Recent Press and Accolades
James Beard Foundation
The Painted Lady was a semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Service in 2018 and a semifinalist for Outstanding Service in 2017. Chef Allen Routt was a semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Best Chefs in America in 2016.
AAA Travel Guide
The Painted Lady has received AAA Four Diamond designation every year since 2011.
“In a restored Victorian house, this culinary treasure is located in a quiet neighborhood just steps from downtown. Five and seven-course prix fixe meals offer a taste of the local region and its fresh meats, seafood, organic vegetables and award-winning wines. The refined dining room is a welcome respite after a day of touring. Sit down with friends or that special someone and let the hours slip away. “
Recipient of four stars since 2013. “A Pacific Northwest gem, The Painted Lady Restaurant is located in the heart of Oregon pinot noir country, where chef Allen Routt revels in the bounty from local farmers and fisherman, foragers and farmstead cheese makers. The restaurant is exquisitely run by the husband-and-wife team of chef Routt and Jessica Bagley. […] The Painted Lady pairs the charms of a small-town setting with world-class cuisine.”
The Painted Lady is a winner of Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence since 2013.
The Painted Lady was named one of the top 10 restaurants in the Portland area, as well as one of the most romantic restaurants and best wine lists in the Portland area.
“A lavishly painted Victorian home, this ‘Lady’ resides on a quiet lane just off Newberg's main street. With elaborate décor, it’s most definitely a special occasion restaurant, perfect for a romantic wine country weekend. In the dining room, chef Allen Routt offers a multi-course tasting menu (seven or nine courses) to highlight the Willamette Valley's natural bounty.”
The Painted Lady was named one of the 20 top-rated restaurants across America and featured as a top restaurant for service and for having some of the best décor in the Portland area.
“Superb fine dining awaits foodies and oenophiles at this wine-country true gem in Newberg, where inspired Pacific NW Tasting menus and optional vino pairings can create an unparalleled experience; first-rate service and a romantic Victorian setting further justify the trek.”
1859 Oregon’s Magazine
“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.”
Northwest Travel & Life
“With Routt in the kitchen, Bagley choreographs each night’s dinner service, and if it’s old-world opulence you’re looking for, you’ll find a level of refinement rare anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.”
The Painted Lady was named one of the 45 best restaurants in America.
“Chef Routt stays true to Portland's love of local with his take on dishes that, inspired by the Pacific Northwest, flaunt the upscale presentation true to his classical training.”
The Painted Lady is a member of the Distinguished Restaurants of North America.
Named one of the 100 most romantic restaurants in America.
The Painted Lady was highlighted as one of the Willamette Valley’s best restaurants.
“The Painted Lady may serve the most refined dining experience in the entire valley. Set inside of a turn-of-the-century Victorian home, it features serves Oregonian haute cuisine by chef Allen Routt, with dishes like Pork Two Ways: Roasted Tenderloin and Braised Cheek, served with delicata squash, braised radish, and sage gel. Settle into the tasting menu for deliciously surprising dishes centered on technique, whether French or Japanese, and spot-on wine pairings. “