• McMinnville Wine Walk

McMinnville Wine Walk

Eeks, I’ve almost made it! Just one more day of work, then I am off until the day after Labor Day! Yippee! I’ve got a celebratory dinner with Brice at one of my new favorite restaurants, Lechon, then I’m off to Utah for a hiking trip on Sunday before heading off to Europe for a month. Be sure to follow my adventures at @bakery_bingo.

If I were to be staying in Oregon for the full summer though, one of my top activities in this area is wine tasting. Enjoying the gorgeous views, beautiful weather and delicious wine is a delightful way to spend a summer day. I usually head out to the wineries in the Willamette Valley. Anne Amie and Domaine Drouhin being two of my go-to picks. I love seeing the vineyard and being out in the countryside.

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Thursday Tours: Picnic Outings

Well hello summer! Welcome back! I missed you. Seriously, what was with that rain? Isn’t is supposed to be nice post-July 4th? That was what I was always taught growing up in Oregon!

Now that the sunshine is returning, how about celebrating with a picnic in the park? My friends clearly know I love the picnicing, since a few years ago they got me this awesome picnic basket that is part cooler, part tote, complete with silverware and plate. How tricked out is this? It even has wine glasses and a corkscrew. Amazing.

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Restaurant Beck: Plan Your Trip to the Coast Now

2345 South Highway 101, Depoe Bay, ORRestaurantBeck.com • @RestaurantBeck

Hours: Daily at 5pm

Ok, I know, I promised this post literally months ago. It has now been quite some time since Brice and I had this incredible meal at Restaurant Beck. (Where did those months go?! How is it July?!) If you’re planning an outing to the Oregon coast this summer (or really anytime!), I 110% recommend making sure you make a stop here. I was extremely impressed.

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Petrale Sole with brown butter, buttermilk rhubarb and celery leaf

Restaurant Beck is set right off Hwy 101 in between Lincoln City and Newport, so it is somewhat a trek to get out there. And while the hotel it is in looks incredible, it is also pricey. The nearby sleepy town of Depoe Bay doesn’t have a lot going on otherwise. All that being said, getting dinner at Restaurant Beck requires a bit of planning.

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