Wonder-Land of Plenty: The Willamette Valley creates the perfect marriage between farm-fresh food and a refined beverage scene
The Willamette Valley is known as a world-class wine destination, but when a visitor shows up and the craft beer, spirits and culinary prowess takes them by surprise, well, we just say “you’re welcome”.
Our humble 75-mile stretch has been quietly sourcing from vineyard, hopyard, farm and orchard, as a matter of convenience – and plentitude.
Long before farm-to-table trended, or the Willamette Valley became known as one of the world’s best wine regions, chefs recognized that the same alluvial soil and temperate climate that defines the Willamette Valley’s distinct wines also makes it one of the lushest agricultural regions in the United States. Growers and producers here dazzle with a rainbow fields of fruits, vegetables, flowers, pumpkins, hops and more.
Thinking Tree Spirits crafts from locally grown fruit, grain, and botanicals
Seated wine and food pairings are available at the Left Coast Estate
We’re constantly swirling, sipping and sampling to ensure the best flavor. But that extends to more than just Pinot. Willamette Valley’s craft brew scene is a force to be reckoned with, and cider houses and distilleries continue to delight customers with innovative twists.
And we hope you come hungry because the acres of farms with organic livestock and produce is destined for chefs at the countless award-winning restaurants, cafés and diners. Throughout your trip you will find valley-inspired dishes, small-city cool, and glasses never empty. Each sip, sight, and bite fully embodies the sense of this place and reminds you of the reason you decided to get away in the first place. Find your getaway at oregonwinecountry.org.
Castor in Corvallis offers up thoughtfully crafted dishes with a seasonal focus
Seasoned Spots and Fresh Finds
Find a stellar culinary scene in every corner of the Willamette Valley where farmers, fishers and chefs intend to leave you only wishing you could take another bite.
The Painted Lady, Newberg
The charming historic Victorian setting seems in contrast with the modern meal that awaits – each course is rooted in the finest locally sourced ingredients and paired with
Willamette Valley wines. thepaintedladyrestaurant.com
Rafns’ Restaurant, Salem
Began as an invitation-only supper-club in a modest South Salem home, today each dinner features a Willamette Valley farmer or artisan whose products form the foundation and set the tone for your unforgettable meal. rafns.com
Party Bar, Eugene
Never settle on just one party. This local Eugene favorite recently split into two distinct locations and the result is a rustic-chic kitchen that offers local & organic American cuisine, plus craft sodas & cocktails. partyeugene.com
Check out the tasting room at Björnson Vineyard