Dining Recommendations

Corvallis & Philomath

Bellhop is probably our favorite place in town. They do handmade pasta and have some excellent fried chicken, at least by PNW standards. They are also next door to our favorite coffee shop, Tried & True.

Gathering Together Farms in Philomath is our favorite place to eat in the valley. All local ingredients that they grow there on the farm, and you can walk around and check out the flowers and chickens when you’re done eating. This is local.

The Woodsman is quite a place. The menu has everything from burgers to pad thai, but it’s the location that makes it worth the journey. Huge saws decorate the walls of this restaurant built for loggers. The servings are huge.

Laughing Planet is solid food at a reasonable price and has good vegetarian options.

Tarntip is good Thai food. We especially like their curries. Note that they only accept cash.

American Dream pizza is pretty good pizza, and they have an upstairs patio.

Les Caves has good food and an excellent selection of beer.

Block 15 is right next door to Caves, and is probably my (Rich) favorite local brewery. They also do good burgers, including those of the veggie variety.

Sky High offers lackluster beer, mediocre food, and jaw-dropping views from their rooftop.

There’s a ton of chains and such over on 9th Street if Arby’s and Hardee’s (they call it Carl’s Jr. out here) are more your jam. You should check out Burgerville for an Oregon fast-food joint with some AMAZING milkshakes.


If you want more options for good food, Eugene is only an hour away and definitely worth checking out if you’re flying in or out of that airport.

Izakaya Meiji is a Japanese Tavern that offers excellent food at a reasonable price.

grit is where you go if you’re feeling real fancy. The cheese board is excellent.

Mezza Luna Pizzeria is probably the best pizza around, and you can buy it by the slice.


If you make it to Portland, close your eyes and walk in any direction and you will quickly find some excellent food.

Screen Door for y’all that might be feelin’ homesick.

Pok Pok for amazing Thai food

Or just drive until you see a bunch of food trucks and go wild.

The Coast

If you can make it out to the coast, you will not be disappointed. Excellent local seafood.

Ocean Bleu Seafood at Gino’s is probably our favorite. We highly recommend the fried rockfish (it’s local!) or the stew.

Rogue brewery is probably my favorite Oregon brewery. Check it out and try the Wasted Sea Star Pale Ale. They also sell food.

April’s at Nye Beach is very good and a bit more high class. This is Oregon, though, so your shorts and sandals will be fine.

Luna Sea has excellent fish and chips and a nice outdoor seating area. The guy who runs this place is the quintessential fisherman and can tell you where he caught the fish they cook down to the depth of water. Their smoked canned tuna is amazing.




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