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Outdoor dining season is (almost) here. Anyone who’s dined communally inside a barn or sipped wine in freshly turned Oregon soil knows these events go fast. We’ve got dates for some of Portland’s best spring, summer, and fall 2016 farm dinners so you can get ahead of the crowd. Throw on your straw hats, pull up your muck boots, and get ready to dine al fresco! 

Plus: Field & Vine is offering up two-tickets for their May 14 event at Kestrel Barn. Wine comes courtesy of Owen Roe winery and dinner IS from Pascal Chureau (Allium in West Linn and chef/owner of Field and Vine), all inside a historic working barn.  This contest is now closed.

FIELD & VINE 

After four years, Field & Vine has expanded from a summer-only operation to 24 events year-round. Dine out in the vineyards and barns of Oregon, with fresh, hyper-local produce and Willamette Valley-based wine pairings. 

  • May 14: Kestrel Barn with Owen Roe
  • May 21: Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival and Vineyard with Portland Cider Company
  • June 4: AlexEli Vineyards with Portland Creamery
  • June 11: Josef’s Estate Vineyards and Winery
  • June 18: King’s Raven Winery
  • June 26: Pete’s Mountain Vineyard and Winery
  • July 9: Stoller Family Estate with Chef Jaco Smith of Lechon Restaurant
  • July 16: WillaKenzie Estate with Goldin Artisan Goat Cheese
  • July 23: Lange Estate Winery and Vineyards with Portland Creamery
  • July 30: Lee Farms with Methven Family Vineyards and Indio Spirits
  • August 6: Christopher Bridge Wines
  • August 13: Fiala Farms with Erath Winery
  • August 20: Beckham Estate Vineyard
  • August 28: Rare Plant Research and Villa Catalana Cellars
  • September 3: Fir Point Farms with Ecliptic Brewery and Ribera Wines
  • September 10: Terra Vina Wines
  • September 18: Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch with AlexEli Vineyards
  • September 24: Ardiri Winery and Vineyards
  • October 1: Douglas Farm with Owen Roe Wines
  • October 15: The Urban Farm Dinner at Sprout Factory
  • October 22: Stoller Family Estate with Fresh and Wild
  • November 5: Rosse Posse Elk Farm and Forest Edge Vineyard
  • December 3: Dobbes Family Estate
  • December 10: Willakenzie Estate 

Price: $85­–$90;
Reservations: Field & Vine

Vegetarian, nut-free and gluten-free dietary restrictions can be accommodated. 

OUR TABLE IN THE FIELD 

For the third consecutive year, vegetable whiz Joshua McFadden (Ava Gene’s, Roman Candle Baking Co.) will host three farm dinners throughout the summer. McFadden will draw on his knowledge and experience hosting farm dinners in Maine on Four Seasons Farm where he acted as farm manager for two years. 

  • July 23
  • August 20
  • September 17 

Price: $90
Reservations: Our Table In The Field

Dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.

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OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD

The July 9 event is a must for beer lovers, starring farmhouse-style pints from Upright Brewery. Chris Roehm and Amy Benson from Square Peg Farm will supply the produce and chat about their 40-acre farm just outside Forest Grove. If wine is more your style, head to dinner at Ayers Creek Farm on July 10. Anthony and Carol Boutard of Ayers Creek Farm will pair wine from Bow and Arrow and several bottles from the Italian Dolomites.

  • July 9: Big Table Farm
  • July 10: Ayers Creek Farm 

Price: $215
Reservations: Outstanding In The Field

Minor dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

PLATE & PITCHFORK

Class IV rapids. Yep, you read that right. Go all out for an extreme dining experience with Benjamin Bettinger (Laurelhurst Market) on a three-day white water rafting trip in Hells Canyon, where he’ll serve up hearty meals with Eastern Oregon produce. For the less ambitious, there are plenty of options closer to Portland. 

  • June 24: Raft Hells Canyon with Winding Waters River Expeditions
  • July 14: Smith Berry Barn in Hillsboro
  • July 16: Smith Berry Barn in Hillsboro
  • July 17: Smith Berry Barn in Hillsboro
  • August 5: Sun Gold Farm in Forest Grove
  • August 6: Sun Gold Farm in Forest Grove
  • August 13: Diggin’ Roots Farm in Molalla
  • August 14: Diggin’ Roots Farm in Molalla
  • August 20: Grochau Cellars in Amity
  • August 21: Grochau Cellars in Amity
  • August 26: Domaine Drouhin in Dayton
  • August 27: Domaine Drouhin in Dayton

Price: $135–$175 
Reservations: Plate & Pitchfork

Dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.

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