Kristin Fintel on September 1st, 2010

Although Curt and I have been to La Rambla countless times, I must admit that I have never had one of their Platos Principals or their renowned Paella.  Without shame, I admit that we never get past the tapas. Housed in an historic building on trendy 3rd Street in McMinnville, La Rambla artfully merges Northwest ingredients [...]

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Kristin Fintel on July 27th, 2010

I know it’s hard to imagine, but sometimes I get tired of cooking.  So for us, Panaderia y Taqueria Gonzalez is good easy food.  For our guests, it can serve as a break from the fancier, wine oriented restaurants in the area. Gonzalez, located right on 99w and College is a wonderful Mexican restaurant and bakery.  [...]

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Kristin Fintel on July 6th, 2010

 Downhill from the Red Hills which bring us delectable Pinot Noir lies a bistro whose goal is to bring wonderful, seasonal dishes to match our wines.  The Dundee Bistro, now celebrating over 10 years in the heart of Dundee, provides an excellent home for regional food and wine. Curt and I often start our meals [...]

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Kristin Fintel on June 21st, 2010

Newberg can sometimes feel like a confused town: part wine town, part college town, part rural suburb.  The restaurant choices reflect that confusion: a little bit of high end, a lot of good grub and some chains.  I am happy to report that a new restaurant has emerged to shine brightly, SubTerra-A Wine Cellar Restaurant.  [...]

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Kristin Fintel on June 8th, 2010

In a quiet Victorian house a block off Newberg’s busiest street hides one of the Willamette Valley’s finest gems. But it’s not so hidden anymore, as The Painted Lady has been recognized by Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, and Zagat, among others, for its excellence in Northwest cuisine, wine pairings and service.

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