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The Painted Lady: A Gourmand Getaway in Willamette Valley
Ranked as one of the Best of Award of Excellence restaurants by Wine Spectator.
Recipient of four stars since 2013
"Though not all are strictly vegetarian, these restaurants around the West are moving the cuisine forward and wowing diners in the process."
Member of Distinguished Restaurants of North America
Yahoo Travel lists The Painted Lady as one of top "dreamy" dining destinations from around the country. Read more...
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AAA four diamond restaurant since 2011
"Area restaurants have taken rustic wine-country cuisine to the next level."
Summer entertaining tips from Chef Allen Routt and Jessica Bagley.
A favorite tradition of Gerry Frank's Picks is the annual review of "best" places and things to see and do around our varied state. Over the next weeks, you'll be reminded of previous annual insights that remain first-rate; of course, new picks appear on the scene, too. We'll do it by areas, so come along for the ride.
Since 2010 "You're in for a remarkable" evening (and the Portland area's top-rated Food, Decor and Service) the "minute you step inside the picket fence" at this wine-country "jewel" set in a "romantic" Newberg Victorian, where the "world-class" Pacific NW tasting menus are "fascinating in their variety, seasonality and freshness"; "well-orchestrated" service and "fabulous" local vinos add to the "stellar" experience
Interview with Chef Allen
For the past five years, chef Allen Routt and his wife, Jessica Bagley, have owned and operated the Painted Lady in Newberg. Located in a beautifully restored Victorian home, this sophisticated and comfortable restaurant is another brilliant incentive to travel outside our larger cities in search of great food and fine service. (This year, Zagat's Oregon survey gave the Painted Lady top rating in all three categories: food, decor and service.) We caught up recently with its buzzworthy chef to learn about the restaurant, what he's serving and what beverage he enjoys pairing with his meal.
48 Hours in Portland & the Willamette Valley
The Willamette Valley’s restaurant offerings have gotten steadily better in the last few years... But perhaps the biggest buzz in the last few years is for The Painted Lady in Newberg. Chef/owner Allen Routt’s locally-focused menus are earning raves from locals and Portland daytrippers alike.
WILLAMETTE VALLEY - Set in a Victorian home in Newberg. The Painted Lady has a tasting menu of Northwest fare paired with local wines (201 S. College St; 503-538-3850; prix fixes. $45-$90).
The chef and co-owner of The Painted Lady, Allen Routt, cooks with local salmon, berries and other farm-fresh ingredients¬and he's a whiz at matching Willamette wines to his dishes.
201 S. COLLEGE ST., NEWBERG, THEPAINTEDLADYRESTAURANT.COM, 503-538-3850: THREE-COURSE MEALS FROM $45
Best Restaurants for Wine - Award of Excellence
THE PAINTED LADY
201 S. College St., Newberg;
Northwest Palate Food, Wine & Travel of the Pacific Northwest
Partners Jessica Bagley and Allen Routt deserve the rave reviews they're getting for their culinary sensation, The Painted Lady restaurant 201 South College Street, Newberg. Chef Routt's inventive menus might include lobster salad with grilled peaches, veal sweetbreads with framboise beurre rouge, or his acclaimed Carlton Farms Pork Three Ways (braised cheek and belly and roasted tenderloin shank). The Painted Lady's monthly winemaker dinners feature local wineries and Routt's inspired pairings.
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ROMANTIC/SPECIAL OCCASIONS - THE PAINTED LADY At the northern end of the Willamette Valley's lush wine country, The Painted Lady offers cooking as refined as the renowned Pinot Noirs grown nearby. Chef-owner Allen Routt's menu may include an earthy risotto with chanterelles, slow-roasted salmon with sweet-corn puree, or a steak topped with Oregon's Rogue Valley blue cheese, depending on which farmers and foragers show up at the back door. 201 S. College St., Newberg, OR (503-538-3850)