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The fine dining restaurant will feature a different course each Wednesday through the end of March

For the fourth time, the Painted Lady Restaurant in Newberg will host an "experimental dinner series" beginning Dec. 5.SUMBITTED PHOTO - The experimental dinner series focuses on regional foods and ingredients. This year, while diners can expect to see ingredients from the Northwest, they can also anticipate a more global feel at times.

The series, which runs every Wednesday through the end of March, gives diners an opportunity to see the creative side of Chef Allen Routt. Before the four-star, four-diamond restaurant launched the series, they would close on Wednesdays during the winter months to allow Routt and his team to experiment with new menus. Routt eventually decided to invite guests to sample a tasting menu.

"The series is a collaborative effort among our back-of-house team," Routt said in a press release. "We work together to brainstorm ideas and create the menu for each evening, sometimes improvising dishes during service. Our goal is to challenge ourselves and expand our knowledge of food and wine, experimenting with new cuisines and techniques."SUBMITTED PHOTO - Painted Lady chef Allen Routt will continue his experimental dinner series through March.

The experimental dinner series focuses on regional foods and ingredients. This year, while diners can expect to see ingredients from the Northwest, they can also anticipate a more global feel at times. Examples include dishes inspired by Newberg's sister city, Asago Japan on March 13, and medicinal foods the following week. There will be a local Native American cuisine evening on Feb. 27, an evening with cured food on March 27, and cooking with a whole cooked lamb on Dec. 12.

Each dinner is five to seven courses, and costs $55 per person. Dinner is served at the restaurant on 201 S. College St., a restored Victorian home, from 5 to 10 p.m. each Wednesday, and reservations can be made on the restaurant's website at www.thepaintedladyrestaurant.com/reservations. Wine pairings are available at an additional $55 per person.

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County discontinuing paper versions of personal and real property returns

The Yamhill County Department of Revenue is discontinuing the paper version of its personal property and real property returns, as the office is developing an online system. Business members will no long receive paper versions of these in the mail and should instead get forms from the Department of Revenue or Yamhill County websites. There will be limited numbers of hard copies at various city locations as well.

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