In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”  I’m not sure much truer words have ever been said.  I think we all get a little crazy when we’re hungry.  So, in order to keep you from not thinking, loving, or sleeping well while you are in our little nook of the valley, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to dine.

Starting with some fine dinning selections that will have you ready to jump in the car and head out for an incredible dining experience.

Jory – A prize winning garden-to-table Willamette Valley restaurant located in the Allison Inn & Spa.  Named for the rich fertile soil in the valley, Jory aims for a well-rounded dining experience featuring seasonal Oregon wine country cuisine.  A definite must for wine and food lovers alike.

Recipe – Bringing the feeling of home dining to their guests, Recipe is located in a restored Victorian in downtown Newberg.  Indoor and outdoor seating add to the comfortable atmosphere of this premium artisan focused restaurant.  Their commitment to the community and local purveyors shines through their seasonal menu.

Subterra – An elegant wine cellar restaurant that features affordable prices and white table cloth dining.  Located in Newberg, Subterra’s menu features varied cuisines with classic techniques.  Their focus on bold, complex flavors weave together beautifully in every dish.

Painted Lady – An absolute fine dining destination located in a classic picket fenced Victorian home in Newberg.  Their menu features classic dishes updated for a modern, refined palate and their focus is on the food’s natural flavors.  Try the Painted Lady once and you will know why they are always topping the “Best of” charts.

Red Hills Provincial Dining – Located in Dundee, this seasonaly focused restaurant serves up scratch made dishes with traditional European techniques.  Local is the name of the game at Red Hills Provincial Dining, featuring fresh fish, local mushrooms, and many more nearby products.

Tina’s – Bringing additional fine dining to Dundee, Tina’s is a quaint restaurant that focuses on quality and experience.  Stating, “quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food” pinpoints exactly what you are in for when dining at Tina’s.

Maybe fine dining isn’t your speed and you need to grab a quick bite, but don’t want to sacrifice quality for lack of time.  We’ve got you covered.  Every location listed below will fill your belly with such goodness, you’ll forget why you in such a rush in the first place.

Ruddick/Wood – A casual restaurant and tavern serving up local, seasonal, new-American dishes along with craft beer, local wine, and classic cocktails.  Step into this fully renovated 1920’s garage in downtown Newberg, for anything from woodfired steaks, burgers, and flatbreads to seasonal salads and housemade desserts.

Storrs – Also located in downtown Newberg, Storrs smokehouse features slow cooking, fall- apart tender barbecue with a special focus on family.  Using family recipes and locally sourced ingredients, you’ll enjoy their quick service, casual diner atmosphere, and fabulous food.

Dundee Bistro – In 1999, the Ponzi family recognized a need for casual and friendly dining with a sophisticated menu.  Conveniently located in Dundee near many tasting rooms, the Dundee Bistro features a varied menu that is seasonal and of the area.

Trees – Located in Sherwood, Trees is a full event caterer and restaurant focused on Italian-Creole fusion.  Showcasing a varied menu from gluten-free to vegetarian to kid friendly, Trees is a great stop on your up to visit the Water Oasis or stop for their incredible happy hour on your way home.

Red Hills Market – The product of an Oregon boy and a girl from Napa, this little gem in Dundee is a market, deli, and gathering spot featuring all things local.  The Red Hills Market serves up wood fired, handmade pizzas, sandwiches and fresh salads alongside local wines, beer, and cocktails.  Don’t have time to stop, they’ll fix you up a box lunch to go.

Jac’s – Family owned and operated in the heart of downtown Newberg, this little deli spot serves up burgers, salads and sandwiches alongside frozen custard.  The family friendly spot is a favorite for many locals and travelers alike.

Newberg Bakery – The long awaited community bakery is located right in the hub of Newberg.  It has become a gathering place committed to the community and quality of their products.  Producing preservative free breads, bagels, pastries and cakes in gluten-free options is only part of the lure of the bakery.  You can also grab a quick soup and salad lunch to satisfy your hunger.

Got a craving for a tasty treat?  Between the many incredible coffee shops and wine bars in the area sits a little gem that serves up delectable bites for the chocolate lover in all of us.

Honest Chocolates – Choosing their chocolates through a customer based blind taste test, Honest Chocolates knows how to satisfy their customers.  With locations in both Newberg and McMinnville, the small batch, fresh handmade chocolates at great prices could be just what you need after your trip around wine country.

We challenge you to taste your way through the area and let us know which location(s) helped you think well, love well, and sleep well.  Enjoy!