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Shop Small in Carlton Oregon

Shopping Small in Carlton Oregon adds up to Big Things.

Small businesses are at the core of every thriving neighborhood. That’s why, in the midst of the recession in 2010, American Express created Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses. Crippled by the pandemic crippled we’re counting on all of us to rebuild, promote, and sustain our resilient communities.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild asked our innkeepers to share what’s not to miss in their communities: restaurants, shops, parks, and we’d present a series of blog posts, extending a show of small business camaraderie and economic optimism.

Shop Small in Carlton Oregon

Guests at Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast are encouraged to visit downtown Carlton, a little over 3 miles from the inn. Let the shopping begin at one of the nearly two dozen tasting rooms in Carlton. Given the city population of around 2000 people, Carlton has the highest tasting room per capita community in the United States. Now that’s something to boast about considering there are over 500 wineries in the Willamette Valley

There’s more than Wines in Carlton

Bull Run Distillery Carlton Outpost. Bull Run is a Portland-based distillery crafting fine Oregon whiskey and other spirits. The downtown Carlton tasting room is Bull Run’s second location and the only distillery tasting room in Carlton! It’s located right next to the amazing French Bistro Cuvée.

Two restaurant ideas
The Horse Radish offers the ultimate wine country experience to visitors and locals alike with their famous sandwiches, made hot to order, alongside local wine, beer and cocktails. Dine at Cuvée for authentic french cuisine and a top-notch full course experience.

Gift Boutiques
For adorable gifts and fun things you’ll want to keep for yourself shop small at Rough Cut Soap Company or Barn Swallow Artists and Makers. a festive market in the barn with local artists, makers and repurposers of all sorts. Perfectly unique handcrafted gifts. The Milltown Mercantile handmade gifts and paintings  Milltown-Mercantile-Carlton – Visit Carlton

Milltown-Mercantile-Carlton retail store

Walking Tours
First settled by homesteaders in the 1840s, Carlton has a rich history of agriculture, logging, and, most recently, wine production. Download the Carlton Walking Tour to your phone and explore the history of Carlton.

We’d like to extend an invitation to reserve your room at Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast, visit Carlton and Shop Small on November 26, 2022, any day really, because shopping at a family-owned business such as an inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild or purchasing specialty items from your favorite, local business or store helps to promote more vibrant communities. We thank you in advance.

Yamhill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is a little known gem located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. The Inn is surrounded by vineyards, spectacular views and has two large guest rooms, each with private baths, a loft  and deck area, offering a relaxed country retreat. The Oregon Bounty breakfast features one of five varieties of vineyard grape juice and local produce.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.