Top Choice French in McMinnville

Bistro Maison

This European eatery is one of McMinnville's, and the region's, best restaurants, serving up exceptional French dishes like duck confit, cassoulet (casserole with meat and white beans) and coq au vin (chicken braise…
Top Choice American in Newberg & Dundee

Red Hills Market

This deli-market offers a great atmosphere, with its wines and gourmet food products surrounding a small cluster of diners in the main room. Head to the excellent back patio to enjoy your toasted, open-faced 'craft'…
Top Choice American in McMinnville

Crescent Cafe

Truly excellent breakfast spot (now also doing weekend dinners) with gourmet treats like creamed chicken and biscuits with eggs, or grilled ham and cheddar sandwich with caramelized onions (the menu changes seasonal…
Top Choice Northwestern US in Newberg & Dundee

Painted Lady

Accomplished chefs Allen Routt and Jessica Bagley use their wide travel and culinary experiences at this renowned restaurant in a renovated 1890s Victorian house. The set menus are either seven or nine courses and i…
Top Choice Northwestern US in McMinnville

Joel Palmer House

Renowned for its dishes laced with wild mushrooms (often hand-picked by the chef, Christopher Czarnecki), this highly lauded restaurant is just a few miles northwest of McMinnville. It’s one of Oregon’s finest eater…
Top Choice Italian in Eugene

Beppe & Gianni's Trattoria

One of Eugene's most beloved restaurants and its favorite Italian food is at Beppe & Gianni's. Homemade pastas are the real deal here, and the desserts are excellent. Expect a wait, especially on weekends.
Deli in Salem

Wild Pear

Popular modern deli serving up tasty soups, sandwiches and salads, along with fancier options like a lobster melt. There's also a Greek wrap, artichoke fritters, pizzas, homemade pastries and even a surprisingly goo…
Bistro in Salem

Word of Mouth Bistro

If crème brûlée French toast sounds good, then make a beeline to this friendly and excellent bistro. Other tasty (and unusual) treats include the blueberry pancakes, asparagus and brie omelette and prime rib Benedic…
Health Food in Eugene


An exceptional natural-food grocery store, the Kiva stocks all-organic and mostly local produce. There are sandwiches and soups available too.
Northwestern US in McMinnville


Small but top-drawer restaurant run by Eric Bechard, an award-winning chef who fiercely believes in using local, organic ingredients whenever possible. The menu changes daily and is posted on a chalkboard, and while…