Allen Routt and Jessica Bagley know that the heart of the painted lady movement is the loving restoration of a home. Started in San Francisco and now spread across the United States, the painted lady colorist movement restores Victorian homes while fulfilling three requirements: paint in three or more contrasting colors, a balanced and felicitous blend of colors, and color that must bring out the building’s decorative ruffles and flourishes. The reinterpretation of classic, older houses with a new twist of color and vibrancy is exactly what Allen and Jessica wanted to do with the wonderful location of their restaurant and with their menu: classic dishes updated for a modern, refined palate.
Allen and Jessica have not only restored the Victorian home in which The Painted Lady Restaurant is housed, they’ve been inspired to commit the following rules for their cuisine: use contrasting and exciting ingredients, balance the dish in a felicitous way, and always highlight the food’s natural flourishes and flavors.
The Painted Lady Restaurant is a home for Newberg, where parties and celebrations take place, where familial warmth is shared. A dining destination opened out of love, it keeps the guidelines of America’s painted lady homes as a touchstone while Allen and Jessica continue to grow roots in Newberg, Oregon among the award-winning wineries, organic farmers, neighbors and friends.