Editor’s note: Oregon’s COVID-19 restrictions have eased, but businesses may ask you to wear a face cover – bring one along and be patient and kind if asked to wear it. It’s also wildfire season – plan ahead and do your part to prevent wildfires.
There’s no need to let social distancing keep you from enjoying Oregon’s bounty. Many tastemakers featured along Oregon Food Trails are offering to-go service and have products in grocery stores and markets across the state.
Oregon Food Trails showcase the freshest local offerings of farmers, fishers, brewers and chefs. Each trail features the signature flavors of the region — from wine and beer to fresh fruit and produce and more. Take a look at how to get a taste of Oregon Food Trails near you or delivered to your doorstep. For those in counties that have begun the reopening process, take note of what to expect at restaurants.
About the trail: The North Coast Food Trail is known for seafood, artisan cheese, craft beer and more. The trail stretches north to south from Astoria to Lincoln City.
Eat: In Tillamook the retail shop for JAndy Oyster Company remains open, and Food Roots is taking phone and online orders for curbside pickup of local products and produce. The Cloverdale cheese shop of Nestucca Bay Creamery is open for business. Garibaldi Portside Bistro is open for dine-in services but also offers takeout and delivery by phone. Cannon Beach’s Sea Level Bakery + Coffee is offering call-in or online ordering for its breads, pastries and coffee. The online store for Netarts Bay’s Jacobsen Salt Co.’s is still active, with free shipping on orders $75 or more. Blackberry Bog Farm in Astoria sells its produce online and at its farm stand, where you can also build your own flower basket. Enjoy the bounty of the ocean with fish, soup and cocktails at FishStix Seafood Market in Warrenton, open Tuesday through Saturday.
Drink: Twist Wine in Cloverdale is operating at 50% capacity, though it also sells bottles online that can be shipped or picked up from its to-go window. You can stop in for a glass pour (reservations strongly encouraged) of deGarde Brewing’s famous wild ales or purchase a bottle to go at their tasting room in Tillamook. Fort George Brewery in Astoria is open daily for visitors to try their sudsy craft brews and house-made sausage. They also offer delivery.
Central Coast Food Trail
About the trail: Set to debut in May 2021, the Central Coast Food Trail showcases the region’s locally sourced seafood, wild-foraged ingredients, small farms and ranches, and artisan experiences. Stretching from Lincoln City south to Florence, it also includes some of the best restaurants, cafes, breweries and culinary experiences the region has to offer. Travelers are now able to easily find locally sourced meals up and down Oregon’s entire 363-mile coastline.
Eat: For those who want to cook their own meal, check out the catch of the day at Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market & Annex in Lincoln City, or order a DockBox from Local Ocean in Newport, a weekly seafood-focused meal kit that supplies everything you need to make restaurant-quality food at home. Complete your meal with handcrafted specialty bread and pastries from Pacific Sourdough in Waldport. Family-owned and operated Gibson Farms in Siletz, which has been growing blueberries for three generations, invites visitors in for a one-of-a-kind U-pick experience. If you’d rather someone else do the cooking, don’t miss Nosh Eatery in Florence, which appeases vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike all while offering a stunning view of the historic Siuslaw River Bridge.
Drink: To get you properly amped for a day of exploring the Coast, visit Cape Foulweather Coffee in Lincoln City, which focuses on delivering a high-quality roast through the use of renewable energy and sustainable practices like composting. Yachats Brewing crafts unique, coastal-inspired ales and IPAs while also serving up their own handcrafted kombucha and soda. For something different, try Stillwagon Distillery in Florence, which concocts rums from blackstrap molasses and infuses them with various fruits and spices. For the wine lovers, head to Flying Dutchman Winery in Otter Rock where you can taste their small-batch wines at their tasting room perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
About the trail: On the South Coast, the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail is known for cranberries, fresh-caught seafood, craft beverages, farm-to-table restaurants and more.
Eat: Bayside Coffee in Coos Bay is offering contactless payments and takeout orders via phone and website. Tony’s Crab Shack in Bandon is open for to-go orders; check the daily menu online. Welcoming customers to its farms every Saturday, shop for your weekly milk and eggs at Port Orford micro dairy Wild Woods Gypsy. Try the inventive bread flavors, such as polenta rosemary, from Leavened in Gold Beach. When in Brookings, make sure to try the tasty vegan offerings of Off the Wagon Food Truck.
Drink: Stillwagon Distillery‘s Bandon tasting room is open Thursday through Monday for tastings, drinks and curbside pickup. In Gold Beach, Arch Rock Brewing Company has tasting room hours Tuesday through Saturday. You won’t want to miss the unique ciders of Bandon Rain and Brookings’ Chetco Brewing Company, which serves up 16 taps at its taproom, including house root beer and kombucha.
About the trail: The Great Oaks Food Trail is known for its big-hearted family farms that take pride in the land as well as extensive food and drink makers that highlight the Polk County region’s rich soils and plentiful bounty.
Eat: Bare Farms in Willamina sells plant starts, vegetables, pork and eggs at its self-serve stand, open daily from June through October. The small artisan bakery The Bread Board sells freshly made loaves, pastries and pizzas in the summer at its Falls City location and at regional markets. While the Blue Goat restaurant in Amity is closed, they’re selling their quality pastured meats directly to consumers online for pickup. For a cold treat, get a scoop from the Independent Ice Cream Shop in Independence.
Drink: The tasting room at Bryn Mawr Vineyards in Salem is open by reservation, and smaller parties can visit Dallas Benedetto Vineyards & Tasting Room without an appointment Friday through Sunday, requiring an appointment all other days. Gilgamesh Brewing’s family-friendly location in West Salem, The Woods, is open for indoor and outdoor dining and to-go orders. Parallel 45 Brewing has outdoor seating at its Independence brewery Wednesday through Sunday.
About the trail: The Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail is known for wineries, breweries, family farms and more.
Eat: In Albany Sybaris Bistro offers dine-in and curbside takeout for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, with a new daily menu posted each morning online. In Corvallis Castor Kitchen & Bar offers curbside pickup of family-style dinners every Tuesday through Saturday; order online. Philomath’s Eats & Treats Cafe has al-fresco dining and takeout Tuesday through Saturday; call to order. Lebanon’s local roaster, Mugs Coffee House, is taking orders of whole-bean coffee, espresso drinks and sandwiches by phone or online. Gathering Together Farm sells produce, pastries, eggs and meat at its Philomath farmstand and several regional farmers markets. The farm also takes care of dinner for you with farm-fresh meals to go that can be ordered in advance. Albany’s Midway Farms has a farm stand open seven days a week, selling seasonal produce and CSA boxes for pickup. Order seeds through the mail from Alsea’s The Thyme Garden to get started on your summer garden; other supplies can be ordered for pickup from Albany’s Urban Ag Supply.
Drink: In Corvallis 2 Towns Ciderhouse is offering to-go sales at their taproom as well as expanded delivery, direct shipping and wide availability in grocery retailers. Sky High Brewing & Pub is open for outdoor dining Wednesday through Sunday and curbside takeout daily. Spiritopia liqueurs can be found on store shelves or for purchase only in the tasting room, open on Saturdays. 4 Spirits Distillery‘s packaged spirits and Counterfeit Cocktails (just add spirits), as well as their full food menu, are available for pickup and takeout daily. You can taste Monmouth’s Emerson Vineyards at their tasting room, or their wine can be purchased online for shipment or delivery, while Pheasant Court Winery in Philomath is offering online sales for delivery or curbside pickup. Airlie Winery’s Monmouth tasting room is open and offers online bottle sales. Bluebird Hill Cellars in Monroe is offering curbside pickup and next-day local deliveries; call or email to place your order. Philomath’s Compton Family Wines has grab-and-go hours at their tasting room each weekend with free local delivery; order online. Lumos Wine Co. in Philomath has weekend tasting room hours and is offering barn-side pickup and free local delivery. For those looking to stock up, Tyee Wine Cellars in Corvallis is open for case sales for pickup or local delivery.
About the trail: The South Willamette Valley Food Trail is known for farm-to-table restaurants, wineries, breweries, cideries and family farms.
Eat: Creswell Bakery sells their scratch-made food to go, with online or walk-in ordering now available. Grab baking supplies and meals to go at Camas Country Schoolhouse Bakery in Junction City, open Tuesday through Saturday. Provisions Market Hall in Eugene has a daily takeout menu, including pizza to go and box dinners.
Drink: Plan to taste your favorite varietals or pick up a bottle at the wineries surrounding Eugene, including Brigadoon Wine Co., Walnut Ridge Vineyard, Bennett Vineyards, Noble Estate Winery and King Estate Winery. Check the websites; in many cases reservations are required or encouraged. Eugene’s Ninkasi Brewing Company now offers online ordering. Claim 52 Kitchen is open daily with limited indoor and outdoor seating. Alesong Brewing is open daily, with free shipping on orders over $75. Heritage Distilling and Thinking Tree Spirits sell cocktails and top-notch spirits to go.
Mt. Hood & the Columbia River Gorge
Eat: Several East Gorge Food Trail restaurants are currently offering takeout and delivery, including Sedition Brewing, Tierra de Lobos Winery and Sunshine Mill Winery, all in The Dalles. The farm stand at Sandoz Farm in The Dalles, featuring butchered meats and pickled vegetables, is open with social distancing in place. Vendors of The Dalles Farmers Market and Mosier Farmers Market are participating in the Hood River Farmers Market on Saturdays.
Drink: Freebridge Brewing in The Dalles invites you to stop in to try their Northwest ales and German lagers Thursday through Sunday. Check out Mosier’s Runcible Cider, which has delivery, shipping and pickup options in the Gorge and in Portland. Enjoy a heated tent or picnic while wine tasting Friday through Sunday at Idiot’s Grace Winery in Mosier, and take in the stunning views at Mosier’s Analemma Wines.
About the trail: The Great Umpqua Food Trail is known for farms, ranches, bakeries, wineries, craft breweries and more. Download the official brochure.
Eat: The Umpqua Valley Farmers Market in Roseburg is operating with social-distancing safety measures and handwashing stations; order-ahead and pickup options in place. Glide’s River Ranch Oregon Olive Oil can be purchased by phone or online. North Forty Beer Company in Roseburg is offering takeout and delivery for food and beer with rotating weekly menus.
Drink: Umpqua’s Henry Estate Winery has delivery available; order online or by phone. Taste wines at Roseburg’s Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards on the courtyard, or pick it up on-site by ordering online or by phone. In addition to offering tastings at its North Umpqua River tasting room, Cooper Ridge Vineyard is offering curbside pickup and complimentary home delivery in the greater Roseburg area.
Eat: Rogue Creamery’s cheese shop, dairy and farm stand are open in Grants Pass to peruse and purchase their wide assortment of cheeses, including Caveman Blue, Jefferson Cheddar and gorgonzola. The tasting room at Medford’s Dunbar Farms is open, offering sandwiches, wine and beer. Also in Medford, don’t miss Buttercloud Bakery & Cafe, where you can dig into brunch plates, biscuit sandwiches and a wide assortment of baked goods. Stop into Super Natural Chocolate Co. in Grants Pass Monday through Friday for truffles, hot cocoa mix and more.
Drink: Biodynamic-certified boutique Grants Pass winery Troon Vineyard is open for tastings by reservation. Allow your taste buds to go back in time by trying the honey wine of Steamworks Meadery, open Friday to Sunday in Medford. The small-batch whiskeys of Pioneer Whisky in Talent and the unique liquors of Medford’s Immortal Spirits & Distilling Company are also worthy of exploration.