Florence Oregon Culinary

Seafood

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Clams Both mud clams and razor clams can be taken in the local area. Mud clamming at low tide along the Siuslaw River on Hwy 126 is a favorite. Others prefer the tasty razor clam that can be found at the Hobbit Trail beach and others.
Dungeness Crab are a local favorite with a sweet , rich flavor.  Best crabbing starts in August.
Oysters are grown at private farms in Winchester Bay and can be purchased at the Krab Kettle for a one-of-a-kind Oregon Coast grilled oyster & bon fire experience.
Mussels Both the blue bay mussel and brown California surf mussel grow on the rocks along the Oregon Coast. Properly prepared, these mussels compare with those in the finest restaurants. Check harvest health advisories.
Albacore Tuna One of the healthiest tuna choices and delicious fish for sushi, steaks and canning. Deep sea July - Oct
Halibut Northwest favorite has exceptional texture and flavor and works with a variety of fish dishes, including Oregon fish tacos. 3 Day Seasons are set each year.

Fresh Water Fish


Salmon Falls runs only, spring runs are extinct. Chinook and Coho Salmon on the Siuslaw and area creeks.
Steelhead - Winter run only beginning around Thanksgiving and through February.
Sea-run Cutthroat - Smaller salmonid fish that can be caught in the Siuslaw and smaller streams from Aug - Dec.
Trout
Bass

Foraging

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Mushrooming is at its peak in October with an abuandce of sought after varieties like Chanterelles, Boletes and Lobster. Always get expert advise before mushrooming.
Blackberries peak at the end of August and can be found near any body of water and many forests.
Huckleberries ripen in late August & September, growing in large sunlit patches within the forest.
Salmonberries ripen early, by mid-June and grow on tall bushes in shaded areas in the forests around Florence.
Oregon Grapes - Mid-summer berry that grows in clusters on holly berry type bushes and trees.
 

Farmers Markets


Boardwalk

Overlooking the Siuslaw River Port with relaxing benches, crafts & food vendors with 95 convenient parking spaces.
Farmers Market
Add Siuslaw Farmer's Market To Your Trip
Summer farmer's market located adjacent to the Siuslaw River Port Boardwalk in Florence Oregon. Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10am to 5 pm

Food Co-op
Year round store for locally and susatainably grown and harvested produce, meats and seafood.



Wineries

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Territorial Wine Trail

King Estate Winery
80854 Territorial Hwy
A full offering of nature's bounty can be found every weekend at the King Estate. 

Sweet Cheeks Winery
26961 Briggs Hill Road
South of Veneta & Noti
Tasting Room features include Vaulted Ceilings (trimmed in Oregon Chinquipin Wood), Tumbled Stone Floors, a Soapstone Fireplace and a Gourmet Kitchen. 
Open Daily 12 - 6
Fridays 6 - 9 pm Free, Oregon Artisan cheeses and award winning wines
Mimosa Sunday 12 - 6 pm, Sparkling Wine & Live Music

Hinman - Silver Ridge Vineyards
27012 Briggs Hill Road
Oldest winery in the county.  Enjoy complimentary tasting of several wines, and the charming atmosphere.  Pack a picnic lunch for a wonderful afternoon.   12 - 5 Daily
Friday Night 6 - 8 pm, Wine Tasting & Live Music

Iris Hill Vineyards
82110 Territorial Road
Family vineyard specializing in small quantities of hand-crafted, award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. 

Secret House Vineyard
88324 Vineyard Lane, Hwy 126
Enjoy wine tasting and an array of local art in the cozy tasting room, or mark your calendar for any of the world-class events such as the International Faerieworlds Festival or the Wine and Blues Festival. 

LaVelle Vineyards
89697 Sheffler Road  Hwy 126 to Territorial Rd
You may have enjoyed LaVelle wines at their Wine Bar & Bistro at the 5th Street Market, so why not visit the vineyard for an afternoon getaway.  The charming tasting room is decorated in an old world style and is a welcoming for the vineyards numerous events.
Open daily 3 - 9 pm
Nov 2 - Winemaker Dinner
Nov 23 - Pinot Blending Party 2 pm - 4 pm

Breweries

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Local Brewers
Defeat Brewing -
Add Defeat Brewing To Your Trip
Taking its name from the Defeat River (now the Smith), this regional brewery will be the first of its kind in Reedsport, just 20 miles south of Florence.
Plough Monday -
100% organic beer made from hops grown at the Plough Monday Farm in Veneta, on Hwy 126 between Florence & Eugene.
Get Oregon Brews
Homegrown Public House -
Great eats with rotating tap of the best Northwest Brews including Claim52, Arch Rock, Calera and more. Happy Hour Tues-Sat 3-5
Beachcomber Pub -
With over 20 beers on tap and more than 100 bottled beers, you'll find the taste your mouth savors. Happy Hour Daily 4-6



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