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Experience a guest chef game dinner with wine pairings at Timberline Lodge

Historic Timberline Lodge
Historic Timberline Lodge
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There is no better setting for a dinner featuring game than a classic lodge such as Oregon’s Timberline Lodge. But it gets even better. This special dinner brings together well-known chefs and Gary Horner of Erath Winery for an unforgettable dining experience. In addition to the dinner, Timberline is hosting Nicky USA’s Wild About Game event on Sunday.

For those planning a wild weekend getaway to Timberline Lodge for Nicky USA’s 14th Annual Wild About Game, the burners have been turned up to full blast with the announcement of the Wild About Game Grand Dinner hosted by Timberline the night before Nicky USA’s main event. On Saturday, September 6th, rock star chefs Jason Stoller Smith of Timberline Lodge and Aaron Barnett of St. Jack will collaborate and show their culinary chops for the game dinner of a lifetime. Gary Horner of Erath Winery will also discuss and pair the winery’s renowned offerings of Pinot Blac, Pinot Noir and others with each course.

This limited seating dinner will begin at 6 pm on the Lodge’s Roosevelt Terrace, overlooking the sweep of the Cascade Mountains to the south. The moveable feast will then progress to the Lodge’s main lobby where guests will be seated by the main fireplace and treated to first class service and hospitality.

The Wild About Game Grand Dinner includes wine and gratuity for $95 per person, all-inclusive, and can be reserved by calling Timberline at (503) 272-3251. Those interested in spending the night at the Lodge, should contact the Timberline Reservations Department at 1-800-547-1406 and inquire about the Wild Game Lodging Package.

Nicky USA’s Wild About Game event will be held in the Wy'east Annex at Timberline Lodge the following day, on Sunday September 7th from 11:30am-4:30pm. Attendees are invited to sample each dish from the famous chef competition and vote for the winner as well as eat their way through the Artisan Marketplace. The Artisan Marketplace features products made by regional food professionals using Nicky Farms and other artisan purveyors’ meats. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased in advance at (tickets will be $75 at the door).