Oregon Wine Board spotlights more supportive restaurants

By on January 6, 2016

 

Babica Hen Cafe in Dundee, Ore., serves breakfast featuring local ingredients until 2 p.m., and Oregon wine until 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Babica Hen Café in Dundee, Ore., received a 2016 Oregon Wine A-List Regional Spotlight Award. The restaurant adjacent to the Inn at Red Hills serves breakfast featuring local ingredients until 2 p.m., and Oregon wine until 9 p.m. seven days a week. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine)

PORTLAND — The “drink local” concept might not get as much traction in Oregon as “eat local,” but the Oregon Wine Board continues to work on changing that with its second annual Oregon Wine A-List Awards program.

oregon-wine-a-list-restaurant-logo-2016This week, the Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Wine Press opened the new year with a fresh list of its most supportive restaurants by releasing  winners of the 2016 Oregon Wine A-List Awards. The collaborative effort was expanded to feature 112 restaurants from Portland and beyond that showcase Oregon wines.

“The Oregon Wine A-List Awards allow us to recognize the restaurants here in Oregon and around the world that support our celebrated wineries,” David Beck, Oregon Wine Board chairman, stated in a news release. “We are proud to honor each of the winners whose wine lists bring the beauty of Oregon terroir to their clientele.”

Fourteen restaurants from nine regions were recognized as winners of Oregon Wine A-List Regional Spotlight awards. That category, originally called Regional Stars, goes to select restaurant that dedicate more than 30 percent of their programs to Oregon wine and offer wines from three or more of the state’s growing regions. According to organizers, the number of qualifying restaurants grew by more than 50 percent from the first year.

Overall winner announcement set for Feb. 24

Christopher Czarnecik is the second-generation chef/owner of The Joel Palmer House Restaurant in Dayton, Ore. (Photo by Evrim Icoz Photography/courtesy of Joel Palmer House)

Christopher Czarnecki, the second-generation chef/owner of The Joel Palmer House Restaurant in Dayton, Ore., won the inaugural Oregon Wine A-List Wine Program of the Year in 2015. (Photo by Evrim Icoz Photography/courtesy of Joel Palmer House)

The overall winner of the Oregon Wine A-List Wine Program of the Year will be announced at the Oregon Wine Symposium on Feb. 24 in Portland during the Industry Awards Luncheon.

Last year’s inaugural winner, Christopher Czarnecki, executive chef/owner of the Joel Palmer House, was featured by the Oregon Wine Board at Smoked! – the marquee event at Feast Portland.

Oregon Wine A-List Award nominations are open to the Oregon wine industry, distributors and the public throughout the year at oregonwinealist.com. Nominations are evaluated by a committee of Oregon wine industry professionals.

2016 Regional Spotlight Awards

Steamboat Inn was founded along the North Umpqua River in Oregon in 1957. It has served as the home for the Steamboat Pinot Noir Camp since 1982.

Steamboat Inn was founded in 1957 along the North Umpqua River in Oregon. It has served as the home for the Steamboat Pinot Noir Camp since 1982. (Photo by John Valls/courtesy of Steamboat Inn)

Portland
Raven & Rose
RingSide Steakhouse
The Heathman Restaurant

Willamette Valley
Babica Hen Café
Jory Restaurant & Bar

Southern Oregon
The Steamboat Inn
Jacksonville Inn

Columbia Gorge
Celilo Restaurant

Oregon Coast
Tidal Raves Seafood Grill
The Bay House

Central Oregon
Sunriver Resort

Washington state
The Herbfarm

National
Bilbo Baggins Restaurant

International
Soyokaze

2016 Oregon Wine A-List Restaurants (complete list)

Portland Metro

Allium
1914 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn
503-387-5604
www.alliumoregon.com

The Bent Brick
1639 N.W. Marshall Street, Portland
503-688-1655
www.thebentbrick.com

Bluehour
250 N.W. 13th Avenue, Portland
503-226-3394
www.bluehouronline.com

Coopers Hall
404 S.E. Sixth Avenue, Portland
503-719-7000
www.coopershall.com

Crowne Plaza/Palm Garden Restaurant
1441 N.E. Second Avenue, Portland
503-233-2401
www.cpportland.com

Davis Street Tavern
500 N.W. Davis Street, Portland
503-505-5050
www.davisstreettavern.com

El Gaucho
319 S.W. Broadway, Portland
503-227-8794
www.elgaucho.com

five-o-three
21900 Willamette Drive, No. 201, West Linn
503-607-0960
www.restaurant503.com

Five Spice
315 First Street, Ste. 201, Lake Oswego
503-697-8889
www.fivespicerestaurant.com

The Heathman
1001 S.W. Broadway, Portland
503-790-7752
www.heathmanhotel.com

Higgins
1239 S.W. Broadway, Portland
503-222-9070
www.higgins.ypguides.net

Imperial
410 S.W. Broadway, Portland
503-228-7222
www.imperialpdx.com

Jake’s Famous Crawfish
401 S.W. 12th Avenue, Portland
503-226-1419
www.mccormickandschmicks.com

Jo Bar & Rotisserie
715 N.W. 23rd Avenue, Portland
503-222-0048
www.jobarpdx.net

Laurelhurst Market
3155 E. Burnside Street, Portland
503-206-3097
www.laurelhurstmarket.com

Meriwether’s
2601 N.W. Vaughn Street, Portland
503-228-1250
www.meriwethersnw.com

Muselet Restaurant
3730 S.W. Bond Avenue, Portland
503-265-8133
www.museletpdx.com

Ned Ludd
3925 N.E. MLK Jr., Blvd, Portland
503-288-6900
www.nedluddpdx.com

Nostrana
1401 S.E. Morrison Street, Portland
503-234-2427
www.nostrana.com

¡Oba! Restaurante
555 N.W. 12th Avenue, Portland
503-228-6161
www.obarestaurant.com

Paley’s Place
1204 N.W. 21st Avenue, Portland
503-243-2403
www.paleysplace.net

Park Kitchen
422 N.W. Eighth Avenue, Portland
503-223-7275
www.parkkitchen.com

Portland City Grill
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Portland
503-450-0030
www.portlandcitygrill.com

Raven & Rose
1331 S.W. Broadway, Portland
503-222-7673
www.ravenandrosepdx.com

RingSide Steakhouse
2165 W. Burnside Street, Portland
503-223-1513
www.ringside.com

Roots Restaurant
19215 S.E. 34th Street, Ste. 110, Camas, WA
360-260-3001
www.rootsrestaurantandbar.com

Salty’s on the Columbia
3839 N.E. Marine Drive, Portland
503-288-4444
www.saltys.com/portland

St. Jack
1610 N.W. 23rd Avenue, Portland
503-360-1281
www.stjackpdx.com

Tasty n Sons
3808 N. Williams Avenue, Portland
503-621-1400
www.tastynsons.com

Urban Farmer
525 S.W. Morrison Street, Portland
503-222-4900
www.urbanfarmerrestaurant.com

Veritable Quandary
1220 S.W. First Avenue, Portland
503-227-7342
www.veritablequandary.com

Willamette Valley

1847 Bar & Grill
505, Mullins Drive, Lebanon
541-451-1847
www.boulderfallsinn.com

Babica Hen Café
1410 Highway 99W, Dundee
503-538-7970
www.babicahencafe.com

The Barberry & 1882 Grille
645 E. Third Street, McMinnville
503-857-0457
www.KaosMac.com

Bentley’s Grill
291 Liberty Street S.E., Salem
503-779-1660
www.bentleysgrill.com

Bistro Maison
729 N.E. Third Street, McMinnville
503-474-1888
www.bistromaison.com

The Blue Goat
506 S. Trade Street, Amity
503-835-5170
www.amitybluegoat.com

The Dundee Bistro
100 S.W. Seventh Street, Dundee
503-554-1650
www.DundeeBistro.com

The Joel Palmer House
600 Ferry Street, Dayton
503-864-2995
www.joelpalmerhouse.com

JORY @ The Allison
2525 Allison Lane, Newberg
503-554-2525
www.theallison.com

La Rambla Restaurant & Bar
238 N.E. Third Street, McMinnville
503-435-2126
www.laramblaonthird.com

Marché
296 E. Fifth Avenue, Eugene
541-342-3612
www.marcheprovisions.com

Nick’s Italian Café
521 N.E. Third Street, McMinnville
503-434-4471
www.nicksitaliancafe.com

Orupa
500 Liberty Street S.E., Salem
503-588-3639
www.orupasalem.com

The Painted Lady
201 S. College Street, Newberg
503-538-3850
www.thepaintedladyrestaurant.com

Recipe – A Neighborhood Kitchen
115 N. Washington Street, Newberg
503-487-6853
www.recipenewbergor.com

Red Hills Provincial Dining
276 N. Highway 99W, Dundee
503-538-8224
www.dundeehills.org

Ruddick/Wood
720 E. First Street, Newberg
503-487-6133
www.ruddickwood.com

Silver Grille
206 E. Main Street, Silverton
503-873-8000
www.silvergrille.com

Subterra – A Wine Cellar Restaurant
1505 Portland Road, Newberg
503-538-6060
www.subterrarestaurant.com

Sybaris Bistro
442 First Avenue W., Albany
541-928-8157
www.sybarisbistro.com

Thistle
228 N.E. Evans Street, McMinnville
503-472-9623
www.thistlerestaurant.com

Tina’s Restaurant
760 Highway 99W, Dundee
503-538-8880
www.tinasdundee.com

Southern Oregon

Alchemy @ The Winchester Inn
35 S. Second Street, Ashland
800-972-4991
www.alchemyashland.com

Bella Union
170 W. California Street, Jacksonville
541-899-1770
www.bellau.com

Jacksonville Inn
175 E. California Street, Jacksonville
800-321-9344
www.jacksonvilleinn.com

Kaleidescope Pizza
3084 Crater Lake Highway, Medford
541-779-7787
www.kaleidoscopepizza.com

Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine
212 E. Main Street, Ashland
541-488-5558
200 N. Riverside Avenue, Medford
541-774-4760
www.larksrestaurant.com

The Peerless Restaurant
265 Fourth Street, Ashland
541-488-6067
www.peerlesshotel.com

Pomodori
1789 Stewart Avenue, Medford
541-776-6332
www.pomodoriristorante.com

Prospect Historic Hotel
391 Mill Creek Drive, Prospect
541-560-3664
www.prospecthotel.com

Rogue Regency Inn Grill
2300 Biddle Road, Medford
541-770-1234
www.rogueregency.com

Smithfields Restaurant
36 S. Second Street, Ashland
541-488-9948
www.smithfieldsashland.com

The Steamboat Inn
42705 N. Umpqua Highway, Idleyld Park
541-498-2230
www.thesteamboatinn.com

Columbia Gorge/Mount Hood
Celilo Restaurant
16 Oak Street, Hood River
541-386-5710
www.celilorestaurant.com

Riverside
1108 East Marina Way, Hood River
541-386-4410
www.riversidehoodriver.com

Simon’s at The Columbia Gorge Hotel
4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River
541-387-5428
www.columbiagorgehotel.com

Solstice Wood Fire Café
501 Portway Avenue, Hood River
541-436-0800
www.solsticewoodfirecafe.com

Timberline Lodge
27500 E. Timberline Road, Timberline Lodge
800-547-1406
www.timberlinelodge.com

Oregon Coast

The Bay House
5911 S.W. Highway 101, Lincoln City
541-996-3222
www.thebayhouse.org

Bridgewater Bistro
20 Basin Street, Astoria
503-325-6777
www.bridgewaterbistro.com

The Gallery / Bandon Dunes
57744 Round Lake Drive, Bandon
541-347-4380
www.bandondunesgolf.com

Redfish
517 Jefferson Street, Port Orford
541-366-2200
www.wix.com/redfishportorford

Restaurant Beck
2345 U.S. 101, Depoe Bay
541-765-3220
www.restaurantbeck.com

Stephanie Inn Dining Room
2740 S. Pacific Street, Cannon Beach
800-633-3466
www.stephanie-inn.com

Tidal Raves Seafood Grill
279 U.S. 101, Depoe Bay
541-765-2995
www.tidalraves.com

Central Oregon

900 Wall
900 N.W. Wall Street, Bend
541-323-6295
www.900wall.com

Ariana Restaurant
1304 N.W. Galveston Avenue, Bend
541-330-5539
www.arianarestaurantbend.com

Greg’s Grill
395 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend
541-382-2200
www.gregsgrill.com

Sunriver Resort
17600 Center Drive, Sunriver
800-801-8765
www.sunriver-resort.com

Zydeco Kitchen
919 N.W. Bond Street, Bend
541-312-2899
www.zydecokitchen.com

Washington

Canlis
2576 Aurora Avenue N., Seattle, WA
206-283-3313
www.canlis.com

The Herbfarm
14590 N.E. 145th Street, Woodinville, WA
425-485.5300
www.theherbfarm.com

RN74
1433 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA
206-456-7474
www.michaelmina.net

Terra Plata
1501 Melrose Avenue, Seattle, WA
206-325-1501
www.terraplata.com

The Whale Wins
3506 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA
206-632-9425
www.thewhalewins.com

The Willows Inn
2579 W. Shore Drive, Lummi Island, WA
360-758-2620
www.willows-inn.com

National

Artist Point
901 Timberline Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL
407-939-3463
www.disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining

Bern’s Steak House
1208 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL
813-251-2421
www.bernssteakhouse.com

Bilbo Baggins
208 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA
703-683-0300
www.bilbobaggins.net

Blood & Sand
1500 St. Charles Street, St. Louis, MO
314-241-7263
www.bloodandsandstl.com

The Boarding House
720 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL
312-280-0720
www.boardinghousechicago.com

Canoe
4199 Paces Ferry Road S.E., Atlanta, GA
770-432-2663
www.canoeatl.com

City Winery
1200 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
312-733-9463
www.citywinery.com/chicago

Delmonico Steakhouse
3355 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV
702-414-3737
www.emerilsrestaurants.com

The Dutch
131 Sullivan Street, New York, NY
212-677-6200
www.thedutchnyc.com

Eiffel Tower Restaurant
3655 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV
702-948-6937
www.eiffeltowerrestaurant.com

Farallon
450 Post Street, No. 4, San Francisco, CA
415-956-6969
www.farallonrestaurant.com

Galley & Garden
2220 Highland Avenue S., Birmingham, AL
205-939-5551
www.galleyandgarden.com

Gramercy Tavern
42 E. 20th Street, New York, NY
212-477-0777
www.gramercytavern.com

Grill 23
161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
617-542-2255
www.grill23.com

L’Espalier
774 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
617-262-3023
www.lespalier.com

Prospect Restaurant
300 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA
415-247-7770
www.prospectsf.com

Salt 88
3623 N. 129th Street, Omaha, NE
402-991-9088
www.salt88.com

Sonnenalp
20 Vail Road, Vail, CO
970-476-5656
www.sonnenalp.com

Twisted Cork Bistro
10730 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE
402-932-1300
www.twistedcorkbistro.com

International

Clarion Hotel Post Norda Bar & Grill
Göteborg, Sweden
www.nordabargrill.se

Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant
Göteborg, Sweden
www.dorsia.se/en

The Oregon Bar & Grill
Tokyo, Japan

Soyokaze
Tokyo, Japan

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the president and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for 15 years. He is a frequent wine judge along the West Coast and contributor to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the region's longest-running golf publication.

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