When I found out that I got to go to the location of the Tulip Festival is held each year, I got so excited. Seriously, take a look at the picture below and not let your jaw drop. It’s one of my favorite pictures ever. Unfortunately, tulip season had just passed when I visited Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm but it was still beautiful.Somehow I planned my trip just right and I got to attend a Field Vine dinner which are ever so popular in Oregon’s Mt Hood Territory. Every where I went there were flyers and pictures of the different events held throughout the year and every body had amazing things to say about the event. Field Vine is a full service catering and events company connecting greater Portland with Oregon’s wine farm country.
We did a quick tour of Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm which was led by the owner. I loved seeing her passion shine through during our tour. The farm was absolutely gorgeous, I’ve added the tulip fest to my travel bucket list.
The first Field Vine event was around 20 people, now the event has grown to over 100. People were there from all over the country. A couple we sat with were from Seattle. They visit Portland once a year and this year they came down so they could attend a Field Vine Dinner. Two other ladies sitting next to us were from Clackamas County and were rewarding themselves after a long diet. Another set of 2 couples were on my left and they were celebrating a birthday. It was fun to listen to everyone’s story and learn what led them to the event.
The dinner was located at the Wooden Shop Tulip Farm under a large white tent. Tables were set with a country rustic theme that I absolutely love.
Dinner is served family style so you can have as much as you want. Not to mention the wine and beer was served all night and poured often. The second your glass was empty, a waiter was there to refill it for you. We started the night with a Toasted Asparagus Tart that I could have devoured all by myself.
Our second course was an Endive Salad tossed with Gorgonzola, dried berries and pistachios. It was during this course that I realized that I love endives. If only I could have a professional chef!When I saw Ricotta Dumplings on the menu, I was so excited. They were very good but extremely filling. I usually indulge in dumplings but since we weren’t even half way through our dinner, I had to cut back so I could enjoy the other food that would be out shortly.Since the second we landed in Portland, my husband wouldn’t stop talking about fresh fish. That’s the only thing that was on his mind. Considering we had not even been in town for 12 hours, we hadn’t eaten any fish yet. When the roasted trout topped with strawberries arrived, we were in heaven. Even though I had already eaten my weight in food, you better believe I saved room for the Blackberry Buckle Cake with fresh Peaches that was served for dessert.Even though dinner was served family style, there was plenty to go around. Even if there wasn’t enough, there was a waiter close by to bring another full dish of the same food. The night started out nice and quiet but quickly got loud, I’ll blame the free flowing wine.
Our night ended earlier than we planned since we were so tired from a full day of traveling to Portland and venturing around the Mt. Hood territory. If you have the opportunity, you must attend a Field and Vine Dinner. The food and wine were amazing, as well as the company and people that we met. It’s a fun experience that I’ll never forget.