Win an Ultimate Foodie Experience to Oregon

Rockin' Calamari at Henry's Tavern
Calamari from Henry's Tavern, Portland, Ore.

Oh, Oregon. How I love your carefree attitude, tree hugging-spirit, and panache for crafting delicious foods and beverages. Mmm. Mmm. During both trips to Oregon (once in 2010 and the first in 2007) to say I ate well is an understatement.

Seems as though I noshed on everything ranging from fruits and veggies from farmers’ stands to kitchen creations with made with fresh caught seafood. Remember this video from the Portland Farmers Market? And can’t forget sipping wine in Amity and sampling microbrews in Portland.

I recently learned about a contest to win an ultimate foodie experience to Oregon sponsored by Travel Oregon, the state’s tourism marketing agency. Although I want to win, I will share the specifics with you.

Win the Ultimate Foodie Experience to Oregon
Win an exclusive four-day, three-night Oregon Bounty Wanderfest experience. Included is a five-course chef’s table dinner at Le Pigeon Restaurant in Portland plus two of these options for their own Oregon Wanderfeast: head out on a pier and catch Dungeness crab, be an artisan cheese maker for a day, discover the wineries of the Columbia Gorge, create spring ales with a craft brewer, learn the art of mixology with artisan spirits or stalk a steelhead on a wild and scenic river. These all sound awesome and I would love to do all!

All you have to do to enter the Oregon Bounty Wanderfeast Contest is create an itinerary of your choosing from a variety of Oregon culinary destinations (check out then submit in 25 words or less what makes Oregon the perfect place for your Wanderfeast.

A winner, randomly selected from all submittals on Dec. 3, 2010, will have the opportunity to bring three friends or family members to accompany him or her on their culinary adventure, scheduled for April 7 – 10, 2011. The prize includes the chosen itinerary, airfare on Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air and lodging by Best Western. For a complete list of celebration information, contest rules and to enter, visit

Good luck!

Purple Carrots Farmers Market
Purple Carrots at the Portland Farmers Market, Ore.

Oregon Bounty Wanderfest, Aug. 23 – Nov. 30, 2010
Aug. 23 kicked off Oregon Bounty Wanderfest in which chefs throughout the state will experience the culinary passions they enjoy outside the kitchen. Video crews will document the experiences expected to range from fly fishing for steelhead to foraging for botanical ingredients on the Oregon Trail. Videos of the adventures will be posted on Travel Oregon’s culinary travel planning website which allows foodies to plan their culinary vacation to Oregon. Oregon Bounty Wanderfest runs through Nov. 30 and celebrates Oregon’s culinary abundance and the harvest season.



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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