Fuel your Wine Tastings
In Newberg, you don’t want to miss a chance to eat at The Painted Lady, where you’ll find some of the finest French cuisine in Oregon. Try the multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Recipe is another great choice for wine-country cuisine and a great local wine list. They even have their own herb garden. On the casual side, visit Storrs Smokehouse for some delicious BBQ in a relaxed setting.
The restaurant at the Allison Inn & Spa, JORY, features an open kitchen, bar, and lounge where guests can enjoy wines by the glass and creative cocktails, plus they have an extensive wine list to go with your meal.
We love Red Hills Market in Dundee for a quick lunch stop while wine tasting. They have cheeses, charcuterie, craft beer and wine to pair with your seasonal and creative sandwiches and salads. Plus they have wood-fried pizza if you aren’t planning to take your lunch to go. For us, it’s hard to pass up an opportunity for a winery picnic.
Thistle in McMinnville is an award-winning restaurant on NE 3rd Street that utilizes local ingredients to make . There’s a suprising number of International restaurants that have great food. Try Nick’s Italian Cafe, La Rambla for Spanish cuisine or Pura Vida Cocina for Cuban.
If you ever have the chance to visit this part of Oregon, be sure you have enough time to explore the wineries and see what all the fuss is about. The Pinot Noir in this region is highly celebrated and once you’ve done a wine tasting at a couple of these wineries, you’ll start to see why.