Top Wineries & Restaurants in the Willamette Valley
Close To our B&B in Monmouth, OR
Wineries & Wine Tours
Monmouth is surrounded by some of the best wineries in the state. It is easy to make MaMere’s Guest House your home base as you explore nearby wineries or even venture out and enjoy a scenic drive while you sip wine further north, south, east and west. We have some of our favorites within 20 minutes of the B&B that we are happy to recommend. See list below, in alphabetical order. Make sure you call ahead, as many are currently requiring reservations.
Interested in going on a wine tour and letting someone else do all the work, while you get to have all the fun? We highly recommend joining Crush Wine Bar & Tours for one of their joinable Willamette Valley Wine tour or setting up a private tour. Their joinable tours include 3 winery stops and 1 food/treat stop along the way. John, Crush owner, is knowledgeable, fun and will set up all the tastings ahead of time so you are guaranteed a tasting. To book a seat, reserve directly through the Crush Wine Bar & Tours website. They can even pick you up at MaMere’s!
Beer and Cider
Prefer beer? Have no fear! We have some spots for you to check out too. Rogue Brewery grows their hops right outside of Independence, our neighbor to the east. Take a beautiful drive to their hop farms, grab a pint at their tasting room, wander the hop fields, and play some yard games. Make sure and grab dinner while you are there and don’t miss out on meeting Shakespeare the resident pig! Depending on the time of year, you can even make a beer break here from their river access point as you’re floating the Willamette river (river access is currently closed due to Covid-19).
Gilgamesh Brewing also serves up pizza and pints and is only a 5-minute drive from the B&B.
Cider more your style? Then Salt Creek Cider is where you want to head. Bring a picnic and play on the grounds or schedule your visit when a yummy food truck is on site.
Many of these locations also have music and other fun events year around.
Because MaMere’s Guest House is located in the heart of downtown Monmouth, we are within easy walking distance to several great restaurants! We have a very varied selection including cuisines from around the world and a diverse food truck pod.
Here are a few of our favorites you can reach on foot easily:
- Craft Bar West (best cocktails)
- Crush Wine Bar (best ambience)
- Koyotes (best tacos)
- Momiji Sushi Bar (best sushi)
- Rick’s Coffee House (best sandwiches)
- Rookies Sports Bar (best burgers)
- Sav’s Thai Kitchen (award winning food truck)
- The Slippery (best coffee)
- Yang’s Teriyaki (best teriyaki)
- Yeasty Beasty (best pizza)