Shakespeare and good eats in Ashland, Oregon. Delicious food, outstanding theater. Some complain that Ashland is hard to get into and out of, which is true. But it’s worth the difficulty getting here to enjoy what many identify as the nicest small town in North America.
My New York Times travel piece, in the HEADS UP section, is in the July 11, 2010 print version of the newspaper and also available on-line. To read it, click here: “Shakespeare, and Good Eats in Oregon.”
In it I mention the following restaurants:
Blue, Greek on Granite (the newest joint in town, serving upscale Greek food)
The Loft (an intimate French bistro with an American flare)
The new small plates café at Chateaulin (one of Ashland’s oldest restaurants)
Sesame (Asian fusion palate-pleasing food)
For more restaurant reviews, each with a grade, I wrote this much longer piece in the Oregonian, “Putting Ashland Restaurants to the Taste Test.”
ETA: The good eats in Ashland, Oregon are always changing. The Loft is permanently closed, as is Blue and Chateaulin. Where Blue used to be is now a beloved tea house with delectable small plates and perfectly brewed tea called Dobra Tea. Chateaulin has also closed, and now a restaurant that serves American West Coast eclectic cuisine, Harvey’s Place.
Published: July 10, 2010
Updated: January 24, 2020