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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.

[Click here to have a FREE limited edition map on The Oregon Trail of Waterfalls mailed to your home, while supplies last. Or click here to see the map now online.]

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. Please complete the form below to receive your free limited edition map now, while supplies last! If you prefer to view a digital version of the map or if you’re outside the U.S. or Canada, click here.

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Caprese Baked Egg Cups

A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast offers beautiful accommodations and wonderful cuisine in the heart of Oregon’s Wine Country.

Caprese Baked Egg Cups

YIELD: MAKES 4 CUPS [2 X 3 1/2 IN RAMEKINS]

\INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 or 8 eggs (depending on if you want 1 or 2 eggs per cup)
  • 1-pint mixed color grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3-4 ounces mozzarella cheese, chopped 
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons cream or milk
  • salt and pepper
  • toasted baguette for dipping
  • softened butter

DIRECTIONS:

Caprese Baked Egg CupsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter each ramekin and fill with a few pieces of tomato, cheese and basil. Crack one or two eggs into each and season with salt and pepper, then add 1/2 teaspoon of cream to each egg to prevent them from drying. Add a few tomatoes, cheese and basil on top and set on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes for firm yolks, less if you prefer them runny. Serve hot with toasted, crusty bread.

Adapted from: How Sweet Eats.

A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast 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.

Recipes from the Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will differ depending on the region of Oregon you are visiting as will your culinary experience.

We can’t wait for you to come back. And for those of you who can’t make the trip just now, we share some recipes you may have been treated to when you visited the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

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: With guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon will again require masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. This measure is intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant and went into effect Friday, Aug. 13. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. 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.


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!

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.

[Click here to have a FREE limited edition map on The Oregon Trail of Waterfalls mailed to your home, while supplies last. Or click here to see the map now online.]

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. Please complete the form below to receive your free limited edition map now, while supplies last! If you prefer to view a digital version of the map or if you’re outside the U.S. or Canada, click here.

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oregon food carts

 

Here are more Oregon food cart pods! We have a whole blog post dedicated to PORTLAND food cart pods, since, well, there are so many and so very delicious foods carts in Portland. But did you know there are several Oregon food carts and food cart pods elsewhere in the Beaver state? Here’s a list, compiled by innkeepers with insider tips on must-visit food carts in Oregon.

6th Street Station Food Cart Pod
2638 W 6th Street
 in The Dalles
This food cart pod in The Dalles is BRAND NEW! 6th Street Station opened in June 2021 and its website is still under construction. The pod is largely fine foods but also has incredible burgers and homemade milkshakes. A new hub for the food carts was created near the former Wendy’s restaurant on West 6th Street. The building will have a bar, deli, Oregon Lottery, and indoor seating. The idea is to be able to sell alcoholic beverages via service window. Once at capacity, there should be space for a dozen food trucks — at present the locale is half full. Each truck pad has state-of-the-art utilities and services. Stay nearby at Old Parkdale Inn and indulge in a Smash Burger and Shake from 80/20 Fine Foods.

Bite of Newberg Food Cart Pod
910 E 1st St, Newberg (corner of S. Center & E 1st)
This downtown Newberg food cart pod has a little bit of everything and a very big draw. Innkeepers rave about Hunny Beez, American Filipino Fusion and the Bee Hive Fries – fresh cut fries topped with smoked pulled pork, cheese, a pinch of Mango slaw and green onion that’s then topped with sweet chili mayo, siracha ketchup and Hunny Beez Sauce. The G&W Caribbean Smoked BBQ is also very popular for its great meats and a spicy slaw. Peruse your choices now, choose later! Stay nearby at Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast, Franziska Hause Bed and Breakfast, The Setting Inn – Willamette Valley, The Willows Bed & Breakfast, and Willamette Valley Bed & Breakfast.

Bangkok Noi Thai menu 
GIFFT menu 
Bobablastic – menu coming soon
La Gran Victoria menu
Hunny Beez menu
G&W Caribbean Smoked BBQ menu
Marisco’s Maggie menu

The Annex Food Cart Pod
191 Monmouth Ave. N in Monmouth
This food cart pod does not currently have a website but you can read an article about it here. The newest food truck (there are two) is called The Loaded Grill and has a Facebook page. It’s a barbecue and deli-style eatery located next to the other food cart, The Donut Bar. The owners, a husband-and-wife team, opened The Loaded Grill alongside The Donut Bar as a way to support Limitless Ministries, the church that helped the couple obtain the parking lot in the first place. Stay nearby at MaMere’s Guest House. While at MaMere’s, also visit the independent food truck that’s half a block away by the Dry Town Tap House. Get delicious food and great drinks, while you listen to live music most summer weekends.

Mayla Thai Food 2 Go Food Cart
158 E Main St in Carlton
This stand alone Thai food cart is in the small town of Carlton. It’s next to the American Legion Hall and directly across from City Hall. Here’s a recent menu. When you go, make sure to try the mango sticky rice… you’ll be talking about it for days! Stay nearby at: R.R. Thompson House, The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast, and Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast.

Eugene Food Cart Pods

Eugene has many food cart pods! Head to the Beergarden (777 West 6th Avenue in Eugene) to enjoy several food trucks among more than three dozen rotating beer taps and hundreds of bottles of craft beer. The food trucks include: Bounty Meat & Cheese, with a focus on artisan cheese and charcuterie; Once Famous Grill, southern comfort foods; Moi Poki, DIY poke’ bar where you design your own bowl with protein, sides, and toppings; Lani Moku Grill, featuring authentic Hawaiian kine grinds; Coffeegarden, the gourmet coffee cart within Beergarden; Coco Loco, offers Mexican staples, some with an Asian zing; and Arekie Fusion, where Indian food meets Latin cuisine.

For more Eugene food cart pods check out this Guide to Eugene Food Truck Pods put together by Eugene Cascades & Coast. Also, use this link to keep track of the different food trucks in Eugene.

Tillamook Food Carts

Among the most popular food carts in Tillamook are: The Crescent Station (2 Main Ave in Tillamook), with made to order sandwiches, polish dogs, and barbecue — see the menu; Recess Food Truck (1910 Main Avenue North in Tillamook), flame-grilled burgers and chicken with fresh local ingredients; Tacos La Providencia (540 N Main Ave in Tillamook), popular food truck with adjacent picnic tables offers tacos, burritos & other Mexican staples — see a recent menu.

Flavors on First Food Cart Pod
1812 1st St in Tillamook
Flavors on First is a popular food cart pod. It includes Nani Papa’a, a Hawaiian Food Truck; Sab food truck, a Thai food with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free friendly options; The Brat Bothers German Grillsee a recent menu; and Smokin’ Steve’s, country BBQ.

In Tillamook, stay at turtlejanes b&b and Thyme & Tide 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. Please complete the form below to receive your free limited edition map now, while supplies last! If you prefer to view a digital version of the map or if you’re outside the U.S. or Canada, click here.

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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. Please complete the form below to receive your free limited edition map now, while supplies last! If you prefer to view a digital version of the map or if you’re outside the U.S. or Canada, click here.

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native american food

 

Native American food is becoming increasingly more popular in the U.S. Come savor indigenous food in Oregon at these authentic spots.

Head to the Native American-owned Brigham Fish Market for freshly caught Columbia River salmon as well as hot chowder, fish ‘n’ chips, and much more. The Brigham sisters are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and come from a fishing family. Get your food to go or eat at a nearby picnic table overlooking the river. 681 Wa Na Pa St in Cascade Locks.

For berry interesting coffee, visit Bison Coffeehouse. This is Portland’s only Native-owned coffee shop. It serves many homemade berry-baked goods, even coffee a la huckleberry mocha latte. 3941 NE Cully Blvd in Portland.

Pop by Salmon King Fisheries, a Warm Springs-based company owned by Tribal Members of The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon and The Nez Perce Tribe, that harvests and processes its own salmon and meats. You may also place an order online. 3240 Walsey Lane, Suite #2 in Warm Springs.


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. Please complete the form below to receive your free limited edition map now, while supplies last! If you prefer to view a digital version of the map or if you’re outside the U.S. or Canada, click here.

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Let us know which of the Native American food was your absolute favorite!