Weekend Getaways

Farm-to-Table Dining in Oregon's Willamette Valley

1 The Painted Lady Restaurant

The Painted Lady Restaurant has become even more of a destination with the opening of an adjacent two-bedroom cottage. After dinner, husband-and-wife owners Allen Routt and Jessica Bagley-Routt will send you to bed with a box of fresh scones. They also stock your kitchen with local eggs, bread, coffee, and fruit.

2 Sokol Blosser

Sokol Blosser is pushing the green envelope with its certified organic vineyard, solar panels, and a new 5,000-square-foot tasting room that architect Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture is hoping will achieve “Living Buildingâ€

3 Community Plate

Jars of homemade green tomato ketchup and pickled vegetables line the shelves at Community Plate, the latest farmer-driven restaurant in McMinnville. Sunday brunch is the best time to go for buttermilk pancakes or pork hash, cooked with piment d’Espelette, caramelized onions, and local greens, and crowned with a golden egg.

4 Red Hills Market

If you need some picnic fare, head to Red Hills Market in Dundee for hazelnut-topped salads and sandwiches like roast beef with blue cheese and caramelized onions. Or come for the weekday happy hour (3–6 p.m.), when Margarita pizzas are $7 and wine by the glass is $2 off.

5 Rag & Bones

If you’re looking for a ’60s Pendleton wool dress or a groovy Pendleton overcoat (with fur collar and leather buttons), stop by Rag & Bones. The boutique, owned by Thistle restaurant owners Eric Bechard and Emily Howard, sells only American-made vintage clothing, most of it wool. Open 12 p.m.–6 p.m., Tues.–Sat.

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