Field & Vine Dinners Celebrate Oregon’s Bounty

September 12, 2016

Sometimes a shared meal can become a magical only-in-Oregon moment.

That’s the feeling guests may have this summer at Field & Vine’s remaining dinners, which happen now through December at vineyards and farms in the Greater Portland and Willamette Valley regions.

For those hoping to get closer to the source of their food, these six- to seven-course farm-to-table dinners will connect guests with local growers and producers. Diners take a tour of the grounds and gather around communal tables to hear stories from the host about what’s on their plate and in their glass. Each meal highlights seasonal ingredients — from the host as well as nearby farms and ranches. And in celebration of the land, dishes pair with local wine, beer and spirits.

“Local farms, vineyards and ranches are the heart of this area,” says Pascal Chureau, chef and owner of Field & Vine Events, as well as Allium Bistro in West Linn. “They are the reason we all are passionate about the food we cook, the food we eat and the food we experience.”

Chureau launched the series four years ago and adds more dinners each year. This year it’s up to 25 events spanning all four seasons. That’s been important, he says, to connect locals and visitors with all of Oregon’s year-round bounty, not just its summertime peak.

This season’s remaining events immerse diners in quite different experiences. Some wineries turn their vineyards into dining rooms with warmly lit tents. Other events see barns and barrel rooms become venues.

An urban farm dinner in Portland will be a partnership with the nonprofit Farmers Ending Hunger. Three farms, four wineries and a live band will descend on a hip Central Eastside event space. A portion of proceeds will go to that Portland-based organization, which incentivizes farmers to grow extra plots of food to feed the needy.

The Field & Vine all-inclusive dinners are $85 to $90 per person and happen rain or shine. Shelters at each event keep guests out of the elements. For tickets and details, visit Field & Vine. While the 2018 schedule is slated to be released in January, here is the 2017 lineup to keep you hungry:





  • August 6, Rare Plant Research & Villa Catalana Cellars with Portland Cider Company, 11900 S Criteser Road, Oregon City
  • August 12, Beckham Estate Vineyard with Portland Creamery, 30790 SW Heater Road, Sherwood
  • August 26, Domaine Serene with Dundee Hills Food Forest, 6555 NE Hilltop Lane, Dayton


  • September 2, Fir Point Farms with Forest Edge Vineyard, 14601 Arndt Road, Aurora
  • September 9, Fiala Farms with Solena Estate, 21231 Johnson Road, West Linn
  • September 16, Terra Vina Wines with Goldin Artisan Creamery, 33750 SW Ladd Hill Road, Wilsonville
  • September 23, Douglas Farm with Owen Roe Wines, 15330 NW Sauvie Island Drive, Sauvie Island
  • September 30, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars with Briar Rose Creamery, 71 NE Ribbon Ridge Road, Newberg




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Jen Anderson
Jen Anderson writes and edits Travel Oregon’s e-newsletters and other online content. She loves finding the latest places to eat, drink and play around the state with her husband and two young boys. Brewpubs, beaches and bike trails top the list.

Featured in this story

Stoller Family Estate
Eola Hills Wine Cellars
Gran Moraine
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
Beacon Hill Estate
King’s Raven Winery
Oregon City, Portland Region
Lange Estate Winery & Vineayards
Ponzi Vineyards
Christopher Bridge Cellars and Satori Springs Vineyard
Oregon City, Portland Region
Lee Farms
Villa Catalana Cellars
Oregon City, Portland Region
Beckham Estate Vineyard
Domaine Serene
Fir Point Farms
Terra Vina Wines
McMinnville, Willamette Valley
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
St. Josef’s Estate Vineyards & Winery
Rosse Posse Acres Inc.
Dobbes Family Estate
Willakenzie Estate

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