Rambling Rivers Itinerary
Roseburg to Idleyld Park
A wild river leads through the woods to a variety of local culinary delights.
Outdoor adventures await along the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River east of Roseburg on the North Umpqua Highway (Hwy 138). A short jaunt to Susan Creek Falls is well worth taking, rewarded by a satisfying lunch and Oregon spirits at the historic Steamboat Inn. Save room for a slice of warm berry pie while admiring the rushing river from the patio.
Arrange a tasting at River Ranch Oregon Olive Oil, where riverside orchards yield aromatic olive varieties that are masterly captured in liquid form.
On the way back west, visit Colliding Rivers Park, where two mighty rivers converge, and Winchester Dam Fish Ladder for an underwater view of migrating steelhead and salmon. Taste the terroir at nearby boutique winery Mustard Seed Cellars while gazing hidden valleys, then raise a glass at Cooper Ridge Vineyard, perched high above the North Umpqua River.
Follow the currents to Roseburg for a slew of tasty dinner options. The wood-fired pizza is one of a kind at Old Soul Pizza, with creative toppings and cozy digs in downtown. At Backside Brewing, comfort food complements a sizable selection of craft beers, including special brews with notes of coffee and peach. Sit back and savor the flavors of this special area — you earned it.