From Mercedes-Benz of Lynwood, Washington we hit the road at full speed, a little too giddy about the new car to stay in Washington. Our first stop from Seattle was wine country Oregon for one night and a half day.
Allison Inn & Spa, 2525 Allison Ln., Newberg, Oregon, 97132, 503.554.2525, theallison.com. Just 45-minutes from downtown Portland and featuring more than 200 surrounding wineries, The Allison Inn & Spa sprawls across 35-acres in the Willamette Valley wine region—of which, 32-acres is lush gardens and vineyards. Guestsuites feature mod furnishings with luxe-amenities that nod to the art of spa—a six-foot soaking tub, fireplace and private garden terrace.
The wood-fired Wagyu strip loin at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Jory, is melt-in-your-mouth divine. Also, if it’s on the menu the pan-seared Muscovy duck with sweet potato gratin, escarole, port-glazed cranberries and duck egg hollandaise is over the top heavenly. Jory, 2525 Allison Ln., Newberg, Oregon, 97132, 503.554.2526, theallison.com/dining.