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There you have them.  Ten Weeks, 10 Chefs, and 10 Tastes they’re crazy about!  Wanderfeast, a celebration of food, foodies, and your chance for an authentic Oregon Culinary Vacation.  It’s ten weeks of foodie bliss, from one end of Oregon to the other.  From the wine crush in Applegate Valley to the chanterelles hiding in the Coast Range to the fish and game that frolic in every nook and cranny of Oregon, ten top chefs will chase after ten of Oregon’s finest epicurean products.

Oregon Bounty Wanderfeast – A Culinary Vacation through Oregon

Week One ~ Cheese Week

Week Two ~ Travel Oregon Fish Week

Travel Oregon Wanderfeast Beer Week ~ Week Three

Wanderfeast Week Four ~ Fall Fruits Week

Artisan Spirits Week Five ~ Travel Oregon Wanderfeast

Wanderfeast Week Six ~ Shellfish Week

Meat Week from Travel Oregon’s Wanderfeast

It’s All About the Nuts in Wanderfeast Week Eight

Mushrooms ~ A Staple in Northwest Culinary Fall Dishes

Oregon Bounty Wanderfeast Week Ten ~ Wine

Travel Oregon and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild invite you to come along for a Wanderfeast Vacation.   Design  your own Wanderfeast and possibly win a Culinary Vacation of a lifetime.  And even if you don’t win we encourage you to create your own Oregon Culinary experience by visiting the member inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and plan an Oregon culinary vacation like no other.  Our innkeepers take breakfast seriously, serving freshly ground coffee, more often than not roasted locally, along with sweet and savory delights created from the very best of what our Oregon producers have to offer.  For information about Wanderfeast, 10 weeks, 10 chefs and 10 very special culinary tastes of Oregon visit the Travel Oregon Website.

Having introduced you to Wanderfeast back in August, this 10 week celebration of food, foodies, and your chance for an authentic Oregon Culinary Vacation comes to an end with Wine Week.  From the wine crush in Applegate Valley to the chanterelles hiding in the Coast Range to the fish and game that frolic in every nook and cranny of Oregon, ten top chefs will chase after ten of Oregon’s finest epicurean products. It’s ten weeks of foodie bliss, from one end of Oregon to the other.  And you’re invited to come along.  Here we are, already in Week Eight.  It’s all about the Nuts.

A lazy afternoon chatting with a winemaker, some local goat cheese and a just-pulled cork…it’s enough to make you want to chuck the day job and buy some vines. This week chef Tim Keller steps out of his kitchen at Nunan Estate and heads to the vineyards in his Southern Oregon backyard. It’s harvest time, and he’s tracking down a match for his cutting-edge cuisine.
Design  your own Wanderfeast and possibly win a Culinary Vacation of a lifetime.  And even if you don’t win we encourage you to create your own Oregon Culinary experience by visiting the member inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and plan an Oregon culinary vacation like no other.  Our innkeepers take breakfast seriously, serving freshly ground coffee, more often than not roasted locally, along with sweet and savory delights created from the very best of what our Oregon producers have to offer.

Back in August I introduced you to Wanderfeast, a celebration of food, foodies, and your chance for an authentic Oregon Culinary Vacation.  From the wine crush in Applegate Valley to the chanterelles hiding in the Coast Range to the fish and game that frolic in every nook and cranny of Oregon, ten top chefs will chase after ten of Oregon’s finest epicurean products. It’s ten weeks of foodie bliss, from one end of Oregon to the other.  And you’re invited to come along.  Here we are, already in Week Eight.  It’s all about the Nuts.

Throughout the Willamette Valley, orchards with stout, spreading trees pop in the fall with the sound of hazelnuts dropping. Crack one open and you’ll swear you taste Oregon. This week baker Elizabeth Beekley from Two Tarts Bakery in Portland grabs a basket and goes harvesting at a farm near Monmouth to gather hazelnuts at the source for one of her many sought-after sweets.

Design  your own Wanderfeast and possibly win a Culinary Vacation of a lifetime.  And even if you don’t win we encourage you to create your own Oregon Culinary experience by visiting the member inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and plan an Oregon culinary vacation like no other.  Our innkeepers take breakfast seriously, serving freshly ground coffee, more often than not roasted locally, along with sweet and savory delights created from the very best of what our Oregon producers have to offer.

Another week….another feast!  Wanderfeast, a celebration of food, foodies, and your chance for an authentic Oregon Culinary Vacation.  From the wine crush in Applegate Valley to the chanterelles hiding in the Coast Range to the fish and game that frolic in every nook and cranny of Oregon, ten top chefs will chase after ten of Oregon’s finest epicurean products. It’s ten weeks of foodie bliss, from one end of Oregon to the other.  And you’re invited to come along.  For information about this week’s Wanderfeast and spirits of Oregon visit the Travel Oregon Website 

Oregon chefs are helping bring back old-fashioned quality, and helping a new generation of ranchers and farmers find a market for their meats. Eli Cairo from Portland’s Olympic Provisions is part of a growing trend of chefs going back to basics, custom cutting and curing their own meats. This week Eli drops by a small pork farm near Eugene and makes tasty charcuterie with their heritage hogs.

Design  your own Wanderfeast and possibly win a Culinary Vacation of a lifetime.  And even if you don’t win we encourage you to create your own Oregon Culinary experience by visiting the member inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and plan an Oregon culinary vacation like no other.  Our innkeepers take breakfast seriously, serving freshly ground coffee, more often than not roasted locally, along with sweet and savory delights created from the very best of what our Oregon producers have to offer.

A month of so ago I introduced you to Wanderfeast, a celebration of food, foodies, and your chance for an authentic Oregon Culinary Vacation.  From the wine crush in Applegate Valley to the chanterelles hiding in the Coast Range to the fish and game that frolic in every nook and cranny of Oregon, ten top chefs will chase after ten of Oregon’s finest epicurean products. It’s ten weeks of foodie bliss, from one end of Oregon to the other.  And you’re invited to come along.

Week One – Throughout Oregon, you’ll find handcrafted cheese in places where you can sample it, watch it being created, and even learn to make it yourself. This week, James Beard-nominated chef Cathy Whims of Nostrana visits a small dairy in the Willamette Valley and gets her hands on the udder of a jersey cow, then turns the milk into artisan cheese

Design  your own Wanderfeast and possibly win a Culinary Vacation of a lifetime.  And even if you don’t win we encourage you to create your own Oregon Culinary experience by visiting the member inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfat Guild.  Our innkeepers take breakfast seriously, serving freshly ground coffee, more often than not roasted locally, along with sweet and savory delights created from the very best of what our Oregon producers have to offer.  You might be treated to homemade scones or a frittata with fresh vegetables and herbs from our gardens or a local farmers market.  Ginger poached pears, crab souffes.  Oregon’s Bounty is as endless as our imagination so you are sure to experience a culinary delight at our breakfast tables.

Growing up around horses didn’t prepare me for this ride!  Wanting to find something fun to do in the Willamette Valley that involved wine tasting, a horse and a beautiful ride through those gorgeous vineyards led me to discover “Equestrian Wine Tours!”

Seeing those black mares waiting for us as we pulled up to begin our tour, got me itchin’ to climb up and get going!  The ride through the vineyards of the Willamette Valley on this unique tour was not only exciting but the perfect way to see and experience wine country.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has several membership inns in the Willamette Valley!  They can be found among some of the most gorgeous vineyards in the world.  Amongst the
Pinot Noir grapes that just happened to be surrounding us throughout our entire ride, you can find the most perfect setting for that getaway, that rest and all the best places to wine taste.

Jake was our guide as we rode Lacy and Rave through the vineyards yesterday.  The saddle bags filled up with wine that we couldn’t resist from wineries such as “Winter’s Hill Vineyard” and “White Rose Wines!”  And have I mentioned that I love this inn keeping gig?…got invited to a spring opening party that his held by “Winter’s Hill” every year and it’s for innkeepers only!

Whether you want to get in the saddle or enjoy the wine ride in the horse drawn carriage, check out “Equestrian Wine Tours!”  Remember there is plenty of room in those saddle bags, the pours are generous and the ride…sweet!

In 2003, riding on years of success protecting the Yuba River, the South Yuba River Citizens League, SYRCL, decided to plan an environmental film festival.  Seven festivals later, the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is the largest event of its kind in the US.  The goal is to become the premiere environmental film festival in the world.  Each January, screening begins for the most important and inspirational environmental films available today, as well as host a variety of environmental activists, filmmakers, and celebrities. Wild & Scenic® works to inspire audiences to make positive changes for a healthier world.

The On Tour program began in 2004 because of the many requests to share the festival beyond Nevada County. Today Wild & Scenic® On Tour is shown in communities across the United States … reaching over 85 towns and cities in 2008-2009.

With a growing public awareness for the environment, the festival aims to increase this groundswell through inspiring and educational films which hopefully will motivate people to go out and make a difference in their community and around the world.

The Hood River Valley Residents Committee (HRVRC) was formed in 1977 when a few residents gathered to discuss Hood River County’s impending attempt to rezone the upper valley into one-acre home sites. Through grass-roots organizing and effort by local citizens, the proposal was rejected. HRVRC was formed.

On August 26th and 27th, the Crag Law Center and the Hood River Valley Residents Committee will be hosting the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Tour.

This will be the third time that the Wild & Scenic Film Festival has come to Hood River, Oregon. This year’s films will be shown outdoors in downtown Hood River at The Ruins at Springhouse Cellar. The Ruins, a picturesque amphitheater, are the remains of a historic Hood River distillery.

Sorry for this last minute notice.  Hope you can join us for this inspiring film festival.  Some of the Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild still have rooms available.

Leave it to Travel Oregon to create a clever, catchy word or phrase.  First it was Oregon Bounty.  Then it was Cuisinternship.  Now Wanderfeast. What in the world is Wanderfeast?

“It’s a thing we made up because there are just no words to describe what it’s like to spend the harvest season following your taste buds on a quest to procure the best of Oregon’s flavors at their peak.  From the wine crush in Applegate Valley to the chanterelles hiding in the Coast Range to the fish and game that frolic in every nook and cranny of Oregon, ten top chefs will chase after ten of Oregon’s finest epicurean products. It’s ten weeks of foodie bliss, from one end of Oregon to the other.”

And you’re invited to come along.  Enter to win an Oregon Bounty Wanderfeast.  First you must design your own Wanderfeast then choose a regional experience to complete your itinerary.

Enter Wanderfeast and possibly win a Culinary Vacation of a lifetime.  And we encourage you to create your own Oregon Culinary experience by visiting the member inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfat Guild.  Our innkeepers take breakfast seriously, serving freshly ground coffee, more often than not roasted locally, along with sweet and savory delights created from the very best of what our Oregon producers have to offer.  You might be treated to homemade scones or a fresh frittata with fresh vegetables and herbs from our gardens or a local farmers market.  Ginger poached pears, crab souffles.  Oregon’s Bounty is as endless as our imagination so you are sure to experience a culinary delight at our breakfast tables.

Tillamook Air Museum is an aviation museum located south of Tillamook, Oregon at Tillamook Airport .  The museum is housed in a former military blimp hangar, called “Hangar B”, which is the largest clear-span wooden structure in the world.  The Tillamook Air Museum has been described as “one of the country’s top private World War II aircraft collections”.

Constructed by the US Navy in 1942 during World War II for Naval Air Station Tillamook, the hangar building housing the aircraft is 1,072 feet long and 296 feet wide, giving it over 6 acres of space. It stands at 192 feet tall. The doors weigh 30 tons each and are 120 feet tall.  Hangar “B” is one of two that were built on the site originally, Hangar “A” was destroyed by fire in 1992.  The Blimps were uses for anti-submarine coast patrol and convoy escort.and since 1994 the remaining hangar has been home to one of the top five privately owned aircraft collections in the nation.

With broad, sandy beaches, an abundance of open space, plenty of authentic Oregon sites and sounds it’s no wonder that the Oregon Coast is a popular destination.  But don’t go without making a reservation at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn.  The Oregon Coast is a very popular destination and there are nights when a pillow is hard to find.

Googling the word, “strata,” I found that it can mean many things.  A geological formation, the former name of a rock band, it’s a recipe and a name of a company!  I’m not sure why this recipe is named “Strata” except that in this photograph, you can kind of see why perhaps because of the way it rises as it’s squeezed out of it’s perfect boundaries while baking.

This is a very easy recipe and again one of those we have twisted around, added to and played with till we got it right.  Simple, delicious, easy and can be made on a whim!  The perfect breakfast for one or many if multiplied!

My Personal Strata!

-cube 2 slices of any kind of bread.  We love using two different kinds of breads.  A rye and whole grain perhaps, or a sour dough and honey wheat!

-spray a single serving ramekin or small baking dish with olive oil

-lay cubed bread in the dish and up the sides as much as possible

-whip 3 eggs, some basil, a few pepper flakes, salt and pepper and a little milk.  Pour mixture over cubed bread

-sprinkle with chopped onion, cooked turkey bacon or Peppered Canadian Bacon and a little jack cheese with a bit of diced tomato

-Bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes

This Strata can be prepared the night before and baked in the morning.  This will give the bread enough time to soak in the egg mixture!

And…depending on the season, change it up!  I love going to my garden and getting some Thai Basil or fresh tomatoes to use as well as using local cheese’s when I have them on hand.  Sweet corn is a nice addition too!

Check out this link to our “Breakfast Experience” on our OBBG website when you are thinking about checking in to one of our Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild membership inns!

See you soon!