THE ROGUE RIVER FOOD EXPERIENCE
When you’re involved in a Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness adventure, many come expecting the rapids to be the highlight. Some guests are surprised by our engaging guides, the freedom that comes from being unplugged, or the natural Oregon beauty. Rarely do people leave without noting the food exceeded their expectations. Please enter the domain of the riverside kitchen to get an idea of Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Adventures food!What to Expect
Day trip lunches are provided by Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge and served on the back deck patio for a relaxing, enjoyable, and delightful view and lunch combo. The chef serves a buffet style lunch with options of burgers, chicken, Polish dogs, baked beans, chips, and many other side items. Fresh local produce, fruit, salads, and deserts complete the meal. We provide cold water, juice, soda pop, and alcoholic beverages are limited but offered. We suggest you bring a refillable water bottle since proper hydration is key to the pleasure and safety of your trip.
Evening wine floats enjoy lighter fare with their river experience. Expect fresh mozzarella, tomato slices, fresh basil, salami, and bread. We serve pasta salad, and offer a tasty treat of strawberries, sour cream, and brown sugar for a surprising finish.
Multi-day lodge trips have the benefit of a different lunch each day. Offerings include an Asian cabbage salad, taco bar, Greek pasta salad with salami, hummus, and cheese with crackers. All lunches include fresh produce, fruit, dessert, and drinks. Consider bringing your beverage of choice. In addition, we provide light appetizers and can cater any of our lunches to specific dietary needs.
Please note alcohol may not be consumed while in the boats, however, an appropriate drink at lunch is allowed. The safety of everyone on the trip is our first priority, so as we encourage fun but we do not condone inebriation.
Multi-day camping trips allow for the opportunity of relaxing, while our magnificent guides cook. Many guests marvel at the delights our guides whip up with dutch ovens. Some dinners include surf-n-turf, dutch oven enchiladas, and bbq chicken stir fry. You can expect grilled fresh vegetables, a creative green salad, appetizers, and surprising desserts every night. Breakfasts are an all you can eat buffet style including; hash browns, eggs, bacon, pancakes, sausage, and much more.How to Make It Your Own
In your pre-trip paperwork you’ll notice we ask a number of questions. One area is of particular concern to the kitchen staff who assemble the ingredients for each and every trip. Since there are no markets along the river it is essential you identify and notify Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness of any food issues you may have. Every effort is made to accommodate medically necessitated food matters. Please understand there is a chance of cross-contamination with regard to severe food allergies. When this is a concern, help us help you by speaking directly to the kitchen coordinator prior to your trip. In some cases it may be suggested you bring your own foods.
When noting a food allergy, more detail is always better. Let all of the staff know when booking your trip. Your guides will follow up with you in regards to your allergy or dietary need prior to leaving for the trip at orientation. Our guides and kitchen staff are happy to cater to your needs. Please communicate if you require a vegan, gluten-free, or kosher diet.Local Commodities
Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Adventures is a 100% Oregon company, and we benefit ourselves and our community by showcasing local products. A number of our seasonal vegetables are locally grown purchased at farmers markets, or grown in our backyard at Morrison’s Lodge. We enjoy supporting local farmers and using CSAs to provide us with vegetables and fruits that can grow in our southern Oregon climate.
On our Wiking trips, we offer many wines from all over Oregon, including specialty wines from SERRA Vineyards, and Oregon wines from the Rogue, Applegate, and Willamette Valleys. The Southern Oregon region is producing remarkable wines and is quite nice to enjoy off the river in the lodge or while camping alongside the river.
Our coffee is artisan roasted in Grants Pass by Rogue Coffee Roasters. They have been generous enough to create a blend of beans specific to our requests. Be confident in knowing you’re being served the best local fair trade coffee we know of.