There’s nothing quite like a good meal, especially when travelling. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, a sweet treat, or to sit down and enjoy a decadent culinary experience to remember for years to come, there’s a little something to suit everyone’s tastes in the Willamette Valley.
- Right downstairs from your flat, pop into The Bramble Tasting Room for delicious small plates to accompany a glass of their Silas label Pinot wines. Not in the mood for wine? They’ll also offer choices of beer and ale.
- A half block down Trade Street you’ll find a variety of espresso drinks and a mouth-watering menu of waffles at The Common Cup.
- Also a half block down Trade Street, try Tacos Burros for delicious. authentic, and economical tacos, burritos and tortas.
- Right next to Tacos Burros is Fred’s Bistro, offering “Comfort food done well.” It is a small place, so if you want to dine in for dinner we recommend that you make reservations. Alternatively, they have a great “take out” menu, so why not order something yummy to bring back to Amity Flats and enjoy it on the deck??
- At Blue Raeven Farmstand, about 1/2 mile south of Amity Flats on 99W, they believe the best pies start with the best local berries. Based on the taste of their freshly made pies, we’d have to say we agree, and people come from miles around just to pick up a pie from the Blue Raeven. (Our favorite is marionberry). Their jams, jellies, and syrup also make great souvenirs. They have a tempting menu of sandwiches and other casual food. Its another great place to get take out food to either bring back to Amity Flats or to take on a picnic.
- At The Brigittine Monastery and Confectionary, you’ll find award-winning artisan hand-swirled fudge and hand-rolled truffles. And yes, The Brigittine Monks make these delectable chocolates. Pick up a single truffle to go, or build a box of your favorites to take back to your flat.
- Some of the larger local wineries offer delicious food to pair with their world-class wines. Brooks Winery fires up its wood oven for pizza every Friday and their chef creates an ever-changing array of small plates to pair with wine, available every day. Failla Wines offers a seasonal menu of sandwiches, salads, and snacks to pair with their current release flight of wines during their weekend business hours (available to walk-ins or by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-5pm). Menus change weekly – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the current menu or call us at (503)391-5555.
- Touted as one of the best small towns for food, and less than 15 minutes from Amity, McMinnville has something to offer even the most discerning foodies. Browse a collection of their best restaurants at: https://visitmcminnville.com/dine/. Here are some of our favorites:
- For breakfast or lunch: The Crescent Cafe, The Valley Commissary, Sage (Sage serves lunch only. They bake their own bread daily for sandwiches and their homemade soups are fabulous. It is a bit hard to find – you need to enter through La Bella Casa on 3rd Street, then go up the stairs to the mezzanine)
- For freshly roasted, perfect coffee we recommend The Flag and Wire Coffee. And while you’re there, check out the delicious assortment of baked goods from O’Horizon Provisions, baked in a giant wood fired oven in Amity, just down the street from Amity Flats.
- For dinner: Pura Vida Cocina (Latin American), La Rambla (Spanish tapas), Nick’s Italian Café, Thistle
- For midday happiness: Serendipity Ice Cream
- And don’t forget, there’s a gas barbecue on the deck at Amity Flats and most of the flats have well equipped kitchens. If, like owner Barb, you enjoy creating your own culinary delights from fresh, local produce, you’ll be delighted by the options. You’ll find the tempting local ingredients you need at the Blue Raeven Farmstand, the McMinnville Farmer’s Market (open Thursdays 12-6 through the summer), the Farmer’s Market at the Grange (open year round, 10-2), and periodically at a quaint stand called Two Fox Farm, run by some dear friends of ours near the corner of 99W and Bethel Road. Roth’s grocery, in McMinnville, specializes in local produce, much of it organically grown, and they have a very good selection of meat and seafood.