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By Emily Hunter | 04/07/2022 | Artisan Foods, Bars & Pubs, Dining, Family Eateries, Italian, Mexican, Multi-Cultural, Things to Do, Wine


The Heart of the Rogue has many delights to offer you, from gorgeous foothills and mountaintops, to award-winning wine and artisan eats. Looking to plan each delightful bite of your trip? You’ve come to the right place.

This local eatery is an aesthetic masterpiece. The luscious flowers descending from the ceiling, cotton candy cocktails, and Instagram photo wall are just the beginning of what you’ll experience walking into the doors of Tartine.

Enjoy thoughtfully crafted breakfast options, with French and Mexican style flavors and twists. Their signature dish, tartine, is French for toast, and you can mix and match your slices from sweet to savory with exciting toppings. The cocktails are more like art statements, with elements ranging from edible sparkles and garnishes to articulately designed images, Tartine’s signature drinks are sure to please your taste buds and Instagram feed.

Nestled into the heart of downtown Medford, enjoy this lovely eatery during brunch hours, perfect after a hike up Roxy Ann or post performance at the Craterian Theater.

From curry delights to rice and salad dishes, this fresh Thai restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a lovely lunch or dinner with family or friends. The industrial design mixed with lively plants and greenery makes for a cozy and relaxed dining experience. In addition to their menu choices, Kin Thai offers exciting specials, like mango sticky rice and Banh Mi.

Fresh smoothies and smooth milk teas can also be found at Kin Thai, with a range of fruity choices sure to dance along your palette. Select from a range of options and enjoy the charming atmosphere after a day of adventure.

The word “Osteria” translates to “simple restaurant” in Italian, with the origin, “oste” meaning host. Inspired by Italian family traditions made with love, experience fine and fresh ingredients dance throughout each simplistically designed dish

Each and every dish is prepared to order with the best ingredients and your enjoyment in mind. This restaurant has a choice for every member of the family, with gluten free and vegetarian options available. A lovely osteria and bar, guests are invited to taste Pomodori’s signature, crafted cocktails and extensive wine menu. Options range from their ever-rotating wine on tap, to reds, whites, roses, and sparkling for your enjoyment. 

Perfect for any occasion, Pomodori invites you to taste the local flavors of Italy, right in the Heart of the Rogue.

Experience an ever-changing, eclectic menu with made-from-scratch bites and delightful cocktails. Over Easy offers intimately colorful and bright seating with a modern twist. The menu is split into sweet and savory sections, so your cravings can meet their match with selections set to satisfy. Also enjoy classic options with unique twists, from salads to scrambles to buttermilk biscuits.

On the Rocks is the newest addition to downtown Medford, partnered with New Port Distilling and Over Easy. As Over Easy is open during breakfast and lunch hours (8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.), and you can enjoy On the Rocks during dinner and cocktail hours (5-10 p.m.). Become greeted by the bright, green seating and diverse, ever-changing selection of cocktails and artisan eats.

From morning to evening, these partnered local eateries are prepared to serve you with assorted options you are sure to savor.

Exposed brick, bohemian décor, and indoor-outdoor seating are just a few features of this naturally beautiful brunch and lunch restaurant. Downtown Market’s menu is filled with nutritious options that change seasonally, so no matter what time you visit you’ll experience the freshest ingredients

Discover classic and unique cocktail options along with cutting edge wine you’ll only find in the Heart of the Rogue. If you visit on a Sunday, you can sip while listening to live music performed by locally acclaimed musicians. With so much to offer both local and visiting guests, celebrate the flavors of whole foods at Downtown Market.

Looking for award‑winning cuisine? Take a moment to enjoy the tantalizing taste of old town Oregon history at this classic American restaurant. Nostalgically named in honor of those who worked on passenger trains, this transformed depot maintains several of its original craftsman features. From over 40,000 Midwest hand-hewn bricks to the hand chiseled exterior granite corbels, there is much to marvel at when dining at Porter’s.

Enjoy private party rooms, outdoor and indoor seating, and an extensive menu with options for every preference. From legendary wine options to award-winning dishes, dining at Porter’s is an experience to behold.

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This family‑friendly restaurant is the perfect place to gather your group for a delicious lunch, dinner, or anything in‑between. Share pubs and plates in their indoor or outdoor seating, both cozy and inviting for a time you won’t forget! Sit inside and enjoy the natural lighting through the windows, and the exposed, fermenting vessel proudly displayed near the seating area.

Outside, enjoy the twinkling string lights, covered and heated patio, along with a good game of cornhole calling out your fun competitive side. Explore downtown Medford, enjoy good company, and get your fill of house-made fare from the Block’s award-winning chef and incredibly delicious brews

Savor a statement dish of Spain right in the Heart of the Rogue at Caba Empanada. These traditional, handmade bites are freshly made just for you, and can be found in downtown Medford or their food truck featured at the Medford Market every Thursday located at Hawthorne Park.

Enjoy a wide range of flavors, from vegan selections to delightful Portuguese empanadas and Argentinian chorizos. Savor the natural flavors of organically sourced beef and chicken, and locally sourced produce blended and baked freshly together everyday just for you.

A pristine place for quick eats in between hikes or to savor in the sun, Caba Empanadas is sure to satisfy!

This beautiful restaurant features a large outdoor seating area, equipped with fire pits and covers for colder weather and umbrellas for shade throughout the summer. As it gets warmer, the indoor area beautifully opens up to invite the blue skies with large, garage style doors. Enjoy shareable bites, organic mixed salads and veggie-filled bowls conveniently located next to several local boutique shops and the movie theater.

From crisp sandwiches to crafted cocktails and everything in between, Tap & Vine creates a lovely dining experience for all occasions and ages during your trip to the Heart of the Rogue.

From flautas to fajitas, El Paraiso is the place to go for delicious downtown comida Mexicana. Sample classic dishes, or pick from the favorites or combo menu sections for the ultimate experience. Traditional recipes meet house-made flavors, made to suit all members of your party. There is truly something for everyone at El Paraiso, from samplers and classic dishes to vegetarian plates.

Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating, complete with beautiful lighting and heaters to keep you cozy. Join in for happy hour from 3-5pm, and discover domestic pints, micro-brews and margaritas! Inside, find a full bar next to the dining room, complete with several TV’s for your entertainment. Locally owned and operated, explore the flavors of authentic Mexican cuisine when you dine at El Paraiso.

Looking for a deliciously prepared and locally sourced dining experience? Decant defines casual fine dining with their expertly crafted dishes using excellent local, organic and sustainable food. Enjoy the raw bounty of local farmers and sustainable practices throughout the valley as you savor each and every bite. Discover also well crafted wine pairings, brought in locally and from around the world for your enjoyment.

This delightful family restaurant was founded by multiple generations and years of extensive experience in some of the best restaurants in the world. Your bites are prepared and overseen by executive chef Todd Meyerhofer, trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Graystone and Copia Restaurant in Napa, California. The family, born and raised in Florence, grew up in a Michelin star restaurant and some went on to become Sommeliers with multiple Michelin star awards.

A restaurant that defines excellence and quality, discover nothing but the best of the region when you dine at Decant.

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