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Top Choice French in Ashland

New Sammy's Cowboy Bistro

Some consider this cool spot, run by an eclectic couple, Oregon's best restaurant. There are only a handful of tables and the wine selections are spectacular. Mains are few but the flavor combinations can be incredi…
Top Choice Steak in Ashland

Smithfields

Excellent, meat-centric (and boasts it) restaurant. Start with the roasted bone marrow and head straight into the char-grilled hanger steak, duck leg confit or cider-braised pork belly. Lunch means fancy sandwiches,…
Theater in Ashland

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Though it's rooted in Shakespearean and Elizabethan drama, the OSF also does revivals and international contemporary theater. Eleven productions run in three theaters: the outdoor Elizabethan Theatre (June to Octobe…
Park in Ashland

Lithia Park

Adjacent to Ashland's three splendid theaters lies what is arguably the loveliest city park in Oregon, the 93 acres of which wind along Ashland Creek above the center of town. Unusually, the park is in the National …
French in Ashland

Amuse

Amuse is a fine French bistro serving dishes like Parisian gnocchi, pan-seared scallops and truffle-roasted game hen. Dessert means bittersweet chocolate-truffle cake and warm beignets with crème anglaise. Reserve.
Brewpub in Ashland

Caldera Brewing

This bright, airy brewery-restaurant just off I-5 has pleasant outdoor seating and views of the countryside. It's kid friendly until 10pm and serves pizza, fancy pasta, burgers and good salads. Wash it all down with…
Diner in Ashland

Greenleaf

This casual diner, with booths as well as counter seating, focuses on sustainable ingredients in innovative combinations. There are lots of vegetarian options, and the specials board is well worth checking out, alth…
Beer Hall in Ashland

Growler Guys

Sharing a space with a coffee shop, this branch of a small chain of beer bars gets crammed with vivacious beer nerds on weekends. The tap list is an electronic bulletin board that tells you how much is left in each …
Cafe in Ashland

Morning Glory

This colorful, casual cafe is one of Ashland's best breakfast joints. Creative dishes include the Alaskan-crab omelet, vegetarian hash with roasted chilies, and shrimp cakes with poached eggs. For lunch there's gour…
Mexican in Ashland

Agave

Tasty and creative tacos are cooked up at this popular restaurant. There's the regular stuff such as carnitas (little meats) and grilled chicken, but for something more exotic go for the shredded duck or sautéed lob…