What local foods are worth seeking out on a road trip in Northern California and Oregon?
May 15, 2012 6:20 PM Subscribe
We are going on a trip to the Northern California Coast and Oregon. I want to stop in Walla Walla Washington on the way to Portland because of the onions and wine tasting bars downtown. Is there any other local food worth a detour on a road trip vacation?
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I going with a group of people to the Northwest coast of the U.S., from San Francisco to Portland the second and third weeks in June. There isn't a set itinerary set but we have a preliminary, general route of: San Francisco North up the coast with a possible camping stop at the Lost Coast, through Eureka to Brookings, over the mountains through Crater Lake towards Eastern Oregon. In Eastern Oregon we were planning on camping near John Day for a few days. We gleaned a lot of great ideas from previously
On the way to Portland from John Day, I want to stop at Walla Walla Washington for at least one night. I have traveled through there once before and thought the downtown was a great place for fantastic food and wine. I love that they are very proud of the local produce, and if they are bringing in the first harvest of sweet onions I might have to bring a sack home with me as a carry on. Also, it is fantastic how many places to try the local wines within walking distance right downtown.
Are there any other places along the route that we should think about stopping based on the local food? Are there any kinds of local produce that we should seek out? Is there any local fish we might be able to pick up at a market along the coast of Northern California? What should we find to grill while we are camping? Also, are their any restaurants, bars, breweries, etc. that we shouldn't miss?