Discover the Portland that James Beard, “America’s First Foodie” loved so much! For this culinary adventure, Tour de Forks has teamed up with award-winning food/travel writer — Kathleen Squires--and famed Maitre D’ of Chef’s Dinner Series — Ronnie Rodriguez. Both are producers of the American Masters' PBS documentary about James Beard “America’s First Foodie!” and both will be eating and drinking with us as we follow in Beard's footsteps.
You will get an exclusive insider’s experience of the Portland food scene by meeting and eating at the restaurants of many of the chefs in this documentary, eat at food carts, have a few cups of the reason why Portland has taken over Seattle as the #1 coffee city in the US, and learn firsthand why the Willamette Valley has been named the “Best Wine Region in the World for 2016” by Wine Enthusiast. Portland has also become leaders in craft beer and is making its mark with distilled spirits.