Planning your trip to Willamette Valley, Oregon

 
LA Times | Travel
 

THE BEST WAY From LAX, Alaska and United offer nonstop service, and Southwest, US Airways and United offer connecting (change of plane) flights. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $198. WHERE TO STAY Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard, 9600 N.E. Worden Hill Road; Dundee; (866) 429-4114, ww...

By Christopher Reynolds // 10.03.08
 

THE BEST WAY

From LAX, Alaska and United offer nonstop service, and Southwest, US Airways and United offer connecting (change of plane) flights. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $198.

WHERE TO STAY

Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard, 9600 N.E. Worden Hill Road; Dundee; (866) 429-4114, www.blackwalnut-inn.com. Nine rooms on 42 acres. Doubles from $295.

Wine Country Farm Bed & Breakfast & Cellars, 6855 Breyman Orchards Road, Dayton; (800) 261-3446, www.winecountryfarm.com. Nine rooms. Doubles from $130.

McMenamins Hotel Oregon, 310 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville; (888) 472-8427, www.mcmenamins.com. Forty-two rooms. Doubles from $50.

Abbey Road Farm B&B, 10501 N.E. Abbey Road, Carlton; (503)852-6278, www.abbeyroadfarm.com. Five rooms built into three old silos. Doubles from $195.

WHERE TO EAT

Nick's Italian Cafe, 521 N.E. 3rd St., McMinnville; (503) 434-4471, www.nicksitaliancafe.com. Dinner only, Tuesdays through Sundays. Focus is on the five-course meal, $49, but you can order a la carte.

Crescent Cafe, 526 N.E. 3rd St., McMinnville; (503) 435-2655. Breakfast and lunch, Wednesdays through Sundays. Prices up to $12.

Cuvée, 214 W. Main St., Carlton; (503) 852-6555, www.cuveedining.com. Dinner, weekend lunches in summer. Dinner entrees $19.75 to $22.

Dundee Bistro, 100-A S.W. 7th St., Dundee; (503) 554-1650, www.dundeebistro.com. Lunch and dinner daily. Dinner entrees $13 to $22.

Tina's, 760 S.W. Highway 99W, Dundee; (503) 538-8880, www.tinasdundee.com. Dinner nightly, lunch Tuesdays to Fridays. Dinner entrees $22 to $36.

TO LEARN MORE

Wineries and tasting rooms: The Willamette Valley Wineries Assn., (503) 297-2962, www.willamettewines.com; the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Assn., www.dundeehills.org.

Horseback riding through vineyards: Equestrian Wine Tours, (866) 864-5253, www.equestrianwinetours.com.

The area: Yamhill Valley Visitors Assn., (503) 883-7770, www.yamhillvalley.org.

McMinnville Downtown Assn., (503) 472-3605, www.downtownmcminnville.com.