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May 20, 2009 05:23 AM

Best Restaurant outside Seattle and Portland

We know there are alot of good places in the 2 larger cities. So what are the best places in the Northwest to eat for a good meal in areas that you do not have to deal with crowds and traffic outside of Seattle and Portland?

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  1. When I went to visit my dad in the Seattle area, he took me to a wonderful place called Cafe Juanita. It's in Kirkland, and the food is fantastic, I had a wonderful wagyu strip. Also, the waiter we had, Jim, was phenomenal, and I am told he's still there.

    1. I'll throw New Sammy's Cowboy Bistro in Talent, OR into the ring, although you will have to deal with crowds coming up from Ashland for dinner. In terms of quality, it can compete with anything in Portland or Seattle. There are quite a few nice places in Ashland since it's basically a vacation spot, but nothing at the level of Sammy's.

      1. Saffron and Taqueria Yugapeti, Walla Walla.

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          1. I have been to the ones in Walla Walla I wae just looking for a good road trip for the 3 day weekend. I will explore on my own I guess

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            1. re: hickdolphin

              if you are willing to spend $$$$, there's always Herbfarm in Woodinville WA (call for reservations)