Holiday Wandering in the Willamette Valley

Holiday Wandering in the Willamette Valley

The rambling country lanes surrounding the Inn bring you within reach of a number of talented artists, artisan food producers, and imaginative small businesses — all brimming with holiday gift ideas. So much more pleasant, and personal, than a day at the mall. To guide you in your pursuit, below you’ll find a collection of noteworthy retail destinations. Please check individual website links for holiday hours.

Just around the corner:

Briar Rose Creamery produces a decadent array of cow, goat, and sheep’s milk cheeses, as well as award-winning chocolate truffles. 

Ten minutes from the Inn:

Explore beautiful paper goods and local gifts at Pulp and Circumstance in downtown Newberg.

A stone’s throw away, Vintage and Heritage clothing fans can lose themselves among the racks at Velour.

Stop for lunch, brunch, or locally made provisions at Red Hills Market.

Immerse yourself in the quintessential Oregon vibe of Wolves and People Brewing, with its farmhouse tasting room, warm welcome and, of course, fine beer.

15 minutes from your room:

Red Ridge Farms — corner market warmth meets culinary genius at this gift shop and tasting room. Here you’ll find Durant olive oils, culinary lavender, flavored vinegars, and a selection of wine from their eponymous vineyards.

Trisaetum Winery and Art Gallery allows visitors to sip award-winning wines while considering the works of artist James Frey

Nearby Carlton is as sweet at pie, with a small downtown core of independently-owned stores. Browse a fine selection of fiber arts, woodworking, pottery, and more at Milltown Mercantile, including works from Barn Swallow Artists. Stock up on American Whiskey and other spirits at Bull Run Distillery. And creature comforts for your friend who adores bath products can be found at Rough Cut Soaps. Looking to build a case of wines you won’t find at Costco? Carlton Winemaker’s Studio brings a collective of 16 upstart wineries under one roof. 

A scenic, 20-minute drive:

McMinnville’s historic Granary District boasts a number of notable small businesses, including 

Flag & Wire Coffee, where you can tuck a few bags of freshly roasted, sustainably sourced beans into your rusack. Mac Market, a collaborative effort of local farms and food artisans, offers gems such as Alchemist’s Jam, a recipient of the Good Food Awards.

A few steps up this darling, small-town street you’ll find Vadnay Chocolate Company crafting bean-to-bar goodness and Velvet Monkey Tea offering liquid warmth.

Deck the Hills:

Dundee Hills Winegrowers host their annual Deck the Hills holiday celebration, with wineries and businesses dressed with lights and holiday decor to welcome you with holiday cheer. A holiday tasting event marks this season of celebration around our own AVA.

Image by Aubrie LeGault Photography