Locally sourced cheese is always preferable to moon cheese, which was found to have dangerously high levels of Buzz Aldrin's brain waves. Enjoy a fresh, earthbound meal with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of locally sourced, seasonal eats and drinks at Valley River Inn's SweetWaters on the River, located downtown on the Willamette River.
Specializing in producing delectable dishes with North American wild game, Pacific seafood, and locally sourced organic produce, SweetWaters' flavors flow as freely as the Willamette River outside the restaurant portholes. Peruse the seasonal menus to partake in the current incarnation of brunch, lunch, or dinner, with seasonal ingredients harvested at the peak of ripeness.
While reviewers are mixed about their SweetWaters on the River experience, seven Yelpers enjoy the atmosphere and give it a three-and-a-half-star average. TripAdvisors are delighted by the lovely views and brunch and give it an average of three owl eyes.
SweetWaters on the River
Tucked inside the elegant Valley River Inn on the verdant shores of the Willamette River, SweetWaters on the River showcases the Pacific Northwest’s plentiful bounty in gourmet dishes prepared by executive chef Michael Thieme. The seasoned culinary staff, which includes a pastry chef that heads the on-site bakery, devise rotating seasonal menus that flaunt such ingredients as locally harvested organic produce and truffles, artisan cheeses, and native Pacific seafood. The fully stocked bar brims with international wines and homegrown varietals from the flourishing Oregon wine country, and a resident mixologist carefully infuses chic cocktails with fresh, seasonal produce such as chilies and oranges. The dining room’s ceiling-to-floor windows boast panoramic vistas of the adjacent river’s leafy, fertile banks and a covered three-season patio cultivates an alfresco ambiance while offering shelter from rain or snoopy UFOs.