Eating in Oregon/Washington
- howe7032 Feb 6, 2009 08:42 AM
My wife and I are taking a vacation in June and are driving from our home in Northern California up through Oregon to Seattle, then turning around and coming back. Question I have is what restaurant suggestions due y'all have? Our itinerary has us staying in:
I'm particularly interested in a very nice and romantic establishment in either Jacksonville or Medford, OR as it will be our anniversary while we're there. We love all types of food. My wife LOVES seafood - crab in particular, while I'm a big steak guy so a good suggestion for each would be much appreciated. Also, any good wine bars or place for cocktails (not a young adult hip club type place, but something a bit more professional and refined) would be great as well.
Thanks in advance!
When in Seattle I suggest blocking out time to walk the Pike Place Market (and eat) combined with a visit to the Sculpture park- you can walk down from the market and along the waterfront and piers to get there... also a walk up Pine street and into the heart of downtown would be good to ( you can continue up Pine until you hit Capitol Hill and Broadway area). I suggest trying a Tom Douglas Restaraunt (The Palace Kitchen, Dahlia's Lounge, Lola's) and a few unique places, start ups, or hole in the walls-
Also- Regarding wine bars and drinks downtown- Spur, Purple, Black Bottle, Quinn's
Jacksonville: We've had great meals at Gogi's.
Wine bars: In Ashland there is Liquid Assets. Good selections, some food. There's a new winery-owned wine bar that we haven't tried yet, on The Plaza.