written by Kerry Newberry
With eight luxurious suites set in a beautifully restored century-old building, the Tributary Hotel is an ideal place for wine country idyll. Located on a leafy street in downtown McMinnville, the recently opened destination hotel is surrounded by numerous boutiques and tasting rooms, a smattering of bakeries and the perfect small town bookstore.
One of wine country’s most charming hubs, McMinnville has long been a stop for a pinot pilgrimage—many of the state’s top wine estates are a short drive away and some have tasting rooms right in town. This polished addition to the scene brings a gastronomic edge to town.
The hotel suites are perched above the highly acclaimed Ōkta, an inventive restaurant led by Michelin-starred chef Matthew Lightner. Both spots share a similar ethos, focusing on exceptional hospitality and an enhanced sense of place, and intentionally debuted together.
Their shared vision is to illuminate the story of the Willamette Valley through imaginative food and wine experiences. Whether that’s a sixteen course dinner at Ōkta or setting guests up with bespoke visits to top Oregon wineries, a stay here promises élan and indulgence.
610 NE 3RD ST.
The eight elegant suites feel extravagantly expansive thanks to soaring ceilings and sky-high windows. A mix of contemporary and classic design pairs exposed brickwork with statement lighting. Each suite pays homage to an eminent river from the nearby Willamette to the high desert Owyhee. River names are etched across the fireplace along with elaborate river art in each room.
With each hotel reservation, the hospitality team will secure a dinner reservation for your party at Ōkta, the nine-table restaurant that’s been hailed one of the most poetic dining experiences in the Northwest.
One of the most exquisite breakfasts around, expect farm-inspired bites that include a mini-quiche or omelet along with just plucked seasonal vegetables and fruits. You’ll also enjoy pastries and bread from the wood-fired oven on Ōkta’s farm served with creamy sheep’s milk butter and crunchy Jacobsen’s Sea Salt.
Embrace the hotel’s vision of a “sanctuary of slow” from your room. Whether it’s reading fireside or creating a spa moment in the gleaming white oversized soaking tub. Enhance your stay with a sparkling wine tour or a hot air balloon ride—anything is possible with the immersive hospitality team at the hotel.