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Visit Corvallis | 07/17/2023 | Arts and Culture, Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries, History, Hotels & Lodging, Itineraries, MWV Food Trail, Oregon State University, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants

Makers and Innovators: Sweet Home to Albany

Explore makers, creators, and innovators and enjoy arts, culture, and history on this suggested itinerary for the Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail.

Start your day with fresh coffee and pastries at the Sweet Home or Albany Farmers’ Markets to peruse the locally made products. Then head south to Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site for a free guided tour of Oregon’s last water-powered mill, built in the mid-19th century.

Make your way to Corvallis for lunch at 4 Spirits Distillery and learn about the history behind their name while sipping on a cocktail made from one of their award-winning spirits and taking in the views of Marys Peak.

Later, enjoy a craft beverage from one of our local favorites - Block 15 Restaurant and Brewery offers hop-forward ales and crisp ciders while 2 Towns Ciderhouse is the perfect place for seasonal ciders.

If your visit coincides with summer, pick blueberries at Blueberry Meadows while enjoying a popsicle or cold brew. Celiac-safe Midway Farms on the way to Albany is open year-round to browse the farm stand or join a cider pressing party, wine tasting, or twilight yoga.

Amble on over to Springhill Cellars Winery for high quality wines with high quality views before making your way to downtown Albany where the petite sweets at Natural Sprinkles and locally-roasted brews at Margin Coffee Roasters are sure to perk you up.

Taste the region’s flavors with an elegant dinner at Sybaris Bistro, where a new eclectic menu is adopted every month. If you’d prefer a more hands-on approach, try an evening cooking class or farm-to-table dinner from Honeybrine Catering at the Officer’s Club. Check their Facebook page for upcoming classes and events.

Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail

The Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail highlights the agricultural treasures you'll find in Linn and Benton Counties.

Find the farms that grow the fresh and delicious produce that fill our restaurants, the hops, grapes, and more that go into our wines, craft beers, and distilleries, the wools that go into clothes, fiber arts, and more. Visit farm stands and farmers markets, restaurants that specialize in farm-to-table dining, Oregon wine, craft brews, ranches, and so much more along the Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail.

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Photo Credit: Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site, by Kristi Crawford, courtesy the Albany Visitors Center. Keep up with Corvallis news, events and happenings by signing up for our email newsletter.

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