A taste of Oregon and Washington: Local & sustainable all the way
You’re invited on a journey to explore the region’s unique flavors. The movement towards organic food and the broader notion of sustainable farming practices has taken firm hold in the Pacific Northwest. And, throughout the week at stops along our itinerary route, you’ll have opportunities to taste the region’s very soil, air, and water in the form of delectable fruit, vegetables, meat, and cheese, plus wines, and craft beer. Our chef provisions the ship with the bounty of the Columbia and Snake Rivers—food harvested along the river we explore daily. So breakfast, lunch, and dinner aboard features fresh, local fare from farmers committed to sustainable practices.
Discover the region’s excellent wine and beer
Chances are you’re already familiar with the Willamette Valley’s award-winning wines and some of the excellent craft beer produced in the region. You’ll enjoy fine wines and beers with our compliments during the evening Recap and dinner—as a way to experience the full richness and diversity of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Our wine list represents the various growing areas and grape varieties. Among our beer selections, you’ll discover two of the region’s best craft brewers: Full Sail Brewing and Deschutes Brewery, both committed to socially responsible practices.
Our food suppliers along the rivers
We strive to work with farmers and food providers who support the local economy and environment. Learn more about the locals who grow and produce our food and even shop some of their wares online.
To see our providers, simply click on a category:
A cooperative that has grown from 14 to 120 family ranches located in 13 Western states, with over 100,000 mother cows grazing on approximately 6.3 million acres of land.
A group of Wheeler County, Oregon farmers who produce better beef by raising stress-free animals without hormones or antibiotics.
The pioneer of Washington and Oregon-raised fresh chicken since 1935. Each flock is tracked from the egg to the store, ensuring all natural northwestern chicken.
For over 50 years, Carlton Farms has sold all-natural pork that is never treated with artificial colors or flavors during cutting, curing or aging.
Named the first sustainable hog operation in the U.S. in 2007, Pure Country Pork raises their animals in a sustainable and natural environment and never uses antibiotics, hormones or growth stimulants.
In the rolling hills where the Gorge meets the Blue Mountains, this purveyor has used antibiotic - and hormone-free meat in bacon, sausage, hams and more for over 50 years.
Free-range lambs that graze only on the rolling foothills of Willamette Valley, Oregon, raised by 5th generation ranchers.
A vertically integrated, family-owned company that opened their first processing plant in 1983 to better serve customers by going directly to the source.
An 80-year-old, family-run smokehouse in Astoria, Oregon with four generations of fishermen, fish buyers and processors.
A ‘Best Choice’ on many seafood watch lists and on the Monterey Bay Aquariums “Super Green List” for proactive, sustainable fish farming techniques.
A century-old farm run by 4th generation farmers providing eggs from organically raised hens living cage-free.
A large cooperative that markets certified organic products, you’ll probably find Organic Valley milk and half-and-half in your local grocery.
Made up of 110 dairy farms committed to animal welfare, the Tillamook county Creamery Association as formed in 1909.
Since 1924, Yami has sold milk and yogurt in and around Washington.
Growers dedicated to producing the finest quality grains using no-till and crop rotation methods to enrich the soil and also to creating an honest partnership between farmer and customer.
Local purveyor of radishes, onions, cilantro, beets, leeks and more. Available in organically or conventionally grown.
Spinach, tomato, corn, eggplant and squash are among wide range of produce grown here.
Represents some of the finest produce growers in the Pacific Northwest, and specializes in unique fruits and vegetables.
Family farm specializing in fresh produce: apples, blueberries, pears, peaches and more.
Distributor of fresh, high quality fruits, vegetables and custom-cut produce for over 30 years.
A 3rd generation family farm offering apples, watermelon and vegetables.
The first company in the Pacific Northwest to provide local, year-round certified organic fresh herbs.
Third generation family of farmers that grow a diverse variety of vegetables on 1,200 acres, and leaders in developing new ways to improve farms’ diversity and boost production without relying on chemicals.
Grown in the Pacific Northwest since 1928, a family owned and operated mushroom farm.
A large stone fruit and apple grower and shipper.
A family farm supplying fresh vegetables and strawberries locally since 1945.
Willamette Valley-grown broccoli, cucumbers, parsley, peppers, radishes, beets and more.
Potatoes grown in the Skagit Valley’s ideal conditions and sold throughout the Pacific Northwest.
An active participant in creating innovative environmentally conscious tools to replace conventional chemicals.