Celebrating “Top Chef: Portland” and the Willamette Valley

A vineyard in the Willamette Valley

The hit television series “Top Chef” recently wrapped its 18th season with a finale filmed (and set) in the Willamette Valley, and we want to help you enjoy a “Top Chef: Portland” experience of your own the next time you’re visiting.

Our celebrated Willamette Valley Vineyards starred as the setting for the final competition, but it was far from the only regional location producers visited while filming—so we’ve put together a road trip that connects “Top Chef: Portland” filming locations throughout the region, including some that didn’t make it to air.

And if you want to experience other culinary destinations throughout the Willamette Valley, you’re in luck: We’ve compiled a “Top Chef: Portland”-inspired itinerary that showcases some of our most notable farms, markets, eateries, and more so you can enjoy the best of the region’s rich bounty.

Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of “Top Chef” contestants or forge your own food trail, what follows is an in-depth exploration of the Willamette Valley’s unrivaled culinary pursuits. Bon appĂ©tit!