Up and down the Willamette Valley, reaching out to the Oregon Coast, the Columbia River Gorge, and everywhere in between, Oregon’s diverse landscapes offer a bounty of produce, seafood, and more. Many shops are fierce champions of local wares and stock culinary products from around the state, but this collection of exceptional eateries are worth a personal visit.
Sustainability and seasonality are hallmarks of Oregon’s food and drink purveyors, many of which have been honing their craft for decades. Oregon’s mark on the dining world is strong enough that the state has been a destination for food-lovers across the country and Top Chef’s current season, season 18 (which was filmed in Portland), features top culinary destinations and chefs statewide. So, whether you’re squeezing in a day trip or indulging in an extended stay, this guide will point you to some of Oregon’s best culinary spots, overseen by folks who are happy to share their expertise.
The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. Some spots are offering indoor and outdoor dining with capacity regulations and social distancing, while others are focusing on only takeout and delivery. This should not be taken as an endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More