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Oregon Food Trails Create Unique Culinary Experiences for International Visitors

July 24, 2019 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Travellers have long been drawn to Oregon for its natural wonders, incredible outdoor recreation and delicious culinary scene. As more international visitors are seeking out food tourism opportunities abroad, travellers’  appetites to get a taste of Oregon’s culinary and agritourism experiences have grown as well. To keep pace with this trend, the Oregon Food Trails program was developed to bring together local communities and businesses to create unique, self-guided culinary trails in every corner of the state.

From picking fresh berries to fishing for steelhead, these five Oregon Food Trails offer an abundance of experiential opportunities for visitors to take their taste buds on an adventure and to learn about the ingredients that make Oregon so bountiful:

North Coast Food Trail – Stretching 113 kms along the northern coastline from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City, this food trail makes it easy for visitors to experience the region’s bounty by sea and by land. Learn how small-batch whiskey is made at Cannon Beach Distillery, try kayak clamming in Netarts Bay or take a Tillamook dairy farm tour. Taste more of this food trail here.

Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail – This trail meanders down Highway 101’s pristine southern coastline for 216 kms between Reedsport and Brookings. Along this route visitors can pick fresh grown cranberries in Bandon, forage for seaweed and barnacles by kayak or sip award-winning brews at small-batch breweries. Taste more of this food trail here.

 

Great Umpqua Food Trail – Located in Southern Oregon, this trail takes you on a culinary adventure travelling along a Scenic Byway and a Wild and Scenic River from Winchester Bay to Canyonville. Along the almost 70 stops, sample olive oil at River Ranch Olive Oil, sip sustainable wines at Abacela Winery or enjoy mouthwatering baked goods at Tomaselli’s Pastry Mill & Café. Taste more of this food trail here.

East Gorge Food Trail – Explore the bountiful landscapes of the sunnier side of the Columbia River Gorge on this food trail offering 30 farm-fresh stops. Recognized as one of most prolific fruit growing regions in the country, visitors can pick their way through orchards growing everything from cherries, peaches, pears, apricots and plums. If sipping is more your thing, there are plenty of wineries, cideries and breweries to quench your thirst. Taste more of this food trail here.

South Willamette Valley Food Trail – Situated in the agricultural heartland of the state, this 58-stop trail takes you to world-class wineries, family-friendly farms and crystal-clear waters. Fish for your next meal with a guided fly-fishing experience on the pristine McKenzie River. Tour and taste your way through a honey production facility or follow the aroma to a u-pick lavender field. Taste more of this food trail here.

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