Food & Wine Events

One of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever stayed at, the staff is amazing, and the food is magnificent. I’d give it 10 stars if I could.

Andrew T

Discover fine dining and inspiring culinary experiences at the Black Walnut

Chef Collaboration Dinners

We are thrilled to partner with the following accomplished Chefs and Winemakers to offer a series of special dinners. Each intimate dinner promises to delight. Chef Chase collaborates with each guest Chef and Winemaker to masterfully pair each exquisite wine, creating an enticing menu based on fresh seasonal and local ingredients. 

Five course wine-paired dinners $175 per guest.
Arrive at 6pm to meet the Chefs while enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres and wine. Dinner begins at 6:30pm.

Saturday, March
Chef Sarah Schneider of The Nightwood,
and Robert Brittan of Brittan Vineyards

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Wine and hors d’oeuvres begin at 6pm.
$175 per guest.

Sit down to an amazing meal with winemaker Robert Brittan as he guides you through his finely crafted wines, moving from newer releases into library selections. Chefs Chase and Sarah have developed a menu focused on highlighting fresh, seasonal ingredients and incorporating Sarah’s background in butchery to compliment the enticing menu.


Saturday, March 23
Chef Paul Bachand of Recipe Neighborhood Kitchen, and Michael Etzel of Beaux Frères Wines

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Wine and hors d’oeuvres begin at 6pm.
$175 per guest. Reserve seats

Guest Chef Paul Bachand joins Chef Chase in developing a five-course menu perfectly paired with the iconic Beaux Frères wines. Spend an unforgettable evening with founder Michael Etzel as your dinner host, pouring a selection of his current favorites. 


Saturday, April 13
Chef Karl Holl of Park Avenue Wines and Spatzle & Speck, and Jay McDonald of EIEIO & Company Wines

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Wine and hors d’oeuvres begin at 6pm.
$175 per guest. Reserve seats

Chefs Chase and Karl have developed a farm-to-table menu highlighting the fresh in-season produce grown on Karl’s farm. The menu compliments an exciting opportunity to taste a six-year vertical of winemaker Jay McDonald’s pinot noir crafted from Saffron Fields vineyard fruit.




Black Walnut Summer Dinner Series

Experience a fresh and immersive culinary experience from Chef Chase Williams and the Black Walnut team with our returning Chef Dinner series. Journey from kitchen to table to patio in an intimate evening created exclusively for guests of the Inn. The eight-course menu builds from small bites into fully composed dishes curated to showcase the hyper-seasonal bounty of our local farms. Savor exquisitely paired wines, both local and international, selected for the inspiration they provide in our menu creation. Thoughtful details will delight throughout the evening, culminating with a fireside dessert course shared together on our patio overlooking the lush valley below.

Eight course dinners $200 per guest. Dinner begins at 6:30pm each evening.

Dinner reservations are available to overnight guests via our online room reservation system. Visiting guests may inquire about reservations by email at or by phone at (503) 538-8663.

Black Walnut Dinner Dates:
July 27
August 10, 17
September 14, 28
October 12, 26

So romantic

I celebrated my honeymoon here this past weekend. It’s such a beautiful place and the service was impeccable. I highly recommend it. 

Anne G

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