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!
It was so wonderful of Sherri to customize our tour for a Friday evening! We were having a hard time coming up with a time that work for everyone in our family so Sherri customized a tour for us. Fabulous customer service!
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!
Sherri was great and had lots of info about the neighborhood and places we visited. We tried a lot of different ethnic foods we had never tried before... Russian, Burmese, Venezuelan.... all delicious. We also tried a variety of hard ciders that we liked whereas in the past we have not favored this. Thanks Sherry for a great time and for showing us around!!! Well worth the cost.
My friend and I were looking for a unique food experience while visiting Portland. We hit the jackpot with Sherri and the Kerns Hood/East Burnside tour. We were lucky to have Sherri to ourselves! All of our stops were unique and tasty and we learned so much about the neighborhood and the stops. Sherri was flexible and so nice to spend time with and we look forward to doing another food tour in the future.
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!
Some friends and I (two Portland and two out-of-town) took Portland By Mouth’s “Vibrant Kerns Hood” tour. The tour put together a fun and delicious menu including a salad from the bustling Cuban restaurant Pambiche and some amazing treats at the playful Creole-Vietnamese fusion Tapalaya. But hey, all the stops were fun and well chosen. However, it was the guide Sherri, who really made the tour. She is warm, very knowledgeable, and a great communicator. We got a kick out of hearing and riffing off of her back stories as we wandered the hood. We Portlanders learned a lot and our out-of-town visitors are now even more infatuated with our fair city. I recommend the “Vibrant Kerns” tour without reservation and can’t wait to try another of Portland by Mouth’s offerings.
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.