Carlton Bistro

305 W. Main St.
Carlton, OR
Phone: (503) 852-6687
The selection includes sweet and savory pastries, including the signature bite-sized mini-croissants; breakfast sandwiches; and light lunches, all made with artisan local ingredients. All this and more makes it a great stop to "fuel up" (it's located in a former auto service station) before or after visiting Carlton's tasting rooms.

Crescent Cafe

526 NE Third St.
McMinnville, OR
Phone: (503) 435-2655
Housemade breads and locally sourced ingredients bring honest, delicious flavors to breakfast classics, such as corned beef hash and caramelized banana pancakes, and lunch offerings.

Jory

2525 Allison Lane
Newberg, OR
Phone: (503) 554-2526
Named for the rich soil that puts the red in the "Red Hills of Dundee," the restaurant at The Allison Inn & Spa offers exquisite presentations of Northwest cuisine for breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner.

Nick's Italian Cafe

521 NE 3rd St.
McMinnville, OR
Phone: (503) 434-4471
The family owned, locally loved dining institution melds Northwest ingredients with Northern Italian dining traditions. Its soulful, modern versions of antipasti, pasta and segundos, along with attentive service, explain its popularity and staying power.

Red Hills Kitchen

530 NE Fourth St.
McMinnville, OR
Phone: (503) 883-9199
Opened by the team behind Dundee's Red Hills Market, the restaurant at the Atticus Hotel serves an array of Northwest cuisine, from light to decadent, made with super-fresh local and regional ingredients. In addition to vegan and gluten-free options, the menu also offers hearty comfort foods, including meats and seafoods from a charcoal-burning Josper oven. The wine list emphasizes Oregon selections; craft brews and cocktails are also available.

Red Hills Market

155 SW Seventh St.
Dundee, OR
Phone: (971) 832-8414
Local goodness comes in many forms at this deli/café, where you can drop by for a casual breakfast (egg dishes, coffee, sweet or savory pastries); lunch (flatbreads, sandwiches, pasta); or to just fill up your picnic basket with artisan provisions. Even their packaged snacks reflect artisan sensibilities, and the prices are reasonable enough to make you forget that you're in wine country.

Subterra—A wine country restaurant

1505 Portland Road
Newberg, OR
Phone: (503) 538-6060
A cool, rustic-inspired spot in a centrally located shopping district provides a charming setting for noshing or feasting on wine-friendly offerings, at a leisurely pace.

The Dundee Bistro

100-A SW Seventh St.
Dundee, OR
Phone: (503) 554-1650
Located at the base of the Dundee Hills, the casually elegant restaurant, with a spacious patio, caters to just about every appetite with soups, salads, pizzas, sandwiches and heartier entrees. The bistro's wine list features all-star local selections and solid Old World choices. The adjacent space is home to Fratelli Ponzi Fine Food & Wine, which showcases Italian varietals from Italy and Oregon, and offers wine friendly, Italian-inspired eats and sweets on its small-plates menu.

Thistle Restaurant & Bar

228 NE Evans St.
McMinnville, OR
Phone: (503) 472-9624
This modern bistro (shown above, photo by Sionnie Lafolette) brings a hip urban vibe to McMinnville's historic downtown district. The kitchen taps into the bounty of local farms, while inspired artisan cocktails and a stellar wine list complete the scene.