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Truffle Season in the Willamette Valley

Every fall and winter, the Willamette Valley celebrates one of our most cherished delicacies: the Oregon truffle. These mushroom-like fungi, rarely larger than a bouncy ball, grow underground in the root systems of Douglas fir trees throughout the region and inspire fervent truffle hunting around Oregon every winter. (Is it any wonder that, in 2024, Oregon Governor Tina Kotek declared February to be Oregon Truffle Month?)

Once cultivated, four species of Oregon truffle begin to appear in markets and on restaurant menus all over the region. You may see truffle salt top pizzas at Left Coast Estate, truffles featured on the menu at the acclaimed Joel Palmer House Restaurant, truffled hazelnuts in specialty beers from Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery, and in truffle-infused chocolates and cheeses at seasonal markets.

Naturally, the arrival of Oregon truffles are cause for celebration each winter across the Willamette Valley. So if you're looking to learn more and dig in this winter and make the most of truffle season in the Willamette Valley.

Your adventure begins with the official Willamette Valley Travel Guide. Request your complimentary printed guide or download a digital guide today.

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