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Off the I-5 between California and Portland?

Pei Jul 10, 2006 06:31 AM

Are there popular pit stops between the state line and Portland?

Nothing fancy, but if there's a place with decent casual food and somewhere to stretch our legs for an hour that'd be ideal.A good sandwich, hearty burger, icy cold shakes, made with real ingredients is all I'm looking for. B onus points for exceptional/unique eats that aren't so prevalent in California.

I know this question must get asked all the time, but a lot of old links aren't working since the site switch. Thanks, all!

And if you have any suggestions on the wrong side of the state line (in California, an hour or so before Portland), I'd love suggestions for that as well:


I've read So Ho LA's recent post on what he/she ate in Portland, and I'm looking forward to exploring PDX. Thanks for that info!


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    melly Jul 10, 2006 07:28 AM

    have you checked out the Pacific Northwest board?

    4 Replies
    1. re: melly
      Pei Jul 10, 2006 08:02 AM

      This is the Pacific NW Board. I also have a post on the California board, the first link above.

      1. re: Pei
        melly Jul 10, 2006 04:53 PM

        I replied from hotposts...so was not on the pacific NW board. Anyway...there is a great spot 7 miles north of Eugene..in a little tiny place called Coberg. Hillsdale Grill...and I hope I didn't get the name wrong! I've posted about it before. Really great food and service.

        1. re: melly
          extramsg Jul 10, 2006 05:51 PM

          I think it's the:

          Hillside Grill
          32981 E Pearl

          in Coburg.

          1. re: extramsg
            melly Jul 13, 2006 05:04 AM

            Crud...I screwed up the name once again. Thanks for setting me straight. I am gonna quit giving that rec. I always screw it up. How's things in PDX?

    2. toodie jane Jul 10, 2006 02:28 PM



      (with at least four hours between the Ca state line and Portland, you'll have many other chow opportunities)

      1. extramsg Jul 10, 2006 04:14 PM


        1. extramsg Jul 10, 2006 04:16 PM

          btw, the search feature now works surprisingly well. I did a search just entering the term "I-5" and got this useful list of threads:


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            spudsocks Jul 12, 2006 10:58 PM

            Try looking for food in Ashland--it's by teh CA border and they have lots of little sandwich-y options PLUS it's a way cute town. Can't remember where I ate, but it's all good there...

            1. PolarBear Aug 15, 2009 11:58 AM

              Hoped to stop on the way north a couple of weeks ago, building empty, apparently for about a year or so.

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