Oregon December 13, 2017
The 10 Best Little Food Towns In Oregon You Need To Explore Before They Get Too Popular
When it comes to food, Oregon has a lot to offer. From amazingly fresh seafood to hearty home-cooked meals, the Beaver State is overflowing with delicious restaurants. And some of the state’s best meals are often hiding away in our charming small towns. Here are 10 of the best little food towns that you’ll want to explore before they get too popular.
Few small towns rival McMinnville when it comes to food. The food scene here has gained national attention and even been named the "foodiest town" in the United States by Bon Appetit magazine. La Rambla Restaurant, Crescent Cafe, and Serendipity Ice Cream are just a few of the mouthwatering places you'll need to check out.
There are plenty of reasons to visit the charming seaside town of Astoria. One of the best ones is the food. From fish and chips at Bowpicker, to the roast duck breast at Bridgewater Bistro, your taste buds will be in heaven here.
While many people visit Pendleton for the annual Round-Up, there are also plenty of top-notch restaurants worth checking out. Roosters and the Hamley Steakhouse are just two places where you can get crave-worthy home-cooked meals.
Don't let the small size of this town fool you. While Carlton only has a little over 2,000 people, it is home to some sensational restaurants that will transport you to Europe - no flight required. Take a quick trip to Italy with a meal at AgriVino, or take a jaunt to France by eating at Cuve'e.
Located in the heart of southern Oregon's wine country, Jacksonville is a quaint little town often praised for its historic value and charm. The food scene is also worth talking about, and you won't want to miss dining at the beloved Jacksonville Inn or grabbing an espresso at GoodBean Coffee.
Some of the best seafood on the Oregon Coast can be found in Newport. Whether you want to grab a quick bite at Local Ocean Seafoods, linger over a gourmet feast at Clearwater or take in postcard-worthy views at Georgie's Beachside Grill, you're tastebuds are sure to satisfied.
Come hungry on your next trip to Sisters. This central Oregon town has an abundance of flavorful restaurants and cafes worth driving across the state for. The Porch, Jen's Garden and Los Agaves Mexican Grill are just a few places where you can savor delicious food.
For a town of its size, Hermiston has a pretty impressive food scene. You'll definitely want to spend more time here once you discover Walker's Farm Kitchen or Lawan's Thai Garden.
Located on the southern Oregon Coast, Brookings is a small community with some seriously incredible restaurants. Black Trumpet Bistro is one gem with great service and delicious food.
It's easy to fall in love with Yachats for its breathtaking coastal views and small town charm. And with an increasingly crave-worthy food scene, now is the perfect time to visit and indulge in some unique and flavorful meals. Try the Luna Sea Fish House for exceptionally fresh seafood.
How many of these small towns have you been to? Do you know of any towns with great food scenes in the Beaver State that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!
For more amazing Oregon meals, check out our previous article:
Here Are 11 Epic Oregon Meals Worth Traveling Across The State For.