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Willamette Wine Country eats?

wasabi Sep 21, 2006 05:48 AM

I'll be driving around the Northern Willamette and need recommendations on places to eat. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Cheap-o, expensive, etc. I'll take it all. I'll be hitting up everything from Carlton to McMinnville. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Steve K RE: wasabi Sep 21, 2006 06:32 PM

    There are recent discussions you can search for. Try McMinnville, The Painted Lady, Bistro Maison. Those searches should find what you want.

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      rockdoggydog RE: wasabi Sep 22, 2006 07:23 AM

      I'm a ig fan of the Fresh Palate Cafe, Amity Cafe, Tina's, and the taco place in Lafayette.

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        dvrooman RE: wasabi Sep 27, 2006 10:04 PM

        If you find yourself in Salem, downtown specifically, try the Wild Pear, on State I believe. They close early, so lunch is the best time. They are reasonably priced and just about everything on the menu is good.

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          Leonardo RE: wasabi Sep 28, 2006 04:37 AM

          Yes, do a search and you'll find plenty of comments.

          I like Dundee Bistro for something moderate.

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            megalosaur RE: wasabi Oct 6, 2006 01:56 AM

            Tina's in Dundee. If you really like mushrooms to have to go to the Joel Palmer House south of McMcinnville in Dayton. Jack Czarnecki is a nationaly recognized expert. He changes what "Beef" Stroganoff is all about.

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              HAF RE: wasabi Oct 7, 2006 01:34 AM

              We had a great meal at Joel Palmer house about 2 years ago on a wine tasting trip--one friend doesn't really like mushrooms, but even she found stuff to eat. I, on the other hand, who would eat 'shrooms anytime, was in heaven!

              I forget what it's called but there's a nice little restaurant across the stree from Argyle winery. Had lunch there on the same trip--best choice was the classic salad with greens, egg & bacon (sorry, totally forgetting what that's called--salade nicoise?) and the truffle fries.

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