Last month I had the opportunity to visit Multnomah Falls and take a Hood River Farm Tour thanks to OXO and Travel Oregon. The tour was set up as a day adventure after the Indulge Food Conference. I was so excited when I saw this tour being offered. I have been wanting to visit Multnomah falls for a really long time. It has been years since I visited the waterfall and I kept telling John we needed to hop in the car and drive to Portland specifically so I could take pictures of the falls.
Thankfully the Indulge Conference saved John from driving me across the state for a few waterfall pics. The day kicked off with a great breakfast were we learned about the new OXO Good Grips GreenSaver Produce Keeper. This is a product that will help each of us save money on produce each and every day.
After lunch we headed out to the bus and were on our way to Multnomah Falls.
Multnomah Falls is the highest waterfall in the state of Oregon. The falls are easily accessible along a quick walking path. The 611 foot tall waterfall is truly spectacular. For an up close and personal view you can walk up the hill to Benson Bridge.
There is a restaurant on site along with a gift shop and interpretive center. Keep an eye out for gorgeous wildflowers and possible wildlife. You never know what you will see as you wander the trails enjoying the gorgeous view of the waterfalls.
From Multnomah Falls we hit the road and headed for gorgeous Hood River, Oregon. Hood River’s Valley has 15,000 acres of orchards that produce approximately 45% of the nation’s winter pear crop. One thing that might surprise you is Hood River is often considered the windsurfing capital of the world. You can enjoy a great day on the water and then savor a farm to table dinner with local wines! The perfect combination of adventure and delicious food.
The Hood River County Fruit Loop is a gorgeous 35 mile loop that takes you through Hood River Valley and gives you the chance to see amazing orchards, vineyards, forest and farms. Plus there are ample places to stop and enjoy the local produce! Hello yum!
Our first stop in Hood River was the gorgeous Draper Girls Country Farm. Located an hour from downtown Portland this farm is the perfect spot for fresh produce and relaxation. They have a truly amazing flower garden that I could have spent hours photographing. They have a petting farm area with super cute goats and you can u-pick fresh produce. They offer u-pick cherries, apples, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and nectarine..or pretty much every fruit you could imagine and love.
Plus check out the amazing view of Mount Hood from Draper Girls Country Farm! The perfect spot to relax and enjoy your fresh picked fruit with this gorgeous view.
For lunch and a bit of cider tasting we visited The Gorge White House. The Gorge White House is a 1908 Dutch Colonial hom in the heart of Hood River. Gorge White House offers wine tasting, cider tasting and a delicious food truck. You can also pick fresh fruit and flowers at the farm.
We had the opportunity to sample a few of their delicious ciders and trust me when I say you want to try them. SOOOO GOOD! Plus the pizza from the food truck is beyond delicious. How can you go wrong with fresh produce from the farm incorporated into delicious pizzas. A few not to be missed include the Cherry, Bacon, Gorgonzola or the Spicy Sausage with Blueberry & Goat Cheese or the Pear, Caramelized Onion, White Cheddar!
The Gorge White House is the perfect place to relax in the afternoon with a glass of wine or cider and enjoy amazing views of Hood River Valley!
Our final stop on the tour was Sakura Ridge for a farm tour and dessert buffet. This gorgeous bed and breakfast is perched on 72 acres with amazing views of Mt. Hood. The farm has thousands of fruit trees and their flowers are beyond amazing.
Filled with gorgeous pastries and amazing photos from our days adventures we headed back to Portland. This day tour of Multnomah Falls and Hood River was truly amazing. I can’t thank OXO and Travel Oregon enough for putting together this trip for us.
Now that we have talked food, wine, cider and gorgeous scenery I am excited to share more about the OXO Good Grips GreenSaver Produce Keeper! I am sure we have all experienced that moment of opening the fridge and finding produce that has gone bad or is turning south quickly and we haven’t even had the chance to enjoy it yet.
This video explains just how the OXO Good Grips GreenSaver Produce Keeper works and why we need them in our lives. I have been using the GreenSaver since I was in Portland and truly love it. I have already hopped on Amazon to look at buying more of the GreenSaver Produce Keepers in different sizes. I can’t wait to fill my fridge with these produce savers in different sizes and shapes.
The carbon system helps reduce the amount of ethylene gas that is emitted from the fruit.
One of my first questions was how do I know which fruit needs airflow and which fruit doesn’t. Well OXO took care of that worry for us and made an easy to follow guide on the back of the lid of the produce keepers. Just flip it over for an easy to see guide each time you use it or if you want a detailed list check out the OXO GreenSaver page.
Here is how OXO describes the GreenSaver!
Waste less and save more with OXO GreenSaver™. Three things cause produce to rot and spoil quickly: ethylene gas, improper airflow and uncontrolled humidity. The OXO GreenSaver system has the solution. GreenSaver Produce Keepers feature all-natural, non-toxic activated carbon filters filled with nooks and crannies that trap and absorb ethylene gas, slowing down spoilage and keeping fruits and vegetables fresh longer. They also have elevated, removable baskets that promote proper airflow and help prevent moisture buildup by lifting produce up and away from the bottom and sides of the container. These baskets can also be used as a colander to rinse fruits and veggies before enjoying. The vent on top of each Produce Keeper slides open and closed to maintain optimum humidity levels for different types of produce. These three factors work together to keep your produce fresh longer.
With our travels we have been struggling with keeping fresh produce in the house and not coming home to produce that has gone bad. Now we can stock up the fridge and take off for a few days without worrying about the produce. We have been able to enjoy more salads, smoothies and fresh produce without having to run to the store the moment we get home. These new OXO Good Grips GreenSaver Produce Keepers are not only saving us money but they are saving me time!