Oregon Wine Board lists restaurants supportive of Oregon wine

By on January 24, 2015
Nick's Italian Cafe in McMinnville, founded by Nick Peirano, continues to be one of the restaurants most supportive of Oregon wine.

Nick’s Italian Cafe in McMinnville, founded by Nick Peirano, continues to be one of the restaurants most supportive of Oregon wine. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine)

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Wine Board recently revealed the list of restaurants to receive its inaugural Oregon Wine A-List Award.

oregon-a-list-award-logo-2015“The Oregon Wine A-List Awards guide consumers to restaurants, both in-state and outside of Oregon, that promote and feature Oregon wines in concert with their menus and cuisines,” Ellen Brittan, Oregon Wine Board chairwoman, stated in a news release. “We’re very proud of each A-List Award winner’s commitment to Oregon wines.”

Each A-List restaurant also was a candidate for one of the seven Oregon Wine A-List Regional Star Award as the year’s most outstanding restaurant supporter within its area. One restaurant will be named the 2015 Oregon Wine A-List Restaurant of the Year.

The Regional Star Award winners and the Restaurant of the Year will be announced Feb. 24 at the Oregon Wine Industry Awards Dinner during the Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland. The Oregon Wine A-List Sommelier of the Year will also be announced at that time.

The dinner and awards presentation will be emceed by Kansas City author Doug Frost, who has earned both Master Sommelier and Master of Wine titles.

Nominated restaurants were evaluated by a committee of Oregon wine industry members. The criteria included the proportion of Oregon representation, range of varieties, geographic diversity and graphic prominence of Oregon wines as well as the restaurant’s commitment to events and promotions featuring Oregon wines.

The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent Oregon state agency managing marketing, research and education initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry. The OWB works on behalf of all Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state. Visit oregonwine.org.

Oregon Wine A-List Award Winners

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The historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore., is home to award-winning Simon’s Restaurant and the Great Northwest Wine Competition. (via flickr.com)

Portland metro
The Bent Brick
Davis Street Tavern
The Farm Café
Five Spice
Five 0 Three
The Heathman
Jake’s Crawfish
Paley’s Place
Park Kitchen
Portland City Grill
Salty’s on the Columbia (Vancouver)
Urban Farmer
Veritable Quandary

Willamette Valley
1910 Main Bistro (Forest Grove)
Bentley’s Grill (Salem)
Bistro Maison (McMinnville)
The Blue Goat (Amity)
Dundee Bistro (Dundee)
Joel Palmer House (Dayton)
JORY at the Allison (Newberg)
La Rambla (McMinnville)
Marché (Eugene)
Nick’s Italian Café (McMinnville)
Orupa (Salem)
Painted Lady (Newberg)
Recipe (Newberg)
Red Hills Provincial Dining (Dundee)
Silver Grill (Silverton)
Subterra (Newberg)
Sybaris (Albany)
Thistle (McMinnville)
Tina’s (Dundee)

Columbia Gorge
Celilo (Hood River)
Nora’s Table (Hood River)
Riverside (Hood River)
Simon’s at the Columbia Gorge Hotel (Hood River)
Timberline Lodge (Government Camp)

Coast and Central Oregon
Ariana (Bend)
The Bay House (Lincoln)
Bridgewater Bistro (Astoria)
The Gallery at Bandon Dunes (Bandon)
Greg’s Grill (Bend)
Kayo’s (Bend)
Redfish (Port Orford)
Restaurant Beck (Depoe Bay)
Stephanie Inn (Cannon Beach)
Sunriver (Bend)
Zydeco Kitchen (Bend)

Southern Oregon
Alchemy (Ashland)
Bella Union (Jacksonville)
Jacksonville Inn (Jacksonville)
Kaleidoscope Pizza (Medford)
Larks (Ashland)
Peerless (Ashland)
Pomodori Bistro (Medford)
Prospect Hotel (Prospect)
Rogue Regency Grill (Medford)
Steamboat Inn (Idleyld Park)

Artist Point (Orlando, Fla.)
Bern’s Steakhouse (Tampa, Fla.)
Bilbo Baggins (Alexandria, Va.)
The Herbfarm (Woodinville, Wash.)
Twisted Cork (Omaha, Neb.)

Oregon Bar & Grill (Tokyo, Japan)
Norda Bar & Grill (Göteborg, Sweden)

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 magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.

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