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Food near Crater lake,

Anywhere around crater lake to eat? Any really cool restaurant in Portland(on the way)?

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  1. No. Crater Lake is closed in the winter. In summer there isn't any restaurants nearby that are worthy of any comment. Closest food would be K-Falls, Bend and Medford (Ashland). Plenty of comments on PDX within the board, just look.

    1. No there's nothing at all cool or worthwhile in Portland; don't waste your time there.

      1. SS, Crater Lake is at 9,000 ft in the middle of nowhere.
        http://www.craterlakelodges.com/
        It is open in the winter, but not the rim drive. The Prospect hotel is halfway between the Rogue Valley and CL; http://www.prospecthotel.com/
        add: looks they are closed for the winter too.
        otherwise I'd head back down to Medford/Ashland, assuming your coming/heading south on I 5.

        1. Actually, there is some good grub near Crater Lake. On the way down the mountain, towards Medford, you'll drive through Shady Cove. There's a great steak house called Carlotta's. There's a fun Italian restaurant right on the Rogue River there too, Baldis (sp? Bal-deez).

          1. thanks for the tips
            I guess we don't have too many options, Italien sounds nice.

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            1. re: savvy savorer

              There are a ton of places in the Rogue Valley.