Jetsetter: 10 Mother-Daughter Weekend Trips She’ll Remember Forever

“Girls, what better way to bond with the most important lady in your life than on a trip together?” Jetsetter asks. “Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley is a great alternative to the prices (and scene) of Napa. In McMinnville, you’ll find charming independent boutiques along the main street, fresh local food at restaurants like Thistle Restaurant &…

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Red Hills Kitchen to Open in Historic Downtown McMinnville

Beloved Wine Country Food Outpost Will Open the Red Hills Kitchen in the New Atticus Hotel in March 2019! Red Hills Market will bring the quintessential wine dining experience to downtown McMinnville as part of the new Atticus Hotel. Chef and owner Jody Kropf announced he will open “Red Hills Kitchen” in March 2019. The restaurant will be an…

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Wine Enthusiast: Emerging New-World Destinations for Wine Lovers

“Willamette Valley’s Pinot Noir garnered early comparisons to Burgundy. Today, the region stands on its own, rather than as some replication of Europe. That evolution was driven by small producers, though big investment is on the rise. Still, green-and-tan patchwork blanket rolling hills, a mix of vineyards and agriculture punctuated by forest, remains a bucolic world…

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Oregon Wine Capital McMinnville is New Beer Destination

The city of McMinnville is about an hours drive from Portland and known mostly for it’s wine, but as the city’s 6th brewery opens it’s taproom this week, McMinnville is making a strong case for a being a new Oregon beer destination. Read the full piece on New School Beer here!  

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Sunset Magazine: Thistle is a Top 5 Wine Country Bar

Thanks to Sunset Magazine, who named McMinnville restaurant Thistle a “Top 5 Bar Wine Country Insiders Love”! “No absentee owner, Emily Howard is the one serving your food in this cozy space outfitted with vintage decor. She also manages to find room for one of the Willamette Valley’s coolest wine collections—a mix of hometown bottles…

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