A Garden-to-Table Willamette Valley Restaurant
Oregon Wine Country Cuisine at JORY Restaurant
JORY is the signature restaurant at The Allison Inn & Spa in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. Our creative fine dining menus accentuate the native flavors of the Willamette Valley with a strong influence on seasonal, farm-to-table agriculture. Our affinity for wine pairings help us craft exquisite, well-rounded dining experiences. Embracing thoughtful, educated service, our highly trained staff graciously offers to customize your wine pairing to complement cuisine selections. In-room menus, private dining, and catered affairs are created under the professional direction of our team for an authentic culinary adventure.
JORY is named after the rich, fertile soil in the Willamette Valley, which is optimal for growing pinot noir grapes. Our dedication to local food traditions and our respect for our region's wine culture makes JORY one of the finest restaurants in the Willamette Valley. JORY focuses on the garden-to-table movement, which emphasizes bringing locally grown ingredients to local restaurants, keeping dishes fresh while supporting nearby agriculture.
Executive Chef - Sunny Jin
Graduating at the top of his class from Portland’s Western Culinary Institute where he received the Grand Toque Award, Chef Sunny Jin went on to complete his externship at Napa Valley’s famed French Laundry, working for three years under renowned chefs Thomas Keller and Corey Lee. In this capacity, Jin created and executed new menus every day at the highest level of quality. Following his experience, Jin took the opportunity to work at the top rated restaurant in the southern hemisphere, Sydney, Australia’s Tetsuya’s, working alongside eponymous chef owner Tetsuya Wakuda. His experience was heightened by side visits throughout Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and Thailand, where he was able to experience explosive and diverse cuisines.
His return to the U.S. was marked by the rare assignment of preparing for a season at El Bulli, the world’s top rated restaurant, located in Catalonia (Spain). He worked at El Bulli for the 2009 season under Ferran Adria and Oriol Castro and, thereafter, traveled throughout Europe to explore the culinary cultures of France, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.
Upon his return to the U.S., Jin remembered with fondness his formative school experiences and recognized the emergence of Oregon as one of the country’s pre-eminent food and wine destinations. “Oregon’s commitment to seasonality and local produce most resembles European culinary communities,” notes Jin. His search for a position amongst this emerging scene led him to JORY at The Allison Inn & Spa which has been among the state’s best reviewed new restaurants since its opening. “I wish to be a part of the continued growth of this extraordinary area and have always felt proud to call Oregon home,” notes Jin. Taste his innovations by experiencing Oregon garden-to-table dining at its best.
To learn more about how we utilize ingredients from the garden directly to the table at our acclaimed Oregon restaurant, read our blog.