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chaseshadows Jul 21, 2010 12:48 PM

Taking a family vacation from the SF Bay Area up to Portland and Seattle on 5.
Any suggestions for places to stop along the way?
Looking for places like farm-stands, good farmers markets, good local food.

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    PaqpIn RE: chaseshadows Jul 21, 2010 05:41 PM

    Rogue Valley Creamery in Central Point, OR (just north of Medford) is well worth a stop.
    http://www.roguecreamery.com/

    There are several good places in Ashland and Talent. These recent posts should help with that.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7188...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7214...

    Between Portland and Seattle there is a nice Mexican place in Centralia that is worth a stop if you like Mexican.
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-tarasca-ce...

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      chaseshadows RE: PaqpIn Jul 21, 2010 09:57 PM

      Very intrigued by the Rogue Valley Creamery. Anything I need to try when I'm there?

    2. bbqboy RE: chaseshadows Jul 22, 2010 08:19 AM

      Bartel's for burgers on I 5, either in Corning at the west side , north exit, or across
      from the Water Park, north Redding, west side.
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      At the Rogue Creamery, the cheddar curds are the find, as these don't make it far from the
      factory. Next door is Lillebelle Chocolates, made with fruits from their own orchards.
      http://www.lilliebellefarms.com/
      Jasper's, my favorite hamburger place, is right down Hwy 99 a few blocks. Fresh ground meat, a variety of inventive toppings:
      http://www.jasperscafe.com/
      Our farmers market is Tuesday in Ashland, Thursday in Medford, and Saturday in Downtown Ashland.
      http://www.rvgrowersmarket.com/
      In Albany, Novak's is my favorite roadstop between the Rogue Valley and Portland.
      http://www.novakshungarian.com/

      and you can use this guide on your trip:
      http://www.pickyourown.org/ORsw.htm

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        syrahgirl RE: bbqboy Jul 22, 2010 09:41 AM

        We were just at Rogue Creamery this past Sun. All of the Bleu Cheese here is amazing, I especially love the Oregonzola and the Crater Lake Blue. :)

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