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McMinnville and environs, looking for up-to-date recommendations.

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We will be spending time outside of McMinnville, Oregon, in the last week of June, just visiting some wineries and enjoying the landscape. I know there are other posts about the area, but the most recent is about a year old. Food spots in my town have changed a lot in the last year, as I imagine they have elsewhere. So I'm hoping for some up-to-date ideas.

One dinner out will be a birthday dinner, so we're looking for something a bit special. That does not necessarily mean formal, however. Other than that, we are interested in casual fare of fresh local food, creatively prepared. Recommendations are welcome for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, we will have a small kitchen, so if you have knowledge of good places to shop, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for any ideas you can offer!

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  1. Really? No one has taken any food near McMinnville in the last year?

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    1. re: L.Nightshade

      I would go to Jory @ the Allison Inn & Spa. We stayed there last summer, it is a truly amazing resort with a fantastic restaurant. :)

      1. re: syrahgirl

        Thanks for your response, syrahgirl. I left a few days before your post, and I've just returned. Unfortunately I couldn't get wifi or 3G where I was staying, so wasn't logging on much. Found some good places by happy accident, and will be doing a trip report as soon as I'm settled in and unpacked. Next time will take a look at Jory. Thanks again!

        1. re: L.Nightshade

          Please do post when you get a chance. We are going next month and would appreciate it!

          1. re: Tripper

            Tripper-
            OK, I have posted a LONG review of all our McMinnville experiences at the link below. We had a great time there and didn't want to leave. I hope some of what I've written is helpful to you, and I hope you'll come back and post about your findings.
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/794743