Van will pick up at a convenient point in Portland's inner Eastside at 1pm on both dates. Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure we get on the road promptly.
We will have a bit more than an hour's drive to the vineyard. If you require hotel pick-up, please arrange with us ahead of time by contacting Laura by email at [email protected]
We will be foraging on private land owned by Angela Estate Winery in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA of the northern Willamette Valley. There is truly no other place like it in the Valley. The historic Abbot Claim vineyard, where Angela Estate's award-winning Pinot Noir is grown, is directly adjacent to our hunting grounds, offering picturesque views and a fascinating history of the area.
Probably the best part of the whole foray is Stella, the happy Lagotto Romagnolo (Italian truffle dog), who we'll be following around as she excitedly digs up ripe truffle after ripe truffle. Stella is led by her owner, Sunny Diaz, truffle expert and owner of Cascadia Truffles in Issaquah, Washington (read below for more information on Stella and Sunny).
Please note: Although this is a very easy, beginner-level hike in the woods, be aware that the terrain is uneven and we will be walking around in the forest for up to two hours.
Additionally, we are almost guaranteed rain, and tour runs rain or shine, so be prepared to layer up and bring your boots! Usually the rain is no big deal under the forest canopy.
The Dinner & The Wine
After the hunt we'll hop back in the van and head to SE Wine Collective + Oui Restaurant in SE Portland to enjoy our haul. Chef Althea Potter and her team will prepare a private, locally-sourced four-course truffle dinner paired with the Collective's wines. Stay tuned to this page for updates on menu and wines featured.
Please notify us of any dietary considerations when booking your tickets.
The van will return to pick up point in inner Eastside by 8pm. Arrangements can also be made with Laura at The Big Foody PDX to drop back off at downtown and inner Eastside area hotels.