About Our Food on the River

Northern California, Idaho, and Oregon Rafting

Oregon's Illinois River

ABOUT MOMENTUM

 

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Small Trips, unparalleled personal service, and a greater experience
  • A small company committed to amazing trips & our wild places
  • Safety: All our guides have a minumum 8 years of experience leading trips around the world.
  • Excellent meals featuring local and organic produce & products
  • All inclusive - all camping gear included if needed (ultra-comfortable 3" sleeping pads).
  • Most importantly - we are friendly, we love what we do, and it shows!
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"..The food was unbelievable, better than some "fine" restaurants that I have ate at. Camping will never be the same after this trip.."

About Our Food

W e love food! For some of us, cooking is our second passion. Our food is homemade, diverse, and served with a combination of style and wilderness practicality. Whenever possible we use local and organic produce and free-range meats. We are lucky to live a region famous for its produce and local foods. We can safely say we serve the best meals in the area.

Here are just a few of the things past guests have said about our meals:

"..what just might be the best commercial rafting company in North America. The trips are spectacular beyond description, the guides are the best of the best, the food is incomparable, and the customers are treated like royalty."

"Momentum Rafting doesn't do themselves justice. We were extremely pleasantly surprised with the great food, the small groups, the knowledge shared, and the amazing river!!"

"We had a blast. What a great white water trip! You and your crew were awesome. It was the best food of any river trip I have been on, especially your special french toast. The "feed your friends fondue feast" was great. All the special touches did not go unnoticed and the river sauna was a first for me. I LOVED IT!"

"I am just writing to let you know that we had such a mind-boggling time on the Upper Klamath! Everyone was consistently talking about how great of trip it was, and how the FOOD WAS AMAZING! Moreover and most important the staff (Anthony, Glenn, Adam, Julie and Derrick) who were just unbelievably super!"


Just A Few Of Our Local Suppliers:

Ashland Shop'n Kart
 

Shop'n Kart is an independently owned grocery store based right here in Ashland. We think it is the best Grocery Store in the world! We get  all our produce- mostly local and/or organic-  from Jary, the most amazing produce manager on earth.  They are well-known for their helpful staff and ability to carry unique or hard-to-find local, orga...
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Noble Coffee Roasting

"We’re pretty much crazy about coffee. Whether it’s sourcing great coffees that we ensure are responsibly produced (100% certified organic, fairly traded, and shade grown), carefully hand-roasting them in small batches, or educating folks about how to best brew them, we are passionate about the art of the bean." Yup, that pretty much sums it up.

We are so excited that Noble ...
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Rising Sun Farms

Rising Sun Farms strive to provide international award-winning foods utilizing the highest quality clean ingredients, while supporting organic and sustainable agriculture. If you have been on a half day or a one day rafting trip with us you have probably had one of their delicious tortas.

They are just over the hill f...
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Agave Gourmet Tacos and Tamales

Agave serves fresh and delicious traditional-style mexican foods in their tastefully trendy downtown Ashland cafe; including their amazing carnitas which we serve on every signature Momentum camping trip!  They are friendly locals, and they offer a wide range of made-from-scratch, artfully presented foods and spirits, which you can view on their menu here: ...
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Wiley's World Pasta Shoppe and Eatery
 

Yum!  Thanks to Wiley's World, our guests get to sample what fresh homemade ravioli is like!  Just down the street from Momentum, Wiley's World is a fun local joint with a lot of unique character and tons of fresh organic pasta dishes, all made from scratch and served with crisp organic salads and breads.  There's hardly a refrigerator in town that doesn't have one of their colorful...
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Sunstone Artisan Bakery
 

We can't get enough of this bread!  We serve Sheila's amazing artisan breads on all of our day and overnight trips, and we totally support her earthy approach to producing hand-crafted, nourishing organic fine breads and pastries.  If you'd like to know where you can find Sheila's amazing products for yourself, you can check out her website: h...
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Troon Vineyard
   

We are proud to feature Troon Vineyard's impressive, quality fine wines on our Momentum trips; they are a perfect match for the elegant, comfortable atmosphere that we strive to provide for all our guests.  After an exhilarating day on the river, you can relax in our cozy camp with a glass of wine from Troon, such as the classic Old Vine Meritage.

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Salmon River Food Packs

When we began doing rafting trips in Idaho we had a big food challenge.  The huge areas of wilderness that Idaho is famous for made doing our meals in the "Momentum style"  a little daunting - Idaho has amazing food, but it is not as centralized as it is at our home base in Ashland Oregon! However after a long search ...
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