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I5 thru Oregon, where to eat with kids?

jenaissance Jul 27, 2010 12:17 PM

I'm taking my kids on a road trip to visit family in california. Our longest day we'll be covering the entire state of Oregon. Are there any good, kid-friendly, inexpensive places you all would recommend along I5? My kids are 2,3 and 6.

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    jenn Aug 25, 2010 04:08 PM

    Northern part of Oregon, Burgerville. Local chain. good burgers, nice salads, and very nice shakes & smoothies. Just don't read the calorie count on the milk shakes.

    Southern part, in Ashland, Wild Goose Cafe, most southern Ashland exit. Also there is a lovely organic chocolate factory, Dagoba [sp?] that does tours.

    once you are over the border the Black Bear Diner [there is one in Ashland as well] is a kid friendly place.

    Wild Goose Cafe and Bar
    2365 Ashland St, Ashland, OR 97520

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    1. re: jenn
      petergreen Sep 1, 2010 11:19 AM

      We visited Crater Lake National Park with kids. We were astounded to find a really nice restaurant, in the middle of nowhere, about an hour from the west side of Crater Lake in a little town called shady cove. Madrone Kitchen was a very chowhound worthy place, with a beautiful room overlooking a river. Great wine list, made up almost exclusively of Oregon wines, and nearly all ingredients are local. we would highly recommend. http://www.madronekitchen.com/

      1. re: petergreen
        bbqboy Sep 2, 2010 04:02 PM

        helena's the best. Unfortunately she can't seem to keep a place open more than 6 months.
        See Palace Cafe Ashland R.I.P.

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