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Cherry City Food Tours

The best ways to experience food and history of Salem. You will be guided on a relaxed walking tour with some of the best food and drink that downtown Salem has to offer.

 

Our Tours

If you'd like to book a customized group tour, please contact admin@oregonfreddy.com

 

Weekday Dinner Tours

The two hour short tour includes 4 stops and lasts about 2 hours. This 3 hour tour includes 6 stops and has a little bit more walking for you to work up an appetite.

Weekend lunch Walks

 

Taco Tastings

Who's got the best taco? Find out for yourself. Try one taco at each stop, at the end tally up your scorecard and see who your top choices were. Learn More...

Sushi Roll

Let's find out what all these sushi places have to offer. Learn about proper sushi etiquette and helpful pronunciation tips.
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Drinking 101

These classes are great for newcomers that wouldn't know a pinot noir from a pinot grigis, when to shake vs when to stir, or when to use an imperial pint glass vs a tulip.
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The following is from an article ran by the Statesman Journal, the local daily newspaper in Salem Oregon

There's a new way to dine in downtown Salem, but it's not for the light eater.
Cherry City Food Tours recently launched as Salem's newest food tour business. Food tours, progressive meals that span several restaurants, have become increasingly popular across the country, especially in tourist hubs as an introduction to a particular area or restaurant scene. Now, Salem diners and their guests can find new hidden gems downtown, chat with restaurant owners and get an inside look at the Cherry City culinary crowd.
Cherry City is the baby of Freddy Ruiz Jr., a Salem native and graphic designer.  Ruiz takes guests on a tour of Salem's downtown, visiting five restaurants for appetizers, drinks and Salem history...
 
Brooke Jackson-Glidden, Statesman Journal

Brooke Jackson-Glidden, Statesman Journal

 
 
 

Monday/Tuesday Tours

The six restaurants covered will be from each corner of our Downtown Restaurants. Each with their own special story or perspective. All of Downtown Salem is around five to six blocks, so there isn't a great deal of walking. No need to pack water bottles or bring your walking shoes. No Alcohol is provided on tours. Please let us know of any food allergies.

There is a minimum of 8 people to start a tour, but if you are missing a few people—we start a Facebook event fulfill the minimum requirement.

Weekday Dinner Tour

Tours are offered on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm or 6pm-9pm

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Saturday/Sunday Lunch Walks

The six restaurants covered will be from each corner of our Downtown Restaurants. Each with their own special story or perspective. All of Downtown Salem is around five to six blocks, so there isn't a great deal of walking. No need to pack water bottles or bring your walking shoes. No Alcohol is provided on tours. Please let us know of any food allergies.

There is a minimum of 8 people to start a tour, but if you are missing a few people—we start a Facebook event fulfill the minimum requirement.

Weekend Lunch
$30 Add to Cart
 
 

Taco Tastings

The goal of this tour is to find out about the general taco scene from popular restaurants in Downtown Salem. You will be given a scorecard to keep track of your taco tasting progress. For one $20 ticket you have the option to eat six different types of tacos at 6 locations. Please bring cash if you'd like to purchase alcohol.

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Sushi Roll

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Drinking 101

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