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OREGON’S GREATER PORTLAND REGION offers a multitude of exciting experiences for culinary tourists who are looking to enjoy memorable sips and nibbles throughout America’s Northwest. There is no better time to visit Portland than in the Fall, when farmers and producers in the surrounding countryside celebrate a happy harvest. Not to be missed attractions this Autumn include St. Josef’s Winery 31st Annual Grapestomping Festival (Sept 2021), North Willamette’s Harvest Trail and Grand Tasting (Oct 4) and the Plate & Pitchfork Farm Dinner series which run throughout the season. Looking to plan an ultimate culinary road trip in Portland? Be sure to add these five essential stops to your itinerary: Le Pigeon Multnomah Whiskey Library Le Pigeon: Chef Gabriel Rucker has been recognized as one of the top chefs in America, with menus that push the envelope on traditional dishes. Since opening Le Pigeon in June of 2006, he has been named Portland Monthly’s Chef of the Year, The Oregonian’s Rising Star Chef, Restaurant and Hospitality Magazine’s Rising Star, Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs and nominee for the 2008 James Beard Rising Star of the Year Award. Highlights from his petite dining room include glazed pigeon, fried gnocchi and playful “Build Your Own Ice Cream Sandwich” featuring yeasted potato bun, salted honey ice cream and apricot jam. WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA 55