I had such a great time on this Portland food tour! Even though I am a Portland local I learned a lot about the history of the neighborhood we toured and the restaurants we ate at. I would recommend this tour to Portland locals, and also to visitors wanting to see more than just the tourist sites of PDX. Sherri has a very strong passion for food and it shows when she is explaining all the different dishes you are eating. There was everything from mead and oysters, to a tasty chocolates. Sherri is a personable host and was very interactive with the group. She checked in to make sure everyone was enjoying what they were eating and drinking, and listened to what everyone had to say. I was very impressed with how she knew all the little details when it came to food and city. She was an excellent tour guide and I will be repeating this experience with her. Thank you for the wonderful time!
Sherri has a good knowledge of cheeses and comes well-prepared to host the small cheese and wine tasting/pairing at Portland Pairings! The concept is really great for people who are looking to expand both their wine knowledge and cheese knowledge. Especially interesting for beginners who, like myself, are limited in knowledge, yet eager to learn! The space and wine expert are both really neat as well and it’s great to see their how intriguing wine can be when combined with certain foods!
Sherri has a wealth of knowledge about herbs and extraction from food. I had the pleasure of having a solo class. We got to explore a beautiful local grocery store and then Sherri shared some of her very practical wisdom on many different interesting tonics, shrubs, teas and herbs. I feel very fortunate that I found this class. If you are interested in food, herbs and cooking, this is a very unique experience to have in Portland.
I enjoyed this Portland culinary food tour with Sherri because she is knowledgeable, passionate and well connected. She appreciates area history and clearly articulates that in her tours. Sherri values connections with her guests and the people in her neighborhood. She is approachable, friendly and has great flow during her tours. She allows space for people to ask questions and socialize as well. This tour was all about local food and drink. We got some nice walking in as well as a diverse array of the local eateries. Several stops for delicious cuisine were on the menu, drinks and chocolate for desert. 🙂 No one walked away feeling unsatisfied!
Sherri was an excellent host. The pairing is completely tailored to you as she let us have a say in the cheese we were having. The location you are taken to try the wine was one of the most unique and greatest wine shops I have been to. The owner of the shop helped pair the wine and the cheeses and did a fantastic job at doing so. He was knowledgeable and fun to be around. It made a great afternoon and would highly recommend!
I had a great time and came away feeling empowered to get more creative in my own kitchen and home healthcare. Sherri is a wonderful host - fun to chat with and very knowledgeable. She can meet anyone where they’re at. If you’re more advanced with herbs, she can up your game, and if you’re a more basic herb user, she can give you the fundamentals. It was a relaxing and inspiring way to spend a Portland afternoon.
She is personal, warm, caring and very easy to talk to. She is fun and open minded with a great go with the flow attitude it’s easy to feel you’ve made a long time friend. Her knowledge of herbs and their many uses will give you the boost you need if you’ve lacked the confidence trying it on your own. Or if you need the hands on experience with someone, she is your go to for this. No matter what level you’re at she will happily accommodate your specific needs on what you need fine tuning on or a great introduction to herbs in general. Thank you for such a wonderful time. I’ve learned so much!
We enjoyed our Portland walking food tour very much. Sherri is an exceptional guide. She ensured that we experienced a wide variety of culinary experiences. The portions were generous. We appreciated her intimate knowledge of the neighborhood. The tour is highly recommended.
This was a unique and fun experience! We met Sherri at Providore Fine Foods market where we dived into foodie discussions as we sampled and chose a few cheeses to bring to the wine shop for the pairings. Sherri shared her passion for fresh, local food and for Portland in general. We then walked a block to Pairings Portland Wine Shop & Bar run by Jeff who has a truly unique take on wine appreciation and welcomes non-wine-geek wine lovers. He talks about wine in terms of moods, emotions, and even movie characters and astrology! He explained some of the broader concepts of wine and food pairing as he chose bottles to match the cheeses (and strawberries) we'd brought along. It was a fascinating learning experience, as well as a fun and entertaining one. I highly recommend hanging out with Sherri and Jeff for an hour and a half!
We spent a delightful morning wandering a gorgeous local market sampling fresh berries and learning about the variety of foods available. Then in her really warm, lovely home, we made our own vinegars and sampled fresh herbs mixed with everyday grocery items. Sherri is quite knowledgeable about herbs, natural food products. I took so many notes and am confident I can do this at home!!! Wonderful treat for us!!
Sherri offers the quintessential hands on food experience and overdelivers. She was super communicative, took me on a walking foodie tour of her delightful neighborhood, introduced me to the owner of the fresh food market, and shared so much of her knowledge. I was able to ask sooo many questions about herbs and left with four delightful jars of goodies we prepared. She elevated the experience with a delicious snack with tastings of the foods. Book this if you are in Portland, especially as a female traveler or foodie.