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We like to say that Oregon has 7 Wonders. And even if you visit only one of them, you'll see why this place is unlike any other. But Oregon's wonders don't stop with geography; our edible bounty is a wonder that can be found in every meal prepared here. There's a reason so many of the world's best chefs call Oregon home. We have asked seven chefs from Portland and across the Willamette Valley to share their favorite culinary destinations around Oregon.

To help you keep track of your culinary journey, we've created the Passport to Oregon Bounty that you can pick up from any of our chef locations below or by ordering it at TravelOregon.com. So whether you're here for a single meal or ready to eat every bite, Oregon's bounty will be one to remember.

7 Oregon Restaurants to try this Fall:

Coast Bounty with WildCraft Cider Works

Culinary Stops from Portland to Mt. Hood With Cody Utzman

Tasty Adventures at Crater Lake With Jenn Louis

Delicious Day Trip in the Gorge With Paul Decarli

Pascal Chureau's Culinary Trail to the Wallowas

Paul Losch's Culinary Tour to Smith Rock

Gregory Gourdet's Culinary Tour of the Painted Hills

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cody Utzman, Frankie's Restaurant

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641 NW Hickory St
Albany, OR 97321
Cody Utzman’s culinary experience has taken him all over the country, eventually leading to opening four restaurants in Brooklyn. He’s since gained national attention as a winner on Food Network’s Chopped and has also opened Frankie’s, a Willamette Valley restaurant focused on using the freshest ingredients and sustainable food sourcing. Cody loves that Mt. Hood is at the center of some of Oregon’s most diverse landscapes.

Chef Cody's Mt. Hood Picks:

11. Water Avenue Coffee Company

12. Portland Mercado

13. Cascade Dining Room

2. Water Avenue Coffee Company

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1028 Southeast Water Ave, #145
PORTLAND, OR 97214

Cody Utzman's Mt. Hood Pick

On the banks of the Willamette River in Portland, Water Avenue Coffee Company is dedicated to bravely pioneering the unseen frontier of micro-roasting craft coffees from countries around the world. You’ll enjoy the thoughtful decor as much as the top-quality brew, as one of your stops on the way to Mt. Hood.

3. Portland Mercado

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7238 Southeast Foster Road
Portland, OR 97206

Cody Utzman's Mt. Hood Pick

This indoor/outdoor market is a grassroots project to grow small culinary businesses owned by Latinos. The outdoor patio sets the stage for brightly colored food carts and a comfortable eating area, while the indoor section includes a butcher shop, grocer, candy store and dessert shop.

4. Cascade Dining Room

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27500 East Timberline Road
Timberline Lodge, OR 97028

Cody Utzman's Mt. Hood Pick

Timberline Lodge’s Cascade Dining Room is at the center of Oregon’s bounty, surrounded by mountain streams, locally raised livestock and poultry and rolling fields of fresh and organic produce. Chef Jason Stoller Smith and his team craft inspired dishes meant to give visitors a real taste of Oregon.

5. Ryk Francisco, Wildcraft Cider Works

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390 Lincoln St
Eugene, OR 97401
Ryk Francisco began working in kitchens after graduating from high school. His interest in food led him to pursue experiences away from home in Aspen and New York. When he returned to Oregon, he reconnected with friend Sean Kelly, and together they opened a community-driven restaurant in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Ryk and Sean love the incredible food-foraging opportunities of the Coast.

Chef Ryk's Oregon Coast Picks:

8. Umpqua Aquaculture

9. Yachats Brewing

10. Homegrown Public House

6. Umpqua Aquaculture

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723 Ork Rock Road
Winchester Bay, OR 97467

Ryk Francisco's Oregon Coast Pick

Umpqua Aquaculture is an oyster farm located in the heart of Winchester Bay at the entrance to the Umpqua River. According to Sean and Ryk, no trip to Winchester Bay is complete without a stop at Umpqua Aquaculture for small-size oysters and a bottle of hot sauce.

7. Yachats Brewing

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348 U.S. 101
Yachats, OR 97498

Ryk Francisco's Oregon Coast Pick

An all-in-one brewpub, restaurant and farmstore, Yachats Brewing takes pride in using local produce. A greenhouse was even constructed to help support a longer growing season and greater availability of fresh produce. The menu always has something unique to offer.

8. Homegrown Public House

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294 Laurel Street
Florence, OR 97439

Ryk Francisco's Oregon Coast Pick

Homegrown Public House offers farm-to-table Northwest cuisine. Head chef and owner Kelsey Terry was born and raised on the Oregon Coast, so she’s well versed in where to find the best local ingredients. According to Sean and Ryk, Homegrown is a total foodie destination: creative, organic and soul satisfying.

9. Jenn Louis, Lincoln Restaurant

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3808 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227
Jenn Louis pursued her passion for cooking at Western Culinary Institute, after which she opened her own full-service catering company. Today, she is known for two Portland restaurants: Lincoln Restaurant and Sunshine Tavern. When Jenn first visited Crater Lake, its beauty took her breath away.

Chef Jenn's Crater Lake Picks:

14. Rogue Creamery Cheese Shop

15. Ashland Food Co-Op

16. Jaspers Café

10. Rogue Creamery Cheese Shop

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311 North Front Street
Central Point, OR 97502

Jenn Louis's Crater Lake Pick

Rogue Creamery prides itself as the home of the best blue cheese in the world. It draws from the beauty and flavors of Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley to create eight handcrafted blue cheeses, cheddar cheese and TouVelle. Stop by the Cheese Shop for samples, a cheese plate or a grilled cheese sandwich.

11. Ashland Food Co-Op

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237 North 1st Street
Ashland, OR 97520

Jenn Louis's Crater Lake Pick

Long before every supermarket had an organic section, Ashland Food Co-op was supplying Oregon with organic, local products. It’s the first and only Certified Organic Retailer in Southern Oregon. Load up on snacks or a meal to go at the salad/sandwich bar on your way to or from Crater Lake.

12. Jaspers Café

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2739 North Pacific Highway
Medford, OR 97501

Jenn Louis's Crater Lake Pick

Gourmet hamburgers from an eclectic variety of exotic ground meats await the curious, including elk, bison, wild boar, kangaroo, venison, lamb and beautiful all-natural beef. No toppings are off-limits here: pineapple, pastrami, peanut butter, pot stickers and poppers (to name a few)!

13. Paul Decarli, Decarli Restaurant

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4545 SW Watson Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005
Paul Decarli, a longtime Oregonian and graduate of Western Culinary Institute, developed his expertise at many of Portland’s top restaurants. Paul loves the majestic Columbia River with its seemingly endless number of things to see and do—from waterfalls and windsurfing to beer tasting and skiing.

Chef Paul's Columbia River Gorge Picks:

17. Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

18. Camp 1805 Distillery & Bar

19. Sunshine Mill Winery

14. Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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8 4th Street
Hood River, OR 97031

Paul Decarli's Columbia River Gorge Pick

Double Mountain believes in using the freshest ingredients for its food and beers. It sources locally from farmers with a similar belief in sustainable farm practices to create authentic New Haven–style brick-oven pizza and craft beers.

15. Camp 1805 Distillery & Bar

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501 Portway Avenue, #102
Hood River, OR 97031

Paul Decarli's Columbia River Gorge Pick

Located on Hood River’s waterfront, Camp 1805 Distillery & Bar distills whiskey, rum and vodka in small batches in a handmade 200-gallon copper still. Paul is especially fond of their inventive cocktails and modern decor.

16. Sunshine Mill Winery

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901 East Second St
The Dalles, OR 97058

Paul Decarli's Columbia River Gorge Pick

Sunshine Mill has a long, colorful history. For over 130 years, wheat was milled on the Sunshine Mill property. Now the mill is home to two wineries that specialize in Sangiovese and Zinfandel (among other varietals).

17. Pascal Chureau, Allium

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1914 Willamette Falls Dr
West Linn, OR 97068
Pascal Chureau was born and trained in France before moving to Portland and leading some of the area’s most recognizable culinary productions. Today his cuisine and tasteful decor are on display at Allium, a restaurant whose close collaboration with local farms and wineries has further elevated his cuisine. The jagged, pointy peaks of the Wallowas remind Pascal of the Alps in France.

Chef Pascal's Wallowas Picks:

20. Barley Brown's Brew Pub

21. Terminal Gravity Brew Pub

22. Carman Ranch

18. Barley Brown's Brew Pub

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2190 Main Street
Baker City, OR 97814

Pascal Chureau's Wallowas Pick

Enjoy a seasonal selection of unpretentious gourmet fare from wilted kale and quinoa salad to lobster mac and cheese. Beer connoisseurs can choose from 22 house beers on tap to pair perfectly with their dish of choice. Pascal’s restaurant serves Barley Brown’s beer from time to time.

19. Terminal Gravity Brew Pub

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803 East 4th Street
Enterprise, OR 97828

Pascal Chureau's Wallowas Pick

Terminal Gravity Brewing began with a conscious effort to get off the beaten path, quickly resulting in one of the Northwest’s best-known beers. The pub’s menu is a tasty mélange of fresh, local, seasonal produce and Wallowa County beef and bison. This is one of Pascal’s go-to places for a cold beer after a long bike ride.

20. Carman Ranch

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67357 Promise Road
Wallowa, OR 97885

Pascal Chureau's Wallowas Pick

Carman Ranch has raised cattle in Northeast Oregon’s Wallowa Valley for four generations. Its 100% grass-fed beef is exceptionally tender and delicious. The secret? Exacting standards of breeding and a hormone-free diet made possible by the soils and climate of a glacier-carved valley in the mountains.

21. Paul Losch, Ruddick/Wood

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720 E 1st St
Newberg, OR 97132
Paul Losch, a Pennsylvania native, started working in restaurants at the age of 13. From there, he was fortunate to travel (and cook) across the states and abroad. Paul’s dream was to own a small-town restaurant, much like he’d seen and enjoyed as a child. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, his dream has come true in Oregon’s Wine Country with Ruddick/Wood. Climbing is a real passion of Paul’s, which is the main reason he enjoys Smith Rock.

Chef Paul's Smith Rock Picks:

23. Terrebone Depot Food + Drink

24. Sisters Bakery

25. Crux Fermentation Project

22. Terrebonne Depot Food + Drink

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400 Northwest Smith Rock Way
Terrebonne, OR 97760

Paul Losch's Smith Rock Pick

Terrebonne Depot’s New American cuisine showcases the wonderful variety of flavors found in the Cascades. It’s minutes from Smith Rock, so it’s a great place to grab lunch and a cold beer before heading back out for more hiking or biking in the evening hours.

23. Sisters Bakery

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251 East Cascade Avenue
Sisters, OR 97759

Paul Losch's Smith Rock Pick

Sisters Bakery makes its baked goods daily from scratch. Paul always makes a point to stop here on his way to or from the Willamette Valley. Stop by for a sweet treat or take a loaf of old-fashioned cinnamon bread to go.

24. Crux Fermentation Project

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50 Southwest Division Street
Bend, OR 97702

Paul Losch's Smith Rock Pick

Crux Fermentation Project is named for its location at the epicenter of Bend. Chef Jackson Higdon Rooster creates beer-infused fare, from a smoky pilsner sauce and stout-infused bacon jam to spent-grain baguettes and pretzels.

25. Gregory Gourdet, Departure

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525 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204
Gregory Gourdet is the executive chef at Portland’s popular pan-Asian restaurant Departure. Gregory was a premed student with a mohawk when he discovered a passion for cooking. He’s since seen great success putting gluten-free, vegan and paleo fare on the table of fellow health-minded restaurant goers. Gregory has always been intrigued by the beauty of the Painted Hills and his picks are some of the best in the region.

Chef Gregory's Painted Hills Picks:

26. Smudgie Goose Farm

27. Roan Outwest Coffee

28. Great Earth Café & Market

26. Smudgie Goose Farm

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Northeast O'Neil Highway
Redmond, OR 97756

Gregory Gourdet's Painted Hills Pick

This small organic farm produces heirloom vegetables in the high desert of Central Oregon. Stop by the market stand, open through the end of October, on your trip to the Painted Hills. The farmers pride themselves on local produce never procured more than 35 miles from their farm, and they use no electricity or propane in their hoop houses.

27. Roan Outwest Coffee

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206 Front Street
Prairie City, OR 97869

Gregory Gourdet's Painted Hills Pick

Roan Outwest Coffee claims to have the best coffee in Eastern Oregon. While sipping your latte or espresso, browse for unique home decor, antiques, fiber arts and a great selection of regional wines.

28. Great Earth Café & Market

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46 Southwest D Street
Madras, OR 97741

Gregory Gourdet's Painted Hills Pick

Great Earth Café & Market’s menu is always evolving to take advantage of the freshest seasonal and local ingredients. Signature dishes include specialty sandwiches and paninis, salads featuring organic greens, hearty soups and house-made baked goods.

1. Cody Utzman, Frankie's Restaurant

641 NW Hickory St, Albany, OR 97321
Cody Utzman’s culinary experience has taken him all over the country, eventually leading to opening four restaurants in Brooklyn. He’s since gained national attention as a winner on Food Network’s Chopped and has also opened Frankie’s, a Willamette Valley restaurant focused on using the freshest ingredients and sustainable food sourcing. Cody loves that Mt. Hood is at the center of some of Oregon’s most diverse landscapes.

Chef Cody's Mt. Hood Picks:

11. Water Avenue Coffee Company

12. Portland Mercado

13. Cascade Dining Room

641 NW Hickory St
Albany, OR 97321

2. Water Avenue Coffee Company

1028 Southeast Water Ave, #145, PORTLAND, OR 97214

Cody Utzman's Mt. Hood Pick

On the banks of the Willamette River in Portland, Water Avenue Coffee Company is dedicated to bravely pioneering the unseen frontier of micro-roasting craft coffees from countries around the world. You’ll enjoy the thoughtful decor as much as the top-quality brew, as one of your stops on the way to Mt. Hood.
1028 Southeast Water Ave, #145
PORTLAND, OR 97214

3. Portland Mercado

7238 Southeast Foster Road, Portland, OR 97206

Cody Utzman's Mt. Hood Pick

This indoor/outdoor market is a grassroots project to grow small culinary businesses owned by Latinos. The outdoor patio sets the stage for brightly colored food carts and a comfortable eating area, while the indoor section includes a butcher shop, grocer, candy store and dessert shop.
7238 Southeast Foster Road
Portland, OR 97206

4. Cascade Dining Room

27500 East Timberline Road, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028

Cody Utzman's Mt. Hood Pick

Timberline Lodge’s Cascade Dining Room is at the center of Oregon’s bounty, surrounded by mountain streams, locally raised livestock and poultry and rolling fields of fresh and organic produce. Chef Jason Stoller Smith and his team craft inspired dishes meant to give visitors a real taste of Oregon.
27500 East Timberline Road
Timberline Lodge, OR 97028

5. Ryk Francisco, Wildcraft Cider Works

390 Lincoln St, Eugene, OR 97401
Ryk Francisco began working in kitchens after graduating from high school. His interest in food led him to pursue experiences away from home in Aspen and New York. When he returned to Oregon, he reconnected with friend Sean Kelly, and together they opened a community-driven restaurant in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Ryk and Sean love the incredible food-foraging opportunities of the Coast.

Chef Ryk's Oregon Coast Picks:

8. Umpqua Aquaculture

9. Yachats Brewing

10. Homegrown Public House

390 Lincoln St
Eugene, OR 97401

6. Umpqua Aquaculture

723 Ork Rock Road, Winchester Bay, OR 97467

Ryk Francisco's Oregon Coast Pick

Umpqua Aquaculture is an oyster farm located in the heart of Winchester Bay at the entrance to the Umpqua River. According to Sean and Ryk, no trip to Winchester Bay is complete without a stop at Umpqua Aquaculture for small-size oysters and a bottle of hot sauce.
723 Ork Rock Road
Winchester Bay, OR 97467

7. Yachats Brewing

348 U.S. 101, Yachats, OR 97498

Ryk Francisco's Oregon Coast Pick

An all-in-one brewpub, restaurant and farmstore, Yachats Brewing takes pride in using local produce. A greenhouse was even constructed to help support a longer growing season and greater availability of fresh produce. The menu always has something unique to offer.
348 U.S. 101
Yachats, OR 97498

8. Homegrown Public House

294 Laurel Street, Florence, OR 97439

Ryk Francisco's Oregon Coast Pick

Homegrown Public House offers farm-to-table Northwest cuisine. Head chef and owner Kelsey Terry was born and raised on the Oregon Coast, so she’s well versed in where to find the best local ingredients. According to Sean and Ryk, Homegrown is a total foodie destination: creative, organic and soul satisfying.
294 Laurel Street
Florence, OR 97439

9. Jenn Louis, Lincoln Restaurant

3808 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Jenn Louis pursued her passion for cooking at Western Culinary Institute, after which she opened her own full-service catering company. Today, she is known for two Portland restaurants: Lincoln Restaurant and Sunshine Tavern. When Jenn first visited Crater Lake, its beauty took her breath away.

Chef Jenn's Crater Lake Picks:

14. Rogue Creamery Cheese Shop

15. Ashland Food Co-Op

16. Jaspers Café

3808 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

10. Rogue Creamery Cheese Shop

311 North Front Street, Central Point, OR 97502

Jenn Louis's Crater Lake Pick

Rogue Creamery prides itself as the home of the best blue cheese in the world. It draws from the beauty and flavors of Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley to create eight handcrafted blue cheeses, cheddar cheese and TouVelle. Stop by the Cheese Shop for samples, a cheese plate or a grilled cheese sandwich.
311 North Front Street
Central Point, OR 97502

11. Ashland Food Co-Op

237 North 1st Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Jenn Louis's Crater Lake Pick

Long before every supermarket had an organic section, Ashland Food Co-op was supplying Oregon with organic, local products. It’s the first and only Certified Organic Retailer in Southern Oregon. Load up on snacks or a meal to go at the salad/sandwich bar on your way to or from Crater Lake.
237 North 1st Street
Ashland, OR 97520

12. Jaspers Café

2739 North Pacific Highway, Medford, OR 97501

Jenn Louis's Crater Lake Pick

Gourmet hamburgers from an eclectic variety of exotic ground meats await the curious, including elk, bison, wild boar, kangaroo, venison, lamb and beautiful all-natural beef. No toppings are off-limits here: pineapple, pastrami, peanut butter, pot stickers and poppers (to name a few)!
2739 North Pacific Highway
Medford, OR 97501

13. Paul Decarli, Decarli Restaurant

4545 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005
Paul Decarli, a longtime Oregonian and graduate of Western Culinary Institute, developed his expertise at many of Portland’s top restaurants. Paul loves the majestic Columbia River with its seemingly endless number of things to see and do—from waterfalls and windsurfing to beer tasting and skiing.

Chef Paul's Columbia River Gorge Picks:

17. Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

18. Camp 1805 Distillery & Bar

19. Sunshine Mill Winery

4545 SW Watson Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005

14. Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

8 4th Street, Hood River, OR 97031

Paul Decarli's Columbia River Gorge Pick

Double Mountain believes in using the freshest ingredients for its food and beers. It sources locally from farmers with a similar belief in sustainable farm practices to create authentic New Haven–style brick-oven pizza and craft beers.
8 4th Street
Hood River, OR 97031

15. Camp 1805 Distillery & Bar

501 Portway Avenue, #102, Hood River, OR 97031

Paul Decarli's Columbia River Gorge Pick

Located on Hood River’s waterfront, Camp 1805 Distillery & Bar distills whiskey, rum and vodka in small batches in a handmade 200-gallon copper still. Paul is especially fond of their inventive cocktails and modern decor.
501 Portway Avenue, #102
Hood River, OR 97031

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16. Sunshine Mill Winery

901 East Second St, The Dalles, OR 97058

Paul Decarli's Columbia River Gorge Pick

Sunshine Mill has a long, colorful history. For over 130 years, wheat was milled on the Sunshine Mill property. Now the mill is home to two wineries that specialize in Sangiovese and Zinfandel (among other varietals).
901 East Second St
The Dalles, OR 97058

17. Pascal Chureau, Allium

1914 Willamette Falls Dr, West Linn, OR 97068
Pascal Chureau was born and trained in France before moving to Portland and leading some of the area’s most recognizable culinary productions. Today his cuisine and tasteful decor are on display at Allium, a restaurant whose close collaboration with local farms and wineries has further elevated his cuisine. The jagged, pointy peaks of the Wallowas remind Pascal of the Alps in France.

Chef Pascal's Wallowas Picks:

20. Barley Brown's Brew Pub

21. Terminal Gravity Brew Pub

22. Carman Ranch

1914 Willamette Falls Dr
West Linn, OR 97068

18. Barley Brown's Brew Pub

2190 Main Street, Baker City, OR 97814

Pascal Chureau's Wallowas Pick

Enjoy a seasonal selection of unpretentious gourmet fare from wilted kale and quinoa salad to lobster mac and cheese. Beer connoisseurs can choose from 22 house beers on tap to pair perfectly with their dish of choice. Pascal’s restaurant serves Barley Brown’s beer from time to time.
2190 Main Street
Baker City, OR 97814

19. Terminal Gravity Brew Pub

803 East 4th Street, Enterprise, OR 97828

Pascal Chureau's Wallowas Pick

Terminal Gravity Brewing began with a conscious effor