Categories: Food+Drink

The Painted Lady

written by Julie Lee


POP THE CORK—it’s noisemaker-worthy when a restaurant hits the tenth anniversary, as The Painted Lady in Newberg did this year. Owners Jessica Bagley and Allen Routt met in Miami, though Bagley is a native Oregonian. A cross-country trip resulted in them “falling in love with the wine country experience: sophisticated food and wine, in a country setting, near agriculture and the source of the product being used,” according to Bagley.

When their original goal of opening a restaurant in Napa Valley proved financially unfeasible, they considered Oregon and faith became fate when they found the perfect property that is now The Painted Lady. Behind the white picket fence sits a quaint Victorian house, carefully restored. Inside, whimsical dishes are whipped together using locally purveyed organic ingredients from nearby farms. To succeed in the restaurant business requires a medley of vision, heart and dogged determination. Routt and Bagley possess all the necessary ingredients. Following the rules of the painted lady colorist movement that started in San Francisco and which has now spread throughout the United States, they painted the restaurant in three or more contrasting colors, highlighting the building’s natural decorative flourishes. They apply a similar philosophy to each dish, elegantly balancing contrasting flavors that excite the palate with notes of the food’s natural piquancy.

201 S. COLLEGE STREET, NEWBERG thepaintedladyrestaurant.com

Share
Published by
admin

Recent Posts

Spring Whiskey Events Around Oregon

MARCH 25 Distillery Startup Workshop Mon, Mar 25 – Fri, Mar 29 Corvallis Corvallis, OR MARCH 28 The Eastburn’s Whiskey…

1 month ago

Women and Whiskey at Freeland Spirits

Freeland Spirits sets out to do distilling differently written by Sheila Miller Freeland Spirits started with a Texas grandma, a…

1 month ago

Gravel Riding Calendar 2019

WASHINGTON Cascadia Super Gravel (Olympia) — March 30 www.racecascadia.com Vicious Cycle's Gran Fondo Series wwwrideciciouscycle.com Ephrata — March 17 Goldendale…

1 month ago

Gravel Ride the PNW

Get off the pavement and into backcountry on gravel roads across the Pacific Northwest by Kevin Max I climbed the…

1 month ago

Northwest Destination: Spokane Rising

Spokane is the right jumping-off point for outdoor adventure and sophisticated city life written by Cara Strickland If you’re looking…

1 month ago

Trip Planner: Redmond

Central Oregon’s oft-overlooked city is getting cool before our eyes written by Sheila Miller Not so long ago, downtown Redmond…

1 month ago