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What foods is Oregon famous for?
If you’ve ever visited Portland, chances are you may have tried the famous Pok Pok chicken wings or at least heard about them. Imagine… deep fried chicken wings marinated in a sweet fish sauce – sweet and salty with a chilli punch.
Nong’s “Chicken and Rice”
Portland’s Thai food queen Nong Poonsukwattana makes her famous “Chicken and Rice” or its Thai name: Khao Man Gai. From humble beginnings, opening a food truck in Portland in 2009, she now serves this dish every day at her two permanent restaurant locations in Portland. The “secret sauce” was so popular, Nong now sells it online here.
Known as the state crustacean for Oregon, 11.8 million kg of crab are harvested each year. The season runs from November – July. Chef Vitaly Paley created and won an award for his “Brioche Crab Melts” – like a Tuna Melt, only better.
- Brioche Crab Melts Recipe here
Rogue River Blue Cheese
Rogue Creamery’s Rogue River Blue is officially the World’s Best Cheese! Beating out 3,800 contenders from 42 countries, the Southern Oregon based creamery took home the prestigious top prize at the 2019 World Cheese Awards – marking the first time in the awards’ 32-year history that a cheesemaker from the U.S. has won.
- Rogue River Blue with Honey Bourbon and Figs Recipe Here
Oregon is the biggest producer of hazelnuts in the U.S. (1,000 farms grow over 80,000 acres)
- Oregon Hazelnut Pesto Recipe here
The marionberry was created in Oregon and Oregonians believe it makes the best pie in the world with a taste of earthiness and sweetness combined. While you may have to wait until your next visit to Oregon to sample the marionberry, you could substitute it for the next best thing available in Canada… the blackberry.
Virtual Wine Tastings
Oregon boasts 725 wineries, the highest concentration per capita in the U.S., and is particularly renowned for its Pinot Noirs from the Willamette Valley (home to over 500 of the state’s wineries). Get to know the Willamette Valley wineries and wine makers through their virtual tasting series here.
Oregon also has more breweries per capita than any other state. Ever thought of making your favourite Friday cocktail with beer? Well, of course they have in Oregon. For beer cocktails and beer recipes check out Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon here.
If you are longing for a beer festival with friends, then Oregon’s got you covered as they host their first Online Beer Festival May 2, 1-5pm PST for $10 USD. All the details can be found here.
Rogue Ales & Spirits, located in Newport, Oregon, have not only converted their beer making efforts into making hand sanitizer, but they are also running events and activities on their Facebook page and their Instagram account including:
- Yoga & Beer (live streaming yoga class)
- Drink & Draw
- Talking Spirits & Cocktail making
- And a facemask tutorial
For more inspiration to dream now and travel later, visit Travel Oregon on Youtube or at www.traveloregon.com.
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