Come experience the vibrant food scene of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Melbourne!  How better than with a man who owns exciting cafes in Portland AND Melbourne?

Proud Mary Coffee’s Nolan Hirte and Portland Food Adventures are teaming up to offer an exclusive food and coffee experience in Hirte’s home city of Melbourne, Australia, where Proud Mary has its roots.

The trip will feature visits to Nolan’s favorite experiences, from coffee roasters and breakfast spots, to bars and restaurants, over 9 days and 8 nights

The tour, which includes accommodations at a 4-star Melbourne hotel and at least 15 food and beverage experiences carefully curated by coffee expert Nolan Hirte, encompassing his relationships with industry professionals he has developed while operating Proud Mary in Melbourne since 2009. The trip will kick off with dinner at Supernormal, with visits to Proud Mary, Seven Seeds, right to fine dining at Dinner by Heston, with many more stops in between.

We update our itineraries as we go to enhance the experience.  This is the minimum you can expect.  Some events may change dates to accommodate availabilities..

9 days/8 nights in Melbourne with Proud Mary's Nolan Hirte

Specific itinerary to be published soon, but you can expect:

- Our welcome dinner at one of Nolan's favorite dinner spots, with impeccable service preparing Korean and Japanese inspired dishes and excellent wines.

 - Convening for breakfast April 7th at PROUD MARY in Melbourne, followed by an insider's tour and lunch at Nolan's favorite brewpup.

- Since Australians have breakfast dialed in, Nolan wants to showcase his faves, so on all but the last day, we'll be starting each day at a different breakfast spot. 6 breakfast experiences total

- 3 lunches, including our farewell meal at Igni to bid farewell to our group on April 13th.

- 6 dinners over the course of 8 nights, spanning from chef-centric fine dining to casual cockail-inspired eating.

- A private experience at Lune Lab, where arguably the best croissants in the world are made

- 4-star accommodations, centrally located hotel.

- All transfers to and from the hotel on April 6th and 14th.

At least 16 food experiences and other surprises, all with Nolan as our host.  An experience of a lifetime.


.* Itinerary subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, activities may change so that we can provide you with the best trip possible. WE ARE UPDATING THE TRIP AS WE GET CLOSER.


About Nolan Hirte and Proud Mary

Listen to Nolan talk about Proud Mary and our trip on RIGHT AT THE FORK HERE:


Founder and owner of Proud Mary, Nolan Hirte talks COFFEE!

Proud Mary was founded by husband and wife Nolan and Shari Hirte in 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. Proud Mary offers products and services that improve the start of your day so dramatically, that it's impossible to go back to the way things used to be. 

At our first US location in beautiful Portland, Oregon we aim to provide an amazing and heart felt experience for our customers. 

We source coffee direct from origin, and supply coffee around Australia and America. At our retail locations we offer all-day breakfast, delicious lunch, high-end tea, fresh juice, smoothies, cakes and pastries and table-service along our coffee. We love what we do and in true Australian-style we have a genuine, warm, fun and sometimes a little bit cheeky nature and can't wait to spoil our customers!

Like our big sister cafe Proud Mary in Melbourne Australia, the café in the Alberta Arts District offers all the goods things in life. We thrilled to be using fresh, healthy, sustainable, ethically and locally sourced producers.

Our passion for coffee has shaped the company that is the Proud Mary brand. We feel privileged to be part of the international coffee community and this fills us with pride, and offers a sense of fulfilment every day.

We believe that at origin there is a real need to make things better for all those involved in coffee production. It takes years of investing in farmers and committing to buy their coffee year in and year out to work towards better tasting and higher-quality coffee. We strive to create a market to sell more high-end coffees.

We look forward to showcasing some really special coffees and sharing the story behind the bean. We hope that like in Australia our customers feel connected to a real product.




9 days/8 nights

Pricing until Dec 24, 2018:  $5795/pp Double Occupancy (special $400 off this price for the first four people to book before Christmas Day, 2018!)

After Dec 24, 2018, $6095/Double Occupancy

$800 single supplement (see deposit and payment details below)

50% of cost of trip due upon reservation. Then, balance of full cost of trip due by 1/15/19. All payments made after 10/30/18 are non-refundable. Payments other than initial $500 deposit (fees added) may be made by check only.  YOU MAY MAKE A $500 PER PERSON DEPOSIT HERE.

While our trips feature smaller groups for maximum enjoyment and interaction, this trip is subject to a low minimum number of guests. Please do not buy airfare until we inform you that the minimum has been met.

WHAT IS/ISN’T INCLUDED: This trip includes accommodations in a beautiful, 4-Star hotel, hotel taxes, all transfers to and from MEL airport on 4/6 and 4/14, all dining experiences cited in itinerary, a welcome lunch in Portland to meet your fellow travelers ahead of time, and transportation to our excursions away from the city. They do NOT include airfare or trip insurance (which we strongly recommend and can be purchased online), tips, mini-bar, incidentals, gratuities and personal expenses.

Lastly, our groups are really fun, and we want to make sure we keep them that way. So, if you’re a flexible, open traveler who appreciates the opportunity to sit back and let us do the planning and the legwork while you eat and drink really well, this trip is for you. If you need to be in complete control of your schedule, and need to know what’s happening months in advance on Friday at 3pm during the trip, this may not be the best way for you to travel. Our guests who put this in our hands report the times of their lives!!

We can help you with excursions before, during and after as well.