4 Oregon Food Trips

Mt Hood from Larch Mountain1


This is a given if you have heard anything about Portland at all. We love to eat here. Not only do we love food, but we like it to be as local as possible. You will find everything from Food Carts to restaurants at the top of buildings over looking the city. If I were to spend a day eating in Portland I would definitely eat at Tasty n Sons, Life of Pie and American Local. But you can check out tons more dining options here.

We love staying at the Historic Hood River Hotel.

We love staying at the Historic Hood River Hotel.

Hood River

This is our favorite weekend getaway. The biggest reason is because the food is so dang good here. You can spend the day playing in or around the city hiking, biking, snowboarding, Windsurfing, shopping, wine tasting or visiting breweries. There is so much to do and when you are all done you can end your day in the newly remodeled movie theater in downtown with big comfy chairs.

For my full day in Hood River I would go to these places. Pfriem Brewery, Double Mountain Brewery, Celilo and Nora’s Table. Here’s more info on fun stuff to do in Hood River.


Astoria, Oregon

Astoria, Oregon

It was so much fun to rediscover Astoria. This place is also growing up as a food mecca on the coast and breweries aplenty. This city is close to the beaches of Oregon and Washington, which also offers tons of hiking options.

Hard to resist a Shrimp Louie when you are at the coast.

Hard to resist a Shrimp Louie when you are at the coast.

For my full day here I would eat at Baked Alaska, Clemente’s and grab a coffee at Street 14 Coffee. As far a breweries go I would definitely hit Buoy. We have only had the beer but I have heard the food is pretty awesome.

Read on for more to do in Astoria


Lone Pine coffee is hidden in Tin Pan Alley.

Lone Pine coffee is hidden in Tin Pan Alley.

This town has been coming into itself in the last 10 years or so. The Bend we knew growing up is no longer the Bend that is there now, and I love the new Bend. The downtown is dotted with tons of great restaurants. Between meals you can stroll along the river that seems to have a never ending path.

Dinner at Jackson's Corner

Dinner at Jackson’s Corner

For my full day in Bend I would eat at Jackson Corner. We went for dinner, but I hear they also offer breakfast. The hardest thing about eating here is you just want to eat every other meal there too. Chow for breakfast and Crux for lunch. I will be honest we never made it Spork for lunch and it was my biggest regret of the weekend. Coffee at Lone Pine is a real treat too.

For more fun things to do in Bend check this out.

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