Summers in Oregon are ripe with the season’s bounty and opportunities for outdoor adventure. Luckily, you CAN have it all in Oregon. Satisfy your inner daredevil and your inner gastronome in one fell swoop with these foodie rafting trips:

FARM to FORK Rafting Adventure – Work up your hunger (and your thirst) while paddling through the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. Spend the evenings camping under the stars of Southern Oregon. Roughing it? Not quite. You’ll be treated to delectable meals by Matthew Domingo (FARM to FORK) and David Padberg (Park Kitchen) and wines by Troon Vineyard. Momentum River Expeditions will be your guide on this 4-day voyage on Class III & IV rapids through “The Canyon,” an area rich with pioneer history and stunning wildlife.

Taste of Place and Adventure – Learn the tools of the ranching trade (think roping a calf and flying a lariat) in Eastern Oregon with Plate and Pitchfork and then hop onto the Snake River for a 3-day raft trip through Hells Canyon with Winding Waters River Expeditions. Your days will be filled with whitewater, fishing opportunities and the beautiful scenery of Eastern Oregon and decadent meals from Chefs Benjamin Bettinger (Beaker & Flask) and Jason Barikowski (Woodsman Tavern). At night, you’ll rest at the cozy Chandler’s Inn Bed & Breakfast in Joseph.

Ready for your adventure? Pack your bags and contact Farm to Fork or Winding Waters.

about author Rhiannon West Chamberlain

Rhiannon is a native Oregonian who grew up exploring the nooks and crannies of the Oregon Coast and daydreaming in Powell’s City of Books. She now lives in NE Portland with her husband and her new baby boy and looks forward to teaching him to love Oregon as much as she does. Rhiannon attended both the University of Oregon and Portland State University, where she studied Journalism and Mass Media. She claims to ‘bleed green’ and happily cheers for both the Ducks and the Vikings every chance she gets. In her free time, Rhiannon enjoys sipping Oregon Pinot, finding new restaurants, bargain hunting and trying new recipes – sometimes successfully. She has a child-like enthusiasm for trying new things and rediscovering old ones – such as skee-ball, mini golf, and big slides.

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