Press for Storrs Smokehouse


Southern Living

“In Newberg, part of Oregon wine country, chef Allen Routt tips his hat to his Southern heritage with family recipes for winners like St. Louis-style pork ribs that may very well fool you into thinking you’re in STL. Try Oregon-made wine in the form of their wildly addictive Oregon Pinot Noir barbecue sauce, which you can drizzle all over the Gran'Daddy platter that gives you a taste of all of their meats.”

Oregon Wine Press

“In April 2014, owners of The Painted Lady, Allen Routt and Jessica Bagley, opened Storrs Smokehouse as a tribute to his Southern roots. The casual restaurant — in contrast to their four-star fine dining down the road — pays homage to its wine country locale in the barbecue sauce made with Oregon Pinot Noir. Authentic and delicious, Storrs is a smokin’ hot addition to downtown Newberg.”


Sip Northwest

Recipe for Chef Allen’s Oregon Pinot Noir Barbecue Sauce featured in an article of “Summer’s Best BBQ Recipes.”


Portland Monthly

“The words ‘wine country dining destination’ usually drum up images of cedar-shelved bottle cellars, high-dollar tasting menus, and classic dishes from truffle-laden risotto to duck confit. Well, here’s the needle scratch: Storrs Smokehouse, Newberg’s newest eatery, is a must-stop for soaking up your next wine country buzz—and there ain’t a single white tablecloth in the joint.”

The Oregonian

“Pitmaster Loal Stahlnecker fell in love with barbecue while living in San Antonio, and it shows in Storrs' best meat, the Texas-style brisket, which will impress barbecue nerds with its dark mahogany bark, vibrant pink smoke ring and nicely rendered fat cap. It tastes great too, all tender and moist with a deep, smoky flavor. […] T his should jump to the top of even casual barbecue fans must-visit list.”


“It might seem odd to travel out to Newberg for good barbecue, but Storrs, named for co-owner Allen Routt’s mother, is worth the trek. And while the brisket and pulled pork are clearly Texas style, other things like the Oregon Pinot Noir BBQ sauce speak to the locality of Storrs. Splitting The Gran’ Daddy -- with all the meat options plus sides -- between two people is unquestionably the ideal way to end a day of wine tasting in the valley.”