Thrillist magazine, which covers food, drinks, gear, services, entertainment, travel options, and events, published an article on Every state in the USA, ranked by its food/drink. The Thrillist staff did some heavy research in forming the list, and Oregon came in at number six!
This is what Thrillist had to say about Oregon and the Willamette Valley.
If you could take the hipster, foodie-centric part of your neighborhood, and stretch it into AN ENTIRE STATE, you’d end up with Oregon. Not only do they have famously fertile wine country in Willamette Valley, but Oregon was one of the leading founders in the craft beer movement, the food truck movement, basically all movements ever. Artisanal donuts? Third wave coffee?!? Really delicious chicken wings covered in fish sauce? It’s all right here.