.org or call OBBG at 503-893-4210. Please leave a message as this line is monitored by our busy innkeepers. We’ll get back to you for the details: who will be the recipient of your thoughtful gift, acquire your payment method and shipping information. We’ll send them by mail, to either you or the recipient, with delivery confirmation. The recipient will have a great time getting away to a high-quality destination of their choice.

OBBG Lodging Gift Certificates are available in $25 increments and can be redeemed at every Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member across the state. With 25 members to choose from that’s a lot of choices and with an 18 months expiration recipients have plenty of time to redeem them at the Inn of their choosing.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild offers a wide variety of inns, from a small guest cottage or two-room bed and breakfast to a larger country inn or small historic hotel.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE-COVERED ANYTHING DAY

Chocolate lovers rejoice on National Chocolate Covered Anything Day today, December 16th. On this day, dip and drizzle your favorite foods in every kind of chocolate imaginable. Enjoy these Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies from A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast

INGREDIENTS:

10 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon kosher salt, optional
½ cup dark chocolate (chips or melting disks)
½ cup white chocolate (I find melting chips work the best)
2 oz red melting disks

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two lightly colored baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and vanilla extract until creamed.

Add confectioners’ sugar and salt; mix until combined

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread CookiesScape bowl down and add flour while beating on low. Scrape bowl once more and mix until a crumbly dough forms. It will look like crumbs in the stand mixer, but when squeezed together in your hands will hold its shape.

Form dough into a ball and roll between parchment paper to 1/3-1/2 inch thick.  Cut using a 3–4-inch heart shaped (or any shape) cookie cutter and place onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies are barely golden brown.  Cool 5 minutes on hot baking trays before transferring to cooling racks.

Now for the Dipping

Once your cookies are completely cooled line another tray with aluminum foil and prepare to dip

Melt dark chocolate in microwave for 50 seconds. Stir until completely melted. If necessary, heat again at 10 second intervals until fully melted. If the chocolate is too thick for your liking, add a tsp of vegetable oil and stir. Add more vegetable oil if necessary.

Dip one half of the heart in the melted dark chocolate letting excess drip back into bowl. Place on foil to harden.

Once dark chocolate had hardened, melt white chocolate in microwave for 50 seconds. Stir until completely melted. If necessary, heat again at 10 second intervals until fully melted. If the chocolate is too thick for your liking, add a tsp of vegetable oil and stir. Add more vegetable oil if necessary.

And Dip Some more

Dip the other half of the heart in the melted white chocolate letting excess drip back into bowl. Place on foil to harden. You can skip steps 10 and 11 if you prefer just dark chocolate.

Once all dipped chocolate has hardened, melt red melting disks in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until completely melted. If necessary, heat again at 10 second intervals until fully melted. If the chocolate is too thick for your liking, add a tsp of vegetable oil and stir. Add more vegetable oil if necessary. You’ll want this chocolate thinner than the dipping chocolate so that you can drizzle easily over the cookies.

Dip a fine tined fork into the melted red chocolate and drizzle over cookies. You may also use a baggie, just cut a very small tip off the corner.

A’Tuscan Estate offers beautiful accommodations and wonderful cuisine in the heart of Oregon’s Wine Country. A’Tuscan Estate is a 1928 Colonial Style Home with a decidedly European Flair a mere five blocks from downtown McMinnville with great restaurants, shops and wine tasting rooms.

Order Oregon B&B Gift Certificates Now

Shop Small Online Willamette ValleyE-mail info@obbg.org or call OBBG at 503-893-4210. Please leave a message as this line is monitored by our busy innkeepers. We’ll get back to you for the details: who will be the recipient of your thoughtful gift, acquire your payment method and shipping information. We’ll send them by mail, to either you or the recipient, with delivery confirmation. The recipient will have a great time getting away to a high-quality destination of their choice.

OBBG Lodging Gift Certificates are available in $25 increments and can be redeemed at every Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member across the state. With 25 members to choose from that’s a lot of choices and with an 18 months expiration recipients have plenty of time to redeem them at the Inn of their choosing.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild offers a wide variety of inns, from a small guest cottage or two-room bed and breakfast to a larger country inn or small historic hotel.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Christmas Shortbread Bites

Christmas Shortbread Bites

On the 2nd day of Christmas the apprentice innkeepers at MaMere’s Guest House pulled out the sprinkles for these delectable holiday shortbread bites. Bet you can’t eat just one of the fun Christmas Shortbread Bites, a buttery shortbread, dotted with sprinkles, cut into tiny squares and baked until perfect deliciousness.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup  salted butter, cold and diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp nonpareils sprinkles – mix up the colors for all the fun

Instructions

    • Butter a 13 by 9-inch baking dish and line with 2 sheets of parchment paper (one horizontally and one vertically. Consider a bit of butter between parchment sheets so they stick together, leaving a 1-inch over hang on all sides, set aside.
    • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer cream together butter and sugar until well combined. Mix in almond extract.
    • With mixer set on low speed slowly add in flour and mix until combined. It will take a while and will appear dry and sandy at first but it will start to come together. If it doesn’t you can add a few teaspoons of milk.
    • Mix and fold in 2 1/2 Tbsp sprinkles. Press dough into an even layer in prepared pan. Use your hands first then use the bottom of a flat measuring cup to help smooth it out.
      5. Chill dough in refrigerator 20 – 30 minutes. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 degrees
      6. Lift dough from pan using parchment overhang on all sides. Cut into 1/2-inch squares using a large sharp knife (it works best to just cut long rows). Sprinkle more sprinkles over the top if desired and gently press into dough.
      7. Transfer about 1/3 of the cookies to an unbuttered baking sheet (also do not line pan with parchment or silicone liners) and scatter cookies out spacing cookies 1/2-inch apart.
      8. Bake in preheated oven 8 – 12 minutes (keep remaining that aren’t currently baking refrigerated). Repeat process with remaining bites, adding them to a cool baking sheet
      9. Cool completely then transfer to an airtight container and store at room temperature.

An inspected and approved member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, MaMare’s Guest House and Event Center is located in historic Monmouth, Oregon, home to Western Oregon University, which was founded in 1866.

The Historic Howell House

The Historic Howell House, now home to MaMere’s Guest House, was built in 1891 by John Howell after moving to Monmouth to educate their children at Oregon Normal School, now Western Oregon University. The house displays Howell’s craftsmanship and serves as a kind of advertising for his trade.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Pear Ginger Jam

Gourmet Pears with their Melting Chocolate Heart

This easy dessert is ready in less than 30 minutes. Include these in your holiday buffet and wow your guests.
  • One pear creates two servings
  • Rinse the pears and dry with a kitchen towel. Cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. A melon baller works great here.
  • Roll out a sheet of puff pastry. Depending on the size of your pears you should be able to get 4-5 halves per sheet. I use ready-rolled puff pastry. It is pretty handy and saves time
  • Fill the pears with something chocolate and place them onto the pastry sheets. Make sure there is enough space in between them. Cut out the pears using a knife, leaving about a half inch of pastry around the fruit. Save the extra for the ‘leaves’.
  • Suggested: Lindor Chocolate Truffle
  • Chocolate Christmas Ball
  • Piece of Chocolate Covered Fruit from the Fruit Company
  • Nutella
  • Arrange the pears on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Attach “leaves” cut out from the leftover puff pastry.
  • Slice the pears lengthwise and brush on a bit of lemon juice. Sprinkle with icing sugar
  • Brush the exposed pastry with beaten egg yolk and bake for 10-15 minutes, until pastry is a golden brown.

Order Oregon B&B Gift Certificates Now

Shop Small Online Willamette ValleyE-mail info@obbg.org or call OBBG at 503-893-4210. Please leave a message as this line is monitored by our busy innkeepers. We’ll get back to you for the details: who will be the recipient of your thoughtful gift, acquire your payment method and shipping information. We’ll send them by mail, to either you or the recipient, with delivery confirmation. The recipient will have a great time getting away to a high-quality destination of their choice.

OBBG Lodging Gift Certificates are available in $25 increments and can be redeemed at every Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member across the state. With 25 members to choose from that’s a lot of choices and with an 18 months expiration recipients have plenty of time to redeem them at the Inn of their choosing.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild offers a wide variety of inns, from a small guest cottage or two-room bed and breakfast to a larger country inn or small historic hotel.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

What Are Pfeffernüsse Cookies?

Christmas Cookies from the Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. This one from the Old Parkdale Inn

Pfeffernüsse are German spice cookies. Pfeffernüsse translates to peppernuts, which makes sense. These cookies are flavored with a cozy blend of warm spices, including black pepper. They traditionally contain anise. This recipe calls for shortening and margarine instead of butter, as butter tends to spread. I had butter and didn’t want to go to the store. Hence my cookies did spread a bit more than they should have but they still tasted delicious

Ingredients

  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons anise extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Directions

  • Place molasses, honey, shortening, and margarine in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until creamy. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Beat in eggs.
  • Combine flour, white sugar, brown sugar, anise, cinnamon, cardamom, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, black pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Add molasses mixture; stir until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate dough until well chilled, about 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Roll dough into acorn-sized balls and place 1 inch apart on baking sheets.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until firm to the touch with slight cracking, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets briefly before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Dust cooled cookies with confectioners’ sugar. Store in an airtight container.

An inspected and approved member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, the Old Parkdale Inn is located in the Hood River Valley, the largest pear growing region in our nation.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Lavender Blueberry Sorbet

Lavender Blueberry Sorbet on this National Ice Cream Day July 17, 2022

Lavender Blueberry Sorbet is a palette cleansing first course at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, a dish produced from an explosion of Blueberries and Lavender in Oregon’s Hood River Valley.

Ingredients:

Serves 2.
2 ripe frozen bananas
1 cup frozen blueberries
¼ cup lite coconut milk
2 tsp dried lavender

Directions:
1. Peel ripe bananas, wrap in glad wrap and freeze overnight.
2. Add frozen bananas, blueberries, and coconut milk to food processor or blender and process until fluffy, smooth, and creamy.
3. Add lavender and carefully mix through with wooden spoon.
4. Empty the mixture into a container and put back into the freezer for a few hours to set.
5. When the sorbet is ready, scoop with an ice-cream scoop, top with fresh fruit. Enjoy

Where to Find Fresh Oregon Lavender, you ask?

We’ve share but a few locations in a recent blog post:

It’s lavender time in Oregon! Here’s a few places to eat, drink and smell the flowers.

Enjoy the beauty and scents of lavender as you travel the Oregon Back Roads through pastoral countrysides to each destination. Because of our wet spring, several of the U-cut farms are extending visits into August.

Enjoy the beauty and scents of lavender as you travel the Oregon Back Roads through pastoral countrysides to each destination.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

food cart pods portland

Pull up a seat and explore our famous food cart pods Portland!

While these must-see eateries are largely on wheels, these mobile food trucks tend to stay put, grouped together in pods. And there are pods of all sizes throughout Portland. Here are some of our favorite food trucks in Portland. Stay at The Fulton House!

Hawthorne Asylum
1080 SE Madison St
20+ food carts, large fire pit and plenty of sangria.

Killingsworth Station
1331 N. Killingsworth St
International offerings abound from Salvadorian and Oaxacan carts, to latkes, pierogis, and Southern offerings.

The Lot @ John’s Marketplace
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd – 3560 SE Powell Blvd
Smartly situated next to John’s Marketplace, one of Portland’s largest bottle shops, this food cart pod has everything from slow-cooked BBQ to fried chicken sandwiches and mini cakes.

Piknik Park Food Cart Pod
1122 SE Tacoma St
Comfort foods, Moroccan cuisine, and Nepalese foods are just some of the many tasty options. There’s a craft beer garden too!

Portland Mercado
7238 SE Foster Rd
Mexican, Peruvian, Colombian, and más, this is a must-stop for all who love Latin American cuisine. Grocery store and coffee shop included.

Prost! Marketplace
4237 N Mississippi Ave
Set on the trendy and walkable North Mississippi Avenue, food selection here ranges from vegan bowls to Korean-style tacos. The pod is anchored by German pub Prost!

Click here to see our curated list of food cart pods and food carts outside of Portland. Prepare for your mouth to start watering now!


Food Cart Pods Portland – Popular Questions

How Many any food cart pods are there in Portland?
Portland has more than 500 food carts at any given time. Most of the carts are organized into groups, or pods, and share an area with several other food carts. While the carts are largely on wheels, they tend to stay in the same pod location.

What city has the most food trucks?
Portland, Oregon, has the most food trucks!

How can I search food cart items in Portland?
You can search many Portland food cart items (though not all) using this Portland food cart finder tool. It boasts about 200 food cart trucks in Portland and allows you to search by cuisine, trademark dishes, and dietary needs.


The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to numerous requests for the physical map we’ve no more copies. But you can still download a digital version of the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

SEE A DIGITAL VERSION OF THE MAP

oregon waterfalls map request

 

Let us know which of the food cart pods Portland was your favorite!

Cozy cool-weather patios for outdoor dining

Cozy Cool-Weather Patios for Outdoor Dining

A number of Oregon’s restaurants, pubs and bars created comfortable fresh air dining during the early months of the pandemic. They’ve found that so many folks enjoyed dining al fresco they’re keeping them as permanent fixtures for year-round enjoyment. And with the cool, if not downright cold, days and nights of winter setting in the outdoor heaters, fireplaces and covered patios provide a safe, and comfortable space for dining or imbibing.

Cozy spaces for al fresco dining near Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge

Enchanted Forest at Grateful Vineyards

Old Parkdale Inn B&B suggests: Grateful Vineyards, in the Upper Hood River Valley, has created an enchanted, winter wonderland for all to enjoy all season long. Every table in this enchanted forest has its own fire to stay cozy.

Visit the expanded location of Thunder Island Brewing Co. in Cascade Locks where you can enjoy your smoked-pork sandwich with a beer on the covered patio with table side heater and panoramic views of the Bridge of the Gods spanning the Columbia River.

Al fresco dining in the Willamette Valley

Chehalem Ridge B&B suggests: Red Hills Market in Dundee has some fire pits outside and covered tented seating as well. The Newbergundian Bistro in Newberg has some covered, tented seating.

In the mid-Willamette Valley, B2 Taphouse & Brewery in Salem offers a covered patio with a heater as the weather cools off.

B2 Taphouse and Brewery

Al fresco dining in Portland

According to Travel Portland’s patio finder there are more than 200 covered, heated patios in the Rose City.

Bar West – Enjoy a menu of shareable seasonal dishes, featuring house-made pastas and breads. The bar offers curated wine and beer lists, plus a cocktail menu that features both iconic recipes and new concoctions.

Bar West – Portland’s bustling Slab Town / Nob Hill neighborhood,

Cozy spaces for al fresco dining in Eastern Oregon

Terminal Gravity Brewpub currently has heated wall tent dining available with optional reservations. They also have two extra tents, an enclosed porch space, and our outdoor yard for walk-ins.
Suggested Lodging Joseph,Oregon: Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast

Terminal Gravity Pub in Enterprise Oregon

Al fresco dining on the Oregon Coast

Three natural-gas fireplaces on the large patio at Finns Fish House in Seaside, with heaters and a covered bar area.

THE SCHOONER – FRESH, LOCAL + SEASONAL

That’s their story. Located at the boat launch of beautiful, bountiful and pristine Netarts Bay. Their local partner list is over twenty strong and they take pride in supporting local farmers, fishermen and foragers.
Suggested lodging: Thyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast

The Schooner Restaurant in Netarts Oregon

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Face coverings (ages 5 and up) are required at all indoor and outdoor public spaces statewide, regardless of vaccination status. Watch for updates as mask restrictions may lift soon under guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Wherever you visit, do your part to show kindness to restaurant workers, who are doing their best to serve customers amidst staff shortages and evolving regulations. Show your gratuity if you’ve had a great experience. If you don’t have a face covering, many restaurants will happily supply one at the door. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

oregon food trails

There are nine Oregon food trails and several Oregon food loops that serve local fare with scenery on every side.

It’s out of the hat.  There are just no words to describe what it’s like to spend the harvest season following your taste buds on a Culinary Travel Vacation through Oregon. If you could put all of Oregon on a plate, the flavors would combine into one of the most delicious ambrosias you’ve ever tasted. Sample the Flavors of Oregon, one bite, sip or scent at a time. Start you Culinary Vacation at a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild then head out and get to know the artisans, brewmasters, winemakers, and growers of Oregon.

All the growers and crafters along these trails are committed to sustainable practices and supporting the agricultural legacy of their regions. So, go ahead — eat your heart out!

Harvest in Full Swing across Oregon

Here are the nine food trails in Oregon listed alphabetically:

  • Central Coast Food Trail
  • East Gorge Food Trail
  • Great Oaks Food Trail
  • Great Umpqua Food Trail
  • Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail
  • North Coast Food Trail
  • Rogue Valley Food Trail
  • South Willamette Valley Food Trail
  • Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail

Below you’ll find information on each regional food trail, as well as links to their websites, Oregon food trail maps, print-at-home brochures, and Oregon food trail itineraries.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to numerous requests for the physical map we’ve no more copies. But you can still download a digital version of the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

SEE A DIGITAL VERSION OF THE MAP

Central Coast Food Trail: This is the newest addition to the Oregon Food Trails! It showcases locally sourced seafood, wild-foraged ingredients, small farms and ranches, and artisan experiences. Stay at: Baywood Shores Bed & Breakfast and Brey House Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn.

East Gorge Food Trail: This trail boasts many family-owned farms and family experiences, like orchard u-pick, canneries, and farm-to-table dining. You’ll also find crafted cider, beer, and wine on your route. You can also enjoy this trail car free! Stay at: Brookside Bed and Breakfast.

Great Oaks Food Trail: Once the nation’s largest hop-producing county, you can still see hops growing on this self-guided culinary journey through many quaint towns within the Willamette Valley. Stay at: MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast and Airlie Farm. Get the printable Great Oaks Food Trail brochure. Before you go, check out these Great Oak Food Trail itineraries!

Great Umpqua Food Trail: Forty-five stops filled with epicurean delights make up the Great Umpqua, with no shortage of wineries, breweries, u-pick farms, cafes, and more. Stay at: C.H. Bailey House. Get the printable Great Umpqua Food Trail brochure. Before you go, check out these Great Umpqua Food Trail itineraries!

Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail: This trail leads to historic farms that grow fresh produce, hops, grapes, and more — even the wool used in clothes. Get the printable Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail brochure. Stay at Airlie Farm and MaMere’s Guest House.

North Coast Food Trail: There are 80 stops to savor the bounty on Oregon’s North Coast on this trail. From breweries and wineries to farmer’s markets, bakeries, and more… your next farm-to-table meal is around the corner. Stay at: Thyme & Tide, turtlejanes bed & breakfast and Cannon Beach Hotel. Get the printable North Coast Food Trail brochure. There’s also a North Coast Food Trail map you may print and use right now.

Rouge Valley Food Trail: A self-guided adventure to farms, artisans and restaurants in Southern Oregon. This region grows more than 70 varieties of grapes! Stay at: Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel & Dinner House. Get the printable Rogue Valley Food Trail brochure.

South Willamette Valley Food Trail: This trail includes more than 50 stops, including valley grazing and family-friendly farms, as well as world-class wine. Get the printable South Willamette Valley Food Trail brochure.

Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail: Berries and bagels and more — much more! There are 43 stops to tempt your tastebuds along Oregon’s Wild Rivers Coast. Stay at: WildSpring Guest Habitat. Get the printable Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail brochure. Before you go, check out these Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail itineraries!

Must-See Oregon Food Loops

Hood River Fruit Loop: This scenic 35-mile drive takes you through the Hood River Valley past more than two dozen stands offering wines, ciders, fruits, veggies, and more. Stay at: Brookside Bed & Breakfast and Old Parkdale Inn. Get the printable Hood River Fruit Loop map.

Union County Farm Loop: This 55-mile loop which stretches from La Grande to Union, covers 500-acres of orchards, plus farms, ranches and more. Stay at Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast; particularly if you’re en route to fishing for trophy-sized fish in Joseph. Get the printable Union County Farm Loop brochure.

River to Hills Farm Loop: Follow segments of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the Oregon Trail between Boardman and Pendleton on this 60-mile loop. You’ll pass farms, kid-friendly museums, secret gardens, fields of lavender, and tasty Oregon-made treats. Stay at Wilson Ranches Retreat B&B. Get the printable River to Hills Farm Loop brochure.

Marion Farm Loop: This route spans from Donald to Jefferson and has 24 different stops, from family-owned farm markets to gardens and wineries. Stay at: Chehalem Ridge B&B, The DreamGiver’s Inn, The Setting Inn – Willamette Valley, The Willows Bed and Breakfast, and Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast. Get the printable Marion Farm Loop map.

Yamhill Farm Loop: This is the newest loop! Pass vineyards, nurseries, pick up hyper-local natural foods, and more. Stay at: A’Tuscan Estate, Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn, The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast, R.R. Thompson House, Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast, Franziska Haus Bed & Breakfast, and La Bastide Bed and Breakfast.

The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to numerous requests for the physical map we’ve no more copies. But you can still download a digital version of the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

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