Wine and Dine Divinely in the Salem, OR Area

By Kara Kuh

Oregon has put itself on the map as a must-visit destination for foodies in recent years, and the Salem area offers a diverse and up-and-coming restaurant scene that pairs perfectly with its more than 30 award-winning wineries, scenic beauty and outdoor adventure. 

Visit these top dining spots that showcase both the regions bounty of fresh ingredients and local chefs individual flair: 

Archive Coffee & Bar  

Introducing a unique coffee by day/craft bar at night concept, Archive has become the go-to hangout for early morning coffee lovers and late night craft cocktail connoisseurs. Insiders Tip: Stop by Tuesday and Friday mornings when Bigwig Donuts made-to-order donut hole pop-up shop is on site. 

Taproot Lounge & Cafe’  

Owner Christopher Holland opened Taproot in the fall of 2015 using a Kickstarter campaign. Funky, eclectic d cor including an in-wall fish tank makes this a fun spot to hang out any day of the week. The menu features artfully crafted bowls and salads along with a fresh juice bar. The bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts are a must-try on the appetizer list. 

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