Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Red Hills Market

I stole my friend Jaynie out on Saturday for a date. We drove all the way out of Newberg, to the next town over (2 miles). Excluding cousin visits, leaving Newberg happens for me about once a month, so it was a big deal.

We went to Red Hills Market, which is everything you love about Oregon stereotypes: local food and wine, wood and natural light everywhere, homegrown-herbs flavoring everything.

And it's super cute. Basically the entire restaurant belongs on Pinterest:

(Wine and decorative birds! How Portland.)    

Our appetizer. I was so happy that our roasted hazelnuts came with a little pine tree in them. (Also known as rosemary, but hey.)

I love this girl. We sat and talked for a long time... it was so good for my heart.

Yay for dates, and cute quirky pretty decorative accents, and friendship.

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