Oregon for Foodies

Road Journals Blog—Molasses bread, 10 kinds of havarti, pan-fried oysters, pinots-a-plenty, and a food fight (of sorts). The beaver state delivers the delectables when it comes to food. Five gourmets give you the inside scoop on delicious destinations from an old-fashioned roadside diner to fancy tasting rooms.

plate of oysters

A plate of raw oysters tempts. | courtesy of Wikipedia

For the Love of Oregon Oysters
Pan-fried oysters, anyone? Brian Doyle shares 4 restaurants outside Portland where you can indulge.

Cheese Please: There’s More to Oregon’s Willamette Valley Than Wine
The tasting room at Willamette Valley Cheese Company offers artisan cheeses made only from the milk of Jersey cows (think luxuriously rich butterfat content).

Mountaintop Wineries Beckon From Just Outside Portland
A handful of wineries in Oregon’s Chehalem Mountain Range pour pinot to please.

Newport, Ore.: Otis Café a Delightful Slice of Americana
An old-fashioned café serves he-man portions of molasses bread, pork chops with applesauce, and German potatoes.

Best Food City: Portland or San Francisco?
Brian Doyle, a Portland gourmet, and Josh Sens, a San Francisco food critic, tout their city’s culinary chops.

This blog post was first published in April 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.