The Hungry Hustle Walking Food Tour
By Emily Hunter | 08/10/2022 | Dining, Guides & Tours, Things to Do


From lovely cocktail bars to delightful restaurants, Medford has a booming foodie scene that is sure to wow you. With so much to choose from, it can be difficult to choose where to begin your tasting journey. Luckily for you, Melynda’s Hungry Hustle Food Tour is a delicious solution.

As your professional guide, Melynda will give you a taste of some of the top restaurants around the Heart of the Rogue, perfectly paired with terrific experiences. A true advocate for local creators & artisans, Melynda is passionate about elevating the community and introducing new dishes to visitors and locals alike. No matter what you may be interested in, Melynda has cooked up several delightful tours for you to taste test!

Starting off with a pickup at your location in a luxury Audi Q5, head to Maguey Cocina y Tequilas in Medford to kick off your journey. Depending on availability, you may also experience El Comal Taqueria and Grill in Phoenix or Mezcal in Ashland. Learn about the history of tequila and its importance to Hispanic culture, all while enjoying four varietal tastings of top shelf tequilas. Paired perfectly with delicious tacos and your choice of a tequila cocktail - this tour is a true recipe for happiness! You will also learn about Ashland’s sister city, Guanajuato, Mexico, and how Hispanic culture has deep roots throughout Oregon. If your journey has taken you to El Comal - a special demonstration of lighting 5 tequila shots on fire will be performed! You won’t want to miss the chance of tasting terrific tequila and learning all about Hispanic culture - rooted right here in the Heart of the Rogue.

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Discover the many treasures and treats awaiting you in downtown Medford with this delicious tour! Throughout your tour, you will learn about the history and meaning behind some of the many incredible murals painted on the buildings throughout downtown, and the artists behind the magic. Enjoy a picnic at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market - teeming with goodies for you to enjoy, as well as selections from Saucy Cocina Saltenas, Bricktown Brewery and Caba Empanada. All food tastings are included in your tour, and your amazing guide Melynda will be with you along the entire way to give you a lovely, locally curated experience.

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This immersive tour will take you on the unwritten history of Southern Oregon - from its underground beer scene to the illicit industries that contributed to its growth and development! Learn how the Temperance Movement sent Oregon into a "Dry" state while sipping on locally crafted microbrews, and enjoy fantastic bootlegging history you'll only experience throughout the tour. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Porter's Dining at the Depot, Jefferson Spirits, and many other local breweries around downtown and beyond. You won't want to miss this exciting tour, and the history that has formed the beautiful city and its surrounding regions.

From delightful brews & bootlegger tales to discovering the lovely murals along downtown - Melynda ensures travelers of all types can discover the delightful treasures of the Heart of the Rogue. Discover all she has to offer - including seasonal and custom tours all year round for your enjoyment.

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