The Barberry


We find ourselves taking the short drive out of Portland to McMinnville a few times each month for a bite to eat and of course to try out a few new tasting rooms in Oregons wine country. A recent visit found us at the Barberry Restaurant for an early dinner.

Strawberry salad with goat feta, hazelnuts and strawberry vinaigrette.

The restaurant focuses on locally sourced products from nearby farms. Yes, they grow more than just grapes in the Willamette valley!

Spring salmon, early girl heirloom tomatoes, house-made focaccia croutons, micro basil, red wine vinaigrette, baby fennel, fava bean tops.

The restaurant has a small garden on the back patio. The fava bean tops that garnished the salmon dish came from there! The salmon was cooked perfectly, medium rare, edging closer to the rare side which is how Terri-Lynn loves her salmon.

Cold smoked duck, beluga lentils, huckleberry sauce, baby carrots, micro clovers.

I love duck and I will almost certainly make that my choice whenever possible. I really enjoyed this interpretation. The cold smoked aspect was not too overpowering allowing the freshness of the meat to shine through.

Check out other menu items on their website here.

The restaurant is a rather large building with multiple rooms and patio space. Much of the interior has been made from reclaimed wood. Below is the film we produced for Sip & Stay where we went into the kitchen, so you can get a few recipe ideas from the three dishes mentioned above.

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About XPLORE FILM and Sip & Stay

The Art of Life

Tony and Terri-Lynn met in 1987 as teenagers. In 1991 they were married.  Tony has been a professional musician his entire life and spent the 90’s touring and releasing albums.  In 2001 the couple left the cities and moved to a small community on the Oregon coast. This is where they fell into television production and film making. In 2004 Makai Ohana Productions was founded and the couple produced advertising and creative content for hundreds of tourism related businesses and government entities in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Realizing the industry was evolving towards the internet they re-branded the business in 2012 to Xplore Film.  This company would now be an international business producing films world wide as well as an NGO in West Africa where the couple provides clean water boreholes, scholarships and even a prosthetic hand project.

In 2018 Tony and Terri-Lynn with their dog Bisque Kitt packed the belongings they could carry on their backs and flew to Spain. They bought a home and planned to spend equal time between the two countries running the business.  Then Covid hit and the world closed.  By 2020 they realized Spain, and specifically Torrevieja was now home.  They bought a sailboat and started to create a life on the Costa Blanca of music, film, events and community.


Music from Xplore Film

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