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Oregon Roadtrip: The Balch Hotel and Maryhill Museum of Art

The Balch Hotel, Durfur, Oregon

Balch Hotel
40 S. Heimrich Street
Dufur, Oregon 97021

In late October we found ourselves in Dufur, Oregon for the monthly Supper Club at the Historic Balch Hotel. This wasn’t unexpected or anything – I had planned it and we’d even been to a couple of these dinners before, but it had been a few years since we had gone back. I’m not sure why, as I am totally in love with this hotel and all of our Supper Club experiences have been very, very tasty. I think we just forgot about it. Or we were just lazy. Or maybe a bit of both?

We even got to stay in my favorite room (number 9 – it has brown walls). And the weather when we went was just perfect! A crisp chill in the air, blue skies, brightly colored leaves, and lots of sun. Dinner was cassoulet, which was delicious and even inspired me to attempt my own version of cassoulet at home a couple of weeks ago (it was quite good).

The full, three course dinner at this event was prepared by Jamie Snell of The Lamb’s Table catering in Portland.

I. Watercress, butterleaf . . . → Read More: Oregon Roadtrip: The Balch Hotel and Maryhill Museum of Art

Balch Hotel Supper Club

Balch Hotel

Balch Hotel
40 S. Heimrich Street
Dufur, Oregon 97021

Awhile ago, I was looking for a place to stay overnight, not too far from Maryhill Museum (neat art museum, by the way!) In the course of my lodging research, I came across the Balch Hotel and was very interested, but then I couldn’t figure out where we would find any place nearby to eat dinner that night if we stayed there (it’s a very small town, about 30 minutes south of The Dalles.)

At the time, I just bookmarked the site and continued looking. But oh, hey, I came across the bookmark not too long ago and saw that they had something called “Supper Club.” Hmmm, I thought, “I like supper.” I was intrigued.

With a little more poking around, I discovered that they do this Supper Club event usually once a month and that one was coming up. Here’s how it works — they have a catered dinner with two seatings and a local winery comes to the event and does a tasting. You can then taste some wines and buy a bottle to go with your supper. Great idea! Plus, lately I will use any excuse to drive . . . → Read More: Balch Hotel Supper Club