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Tasting is what we in the Willamette Valley might do best.

We’re constantly swirling, sipping and sampling to ensure the best flavor. But that extends to more than Pinot. Willamette Valley’s craft brew scene is a force to be reckoned with, and cider houses and distilleries continue to delight customers in every corner of wine country. It’s safe to say that you won’t go thirsty here.

Oh, and we’ve got food too - acres of farms with organic livestock and produce destined for chefs at our countless award winning restaurants, café’s and diners.


Here's a quick guide to the new and noteworthy restaurants found in the Willamette Valley.

Yamhill Valley

Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery  - Located on a farm founded in 1850, Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery’s tasting room is open Fri-Sunday and offers year-round and occasional cellar reserve beers brewed, aged, and blended on site.

The Barberry  - Food for foodies, Relaxed atmosphere, 95% local ingredients, 2016 Oregon Wine A-List, Wine tasting, selling & Reception space available. McMinnville.

The Barlow Room - Located in Dayton, Oregon, The Barlow Room is gathering place to enjoy craft sandwiches, steaks, salads, and seasonally inspired dishes.

Babica Hen Restaurant - The babica hen lends its vigilance to our kitchens that serve you, our guests, fresh, from-scratch food sourcing the bounty of the northwest and prepared with care and, of course, with heart. Welcome, it’s our pleasure to serve you.

Bella Luna Patisserie - A dedicated gluten-free bakery and Italian cafe located in Yamhill, Oregon - the heart of wine country. Prepare for a wide variety of baked goods, home style meals, provide catering, wedding cakes and much more - all in our 100% gluten-free facility.



Rafn’s Restaurant – A not-to-miss dining experience. Rafns' Restaurant is owned and operated by Nate and Rochelle Rafn, two life-long Oregonians who started by hosting Dinner at the Rafn’s – an invitation-only supper club held out of their home. In 2013, they transitioned to a restaurant, with a highly seasonal menu using almost 100% locally-sourced ingredients from Oregon farmers, ranchers and artisans.

1859 Cider Co  - New, locally-owned cidery opened in downtown Salem in the summer of 2016. Fruit is locally sourced from Oregon. Make 8-10 different varieties of cider, from dry to semi-sweet, infusing other local ingredients including cherries and pears.

Taproot Café & Lounge - Funded by a kickstarter campaign. Juice bar and public house located in an 1800's historic building in downtown Salem. Cafe's main focus is the juice bar featuring fresh vegetable and fruit juice. Offers breakfast sandwiches, light and healthy meals, as well as coffees and teas. Cafe transitions into a lounge with a focus on craft cocktails and craft beer at night.

Andaluz - A Spanish-themed tapas bar in downtown Salem. Chef/owner is David Rosales. Tapas plates feature fresh NW ingredients with a Spanish flare. Consistently outstanding food and interesting combinations.

Word of Mouth Bistro - By far, the #1 go-to spot for breakfast, brunch & lunch in the Salem area. People start lining up well before 7 am on the weekends to get a seat here.



Sybaris - An “Eclectic Northwest Bistro.” You may see dishes from far away lands, but always with an emphasis on fresh, local products grown in a sustainable way.

Cellar Cat  - A wine-centric bistro in the heart of the abundant Willamette Valley. Famous for Pinot Noir, famous for authenticity.

Novak’s moved to downtown historic location - Novak’s features authentic Hungarian cuisine in a beautifully restored 100 year old building in Old Town Albany, Oregon. Where everyone is a members of the family. 

Brick & Mortar – Breakfast, Lunch and Bakery. Brick & Mortar Cafe specializes on a unique breakfast & lunch experience that focuses on rustic dining in historic downtown Albany.

1847 Bar & Grill at Boulder Creek Falls – Best Western Premier. The 1847 Bar & Grill showcases fresh, local ingredients in an inspired take on Pacific Northwest cuisine. Guests can savor their meal in the dining room overlooking our peaceful Japanese garden and koi pond, or take a seat on the patio or deck to enjoy Oregon’s diverse and beautiful weather.

The Little Wuesten – Website coming soon. A German insipred bakery and café in downtown Albany.


Benny’s Donuts - Pick them up in a posh downtown storefront early in the morning, or have them delivered to your door (tracking available!) late at night. Try Local Lemon-Lavender, Maple with Sea Salt or Coconut.

Taco Vino - This 100 % Gluten free kitchen the perfect vessel for some of your favorite foods. Taco Vino aims to compliment food with house made seasonal sangrias, fresh squeezed citrus margaritas, NW brews, or some of the meticulously selected wines from Oregon and surrounding areas.

Bellhop - Bellhop is a farm-to-table restaurant specializing in  comfort food. Co-owned and operated by Ian Hutchings & Brian Parks.

Magenta - has wonderful blends of Southeast Asia cuisine using locally sourced ingredients.

House of Brews - an upscale food establishment serving beer from all over the world.


Oregon's Mount Hood Territory

Dar Essalam (authentic Moroccan) - This Moroccan restaurant in Wilsonville is a local favorite. Its flavorful foods and friendly service have also made it a Mt. Hood Territory Secret Sweet Spot, and a preferred dining spot for a Moroccan Olympic Medalist.

Dinners in the Field - Since 2014, dinners are offered March through December, with “barn dinners” during inclement-weather months. Our Table Cooperative also offers seasonal dinners in the field with Chef Joshua McFadden.

Puddin River Chocolates and Wine Bar serves up delectable sweets and local wines. Owner Teresa Sasse is not only a master chocolatier; she also can cook up some flavor-packed comfort food, such as tamale pie and beef stroganoff. Lunch, dinner and dessert specials rotate weekly.


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