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The 132-mile Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway takes riders through the farms, hop fields, vineyards, small towns and parks in one of the state’s best known wine regions. Take an Oregon food trip and discover a host of farm-to-table restaurants, breweries, wineries and farm stands, both on the bikeway and just a short detour away.


Eugene (aka Brew-gene) is a hop-lovers paradise with a number of excellent craft breweries. Agrarian Ales brewery is just one of them. The hop and chili pepper farm’s tasting room and restaurant are open Friday through Sunday. Choose from a fresh menu of small plates, salads, wood-fired pizza and seasonal specials. Beers range from Blazin Wildfire Porter (created with smoked malt and chiles from the farm in Oregon whiskey barrels) to Jiggy Wit It (Belgian wheat).  Stop in at Gathering Together Farm in Philomath for the organic produce farmstand or a fresh farm-to-table meal at the restaurant.


 

Photo by Molly Blancett

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Photo by Alice Gao

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Photo by Leah Nash

Photo by Molly Blancett

Photo by Molly Blancett


Chef Matt Bennett describes Sybaris Bistro as “an eclectic Northwest Bistro.” The menu of the Albany restaurant changes with the seasons and highlights the freshest treasures from local farms – like heirloom tomatoes in summer and fall. Stop in at Ankeny Vineyard for a taste of distinctive reds like Maréchel Foch and crisp whites like pinot gris, and drink in views of this 35-acre vineyard set amid the beauty of the South Salem Hills.


 


Minto Island Growers in Salem offers farm-fresh local produce at their farm stand, U-pick blueberry patch and seasonal food cart. Check out their specialty mint and tea from the only farm-scale tea planting in Oregon. Visit Villa Catalana Cellars in Oregon City for a stroll through the Mediterranean-style gardens and a taste of their pinot noir, syrah or cabernet sauvignon. After you reach the official end of the bikeway at Champoeg State Park, celebrate with a menu of wild-foraged mushrooms and truffles at The Joel Palmer House in Dayton.


Ready for a culinary journey? Check out your full foodie bike trip itinerary here.

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Photo by Alice Gao

If you liked this, you may be interested in our other Oregon Food Trips. Go see them here!

Learn about all of Oregon’s Food Trips

These maps and directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. For travel options, weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941.

About the Author: Eileen Garvin

Eileen Garvin lives and writes in Hood River. When she’s not hunched over her keyboard or digging in the garden, you can find her mountain biking, kiteboarding, hiking, skiing or camping somewhere in Oregon.

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  1. Elizabeth Buness says…

    I love the cycling your idea, but I would love also to see canoe and raft tours too. I grew up in that area and it’s such a terrific way to see things.
    Regards.
    Liz B

    Written on October 28th, 2014 / Flag this Comment
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