Roxy Ann Winery and Outdoor Market in Medford, Oregon / Photo by Southern Oregon Visitors Association

Nature’s Bounty: An Omnivore’s Delight

A temperate climate, ample rainfall, and countless valleys with unique growing conditions make the Central Cascades an omnivore’s delight, renowned for its locally grown organic fruit, mushrooms, and wine, and its wild salmon runs.

“When I worked as a chef in New York City we flew morels in from Oregon. But when I relocated to Hood River, a scruffy looking forager came knocking on my door with fresh boletus, chanterelles, and morels. This was a turning point for me. I started connecting with local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen from the coast."

—Ben Stenn, Chef and Managing Partner, Celilo Restaurant, Hood River, OR

Examples of Nature’s Bounty

  1. Terrebonne Depot

    Terrebonne Depot is a full-service restaurant featuring locally grown foods in a unique, casual environment. The New American cuisine is prepared according to season and showcases the wonderful variety of flavors found in the Cascade region. Terrebonne Depot celebrates the history of the original Oregon…

    Location: 400 NW Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne, OR 97760
  2. Olympia Farmers Market

    The Olympia Farmers Market is the social hub of Olympia for 9 months of the year with entertainment and the finest array of farm fresh products from South Sound farmers, artisans and crafts people. Approximately 45-50 vendors market offer a range of products from farm…

    Location: 700 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501
  3. Rogue Creamery

    Rogue Creamery is an artisan cheese company, with people dedicated to sustainability and the art and tradition of making the world’s finest handmade cheese.  The creamery’s history dates back to the Great Depression, and it is globally recognized and award-winning for artisan cheese products crafted…

    Location: 311 N Front St, Central Point, OR 97502
  4. Maryhill Winery

    The afternoon sun filters through the grape arbor overhead as you sip your syrah and survey the mountains and gorge from the expansive deck. Award-winning wines draw you to the tasting room, and modestly-priced bottles make the decision of which vintages to buy—and how many—a…

    Location: 9774 Hwy 14, Goldendale, WA 98620
  5. GingerRoot Wild Food Rendezvous

    The GingerRoot Wild Food Rendezvous challenges a group of adventurers to identify, gather, process and prepare wild Cascadian foods into feasts. Participants learn from and reinvent age-old sustainable cultural practices of Native Americans and pioneers, who gathered much or all of their food from the…

    Location: 3226 Dee Hwy, Hood River, OR 97031
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