I have an easy answer to this question: yes! There are lots and lots of farm-to-table dining opportunities in the Willamette Valley. It’s one of the things we’re best at :).
If you’re looking for an actual farm dinner–a delicious dinner prepared by a talented chef and actually hosted on a farm, brewery or winery–there are many, many options. I’ll share some links at the bottom. These are generally single-time, single-location events. I went to one hosted by Field & Vine Dinners that was located at Villa Catalana, an incredibly beautiful Willamette Valley winery, and it was fanstastic! There are also farms that operate on-site restaurants, such as Gathering Together Farm just outside Corvallis. The food is amazing and the location will not disappoint–it’s one of my family’s favorite places to eat–and almost everything they serve is grown themselves or by another local farm.
However, you mention that you’re looking for a farm-to-table tour, which makes me think you’re looking for a guided excursion that will take you from farm to farm. Here are a few ideas for arranging one:
- Eat Adventures or Forktown Food Tours. Both of these companies do foodie tours in Portland, but they’ll also arrange a tour through other locations, and with their focus on food tours I bet they’d be able to pull together some great farm-to-table stops.
- Black Tie Tours. This company mainly focuses on wine tours and truffle-hunting tours, but the owner is part of a well-known Oregon food & restaurant family and could probably arrange a pretty great private food tour if you requested it.
If you’re interested in a self-guided tour, the website www.oregonwinecountry.org has a bunch of itineraries you can follow if you’d prefer to travel at your own pace:
Here are some resources if you’re looking for dinners in the field or farm to table dinners: