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Foodie Rafting Adventures with Winding Waters River Expeditions

2013 Adventures: Picture yourself traveling in style through a remote river wilderness, accompanied by some of Portland’s best chef talent and our outstanding leather_rickguide crew. A dream you ask? This summer we make it a reality. Join top chefs from Portland on two outstanding whitewater foodie adventures featuring locally sourced foods and regional wines and beer. The first adventure launching July 17th is a partnership with us, Winding Waters River Expeditions, and Noble Rot in Portland. Chefs Leather Storrs, co-owner of hells-8Noble Rot, and Joseph Hickey are returning again for a Salmon River 4 Day Expedition July 17-20, 2013. As guest chefs last year on our Plate & Pitchfork Ranch & Raft Trip in Hells Canyon, we are excited to have these two characters on the river with us again. Leather, Joseph and our Winding Waters crew will prepare out of this world meals while you relax, dream, and play your way down the Salmon River.

plate_pitchfork_logoThe second adventure is our 2nd Plate & Pitchfork Ranch & Raft Trip August 26-30, 2013. We had a fantastic trip last summer and have partnered again with Erika Polmar, owner of Plate & Pitchfork, for another outstanding trip. Chefs Benjamin Bettinger and Doug Adams of Imperial in Portland will serve outstanding dishes of locallyDinner on the Salmon sourced foods on this 5 day trip. The first day we’ll visit the Carman Ranch, meet owners Cory Carman and Dave Flynn, and discover the art and science of raising grass-fed beef (which will be served on the trip) on this century ranch. Benjamin and Doug will serve a branding style dinner that evening, a dinner traditionally served after a calf branding. The next day we’ll head out to Hells Canyon for a 4 day whitewater adventure. Throughout this trip, Benjamin, Doug and the Winding Waters crew will serve over the top dishes.

Reserve your seat on one of our rafts today!