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Guidebook for Ashland

Diane

Guidebook for Ashland

Food Scene
Noble is a slightly urban yet cozy spot to enjoy a cup on a cold day. As they roast their own, the coffee smell might hit you long before you enter. High ceilings, friendly baristas, wifi and plenty of power outlets for those looking to get some laptop time.
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Noble Coffee Roasting
281 4th Street
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Noble is a slightly urban yet cozy spot to enjoy a cup on a cold day. As they roast their own, the coffee smell might hit you long before you enter. High ceilings, friendly baristas, wifi and plenty of power outlets for those looking to get some laptop time.
An addendum to the original Mix, still a fine spot on the plaza, ReMix offers the same delicious pastries (the owner trained in pastry making in France.... ouais!) and coffee, minus the ice-cream. Rumor has it, though, that ice cream is coming next door. In the meantime, you'll need to go to the original Mix to get it. They also have a lovely little outdoor seating area and big windows, though view is traffic... it's Ashland. Traffic is rarely bad.
ReMix Coffee Bar
1602 Ashland St
An addendum to the original Mix, still a fine spot on the plaza, ReMix offers the same delicious pastries (the owner trained in pastry making in France.... ouais!) and coffee, minus the ice-cream. Rumor has it, though, that ice cream is coming next door. In the meantime, you'll need to go to the original Mix to get it. They also have a lovely little outdoor seating area and big windows, though view is traffic... it's Ashland. Traffic is rarely bad.
Tot offers fresh takes on asian fusion with some of the best ingredients. Except for meat that is marinated in advance, most everything is made to order and can be tailored for food allergies. Vegetarian options available. Generally easy parking.
Tot Restaurant
310 Oak St
Tot offers fresh takes on asian fusion with some of the best ingredients. Except for meat that is marinated in advance, most everything is made to order and can be tailored for food allergies. Vegetarian options available. Generally easy parking.
Martolli's is a great place to grab a budget-conscious thin-crust slice + side salad. Head to neighboring Lithia Park in fair weather for a spontaneous picnic, or walk your pizza to OSF outdoor theatre space for that evening's Green Show (June-Oct). Get there a bit early for a shady spot on the lawn... they go fast in the full throws of summer! Show starts at 6:45pm.
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Martolli's Hand Tossed Pizza Plaza
38 East Main Street
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Martolli's is a great place to grab a budget-conscious thin-crust slice + side salad. Head to neighboring Lithia Park in fair weather for a spontaneous picnic, or walk your pizza to OSF outdoor theatre space for that evening's Green Show (June-Oct). Get there a bit early for a shady spot on the lawn... they go fast in the full throws of summer! Show starts at 6:45pm.
Two Hawk is a winery with some good small bites to go with their fermented grape selections. What I love about this place in nice weather is that there's something to do along with sip... bocce ball! A full court sits next to the lovely little grassy/garden area.
2Hawk Vineyard & Winery
2335 N Phoenix Rd
Two Hawk is a winery with some good small bites to go with their fermented grape selections. What I love about this place in nice weather is that there's something to do along with sip... bocce ball! A full court sits next to the lovely little grassy/garden area.
This is my goto stop when I ride my 17-24 mile country roads loop and decide to splurge on someone else's grass-fed protein, or just cool off with a tasty fresh kombucha (which does *not* resemble pickle juice). Indoor seating is slimmer than outdoor, but I wouldn't rule the place out in winter (though I wouldn't arrive by bike, haha). Contemporary gas flame fire pit on patio. You can get here from the farm without setting wheels to I-5! Take E. Valley View to W. Valley View, follow it's country curves, cross freeway et voilà, you'll be in Talent.
Pump House Burgers & Brews
106 Talent Ave
This is my goto stop when I ride my 17-24 mile country roads loop and decide to splurge on someone else's grass-fed protein, or just cool off with a tasty fresh kombucha (which does *not* resemble pickle juice). Indoor seating is slimmer than outdoor, but I wouldn't rule the place out in winter (though I wouldn't arrive by bike, haha). Contemporary gas flame fire pit on patio. You can get here from the farm without setting wheels to I-5! Take E. Valley View to W. Valley View, follow it's country curves, cross freeway et voilà, you'll be in Talent.
People go nuts over this place and the line is crazy long, but they manage groups well. It's an Ashland icon with a woodland hippy vibe (via murals), friendly staff, large plates and vast menu.
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Morning Glory Cafe
1149 Siskiyou Boulevard
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People go nuts over this place and the line is crazy long, but they manage groups well. It's an Ashland icon with a woodland hippy vibe (via murals), friendly staff, large plates and vast menu.
Fresh vegan-friendly offerings... if sometimes a bit on the sweet side for savory dishes. I go for the occasional juice, fireplace and creative use of raw wood as a decorative element... a treat for kiddo and me after a trip to the public library. Vegan + Veggie heaven ("Sauce" is another local Vegan + Veggie restaurant)
NW Raw Organic Juice Bar
370 E Main St
Fresh vegan-friendly offerings... if sometimes a bit on the sweet side for savory dishes. I go for the occasional juice, fireplace and creative use of raw wood as a decorative element... a treat for kiddo and me after a trip to the public library. Vegan + Veggie heaven ("Sauce" is another local Vegan + Veggie restaurant)
For most, Mix is a coffee shop with sweet and savory pastries and the occasional cone. For me, it is, hands down, the best ice-cream in town. If dining on the plaza, I'd recommend ice-cream here over any of the restaurant dessert offerings. And if they have the lemon basil sherbet... ooolala! A not-too-sweet summer garden explosion in your mouth.
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Mix Bakeshop
57 North Main Street
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For most, Mix is a coffee shop with sweet and savory pastries and the occasional cone. For me, it is, hands down, the best ice-cream in town. If dining on the plaza, I'd recommend ice-cream here over any of the restaurant dessert offerings. And if they have the lemon basil sherbet... ooolala! A not-too-sweet summer garden explosion in your mouth.
High ceilings and large windows make for a sunlit and cheery atmosphere. Food made from fresh ingredients by friendly cooks whose work is fully visible. I know a woman who drives from Jacksonville for their herbed eggs. That's saying something. Great selection of wine, coffee and artisan foods. Indoor and outdoor seating. They also have wifi! My favorite not-at-home office while teaching online.
Hither Coffee And Goods
376 E Main St
High ceilings and large windows make for a sunlit and cheery atmosphere. Food made from fresh ingredients by friendly cooks whose work is fully visible. I know a woman who drives from Jacksonville for their herbed eggs. That's saying something. Great selection of wine, coffee and artisan foods. Indoor and outdoor seating. They also have wifi! My favorite not-at-home office while teaching online.
We're spoiled in that we raise much of our own food, love to cook and have friends that do the same... so our standards are high when it comes to paying for restaurant meals, especially expensive ones. Smithfields is my current favorite restaurant in Ashland. It's pricey, "meat-centric" and man, do they know how to prepare animal protein! They also do collard greens well, worthy of any soul-food cook. Most meat is locally sourced, another plus.
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Smithfields Restaurant and Bar
36 South 2nd Street
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We're spoiled in that we raise much of our own food, love to cook and have friends that do the same... so our standards are high when it comes to paying for restaurant meals, especially expensive ones. Smithfields is my current favorite restaurant in Ashland. It's pricey, "meat-centric" and man, do they know how to prepare animal protein! They also do collard greens well, worthy of any soul-food cook. Most meat is locally sourced, another plus.
Drinks & Nightlife
Brickroom is a RESTAURANT and BAR that often hosts great LIVE MUSIC. I put those in caps because this combination apparently defies Airbnb categories. Setting is urban hip without the hipster pretension, though you may find a few there. One of the best burgers in town, a lovely stacked beet and goat cheese salad, fine steak and a full bar... at which you might even meet the chef, Nino, on his dinner break.
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Brickroom
35 N Main St
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Brickroom is a RESTAURANT and BAR that often hosts great LIVE MUSIC. I put those in caps because this combination apparently defies Airbnb categories. Setting is urban hip without the hipster pretension, though you may find a few there. One of the best burgers in town, a lovely stacked beet and goat cheese salad, fine steak and a full bar... at which you might even meet the chef, Nino, on his dinner break.
This bar is attached to a restaurant at the Winchester Inn, across from Smithfields. GREAT mixed drinks by a barman who loves to make his own syrups and mixes from scratch. Two seats in the "nest" offer a bird's eye view of the entire place... My favorite place to sit, if not outside.
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Alchemy Restaurant and Bar
35 S 2nd St
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This bar is attached to a restaurant at the Winchester Inn, across from Smithfields. GREAT mixed drinks by a barman who loves to make his own syrups and mixes from scratch. Two seats in the "nest" offer a bird's eye view of the entire place... My favorite place to sit, if not outside.
Black Sheep is a pub and restaurant with full bar and menu and... darts! I like to pair an activity with my (half) pint and, of all the places in town that offer one, this one of my favorites (the other is 2 Hawk). There's also a half-shuffle board at Oberon and pool tables at a sports bar whose name I don't remember....
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The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant
51 North Main Street
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Black Sheep is a pub and restaurant with full bar and menu and... darts! I like to pair an activity with my (half) pint and, of all the places in town that offer one, this one of my favorites (the other is 2 Hawk). There's also a half-shuffle board at Oberon and pool tables at a sports bar whose name I don't remember....
Parks & Nature
Grizzly Peak can be seen from Bel Avenir Farm and it's one of the best hikes in the valley. 6mi total if you do the loop with stunning views approaching 360 degrees. So much variety in the landscape: shaded woods, rocky outcroppings, open meadows, and one large slope diversely recovering after the 2002 wildfire that ripped through that area. Parking is tight in the upper lot, so late-comers on a beautiful day might have to get creative. No poision oak here! Too high in elevation.
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Grizzly Peak Trailhead
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Grizzly Peak can be seen from Bel Avenir Farm and it's one of the best hikes in the valley. 6mi total if you do the loop with stunning views approaching 360 degrees. So much variety in the landscape: shaded woods, rocky outcroppings, open meadows, and one large slope diversely recovering after the 2002 wildfire that ripped through that area. Parking is tight in the upper lot, so late-comers on a beautiful day might have to get creative. No poision oak here! Too high in elevation.
Lithia Park was designed by John McLaren, the same man responsible for Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Like GGP, Lithia has many areas to discover including several duck ponds, open lawns that invite lounging and frisbee tossing, meandering paths, a Japanese garden, a playground for kids, a small climbing rock, and wonderful color both at bloom and in the fall. There's also a wooded trail system that branches off from the main trail. Note that once you leave the main trail, poison oak abounds, but the beauty and peace is worth it. Some out-of-park trails are reserved for mountain bikers. For their safety and yours, please heed the signs.
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Lithia Park
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Lithia Park was designed by John McLaren, the same man responsible for Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Like GGP, Lithia has many areas to discover including several duck ponds, open lawns that invite lounging and frisbee tossing, meandering paths, a Japanese garden, a playground for kids, a small climbing rock, and wonderful color both at bloom and in the fall. There's also a wooded trail system that branches off from the main trail. Note that once you leave the main trail, poison oak abounds, but the beauty and peace is worth it. Some out-of-park trails are reserved for mountain bikers. For their safety and yours, please heed the signs.
Emigrant Lake is lovely in the spring (wildflowers off the hook in May) and early summer, when it's full. Toward the end of summer and in fall it can get depressingly low, though that offers an other worldly experience of dry lakebed. In between full and low, the water can get a little, well, green. But at it's peak it makes for a great and potentially free day on the water, depending on where you decide to park and enter. Beware poison oak on trails accessed for free. Paid area is maintained and free of the menacing stuff.
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Emigrant Lake
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Emigrant Lake is lovely in the spring (wildflowers off the hook in May) and early summer, when it's full. Toward the end of summer and in fall it can get depressingly low, though that offers an other worldly experience of dry lakebed. In between full and low, the water can get a little, well, green. But at it's peak it makes for a great and potentially free day on the water, depending on where you decide to park and enter. Beware poison oak on trails accessed for free. Paid area is maintained and free of the menacing stuff.
Lovely lake with view of McLoughlin... for a day to escape the heat, or for a stunning and mellow trail ride (mountain bike) from LotW to Fish Lake. 16mi out and back through forest and lava flows. And... it's above the poison oak line... yay!
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Lake of the Woods
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Lovely lake with view of McLoughlin... for a day to escape the heat, or for a stunning and mellow trail ride (mountain bike) from LotW to Fish Lake. 16mi out and back through forest and lava flows. And... it's above the poison oak line... yay!
Arts & Culture
World renown. Speaks for itself. Sometimes you can find last minute tickets at a real bargain.
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival
15 South Pioneer Street
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World renown. Speaks for itself. Sometimes you can find last minute tickets at a real bargain.
Every April.
Ashland Independent Film Festival
325 A St
Every April.
Rotating Exhibits. There's also "First Friday Artwalk" in Ashland in which the museum may take part, but the real action is downtown with live music and galleries.
Schneider Museum of Art
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Rotating Exhibits. There's also "First Friday Artwalk" in Ashland in which the museum may take part, but the real action is downtown with live music and galleries.
Music! So many great artists come through this outdoor amphitheater June - September! Don't let the listed address fool you, it's in Jacksonville: http://www.brittfest.org/
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Britt Music & Arts Festival
216 West Main Street
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Music! So many great artists come through this outdoor amphitheater June - September! Don't let the listed address fool you, it's in Jacksonville: http://www.brittfest.org/
Everything Else
Jacksonville is an adorable historic town with an old-western downtown full of shops, tasting rooms, restaurants and cafés. About a 20 minute drive from Bel Avenir Farm, through wine country. For a wine country map that includes all of Southern Oregon, please visit: http://southernoregonwines.org/
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Jacksonville
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Jacksonville is an adorable historic town with an old-western downtown full of shops, tasting rooms, restaurants and cafés. About a 20 minute drive from Bel Avenir Farm, through wine country. For a wine country map that includes all of Southern Oregon, please visit: http://southernoregonwines.org/
Essentials
My goto grocery store, though not the closest to the farm. Easy access from I-5.
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Ashland's Own Shop'n Kart
2268 Ashland Street
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My goto grocery store, though not the closest to the farm. Easy access from I-5.
Closest grocery to the farm, a bit pricey depending on the item, but great selection of locally-sourced produce and prepared items.
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Ashland Food Co-op
237 North 1st Street
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Closest grocery to the farm, a bit pricey depending on the item, but great selection of locally-sourced produce and prepared items.
Shopping
An amazing selection of fresh produce, lovingly crafted goods, and prepared bites from some of the best food carts in town. Takes place on Tuesdays at the Ashland National Guard Armory and Saturdays on Oak Street (8:30am-1pm) from May - October. Larger selection of arts and crafts can be found along the creek at the plaza on Saturdays and Sundays in that same season.
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market
1420 E. Main Street
An amazing selection of fresh produce, lovingly crafted goods, and prepared bites from some of the best food carts in town. Takes place on Tuesdays at the Ashland National Guard Armory and Saturdays on Oak Street (8:30am-1pm) from May - October. Larger selection of arts and crafts can be found along the creek at the plaza on Saturdays and Sundays in that same season.