When you ask someone from Albany where to find the best local food and drink, don’t be surprised if you get something more like a dissertation than a recommendation. Linn County is located in center of the Willamette Valley—one of the most fertile growing regions in the world—and restaurateurs and residents alike get passionate about fresh-caught and just-harvested food.
Whether you want to pick out your own produce at a farm stand or farmers market, or sample a chef's creations at one of our many local restaurants, you're sure to find something Oregon-inspired and delicious.
For the perfect wine or beer to accompany your local meal, you don’t have to look far. Head for one of the more than 300 vineyards in the area and find out for yourself why Oregon is one of the world's great Pinot Noir regions. If wine's not your beverage of choice, you can sip local microbrews, ciders, or spirits at one of the Willamette Valley's thriving breweries and distilleries.Coffee, tea, or something sweet for dessert? We've got that too.
If you can't decide which eatery to try, join an Albany Nosh Tour: a vintage trolley carries visitors through downtown, stopping for tastings from several restaurants. It's a uniquely Albany culinary experience.