stop for Mexican mariscos in Woodburn is mandatory; our favorites are
Nuevo Aranda’s
(450 N 1st St.)
Mariscos El Zarandeado
(1032 N Pacific Highway)
Silver Grille
(206 E Main St.)
La Capitale
(508 State St.)
Crooked House Bistro
(1142 Edgewater St.)
(422 1st Ave. W)
Sada Sushi & Izakaya
(151 NW Monroe Ave.)
Del Alma
(136 SW Washington St.)
(603 NW 2nd St.)
Gathering Together Farm
(25159 Grange Hall Road)
(291 E 5th Ave.)
(296 E 5th Ave.)
Osteria Sfizio
(105 Oakway Center)
Rabbit Bistro and Bar (2864 Willamette St., No. 300)
(228 NE Evans St.)
Oak & Ivy
(326 NE Davis St.)
Farm to Fork
(1410 N Highway 99W)
(760 Highway 99W)
Painted Lady
(201 S College St.)
Horse Radish
(211 W Main St.)
Drina Daisy
(915 Commercial St.)
serves authentic Bosnian fare heavy on phyllo and lamb.
The Bowpicker
(17th and Duane streets)
, a retired fishing boat refitted with a deep-fryer, has the coast’s best tuna fish and chips.
Fort George Brewery
(1483 Duane St.)
makes some excellent beer and sausages.
Astoria Coffeehouse & Bistro
(243 11th St.)
is the place to go for salads and comfort food.
Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe
(1493 Duane St.)
serves a good, vegan-friendly breakfast.

The northern stretch of 101 is hard on foodies, but in a search for provisions,
Seaside’s Bell Buoy
(1800 S Roosevelt Drive)
can always be counted on
Ecola Seafoods
Cannon Beach
(208 N Spruce St.)
Yummy Wine Bar
(831 Broadway)
Great Northern Garlic Company
(Laneda Avenue and U.S. 101)
San Dune Pub
(127 Laneda Ave.)
Nehalem River Inn
(34910 Oregon 53)
Pacific Oyster Company
(5150 Oyster Drive)
Blackfish Cafe
(2733 NW U.S. 101)
Local Ocean Seafoods
(213 SE Bay Blvd.)
La Maison
(315 SW 9th St.)
Waterfront Depot
(1252 Bay St.)
Alloro Wine Bar
(375 SE 2nd St.)
Jen’s Garden (403 E Hood Ave.)
Jackson’s Corner
(845 NW Delaware Ave.)
prix fixe
Trattoria Sbandati
(1444 NW College Way)
(211 NW Greenwood Ave.)
(916 NW Wall St.)
Sparrow Bakery
(50 SE Scott St., No. 22).

Grants Pass is home to one of Oregon’s pioneers in farm-to-table dining,
Summer Jo’s
(2315 Upper River Road Loop)
, which is actually on an organic farm. In Ashland, the revamped
(50 E Main St.)
does updated takes on dated French fare,
Liquid Assets
(96 N Main St.)
is the best place to explore the Rogue Valley’s growing wine bounty, and
Taj Indian Cuisine
(31 Water St.)
is a refreshing antidote to the city’s alfalfa-sprout fixation.

I like
(16 Oak St.)
, where chef Ben Stenn makes the pasta and a great veggie burger at lunch, but
always go for the perfect coal-oven pizza and fresh brews at the
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
(8 4th St.)
. Down I-84 in The Dalles,
Baldwin Saloon
(205 Court St.)
offers good burgers in a 135-year-old edifice. In Pendleton, grab a sandwich at the new
Prodigal Son Brewery
(230 SE Court Ave.)

Grab a pie at
360 Pizzeria
(3425 SE 192nd Ave.)
(19215 SE 34th St.)
. The side-by-side restaurants are owned by Brad Root, a chef with
Downtown, hit up La Bottega (1905 Main St.) for good beef brochette. And don’t miss the shrimp aguachile or ceviche tostada at Morelia Mexican Grill (5930 E Fourth Plain Blvd.).