Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Savouring the Delights of ‘America’s New Food Eden’ ErinBerzelPhotography-0488 CREDIT by Larry Geddis Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Savouring the Delights of ‘America’s New Food Eden’ story by: Inspire Magazine There is a good reason Portland, Oregon has become one of the top culinary destinations in the United States, often appearing next to such places as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago when it comes to the quality of its dining scene. From the hundreds of chef owned and operated gourmet street food carts to scores of intimate dining rooms where chefs harness the freshest ingredients to create amazingly unique dishes, Portland is a city celebrated for its creativity, commitment to quality and culture of using locally grown and raised ingredients. In fact, Time Magazine – one of the U.S.’s most influential publications – heralded Portland as “America’s New Food Eden” for its incredibly unique, diverse and authentic food culture. A visit to Portland will show you why that honour, among the city’s numerous other accolades, aren’t just well earned, but well deserved. You will dine on cuisine created from ingredients that were harvested just miles away and days if not hours before they find your plate. Time your visit to experience FEAST Portland for 17-20 September, 2015 and savour one of the country’s premier food festivals. Yet, there is much more than just food to whet your palate in Portland. Sip on single-origin, small batch roasted coffees from farms throughout the world that will challenge your assumptions of bad American coffee. Try a craft beer brewed fresh in one of the city’s 56 breweries (76 in the entire Greater Portland Metro Area) – that is more breweries than any other city in the world. Shop tax-free in the stores of local fashion designers and small boutiques spread among the national retailers in the city’s downtown core. Venture outside of Portland and explore Oregon’s Wine Country where you can taste world class Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blanc that rival your favourite New Zealand and Australian brands. Enjoy the magnificent Oregon landscape filled with majestic mountains, beautiful rivers, towering forests and pristine coastline. What sort of jet-setter are you? Click here for HOT USA & Canada 2015 Deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Top 6 places to take a selfie Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.