Local Bites

The Bite & Brew 2013 will bring you sweet and savory offerings from some of Oregon’s finest food scene. With a variety of restaurants, food carts and dessert options, you are guaranteed to find the perfect taste to suit your palate. Whether it’s small sampling or enjoying a generous portion, the choices are varied, delicious and plentiful! Come help us celebrate and support our local eateries.


Wooden Nickel

Wooden Nickel

The Wooden Nickel in Silverton, Oregon, has been a popular gathering place in Silverton for over 60 years. Every Saturday night The Traeger Pellet Grills help them deliver their famous mouth watering Slow Smoked Prime Rib. Along with the tradition of offering Prime Rib, the Nickel has been hand-crafting smoked German sausages since 1999. They offer these sausages in a variety of Wooden Nickel signature dishes like our spicy jambalaya.

Oregon Crepe

Oregon Crepe

A new addition to the food cart scene in Oregon, Oregon Crepe has been baking, making and selling fresh local foods in Washington for years.  They focus on the essence of the craft:  preparing good, affordable food and served directly to their customers.  Their goal is to combine their passion for food, business experience, and service skills to make great food for people that enjoy eating good, affordable, fresh cuisine.

cherry city

Cherry City Ice Creamery

Cherry City Ice Creamery can be found at Salem’s Saturday Market.  Lani and her Mom spend their free time churning unique and creative ice cream flavors to please all ages and all palates.  Some of their creations include Black Cherry Soda Dark Chocolate floats, Blueberry Cheesecake, Chunk o’ Churro, and they have even been know to concoct flavors using Salem’s local Gilgamesh Brews.

JR's Taqueria

JR’s Taqueria

Junior’s was one of the first taquerias in Salem when it opened at the intersection of Jefferson and Fairgrounds 14 years ago. And the first place to go all out and take a risk with home-style cooking from the state of Michoacan.  Victor is the proud proprietor of Junior’s and you are likely to find him working behind the counter. He has built a good business with a solid following. Victor comes from Patzcuaro, one of the prettiest towns in Mexico. A painting of the Plaza Grande in Patzcuaro hangs on the wall, and the menu features some typical dishes from Victor’s hometown.



Brothers Mike, Nick and Matt, along with their father Lee Radtke, loved brewing beer at home for years and decided to take a crack at making it a business in 2009.  Gilgamesh Brewing recently opened The Campus, located at 2065 Madrona Avenue SE in Salem. The recently renovated 18,000 square foot building features a restaurant pub offering lunch and dinner menus as well as their signature brews, local wines and hard cider from Wandering Aengus Ciderworks.


Topaz HomeStyle Bistro

The concept for Topaz HomeStyle Bistro is very simple and straight-forward to blend the love of great food with the love of family and friends! The word “Topaz” means friendship, and “Bistro” signifies a place where people gather, hence the tagline “where friends gather”. Because the owners were both raised with “country” values, they feel it’s very important that the portions be generous, the wine & beer delicious, and the ambiance relaxing. They make nearly everything from scratch, so you can be assured that your food is fresh, flavorful and full of lots of love!

Odd Moes

Odd Moe’s Pizza

Odd Moe’s philosophy is “Find the people that like our products and keep them happy and full”. From the very beginning they have strived to give back to the communities that have supported their business.  Odd Moe’s spends their time making great pizzas every day in Salem, Keizer and McMinnville.

Cucu Juba


CucaJuba is a small family-owned business based in Silverton, Oregon. They make cupcakes and smoothies using the best local, natural and fresh ingredients possible. They have partnered with Willamette Valley Fruit Company as their exclusive supplier for local fruit.

From Russia with Love

From Russia With Love

From Russia with Love creates gourmet temptations featuring pan fried, hand rolled peroshki stuffed with mouth watering ingredients of your choice, specialty crepes, beef pelmeni and fresh cut cabbage salad.  Experience the Tour of Russia dish for a true out of country experience.  And don’t forget dessert….deep fried apple pie!

Garlic Jim's

Garlic Jim’s

The Garlic Guys have figured out how to make delicious gourmet pizza and at the same time provide excellent and fast delivery service! They have perfected the science of prompt pizza delivery through learning and experimentation. The exciting result to this is GREAT PIZZA! Never again will you have to choose between quality pizza and great service. Garlic Jim’s is here.

Kroc Center

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

The Salvation Army Kroc Center offers full on and off-site catering.  Their catering services are expansive, and can be modified to fit any budget.  And when you book your event at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, you are helping to provide programs that benefit the community and those in need.

Fat Schlags

Fat Schlag’s

Fat Schlag’s has been a family owned business since opening in 1991 . We take pride in ensuring that each customer has a positive experience and a delicious meal.

Howard Hinsdale Cellars

Howard Hinsdale Cellars

Howard Hinsdale Cellars is located in the beautifully restored historic building on the corner of Water and Main St. in Silverton with a large deck overhanging Silver Creek. They have an ever-changing lunch and dinner menu and pride themselves on creative cuisine at a reasonable price. Wines of the world are offered, by the glass, bottle or retail. They offer spirits and specialty beers and also have a gift shop emphasizing wine/imported cheeses and meats, and entertainment related gift items. All this in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere makes this the “place to be”.