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Oregon Food Trail for Central Coast & South Willamette Valley

For your next trip to Oregon’s Eugene, Cascades & Coast region, check out these food trails.

Oregon Food Trail

The South Willamette Valley Food Trail, launched in April 2019, is ready to explore this fall and your foraging options have now expanded west to the Pacific Ocean.

The Central Coast Food Trail is open to visitors throughout the year and is designed to be explored at your own pace – you are welcome to start and finish wherever you like.

Developed through Travel Oregon’s Oregon Food Trail Program, the South Willamette Valley Food Trail and the Central Coast Food Trail provide locals and visitors an opportunity to experience world-class wines, wild fields and foods, family friendly farms, and highlights businesses that are committed to sustainable practices and locally sourced ingredients.

Pick up a printed guide at the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Visitor Center (754 Olive Street) or download an online guide.

Take your time exploring the coast between Florence and Lincoln City and you can find:

  • Fresh caught seafood served in gourmet restaurants or sold in seafood markets
  • Bakeries, breweries, cafés and coffee roasters using wild foraged and locally grown ingredients
  • Lodging properties where the views are as phenomenal as the food

Before setting out, map your route to make it easy to navigate remote areas without cell service and consider calling ahead to inquire at individual businesses about seasonality and hours of operation.

The working farms and fishing charters along this trail provide some of the most unique and engaging experiences.

High season varies per business but is typically April-October. If you are out to harvest some ingredients from the wild, please refer to ODFW & the U.S. Forest Service for regulations, permits and tips.

Here are some highlights of local farmer’s markets:

  • U-Pick Blueberries: July to August
  • Pink Shrimp: April to October
  • Dungeness Crab: December to August
  • Salmon: May to August
  • Halibut: Summer
  • Wild Mushrooms: Fall

Learn more about the Central Coast Oregon Food Trail and other food trails at

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