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Chefs & Restaurants of Yamhill County

The Babica Hen

The Babica Hen serves guests, fresh, from-scratch food sourcing the bounty of the northwest and prepared with care and, of course, with heart.

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The Barberry

The Barberry offers elegant dining on America’s favorite main street in historic McMinnville. Helmed by chef Jonathan Ocampo, the Barberry’s imaginative menu is always changing to capture the freshest flavors from our valley. Our seasonal, northwest fare features fresh seafood, aged steaks, and house-made pastas.

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The Barlow Room

The Czarnecki family has been a cornerstone of the restaurant world in the Willamette Valley since opening the world-renowned Joel Palmer House in 1997. Now fourth-generation chef and restaurateur Christopher and his wife and business partner Mary bring us The Barlow Room. Set in a historic building in the heart of Dayton, the open layout and lounge style atmosphere make it the perfect place to kick back and enjoy Northwest-inspired cuisine accompanied by a craft cocktail, draft beer or cider or some of Oregon’s finest wines, all while soaking up local history and the true essence of the pioneer spirit.

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Biscuit & Pickles Catering‏

Dustin Joseph is an organic Executive Chef specializing in farm-to-table cuisine. His passion for food has taken him around the continent on a culinary expedition, landing him in the Pacific Northwest. His infamous wine dinners, partnered with local wineries, have given him the opportunity to create pairings that delight like none other. Dustin teams up with local farms to bring his diners the best flavors Oregon has to offer. He knows how to let the ingredients do the talking.

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Blue Raeven

Our third generation family farm is proud to bring a full line of quality products to your table. The Blueberry Shed product line and label (featuring our mother in her childhood) represent time-honored values, and a commitment to bring the taste and flavor reminiscent of the good ol’ days.

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Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit is an on-site restaurant company servicing George Fox University in Newberg. All of the food is cooked from scratch, including sauces, stocks, and soups. A pioneer in environmentally sound sourcing policies, they’ve developed programs addressing local purchasing, overuse of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, the food–climate change connection, humanely raised meat and eggs, and farmworker rights.

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Carlton Bakery

The aroma of fresh European style breads and pastries beckons you as another day dawns on Carlton Bakery. Quality sandwiches, quiche and soup are also on the menu – a perfect meal or nibble while you’re in town!

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Community Plate

Community Plate offers the nostalgic comforts of classic Americana. We honor a time when food was a part of our culture, our livelihood, ourselves. Our communal tables represent more than a place to gather with friends over coffee, breakfast or lunch. Rather, community is the focus of all that we do. From sourcing the freshest local ingredients to supporting area growers, farmers and artisans, we strive to honor our suppliers and our patrons…

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The Diner

The Diner presents a classic diner menu, from chicken fried steak to apple pie and everything in between crafted using the finest locally-sourced ingredients we can lay our hands on. We invite you to come experience common food done uncommonly well.

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Dundee Bistro

The Ponzis patterned The Dundee Bistro on the many examples of culinary hospitality they have observed in the world’s finest wine regions. They envisioned a restaurant capable of preparing and presenting dishes reflecting the highest culinary sophistication accompanied by wines and wine service of comparable excellence…

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Farmers’ Plate & Pantry

Carlton is known for its large selection of Oregon wine tasting rooms, artisans, and local purveyors. We are privileged to bring you the fresh food prepared in a comfortable setting. We pride ourselves on making menu items that are locally sourced and prepared in-house. Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, or just a glass of wine, beer, or a cocktail. We serve farm fresh vegetables & eggs, handmade artisan pizzas, gourmet sandwiches, & delectable desserts. Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home.

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Golden Valley Brew Pub

Golden Valley Brew Pub of McMinnville is family owned and set in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. Established in 1993, they are the twelfth brewery to open in Oregon since 1980. Every day, we provide our guests with fine handcrafted beers from our brewery, all natural, dry aged Angus beef raised on our family ranch with spring fed pastures and Golden Valley Brewery grain, organically raised produce from our gardens, and excellent Oregon wines from the great Willamette Valley.

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Harvest Fresh

Harvest Fresh Grocery and Deli is a natural food store committed to quality, customer service, supporting the local community and sustainable agriculture. In the deli you will find homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, pastries and desserts. They have a salad bar and full service coffee and juice bar. Also available are a daily selection of prepared foods, such as lasagna, pot pies, roasted chicken, and much more.

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JORY at the Allison Inn & Spa

At our signature restaurant JORY, the creative menus accentuate the native flavors of the valley with a strong influence on seasonality, local garden-to-table agriculture and an affinity for wine pairings. Embracing thoughtful, educated service, our highly trained staff graciously offers to customize your wine pairing to complement cuisine selections. Embracing thoughtful, educated service, our highly trained staff graciously offers to customize your wine pairing to complement cuisine selections.

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La Rambla Restaurant & Bar

A culinary gem nestled in the heart of Oregon’s gorgeous wine country. Deftly blending Spanish influences and classics with the freshest ingredients.

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Nick’s Italian Café

Nick Peirano opened Nick’s Italian Cafe in 1977 in McMinnville, where it quickly became a favorite hangout for Oregon winemakers. Famed for its handmade pasta dishes and extensive Oregon and Italian wine list, the menu has been updated to include wood-fired pizzas and contemporary Italian dishes composed of Northwest ingredients. Still family-owned, the restaurant now features The Backroom, a new favorite hangout, complete with pool table, bar, and a short menu of Nick’s specialties.

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The Painted Lady

A charming restored Victorian residence is home to The Painted Lady Restaurant, located in the epicenter of Oregon Wine Country and surrounded by over 200 wineries and the bounty of the Willamette Valley. In 2005, owners Allen Routt and Jessica Bagley saw a bright future in the quaint town and wine community of Newberg, Oregon. Not long after opening, The Painted Lady Restaurant quickly became a fine dining destination. Now, 10 years later, Allen and Jessica are thankful for the thousands of global travelers who passed through their white picket fence to experience an unforgettable food journey crafted from the fine ingredients and wines sourced from the Willamette Valley and beyond.

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Pura Vida Cocina & Arte

This colorful fusion of Latin American art and cuisine provides a sunny oasis of fresh, simple food and fruity, herbaceous cocktails. Owners Ricardo Antunez, a chef with a passion for Latin American food and Carmen Borrasé, an artist from Costa Rica, joined forces to celebrate both of their talents with the community in Yamhill Valley. They strive to create an environment where guests feel the essence of living a “peaceful, grateful, simple, uncluttered life with a deep appreciation for nature, family and friends.” Chef Ricardo’s food echoes that purity in everything from the sourcing of local, organic ingredients to its clean presentation.

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Recipe: A Neighborhood Kitchen

One of Oregon’s premier artisan focused restaurants, Recipe is located in a charming restored Victorian house. Recipe offers a warm, inviting dining experience reminiscent of the home dining room. Our menu showcases the finest quality ingredients while always adapting to the seasons enthusiastically, bright and intense flavors in the spring and summer, deep and rich flavors and textures in the fall and winter. Superior quality and freshness is assured through our ongoing commitment to our community of local purveyors.

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Red Fox Bakery and Café

As McMinnville’s first independent artisan bakery in the heart of downtown, we feature true handcrafted breads and pastries. Our flour comes only from Washington and Oregon, our berries are picked at Draper Farms, Stephens Farm, and Munoz Farms, our butter is made a mile away at Farmer’s Cooperative Creamery. We use vegetables and greens from Oakhill Organics in Grand Island, and peaches and nectarines from Baird Family Orchards. We grow most of our own herbs, and make many of our jams in house.

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Red Hills Market

Before it was a place to enjoy the local bounty, the dream of Red Hills Market began when an Oregon boy studying at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone met a Napa girl with a love of good food.  Together, they traveled the world in search of place to call home.  But, having seen the world the Oregon boy was drawn back to his roots and the Napa girl fell in love with the Willamette Valley…

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Republic of Jam

Taste the “other” fruits of the Willamette Valley at the area’s most unique tasting room, featuring local gourmet foods. From house-made jams and mustards, to cocktail syrups and fruit ketchups & relishes, visitors can enjoy a flight of handcrafted sweet and savory bites. With over 350 amazing seasonal flavors annually, there’s something here to please all palates.

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Ruddick/Wood

Ruddick/Wood is a casual restaurant and tavern serving locally focused, seasonal, new-American fare alongside craft beer, wine and cocktails in a renovated 1920s garage in downtown Newberg, Oregon.  Ruddick/Wood has been built around the idea of country kitchens, roadhouses, saloons and way-points; and reflects our love of local food and drink, as well as our desire to create a place that is part of the community fabric.

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Thistle

Our goal is to create a true Oregon dining experience and showcase the region’s bounty. We create an ever-changing menu based around our farmers and ranchers located just miles from the restaurant in the fertile Willamette Valley. We have a hand in all aspects of the farming process, from choosing heirloom seeds for the upcoming season to inspiring our farmers to raise heritage breed animals. We believe that becoming closer to our food source is an imperative part of developing sustainable agriculture.

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Tina’s Restaurant

Tina’s Restaurant opened in October 1991 as one of the first fine dining restaurants in Dundee. Over the years it has become a familial business and a classic staple of Willamette Valley wine country. In the summer of 2015, Tina’s ownership transitioned to two of its long-standing employees, Dwight McFaddin and Michael Stiller. Tina’s continues to offer quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food.

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Valley Commissary

At Valley Commissary we are driven to source local, in season ingredients and use those ingredients as the inspiration in our dishes. We showcase local meats & fish with in house butchery and thoughtful preparation. Valley Commissary takes a step back to cooking basics from baking to pickling, as each dish is created from scratch.

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