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Where to eat in Oregon wine country right now — Diner 2014 – by Michael Russell of The Oregonian
“Newberg is a gem of a town, one of the best of its size (22,000) in the Northwest.” – Terry Richard, The Oregonian
“Beginning in the town of Newberg and extending south to the capital city of Salem, Oregon’s Willamette Valley is characterized by rolling hills and lush valleys. This is Oregon’s principal wine region, and while it may not be as well known around the world as California’s Napa Valley, it is no less breathtaking.” – USA Today
“This former pass-through town now has the quality food, sips, and art you used to find only deeper inside the Willamette Valley.” – Sunset Magazine
“This gateway to Yamhill County wine country is only 30 minutes south of Portland, but there’s so much to do along Newberg‘s main drag of East First Street that you may not get to any actual wineries. No matter, since there are plenty of tasting rooms and restaurants where you can sample classic Oregon pinot noir.” – Quick Day Trips by Grant Butler - The Oregonian
“(Pulp & Circumstance) which opened in June, is another effort by Loni Austin Parrish’s attempt to turn downtown Newberg into the hippest place in Oregon.” - The Oregonian
The First Destination in Oregon Wine Country
“Newberg … is target central of Oregon’s wine country” – The Oregonian
“California’s Napa Valley isn’t the only place in the country to find great wineries. Oregon has some up-and-comers that will give wine aficionados a reason to head north.” – Wineries in Newberg & Dundee, Oregon – USA Today
“McMinnville and Newberg regularly vie for the title of top wine-country town . . . While McMinnville typically has shined brightest in size—and in scope of eating and shopping options—Newberg and Dundee have boasted the lion’s share of wineries and tasting rooms. Recent additions to both towns’ arsenal of attractions, though, have evened the field.” – A Toast of Two Cities – Portland Monthly
“Besides having some of the best lodging in Yamhill wine country, indeed in all of Oregon, the inn has become a popular day visit for Portlanders for its spa services and its Jory Restaurant.” – The Oregonian
“So what about that Allison Inn? Since it opened in 2009, it has cemented its reputation as one of the premier luxury resorts in Oregon, even earning a rare national recognition for quality of lodging in the state. Travel + Leisure magazine’s October issue will name the Allison as the top hotel spa in the continental United States. . . Newberg also has three restaurants right up there in quality with the best of Portland. – The Oregonian
“Oregon is perhaps best known for its pinot noirs. You can sample many of these by the glass at the 85-room Allison Inn & Spa restaurant in the heart of the wine-producing Willamette Valley.” – The Big Six: Wine country hotels – The Independent (UK)
“You can get a good taster in a day visit, but it’s more rewarding if you hire a car and spare three days or so to work your way down the bucolic valley, cherry-picking the best producers. Leave Portland on Route 99W and head south towards Newberg. This is where the real wine country starts.” – Tuscany? Provence? No – it’s Oregon. The London Sunday Times
“The birthday girl’s husband had booked our group at The Allison based on magazine and Internet accolades and because of its location in Newberg, a central base from which to explore the region’s 200-plus wineries. He chose wisely.
The Allison Inn and Spa opened in September 2009 and in a little over two short years has become the place to stay when wine touring in Oregon. It made Condé Nast Traveler’s 2010 Hot Hotels and Hot Spas list and CNN named The Allison and Oregon Wine Country as one of the Top 9 Spots in the World for Savvy Luxury Travellers.” – Ottawa Citizen
The Opportunity for Downtown
“Perhaps Redmond can be an example of what will happen in downtown Newberg, once the initial phase of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass is complete in 2016…If anything, downtown Newberg has the potential to blossom even brighter than Redmond.
“Downtown Newberg will still be busy, because it will remain on Oregon 99W and the bypass will be routed as Oregon 18. But Newberg will get its chance to fully embrace its location in the heart of Oregon’s wine country – The Oregonian
“…if you live in Newberg or Dundee, the best thing about the new bypass — 25 years in the making — is that it gives you the chance to rethink, rebuild or recover the charm of your wine-country town. Now that the first phase of the bypass is a reality, it opens up possibilities for each city and allows the conversation to begin — or accelerate — about the shape of the future.
“For Newberg, the opportunity to reclaim its remarkably intact and historic downtown in a lasting and meaningful way is another building block in its ongoing growth and revitalization.
“Even without the bypass, Newberg has great potential; even with the traffic, we are seeing a resurgence,” he says. “Downtown has great potential. It’s got great buildings and density. – Mike Ragsdale – On the Road - Oregon Business Magazine
“Work is under way on one of northwest Oregon’s long-awaited and most-highly anticipated highway projects, the Newberg-Dundee Bypass.” – The Oregonian
“It will get truck traffic and significant auto traffic out of Dundee and Newberg and give the downtowns back to the communities,” Torres said. – The Oregonian