Given the proximity of Portland , most folks do the wine country as a day trip. Should you care to extend your stay, there are plenty of bed-and-breakfasts and a smattering of hotels, including a luxurious resort, to accommodate you.
McMenamins’ Hotel Oregon (310 NE Evans St., McMinnville, 800/472-8427, www.mcmenamins.com , $60 and up) has the spirit of fun, good food and drink, and art of the other outposts of the Brothers McMenamin empire . An outdoor rooftop bar, comfy (but not exactly posh) guest rooms (some with private bath, some with shared bath down the hall), and a sumptuous included breakfast make this a winner. For good dollar value, ask about wine-country packages that include a tour of vineyards and meals along with bed and board.
A standard hotel that’s a good bet if you’re traveling with a dog is the Comfort Inn (2520 SE Stratus Ave., McMinnville, 503/472-1700, www.choicehotels.com , $114 and up).
A considerably more posh place to stay outside McMinnville  is the Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn (10660 SW Youngberg Hill Rd., McMinnville, 503/472-2727 or 888/657-8668, www.youngberghill.com , $180 and up), located on a 20-year-old organic vineyard with excellent views of the grapes and the Coast Range, Mount Jefferson , Mount Hood , or the Willamette Valley  from the rooms or from the covered decks that surround the inn.
In downtown Carlton , it’s a short walk from the Carlton Inn (648 W. Main St., 503/852-7506, www.thecarltoninn.com , $125 and up) to tasting rooms and restaurants. There’s a touch of Scandinavian cheery color at this friendly B&B. Three of the four guest rooms share a bath; one has a private bath.
Just east of Carlton, the Lobenhaus B&B (6975 NE Abbey Rd., Carlton, 503/864-9173 or 888/339-3375, www.lobenhaus.com , $160 and up) is a tri-level lodge on 27 acres with comfortable accommodations and a peaceful atmosphere. Each guest room has a private bath and a deck overlooking a spring-fed pond. Guests can take advantage of two common living rooms, each with a TV and a fireplace.
Nearby, the Abbey Road Farm B&B (10501 NE Abbey Rd., Carlton, 503/852-6278, www.abbeyroadfarm.com , $210) has elegant rooms located in (no joke) converted grain silos. This upscale B&B is very nicely appointed; the 82-acre Abbey Road Farm has cherry orchards, goats, llamas, donkeys, and gardens; guests can ask about helping out with farm chores.
Just up the road from Sokol Blosser, Wine Country Farm Cellars (6855 Breyman Orchards Rd., Dayton, 503/864-3446 or 800/261-3446, www.winecountryfarm.com , $150 and up) combines wine growing with bed-and-breakfast accommodations. Watch the pinot noir grow, take a hike, get a massage, or take a trail ride on the resident horses. Guest rooms all have private baths and Wi-Fi.
Although it’s right on busy U.S. 99 in Dundee , the 20-room Inn at Red Hills (1410 N. Hwy. 99W, 503/538-7666, www.innatredhills.com , $195 and up), a newer boutique hotel, is a gracious and relaxing place to stay, with a good restaurant downstairs and other excellent dining choices right in town.
The wine country’s newest and most opulent place to stay is also its only full-on resort, the Allison Inn (2525 Allison Lane, Newberg , 503/554-2525 or 877/294-2525, www.theallison.com , $295 and up). Each spacious guest room has a gas fireplace, a soaking tub, a large flat-screen TV, bay window seats, a private terrace or balcony, and just-so furnishings and art. Guests have access to a spa and fitness center with an indoor pool and some rather high-end fitness equipment.
At the other end of the spectrum, the Flying M Ranch (23029 NW Flying M Rd., Yamhill, 503/662-3222, www.flying-m-ranch.com , $17 camping, $25 cabin) is more “Western” than wine-snob. Here you can stay in a tiny rustic camping cabin or in your own tent or RV. Sites are nestled in the woods, many with decks overlooking the Yamhill River. Explore the area either on foot or on horseback; the ranch’s horses head out on the trails several times a day.