Get Your Local Food Fix and Let Your Taste Buds Run Wild This Fall
It’s been an extraordinary year for many of us and chances are your taste buds probably need a break too! This fall, treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind tasting adventure you can only find along the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail, a collaborative effort to connect locals and visitors to the bounty available on Oregon’s South Coast.
Why now? Because it’s harvest season and you’d be supporting communities and local food growers. Because the producers & crafters you’ll meet along this trail will offer a unique and personalized experience you won’t find anywhere else. Because it’s an amazing opportunity to break out of your rut and try something new.
Here’s what you need to know: The trail runs from Brookings to Reedsport, and inland to Myrtle Point. Over forty businesses in categories ranging from farms, farm-to-table, seafood producers, local markets, craft brews & spirits, and artisan products are taking part. Food must be sourced food within 150 miles of their respective locations.
We are especially proud to have multiple businesses representing Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston including:
Mahaffy Ranch, a U-pick pumpkin patch with activities for the entire family. 10362 Hwy 241, Coos Bay Call 541.269.3900 or visit mahaffyranch.com for information.
Coos Bay Farmers Market, where you can find local produce, artisan foods and more! Meets every Wednesday May through October in downtown Coos Bay. coosbaydowntown.org/farmers-market
Coos Head Food Co-Op, offering fresh produce, bulk foods, local goods, and a grab-and-go deli since 1971. 353 S. Second St., Coos Bay coosheadfoodcoop.org
Wildflour Cafe & Catering, serving breakfast and lunch, house-made bread and pastries, organic food, beer and wine, espresso. Note: Wildflour Cafe is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. 1989 Sherman Ave., North Bend 541.808.3633 • wildflour-catering.com
Noster Kitchen, offering smoothies, breakfast and lunch, vegan-friendly, gluten-free options, and an open patio. 273 Curtis Ave., Coos Bay 541.808.3999 • nosterkitchen.com
Tokyo Bistro, with world-class sushi, fresh-caught seafood, local wine and sake, intimate dining, and a hip atmosphere. Reservations suggested. 525 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay 541.808.0808 • tokyocoosbay.com
Shark Bites Seafood Cafe, known for its famous fish tacos, burgers, ocean fare, fish market, and happy hour. 240 South Broadway Ave., Coos Bay 541.269.7475 • sharkbites.cafe
Bayside Coffee & Tea, offering organic fair trade coffee, house-roasted coffee beans, espresso, coffee, tea, snacks, fair trade gift 63340 Boat Basin Rd., Charleston 541.260.3742 • baysidecoffeeshop.com
7 Devils Brewing Co. where you can indulge in local microbrews, cider, local food and music. Open patio, pet and family friendly! 247 S. Second St., Coos Bay 541.808.3738 • 7devilsbrewery.com
Stillwagon Distillery, where you can taste handcrafted rum, vodka and whiskey by appointment only 63848 Seven Devils Rd., Coos Bay 360.265.5585 • stillwagondistillery.com
The Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail is open to visitors year-round and designed to be explored at your own pace. Based on your taste and the season, you can plan your own itinerary, or you can choose from one of theirs: https://www.wrcfoodtrail.com/itineraries. The Timeless Beauty from Reedsport to Brookings itinerary features multiple stops on Oregon’s Adventure Coast.
“Further south in Coos Bay, stop in at Coos Head Food Co-Op for energy-packed snacks and beverages to take with you. Stroll the lush formal gardens at Shore Acres State Park and view dramatic surf crashing below the soaring cliffline. The trails in Cape Arago State Park provide breathtaking beauty of hidden coves and seascapes along the headland. Stop at Charleston’s Bayside Coffee Shop for organic fair trade coffee and tea and find refreshing smoothies made from house-made nut milks and fresh berries at Coos Bay’s Noster Kitchen.”
For inspiration, check out Chef Bob Neroni in this video that highlights several of the Food Trail members (including Stillwagon Distillery & Noster Kitchen in Coos Bay!)
Before You Go, Read These Helpful Tips!