Summer For The Way You Live

Join us for Summer For The Way You Live! We want to share our favorite summer activities, the foods we take with us and — when we have energy left — a meal at the end of the day. You might even meet some of our friends along the way! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share your photos using #mocsummer to be entered in a weekly $25 gift card giveaway. See rules here.

Summer For The Way You Live

Join us for Summer For The Way You Live! We want to share our favorite summer activities, the foods we take with us and — when we have energy left — a meal at the end of the day. You might even meet some of our friends along the way! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share your photos using #mocsummer to be entered in a weekly $25 gift card giveaway. See rules here.

Fall Head Over Heels for Barr Creek Falls

Quench your thirst for the splendor of Oregon waterfalls with an easy in-and-out, 1.4-mile hike to Barr Creek Falls, plunging 240 feet into the Rogue River. Our Medford teammates love this hike! Located in the Rogue River Canyon of Southern Oregon, the waterfall plummets over a carved cliff surrounded by walls of petrified volcanic ash from the Mount Mazama eruption 7,700 years ago. One of Oregon’s tallest waterfalls, Barr Creek Falls shares the same rock cliff with Mill Creek Falls; both can be gazed upon from their respective viewpoints. Whether you make it a stop on your way to Crater Lake or just make a day of it, these falls are a summer bucket list must-do! Our team suggest bringing along MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème (SPF 30) for sun protection, as well as goodies to enjoy from your Market.

Lunch: Market Kitchen Custom Sandwich, Bulk Dried Apricots, Killer Keto Krunch Cheese Crisps and Caldera Pale Ale

Dinner: Homemade sausage and veggie pizza, made with Market-made dough, sauce and cheese, with Flat Brim Wines Giant Sky Rosé, featuring Applegate Valley grapes

Surf’s Up for Good Times in Newport

Newport is the perfect coastal summer getaway, as our Corvallis Market teammates well know, so grab your sunscreen, towels, books, beach games and picnic munchies and enjoy one of Oregon’s true coastal gems. First stop: Agate Beach State Recreation Site, just south of Yaquina Head, where the waves beckon surfers and there’s plenty of shoreline to explore. Or simply sit back, relax and sip a sparkling wine while nibbling on delectable charcuterie snacks. Next, wander around Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Savor some saltwater taffy or take a tasting flight at Rogue Ales & Spirits’ Bayfront Public House. After an amazing day, visit your Market of Choice for all the fixings to grill a feast. Our suggestions for lunch and dinner:

Lunch: Charcuterie snack trays from your Market Cheese Shop, Albina City Sweet & Salty Hazelnuts and Sea02 “Sparkling White” wine in a can

Dinner: Block & Blade German Bratwurst & English Banger pork sausages, Red Duck Smoky Ketchup, Vintner’s Kitchen Stout Beer Mustard, hot dog buns, berries, Block 15 Brewing Co. IPA, and lemon bars

Views Await At The Top Of Mount Pisgah

Our Willamette Market teammates in Eugene often venture out to a true hiking gem in our own backyard: Howard Buford Recreation Area, Lane County’s largest park at more than 2,000 acres. With 30 miles of trails, this natural playground includes Mount Pisgah Arboretum. You’ll need a day pass or an annual pass from Lane County Parks to display in your car window. Meander through seasonal wildflowers and grasslands, or climb into dense oak savanna and stands of Douglas firs, incense cedars and big-leaf maples. For the adventurous, a hike to the top of the 1,500-foot Mount Pisgah ends with a 360-degree view of the Willamette Valley, the coastal mountains and the Cascades. Back in town, relax with a flight of brews at ColdFire Brew Co and a Market-made gourmet pizza. Try our suggestions for your lunch and dinner:

Dinner: Spinach Mushroom Gorgonzola Pizza, Superfood Kale Salad and Zentopia Mango-flavored CBD-infused sparkling water

COOLING MIST, TASTY BITES AT WAHCLELLA FALLS

Want an easy hike and a way to take a break from the summer heat? Lace up your hiking shoes and head to Wahclella Falls inside the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Our Belmont teammates love this out-and-back day hike through a slot canyon. It’s the perfect length, at 2.4 miles roundtrip, to pack in a delicious lunch from your Market. Along the trail, you’ll discover towering Douglas firs and not one, but two spectacular waterfalls along the grotto-like landscape. At the end of the trail, Wahclella Falls is a beautiful spot to enjoy lunch before you turn back. A Northwest Forest Pass or $5 National Forest Recreation Day Pass is required for parking and must be purchased in advance. After a great day-trip adventure on the trail, savor a wonderful grilled meal in your own backyard. Here are our suggestions for lunch and dinner:

Lunch: The Yo Adrian Sandwich and Cilantro Edamame Salad from your Market Kitchen, Mount Hood Trail Mix from your Market Bulk Department

Dinner: Roasted Potatoes, Grilled Corn on the Cob and Block & Blade Club Steaks. To drink, try Crux Fermentation Project’s non-alcoholic IPA, No Mo

Fishing & Food On The Upper Deschutes

Are you itchin’ to do some fly fishin’? Grab your gear and make your way to the placid currents of the Upper Deschutes River near Dillon Falls for terrific trout and summer steelhead. Our Bend teammates love this spot and suggest taking along lunch from your Market. When casting a line in this area, you’ll discover mature Ponderosa pine trees, jack pine stands and massive lava flows. Dillon Falls Day Use Area is perfect for a picnic and offers access to the Deschutes River Trail, a boat ramp and restroom. A recreation pass is required for parking and must be purchased in advance. After a fantastic day of fishing, enjoy a tasting flight at Bend’s Monkless Belgian Ales, which you can also find in our Beer & Wine Shop. Here’s what we suggest for lunch and dinner:

Lunch: Epic Protein Strips, BeGoat Legendary Cascara+ Beverages, Market Kitchen Oregon Orchard Sandwich

Dinner: Grill out with fresh vegetables and Block & Blade Double-Cut Pork Chops from your Market Produce and Meat Departments

A Delicious Day at Dexter & Dinner After

What do you have planned this weekend? Our Delta Oaks team in Eugene says Dexter Reservoir is the place to be! Grab some goodies from your Market, spread out a blanket in the grass, and enjoy a picnic along the shoreline of Dexter State Recreation Site on the western edge of Dexter Reservoir, located 16 miles southeast of Eugene on the Middle Fork Willamette River near the communities of Dexter and Lowell. When you get there, you’ll find a picnic area and fire rings overlooking the water. There’s even an 18-hole disc golf course that winds its way through oaks and Douglas fir trees. Or just dip your toes in the water and watch the boats go by! Here’s what we suggest for your picnic lunch and dinner, for when you get home:

Lunch: Market Kitchen Fried Chicken, Home-Style Macaroni Salad, Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits, Fresh Strawberries

Dinner: Teriyaki Salmon Fillets, Broccoli Burst Salad and Blue Raeven Pie, and your favorite Oregon Pinot Gris