Restaurant Guide–Oregon

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  • Date indicates the most recent update of the restaurants listed
  • Bold indicates my recommendations; others come from what I consider to be good sources (see bottom of page for further explanation)

Albany

Ginza–2218 Santiam Hwy. SE (Japanese) Closed Sun.  Bento box is recommended. (3-25-19)

Novak’s–208 2nd Ave. SW (Hungarian) Open daily except Sun evening. Chicken paprikas is the specialty. Kolbasz, cabbage roll, and cucumber salad are recommended. Open for breakfast daily. Buffet served 5 pm to 8 pm Mon-Thu. Sunday brunch 10 am to 2 pm. (3-25-19)

Sam City Fusion–2180 Pacific Blvd. SE (Vietnamese) Open Daily.  Good food that seems to qualify it as the best Asian restaurant in Albany. Mostly serves pho and other Vietnamese dishes, but has a “fusion” menu from other countries (such as China). Reviewers seem to be happier, though, when they stick with Vietnamese food. (3-25-19)

Tacos El Machin–1642 Pacific Blvd. SE (Mexican) Open Daily. Authentic Mexican food. Street tacos are the specialty, but has a large menu of items. Salsa bar lets you pick out your own salsa. (3-25-19)

Ashland

Blue Toba–1690 Ashland St. (Indonesian) Open 11:30 am to 7:30 pm (closed Sun & Mon).  Owners go to great lengths to give customers authentic food from the Sumatra area of Indonesia, and there are good reviews of it. A caution, though, is that most of the food is spicy–apparently they cannot adjust the spice level (but it is fine for those who are used to spicy food). (Dining room is open 9-16-20)

Happy Bowl–1401 Siskiyou Blvd. (Vietnamese) Closed Tue.  Mainly a pho restaurant, but ask for the “Chinese” menu for more authentic food (I’m not sure if this is actually a Chinese menu or if it is Vietnamese). (Dining room is open 9-16-20)

Morning Glory–1149 Siskiyou Blvd. (Breakfast) Open 8 am to 1 pm (closed Tue & Wed). Upscale breakfasts without the normal high cost of eating in an upscale restaurant. This is definitely a place to try something different. French toast with lemon ricotta is very popular. From the photos it looks as if they have blueberry pancakes (but reviews indicate that a lot of other things would be just as good). (Dining room is open 9-16-20)

Smithfields Pub & Pies–23 S. 2nd St. (British) Dinner only (lunch on Sat & Sun only).  This is a pub that specializes in British style meat pies but has other items such as sandwiches and fried chicken. Reviewers particularly like the chicken curry pie. This is across the street from Smithfields Restaurant (a steakhouse). Note: Smithfields is a regional chain. (Dining room is open 9-16-20)

Yuan Yuan–2270 Ashland St. (Chinese) Open daily until 10 pm. Highly rated, high quality, good flavor. Most people seem to order American style food, but it looks as if you can get more authentic food if you ask. (Takeout only 9-16-20)

Astoria

Bowpicker Fish & Chips–1636 Duane St. (Seafood) Lunch only (closed Mon & Tue).  Said to have very good fish and chips. Halibut is popular, but other types of fish are available. Long lines during tourist season. (Plans to reopen dining room soon 7-7-20)

Drina Daisy–915 Commercial St. (Bosnian) Closed Mon & Tue (dinner only).  Cabbage roll, lamb. Some have complaints about the service, though. (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Silver Salmon Grille–1105 Commercial St. (Seafood) Open daily 11 am to 10 pm.  Said to be one of the best places for clam chowder. Restaurant says they have “authentic taste of New Orleans” (in addition to their Northwest food). (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Baker City

Golden Crown–1726 Campbell St. (Chinese) Open daily 11 am to 9:30 pm.  Mostly American style Chinese food, but it has good flavors (and some dishes are more authentic). I liked the Ma Po Tofu. (1-26-19)

Latitude 45 Grille–1925 Washington Ave. (New American) Open 4 pm to 9 pm Tue-Sat.  High quality food, but based on reviews I would say to avoid the Mexican style dishes. (1-26-19)

Lone Pine Cafe–1825 Main St. (New American) Open daily 8 am to 3 pm.  Popular items are Mexican style breakfast (huevos rancheros or poblano hash), banh mi salad, chicken vegetable soup, Tillamook cheeseburger (for lunch). (1-26-19)

Bend

Ariana–1304 NW Galveston Ave. (New American) Dinner only (closed Sun & Mon). Fine dining–people say it is worth the money. It’s in a small house, so reservations might be advisable. Menu is local and seasonal.  As of 2019 you can get an entree for about $30 and the highest is about $40 (the chef’s tasting menu is $70). (4-7-19)

5 Fusion & Sushi Bar–821 NW Wall St. (Asian Fusion) Dinner only (open daily).  More expensive than it should be for this list, but is somewhat unique and may be of interest to some. The chef is a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for the Northwest. Some of the fusion foods are Northwest cuisine combined with Japanese or other Asian flavors, and reviews indicate that it comes out very well. (4-7-19)

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria–375 SW Powerhouse Dr. (Pizza) Open Daily.  Authentic Naples style pizza. Soups, salads, etc. are said to match the quality of the pizza. (4-7-19)

900 Wall–900 NW Wall St. (New American) Dinner only (open daily). Good reviews–cheaper than Ariana. Food is more simple and “everyday” than Ariana, but still very good. (4-7-19)

Noi Thai–550 NW Franklin Ave. (Thai) Open Daily.  Good reviews, but the main helpful tip I have seen is to go at lunch (prices are more reasonable). Food and atmosphere are somewhat upscale, but at lunch prices are close to ones at other Thai restaurants. Reviewers say curries are almost as spicy as you order them (if you order 4 stars you might get 3). Other dishes do not come out as spicy as you order, according to some. (4-7-19)

Wild Rose–150 NW Oregon Ave. (Thai) Open daily (open until 9 pm). Northern Thai cuisine–dishes are different from most Thai restaurants, and seem to be authentic. A Yelp contributor says the herbs and spices used here are gathered in a tiny village outside Chiang Mai, Thailand. (4-7-19)

Burns

Broadway Deli–530 N. Broadway Ave. (Sandwiches) Breakfast & lunch Mon-Sat. Sandwiches and soup made from scratch. Many recommend the Reuben, and also has turkey Reuben. Brownies are very popular. (4-29-19)

Rhojo’s–83 W. Washington St. (New American) Lunch Sun-Fri; dinner Fri & Sat. This is probably more European than American–specializes in gourmet gyros and pasta dishes. They have specials throughout the week with special gyros (such as lamb, pork, bratwurst, etc.). Reviewers say the service is excellent as well. (4-29-19)

Cannon Beach

Castaways Global Cuisine–308 N. Fir St. (Creole, Seafood) Open noon to 7 pm (closed Mon & Tue). This is not quite fine dining but it looks pretty close. Dishes such as jambalaya are probably not that expensive, and this is one of their specialties (along with seafood chowder). There are a lot more upscale dishes as well. All of them get good reviews. (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Ecola Seafoods–208 N. Spruce (Seafood) Open daily 10 am to 7 pm.  Halibut or cod fish & chips and clam chowder are popular. Other dishes, though, seem to be hit or miss. (Outdoor dining on picnic tables is available 7-7-20)

Morris’ Fireside–100 E. 2nd St. (American) Open 8 am to 9 pm (closed Tue & Wed).  I remember the blueberry pancakes here as being one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. Many reviewers recommend the clam chowder. Reviewers generally say the everyday menu items are quite good but the expensive dinners (prime rib, etc.) are not worth the money. (I cannot find info-it may be temporarily closed 7-7-20)

Surfbird–231 N. Hemlock St. (Cafe) Breakfast & lunch only (closed Wed & Thu).  Reviewers say this is as good as other CB restaurants but it is lower priced. Poached eggs or brioche sandwich are popular. One way to keep down prices is to keep the menu small, but everything served seems to get good reviews. (Temporarily closed 7-7-20)

Corvallis

Little Morocco–517 SW 2nd St. (Moroccan) Open Daily.  The food here is a little different than typical Middle Eastern dishes–they appear to be more upscale and quite flavorful (chicken, etc.). The Moroccan food I have had has been the same way, which is why I thought this should be on the list. (2-18-19)

Nearly Normal’s–109 NW 15th St. (Vegetarian) Closed Sun.  Hippie style vegetarian food that almost everyone says tastes great. Has a number of Mexican style dishes, as well as Middle Eastern (falafel) and other cuisines. (2-18-19)

Szechuan Cafe–1585 SW 53rd St. (Chinese) Open daily except Mon lunch.  Comments say the chef is from Sichuan and does food the right way. The menu, though, seems to have some items that are meant to give Americans food that is more familiar to them (so I would say ask them what is authentic if this is what you want). (2-18-19)

Tarntip Thai–2535 NW Monroe Ave. (Thai) Closed Sun (and closed from 3 to 5 pm).  Quality compares to Portland Thai restaurants, but this one may be better because it has a number of dishes that most restaurants do not offer. Pad thai and red curry are favorites of reviewers. (2-18-19)

Thai Chili–1425 NW Monroe Ave. (Thai) Closed Sat; closed Sun lunch; closed between 3 and 4 pm.  Has sticky rice, so it seems to be northern Thai style.  Most people give it excellent reviews, but low reviews may be because the food here is a little different from the typical Thai. (2-18-19)

The Show–1915 NW 9th St. (Chinese) Open daily (closed from 2:30 to 4:30 pm).  Authentic Sichuanese food. Many say it is as good as the restaurants in San Francisco. To get the authentic flavor it must be spicy (but they have non-spicy food if you want it). (2-18-19)

Tian Fu Noodle–1425 NW Monroe Ave. (Chinese) Closed Sat (and closed from 2 to 4:30 pm).  Authentic Chinese food. Specializes in noodle dishes and Sichuan cuisine. (2-18-19)

Depoe Bay

Bay View Thai Kitchen–250 SE Hwy. 101 (Thai) Closed Wed.  Balanced flavors–supposed to be best on the coast. (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Tidal Raves–279 NW Hwy. 101 (Seafood) Open daily 11 am to 8 pm.  Halibut, salmon chowder. High end restaurant–need reservations. (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Dundee

Babica Hen–1410 N. Hwy. 99 N. (American) Open daily 8 am to 8 pm.  Mainly recommended for its breakfast. They especially go all out with the waffles. Sandwiches are recommended for lunch. (5-4-19)

Dundee Bistro–100 SW 7th St. (New American) Open daily 11:30 am to 9:00 pm.  One of the most recommended restaurants I have seen in Oregon. Much of the menu is Italian (pasta, pizza, etc.) combined with local seafood and local organic vegetables. Like most restaurants in the area, they have a good wine selection. (5-4-19)

Eugene

Bao Bao House–868 W. Park St. (Chinese) Closed Tue.  Chinese bao has the potential of being some of the most delicious food around, and reviewers say this place lives up to the potential. (1-19-19)

Cornbread Cafe–1290 W. 7th Ave. (Vegan) Open daily except Sun evening.  Reviewers say the food is so good even non-vegans will want to eat here. (1-19-19)

North Fork Public House–2805 Shadow View Dr. (New American) Closed Mon.  Serves everything from hamburgers and fish and chips to more gourmet selections. Is somewhat expensive, but reviewers say you are paying for a higher level of flavor than you get at many other places. (1-19-19)

Toshi’s Ramen–1520 Pearl St. (Japanese) Closed Sun (and closed from 3 to 5 pm).  Small–the problem here is finding a place to sit when it is crowded. (1-19-19)

Florence

Beachcomber Pub–1355 Bay St. (Bar) Open daily (open late night).  Most people go for the beer, but it supposedly has some of the best clam chowder on the coast. (6-8-18)

Waterfront Depot–1252 Bay St. (Seafood) Dinner only (open daily).  Need reservation in summer. Halibut, clams, crab cakes, grilled oysters are good. (6-8-18).

Gold Hill

The Tea Pot On Wheels–1754 Rogue River Hwy. (English) Open 9 am to 3 pm Wed-Sat. Authentic English style tea (including scones). Crepes are popular for breakfast. Fish and chips are popular for lunch. The sweets and desserts are probably what people like best about the restaurant. Sometimes can watch eagles flying out the back window.  (4-29-19)

Grants Pass

Ban Mai Thai–1887 NE 7th St. (Thai) Closed Tue.  Reviews say it has good Thai flavors. Many especially like the soup (the large ones served as a meal), but all items seem to get good comments. (Takeout only 9-16-20)

Cultured Palate–208 SW 6th St. (Cuban) Closed Sun-Tue.  Home style Cuban food that may even be better than the “authentic” food in Cuba because this is all organic with natural ingredients. Reviews and descriptions of the food make it sound like something special. (Dining room is open 9-16-20)

Gtano’s–218 SW G St. (Latin American) Dinner only (closed Sun & Mon).  Food is “Nuevo Latino” and is mostly traditional with a few twists (such as serving Puerto Rican nachos). Ratings on Yelp are so high it is hard to ignore this place is you are in the Grants Pass area. All dishes here seem to be good–take your pick from anything on the menu that looks good. The chef is from Guadalajara. (Takeout only 9-16-20)

Hood River

Broder Ost–102 Oak St. (Scandinavian) Open daily (breakfast & lunch only).  Popular for its breakfast, including aebleskivers. (1-26-19)

Michoacan Sports Bar–3405 Odell Hwy. (Mexican) Closed Mon & Tue, closes early on Sun.  This is not the only authentic Mexican rest. in Hood River (Lake Taco is another), but Michoacan seems to be more upscale with green chile enchiladas, gorditas, carnitas, etc.  Note: this restaurant is in the town of Odell. (1-26-19)

Thai House–1302 13th St. (Thai) Closed Sun.  Reviews on Yelp seem to be mostly 5 stars or 1 star. Some bad reviews are because the pad thai has a tomato sauce, and others are because the food was not what they expected. In the past I have had Isan style pad thai with a tomato sauce and found it to be very good. Based on this, and the large number of good reviews, I would definitely try this place, and I think being different from many other Thai restaurants is probably a good thing. (1-26-19)

Klamath Falls

Thai Orchid–900 Main St. (Thai) Open daily except Sun lunch.  Pad pet, green curry, red curry are good. (4-7-19)

The Waffle Hut–106 Main St. (American) Open daily (including breakfast).  Known best for its breakfast. It is said they have Belgian waffles but I don’t know if they are authentic (in any case, most people get the general breakfast items). Some dinner items are also popular, such as the all you can eat fish and chips after 4 pm. After looking at many reviews of places in town, though, I would say you have a good choice for American food at lunch and dinner, but for breakfast The Waffle Hut is one of the better choices. (4-7-19)

Lebanon

Amazing Thai–693 S. Main St. (Thai) Open daily except Sun lunch. Green and red curries are good (some say it tastes like it does in Thailand). This seems to be a good choice for Asian food, but two food trucks also look good–Chau’s Little Vietnam and UFO Thai. There are several other high rated food trucks (non-Asian) as well. (4-29-19)

Lincoln City

Blackfish Cafe–2733 NW Hwy 101 (Seafood) Closed Mon & Tue.  Upscale seafood place. Uses local sustainable seafood. (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Wildflower Grill–4250 NE Hwy 101 (American) Breakfast & lunch only (open daily).  Said to have good seafood, also good breakfast (eggs Benedict, crab cake Benedict are popular). (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

McMinnville

Barberry–645 NE 3rd St. (American) Dinner Wed-Mon; brunch Sat & Sun.  Less expensive than the fine dining restaurants in town, but it is still upscale with very good food (and highly recommended by reviewers). (5-4-19)

Note: There are numerous restaurants in town with excellent reviews, ranging from sandwich places to fine dining. I listed Barberry because it is mid range as far as the price. McMinnville does not seem to be noted for its Asian restaurants, but Thai looks better than Chinese based on the reviews. Mexican food looks like a better bet than both of them.

Medford

Harry & David–1314 Center Dr. (Fruit Market) Open Daily. Not a restaurant, but this is a great place to stock up on fruits, nuts, and all kinds of healthy snacks. I especially liked going in person because you get to see what they have and find some good items that you might not have discovered in the catalog. (In-store shopping 9-16-20)

Immortal Spirits & Distilling Co–141 S. Central Ave. (New American) Dinner only (open Fri & Sat only).  I have seen unanimous good reviews of the food. Most popular items are burgers and pancakes (these are nontraditional New American style, and reviewers love the way they are done). Other items are available as well. (Open Fri & Sat only 9-16-20)

Lemon Grass Thai–2366 W. Main St. (Thai) Closed Sun.  Pumpkin curry and spicy green beans (pad prik khing?) are recommended. Reviews are overall very good–I think the main advantage here over other Thai restaurants is that you get large portions for a good price. Commenters say the spiciness is for real. (Takeout only 9-16-20)

Noho’s–330 E. McAndrews Rd. (Hawaiian) Closed Sun. Traditional Hawaiian food, but some say Grass Shack in Phoenix is better. Korean chicken, Korean short ribs, chicken teriyaki and kahlua pork are popular. (Takeout only 9-16-20)

Siam Cafe–618 W. Main St. (Thai) Open 11 am to 8:30 pm (closed Sun). Reviews leave little doubt that this place is authentic. Recommended dishes include green curry and pumpkin curry (in season). The owner is from Thailand, so I think it would be a good idea to ask her what she recommends instead of automatically ordering what you might get at other restaurants. (Takeout only 9-16-20)

Newberg

Gonzalez Panaderia Y Taqueria–619 E. 1st St. (Mexican) Open daily (open until 8:00 pm).  The place to go for authentic and homemade Mexican food. They make their own tortillas. Has horchata. (2-18-19)

Thai the Knot–201 Villa Rd. (Thai) Closes at 7:30 pm (closed Sun).  Basil, vegetable dishes, or seafood dishes are particularly recommended. (2-18-19)

Note: Newberg is full of upscale restaurants including The Painted Lady (where you might go if you can spend from $85 to $125 for one of the best meals of your life). Other restaurants look good as well, if you want to spend the money.

Newport

Chowder Bowl–728 NW Beach Dr. (Seafood) Open Daily.  Perhaps the best chowder on the Oregon coast (but other places in Newport give it good competition). Marionberry cobbler is good. (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Local Ocean Seafoods–213 SE Bay Blvd. (Seafood) Open Daily.  A good choice for a full menu of seafood (not just chowder). (Temporarily closed 7-7-20)

Nana’s Irish Pub–613 NW 3rd St. (Irish) Open daily noon to 9 pm.  Said to have good Irish food. Known for its fish and chips. (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Pendleton

Thai Crystal–210 SE 5th St. (Thai) Open Daily.  Curries and stir fried dishes are said to be very good. Many also like the pad thai. (1-26-19)

Philomath

El Cruzero–1830 Main St. (Mexican) Open 8 am to 8 pm (closed Sun).  Serves Yucatan style Mexican food. I don’t think the menu is very adventurous, just Yucatan flavors in the sauces and seasoning of the meats, etc. Black beans served with the meals. (2-18-19)

The Woodsman–529 Main St. (Lao) Open daily 11 am to 9 pm.  Serves Thai and Lao food, but reviews are mainly for Thai dishes. Reviews say yellow curry is very good (yellow curry is one of my favorite Lao dishes, so perhaps the one here is Lao style). Curry is spicy. Restaurant is located in an old logging bar. They also serve American food, such as fish and chips. (2-18-19)

Phoenix

Essan Cafe–4150 S. Pacific Hwy. (Thai) Closed Sun.  Serves northern Thai style food. Reviewers say the flavors are quite good. Most people say they like everything they have tried at the restaurant. (4-14-19)

La Tapatia–125 Main St. (Mexican) Closes at 7:30 pm (closed Tue). Authentic and cheap (bldg. is a hole in the wall). Tacos are the specialty. (4-14-19)

The Grass Shack–205 Fern Valley Rd. (Hawaiian) Closed Sun-Tue. Serves Hawaiian style plate lunches. Kahlua pork is supposed to be better here than at Noho’s in Medford. Macaroni salad is frequently mentioned as being excellent. (4-14-19)

Roseburg

Aroy–1350 NE Stephens St. (Thai) Closed Sun.  Reviewers say it is good for Roseburg but not great Thai food. However, there are some dishes that are really good including pad prik king. Note: See Winston for another Thai recommendation. (Dining room is open 9-16-20)

Casey’s–326 NW Garden Valley Blvd. (American) Open 6 am to 8 pm (closed Mon).  Another place that proves you usually get good breakfasts in the Pacific Northwest.  For lunch the hot turkey sandwich looks like a good bet. (Dining room is open 9-16-20)

Salud–723 SE Lane Ave. (Latin American) Open 4 pm to 9 pm (closed Sun & Mon). Has a few Latin American items, such as Cuban sandwich and guacamole. However, it is mostly a very good Northwest style restaurant (the salmon is recommended). Reviewers say they did not expect such good food in a small town like this. (Takeout only 9-16-20)

Salem

Azteca Bakery–2138 Lancaster Dr. NE (Mexican) Open daily 7 am to 10 pm.  Oaxaca style Mexican food. Recommended by Amecameca on Chowhound. (4-30-19)

Happy Bibim Bap House–635 Chemeketa St. NE (Korean) Closed Sun.  Highest rated Asian restaurant on Yelp–seems to be authentic. (4-30-19)

Kim Huong–2950 Silverton Rd. NE (Vietnamese) Open Daily. Pho is recommended on Yelp reviews, but not much mention is made of other dishes. I put it on the list, though, because Amecameca on Chowhound said it is one of the few Asian restaurants in the city that does not “cater to American tastes.” (4-30-19)

Word of Mouth–140 17th St. NE (American) Breakfast and lunch only (closed Mon & Tue). Best rated place in Salem for breakfast on both Yelp and Zomato (and best rated restaurant overall). Biscuits, omelets, waffles, cinnamon rolls, French toast, etc. (4-30-19)

Note: Salem has a number of authentic Mexican restaurants–you almost can’t go wrong eating at any Mexican restaurant here.

Seaside

Bell Buoy–1800 S. Roosevelt Ave. (Seafood) Open daily; closes at 5 pm.  This is not an oceanside restaurant but it apparently has good food. Said to be good for clams, crabs, oysters, halibut, salmon, fish and chips, chowder, etc. One the fish and chips, though, some do not like the “chips” part. (Takeout and delivery only 7-7-20)

Maggie’s on the Prom–581 S. Prom (Seafood) Open daily 11 am to 9 pm (closed Tue & Wed); open 7 days a week in summer. Expensive–go for a special experience with sunset view. Food gets good reviews and of course is expensive. I think a down side for some is that it seems to take quite a long time for a meal here. There seem to be other places in town with equally good food with lower prices, but here I think you can be fairly certain that everything will be excellent (some say they have been comped when it was not). (Dining room is open but I think reservations are required 7-7-20)

Springfield

Addis Ethiopian–321 Main St. (Ethiopian) Open Thu-Sun (lunch & dinner).  Vegetarian combo or meat combo plates are recommended. (1-19-19)

Maynila Filipino–130 S. 32nd St. (Filipino) Closed Mon, closes 7pm Tue-Sat, closes 6pm Sun.  Home style Filipino food in a homey atmosphere. Reviewers say food is authentic and very flavorful. (1-19-19)

Talent

Julek’s Polish Kitchen–160 N. Pacific Hwy. (Polish) Dinner only (closed Sun-Tue).  Pork cutlet, cabbage roll, pierogi, gulasz, soup, sauerkraut, sausage, and Polish beer are recommended. (5-4-19)

New Sammy’s Cowboy Bistro–2210 S. Pacific Hwy. (New American) Open Wed-Sat (closed from 1:30 to 5 pm). According to Chowhound (and other sites) this is a destination dining place. It is also listed as $$$ on Yelp (which is actually $31-$60). Vegetables are grown in a garden behind the restaurant. Constantly changing menu with “two pages of food” on the menu and “ten pages of wines.” Most people say it is worth the money. The lunch menu in May 2019 has five choices including tortelli, sole, salad, pork stew, and a grass fed hamburger (but no prices are listed). Prix fixe dinner is $50 and I think the menu changes all the time. They also have an a la carte menu where main dishes are about $30 (and even with the “first course” is less expensive than the fixed price dinner). (5-4-19)

The Dalles

Montira’s Thai–302 W. 2nd St. (Thai) Open 11 am to 9 pm (closed Mon).  Good Thai food. The only problem is for those who want it “Thai spicy” (they don’t seem to do it here). (1-26-19)

Riverenza (or “The Riv”)–401 E. 10th St. (American) Open 7 am to 3 pm (closed Sun).  Breakfast, soup, sandwiches. Very high ratings on Yelp. (1-26-19)

Tillamook

Tillamook Creamery–4165 Hwy. 101 N (Ice Cream) Open 9 am to 6 pm (closed Sat & Sun).  Get ice cream or cheese, but don’t eat lunch here (according to reviewers). (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Tora Sushi Lounge–212 Main St. (Japanese) Closed Sun lunch, closed Mon (and closed from 2 to 4 pm).  Looks very good because reviewers say the fish is very fresh. It also seems that they do not jack up the price because of it being sushi rather than regular fish. (Dining room is open 7-7-20)

Antonette’s Kitchen is supposed to be very good for soup and sandwiches, but it is take out only unless you eat on a picnic table outside. There are apparently some good food truck options in town as well.

Winston

Hello Thai–273 SW Main St. (Thai) Open 11 am to 8 pm (closed Sat & Sun). Located in a small town south of Roseburg, but the Thai food reminds them of big city restaurants. House special curry is recommended. Reviewers like the home made coconut ice cream and the restaurant’s selection of local wines. (4-30-19)

 

Notes About This List:

This is a “master list” of restaurants that I have seen on the Internet or other sources and would like to try, or that I think would be of interest to others.  I do not mean for this to be an exhaustive list of every good place to eat, but it should represent a good sample of the most interesting or unique restaurants, along with a few that best represent an area’s regional cuisine.  My own recommendations are in Bold.

I am not looking to include:

  • Fine dining (unless they are unique because of regional specialties)
  • Low end restaurants that are popular with locals but may not be of much interest to travelers or people in general (everyone will have to use their judgment on this one)

Extra consideration for the following:

  • The food is organic, fresh, healthy, or farm to table
  • The restaurant serves a relatively hard to find type of ethnic food and reviews are good

In addition to the regular guidelines I try to include:

  • The best Asian restaurants in the area even if they are not totally authentic
  • Particularly good Mexican restaurants (this usually means the food is from a particular state in Mexico or it is one of the best examples of a U.S. regional style)

Please feel free to leave your own comments or suggestions.

 

Sources:

Chowhound (Oregon)

Chowhound (Clam Chowder in Clatsop County)

City-Data (Bend Restaurants)

Google Maps

The Oregonian (Bend Restaurants)

TripAdvisor (Local Seafood along OR Coast)

Urbanspoon.com (former web site which I used for preliminary research)

Yelp (Oregon)

Zomato (Astoria)

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