Lela’s Café

If you’ve had enough of the tourist crowds milling about on the plaza and want to go eat somewhere beyond the sphere of Shakespeare, head down into the Railroad District to this cozy French bistro. Be sure to start with the French onion soup, which is excellent. After that, you could opt for the Tuscan eggplant Napolean or pan-seared duck breast with blackberry sauce, though the pepper-crusted filet mignon is probably the most popular entree. At lunch there are pizzas, panini, and lots of interesting salads, including a lemony Caesar salad with tiger shrimp and a warm goat-cheese salad. Before you can really decide whether Lela’s Cafe is for you, you should know what a cafe is. How is a cafe different from another type of restaurant? The term has different meanings depending on geography. For instance, in Europe, cafes only sell coffee (which makes sense, given that cafe is…

4 Daughters Irish Pub

4 Daughters Irish Pub is a local family owned and operated restaurant bringing an authentic Irish experience on a grand scale to Southern Oregon, in both decor and fare. Enjoy Southern Oregon’s only authentic Irish pub and full service restaurant. 4 Daughters is the place for great food and beverages with a family-friendly, comfortable atmosphere in a historic location in OldTown Medford. Menu includes delicious appetizers, burgers, entrees and great Fish n’ Chips; serving specialty drinks with the area’s best rotating draft and bottle selection of local microbeers, and worldwide craft beer.

Bambu Restaurant

Bambu’s food is a marriage of regional Asian flavors with its own interpretation. They feature flavors from Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Hawaii and The Philippines. Traditional and conventional are not the words to describe Bambu’s menu. Their philosophy is to create foods that please the eye as well as the palate. Taste a variety of dishes and pass them around the table family style.

Steamboat Inn

Located along the North Umpqua, one of Oregon’s most stunning rivers, Steamboat Inn is the perfect place to end your day. Enjoy myriad outdoor activities such as hiking or walking among wildflowers and waterfalls, visiting Crater Lake National Park, flyfishing for steelhead, or just sitting on the deck, reading and watching the river flow by. The Inn is also known for its cuisine and its acclaimed guest chef and winemaker dinners.

Jacksonville Inn

The Jacksonville Inn offers its guests elegance in a historic setting with an award-winning gourmet restaurant, a connoisseur’s wine cellar with more than 2,000 wines, luxurious hotel accommodations, and honeymoon cottages— the ‘suites extraordinare’ where President George W. Bush and First Lady, Laura, stayed. Enjoy jetted tubs and steam showers, full entertainment centers, fireplaces, wet bars, king-size canopy beds and private garden patios. Lodging reservations include a full breakfast. The inn has served three of the last four presidents of the United States. Located at the gateway to the Applegate Valley Wine Trail.