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When you feel like some lighter fare, head to JORY Bar at The Allison Inn & Spa for its small-plate menu. Snack on boquerones, fresh anchovies marinated in vinegar; chicken liver pâté; salumi and cheese; and quickly-disappearing truffle-Parmesan frites. If you are seek a heartier entrée, try the wood-grilled pinot burger with Rogue Creamery blue cheese, charred onions, house-smoked bacon, aioli and hand-cut fries. The small-plate options are perfectly portioned for between-meal noshing, or as a way to leisurely start your visit to the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant. Of course, you also can find extensive wines by the glass, vino flights, local microbrews, designer cocktails and handcrafted distilled spirits. You can’t go wrong with a glass of pinot noir, a specialty of the Willamette Valley restaurant and the region.
To learn more about the area’s wines, come to JORY Bar on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a complimentary tasting with local winemakers, from boutique producers to the pinot pioneers. Visit the bar on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m. to toe-tap to live jazz performances.