This is my most favorite time of year! I love Autumn, I love the fruit, I love the weather, the trees just beginning to turn colors and drop their leaves, the food and everything else that depicts the perfection here in Oregon right now!
Oregon Bounty is happening all over the state. There is truly a plethora of wonderful foods being prepared by our chef's as they forage our local Farmer's Markets, pick from their very own gardens and find those perfect items for their fall menu's. Kind of like kids at Christmastime, these folks live for Autumn and live to please their restaurant guests. Pairing fruits, main courses and desserts with their wine picks is part of the fun too! And, we are so lucky to be so close to ALL this goodness.
The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild not only has membership inns in the middle of wine country, we have inns located in some the sweetest down towns where the local chef's begin their preparations for dinner early in the day. I could smell the traeger and was dying to take a sneak peek as I walked past one of our very awesome dining digs today, Sybaris Bistro. I know that would most definitely get me in to trouble so I behaved and just walked past it but the scent delighted me most of my walk home!
I think that is why our cyclist love it here too! Riding the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway to our inn makes it very easy to drop that bike off and head downtown on foot to enjoy our restaurants. The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has membership inns along this trail. From Champoeg State Park through Independence, on to Corvallis and then to Albany and ending in Eugene, there are at least four membership inns to park your bikes, enjoy a hot bath and head just a few blocks for dinner!
It's beautiful here in Autumn and the grapes are ripe as well as our apples and pears and they go so well with our Oregon wine too! Hope to see you downtown at Sybaris or over in Corvallis enjoying the river walk or even on the bike trail!
Enjoy and ride safe!