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About Ruddick/Wood

Ruddick/Wood is a casual restaurant and tavern serving locally focused, seasonal, new-American fare alongside craft beer, wine and cocktails in a renovated 1920s garage in downtown Newberg, Oregon. Ruddick/Wood has been built around the idea of country kitchens, roadhouses, saloons and way-points; and reflects our love of local food and drink, as well as our desire to create a place that is part of the community fabric.

720 E. First St
Newberg, OR 97132
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, American, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch
Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Tavern
Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
S. Edwards Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 487-6133

Website:
http://ruddickwood.com/

Catering:
Both on and off-site catering is available. Please email info@ruddickwood.com and we would be happy to discuss how we can help provide quality food for your event.

Executive Chef:
Paul Losch

Private Party Facilities:
We can take small groups of up to 10 in our private dining room. Larger groups can reserve tables in the dining room or buy out either the dining room or tavern for a private evening.

Private Party Contact:
Kyle Lattimer: (503) 487-6133

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are available to provide food or drink for conferences, food & wine events, or other special events. Please email info@ruddickwood.com with your inquiries

Ruddick/Wood Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

4.2

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (12)
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Local Ingredients (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Disappointing meal on a Saturday night. Decided to stop in after a day touring wine country. Had reservations and got a booth right away. Then waited for a long time for someone to come by and get our order. Once we ordered, I was actually able to drive back to Dundee to pick up a hat I had left at Argyle and then get back before the appetizer was served. Waited another long time for our meal - which was cold when it arrived. It was obvious it had been sitting under the heat lamp for awhile. Thought about sending it back but I didn't want to wait another 1/2 hour. I ordered the lamb and my wife the chicken. Both would probably be good at a serving temp - but mine was so cool, it felt like I was having leftovers out of the fridge. We noticed several tables nearby that were waiting just as long (or longer) - so it wasn't just us. We could have complained but by the time the food arrived, we just wanted to eat and get out of there.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I like R/W very much, but maybe it was due to our group size this time? The service was very slow, and several of the dishes were prepared incorrectly. We ran out of time and couldn't address the errors, which is always unfortunate because then the restaurant doesn't know that they need to fix things. But I've been before and haven't had problems, so maybe it was due to there being 8 of us.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was excellent but the service was spotty. Our waiter didn't know he had our table to serve and didn't know the ingredients of one special and at least one menu item. He was apologetic but still didn't pick up his game. I'd give it another try. It could just be a new waiter or one-time glitch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful, but the only thing both my husband and I loved was our fries. The rest of the food wasn’t worth the price... we will not be back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Comfortable, cozy environment. Great farm to table menu!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was quite possibly the worst experience I have had. The waitress forgot to put our order in which was fine but 30 mins later still no food. It was a little over 1.5 hours until the food was finally ready and we had to get it to go. We both ordered fish which usually doesn’t take super long. When we did get home to eat, it was still warm but wasn’t even that great. I liked the bread, but I can buy that myself. They comped our drinks but does hat make up for the experience? Not really.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was decent and the staff was very good. They were especially very good at apologizing. Took 30 minutes to get seated and then a glass of wine. 6 diners, 3 apps come out then it was 15 minutes for the next 3, said they were "out of bowls". We're also out of good wine glasses.

Talked to others and apparently this is common. Food wasn't good enough to overcome the sloppy management and bare, uninvited guest space.

Tags: Spicy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Really great local restaurant in Newberg perfect for dinner after enjoying wine tasting in the valley. Everything is farm to table, meat is butcher in restaurant so everything is fresh and different cuts daily. Even the meats on the charcuterie boards are butcher there. Love the atmosphere and staff was amazing. Dishes are creative. Highly recommend for dinner with friends or a date night

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The wait staff was slow, forgetful, neglectful and the food was not the quality we expected for the cost. Waited 20 minutes for our beverages & another hour for dinner and I didn't get what I ordered... It was a dissapointing experience that we will not repeat.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We loved everything...and between the four of us, we had almost everything on the menu! Service was perfect, beverage lists are well-rounded, and ambiance is nice without being pretentious.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We enjoyed the restaraunt. However the meal was over priced and very salty. I could not eat the greens with the lamb because they tasted like they were soaked in salt. The cocktails were tasty.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service was slow but it Was very busy and food was worth the wait. Best French fries I have ever had.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 17, 2017

They would have rated higher but they seemed a little disorganized when we were there. They did have a number of larger tables so maybe that was the reason.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We have dined here at least 5 times. This time the service and the food were not up to the standards from previous visits. I made a reservation for 8 and were promptly seated. Our waitress stood at the very end of the table and I could barely hear her. When she did go to take our orders I was literally yelling across the table to try and ask her about the specials. When the food arrived it came out at 4 different times. We were trying to wait for everyone else at our table to get their food before we ate but when we tasted our food it was warm so we went ahead and started to eat with out our friends getting their food. The waitress was not very warn in nature and at the very end of the evening when we went to pay she asked if there was a problem with our checks but what she forgot was that we had our money out on the table and were just waiting for her to pick them up. IF we come back we will probably just go sit in the bar.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I had the braised beef cavatelli and it was outstanding! The vibe was fun, the decor is just as creative as the cuisine. The coffee was even good. We will come back next time we are in newberg!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our server was exceptional. Food options are diverse and cool. Presentation of dishes was excellent. I highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food was absolutely fantastic. Our waitress was a little surly and not terribly attentive, especially for a weekday afternoon business lunch.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We booked a table at RW based on proximity and other reviews and stumbled into a great dining experience. The service was top notch. Friendly informed staff. The food was prepared well and the menu had great variety.
We would definitely recommend a friend and will be back ourselves.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Had a great dinner at Ruddick/Wood while on a 4 day wine tasting vacation.
Located in a brick building on the main drag of Newberg. Nice rustic wood interiors w/ a very relaxed and laid back vibe, can dress very casual. There is a second dining room in the back, with a slightly different menu, but much noisier, and some outside seats next to the parking lot. Recommend the front dining room.

We shared a roasted beet salad, an Heirloom tomato salad w/ roasted peaches, and split a New York steak, with some locally brewed beers. Finished everything on the plates, as it was all fabulous.

Excellent food, good service, good pricing, well worth a visit and we would definitely go back.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I had high hopes for ruddick wood. I dined for lunch with a friend. Our table was sticky and our paper napkins were rumpled like they had been used before. I eat paleo style and found very little on the menu paleo friendly. I opted for the steak sandwich. I was expecting ciabatta bun but got slices of French bread. It was not substantial enough for the steak. With each bite I had to pull, tug, tear and I still couldn't get a bite off. Th steak was not good and much too hard to eat in the form of a sandwich. My friend had the pizza on pita. The pizza would have been much better in a thin pizza crust whole like all the other restaurants offer. Btw, when I ordered my steak sandwich the server asked me if I wanted salad or fries and so I ordered a salad. When we got the bill The salad was three dollars extra. That was NOT cool! She should have told me that before I ordered five pieces of lettuce leaves. We were both very disappointed.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This was my first visit to this restaurant and I look forward to going back. The food was deliciously prepared and beautifully presented. This is the type of restaurant where everything is made from scratch. Be prepared to have a leisurely dining experience of 1 1/2 to 2 hours. All of the wait staff are very friendly and know the menu. The chef, Paul Losch, and his staff create some wonderful seasonal salads and other additions as well as the food on the regular menu.
I recommend this restaurant highly.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

When was the last time you ate 'braised sunflowers'? Well, we ordered this unique sounding dish and were delighted with the delicate flavor of the petite sunflower heads that were perfectly seasoned and braised. The board specials as well as the printed menu at R/W reflect seasonal dishes that are both creative and/or traditional and absolutely delicious! The waitstaff are knowledgeable and extremely accommodating which makes dining here even more memorable.

Tags: Organic, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Late-night Find, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We were treated like welcome guests and not rushed despite the crazy eclipse weekend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, People Watching
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Fantastic food. Great staff. Interesting casual atmosphere.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service was friendly and professional. Cocktails well crafted - the bartenders choice was tailored to our taste and spot on. Had the hush puppies, fig salad, amaranth crepes, and padrones.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Wonderful food and service. The atmosphere was rustic and very charming. Overall an excellent experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was not good. Flavors were strangely paired together and odd overall. The lamb hash dish was nothing close to a hash. Thick slabs lamb undercooked with vegetables on the side. The egg, sausage and biscuit sandwich was inedible. Crumbly biscuit that was overly sweet with a burnt egg and undercooked sausage patty. The beignets were undercooked on the inside (very gooey dough) but the outside was burnt. Really wanted to like the restaurant for brunch but will not be returning.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great creative food, great flavors. The summer menu has interesting veg forward dishes. Great for sharing food with a party! Keep it up!

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 (London)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The lamb entree was so tough I could not eat it. We waited over an hour for the meal to come. Very disappointing after reading about Ruddick in Food and Wine magazine . Would never go back

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The services was generally lacking. The waitress was not able to describe dishes when asked. The menu would best be highlighted as what did we forage that day or pick from the flower garden and try to convince you it is something you should eat. Farm to table is one thing but this was beyond farm to table and there was not a lot of choice. We were disappointed.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Service from primary wait staff was poor - not very attentive. Secondary wait staff - Emily - made up for it and in hindsight I should have tipped her.
Ambience was great. Great venue for groups.
My group liked the food overall although "nothing to write home about"
I had lamb and whilst presentation was excellent, it was dry and over cooked.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food options at this hotel was very limited. Service was only so so.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Good foodie prep food in Oregon college town. Lamb roast and pork chops superbly cooked and other fare tasty. Modest corkage. Bar and tavern connected for brews and spirits. Nice convenient location.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. It was a very unique and special restaurant. It was fun to try some unique Foods. Was fun for a date night

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 26, 2017

FOOD WAS INSPIRED. DRINKS WERE VERY GOOD - THE BARTENDER WAS UP TO THE CHALLENGE. WE HAD BEEN TOLD THIS WAS CASUAL (YES) AND FOODIE APPROPRIATE & WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED. FUN ATMOSPHERE; GREAT SERVICE

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

In town for a wedding with a large group.
Sat in the Large party room with was cozy and offered board games that we enjoyed. Food was good and well priced. Staff was warm and gracious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had hesitated going to Ruddick-Wood for dinner, as we had been to the tavern side a few times and were somewhat disappointed with the menu and beer selection (a lot of German beer in an area known for local craft brewing???). However, the restaurant was excellent. My son-in-law and I had the cavatelli special which was rich and wonderful. My husband and daughter had pork chops, done to perfection (not overdone!). The only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars was the service. Our server seemed a bit distracted and rushed. It was busy, but a great server will still make it seem as though you are the center of his/her attention while at your table.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We went here for "good food, casual atmosphere." The food was good, but not outstanding. There seems to be a mix of tavern atmosphere and attempt at haute cuisine. We had lamb and the pork chop. Both were adequate, but not "knock your socks off" in flavor or preparation.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Upon arriving the Resturant AC was broken. 86 degrees inside! They should have called to notify customers. WY to hot inside we left!

They also have a smaller outdoor area for burgers. This was fantastic. They try to keep this separate. Upon seeing it we ate there and the burgers were great.

Tags: Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Was 100 degrees outside and about 125 in the dining room. They had no air and it was way too hot to stay. We made other arrangements.

Tags: Special Occasion
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