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Besties 2020

Best Cannabis Dispensary  Bestie: Madrone Cannabis Club (Ashland)  Hon. Mention: Pharm To Table (Medford) Breeze Botanicals (Ashland)    Best Local Cannabis Strain  Bestie: Madrone OG Hon. Mention: Morning Star   Best Budtender Bestie: Brenton Clarke (Madrone Cannabis Club)  Best Locally-made Cannabis Product (tincture, salve, etc.)  Bestie: Madrone Joint Packs Hon.

Best Spa Bestie: Chozu Bath & Tea Gardens (Ashland)  Hon. Mention: Club Northwest (Grants Pass)    Best Dentist  Bestie: Matt Hill Dentistry (Grants Pass) Hon. Mention: Erickson Dental Care (Grants Pass)    Best Physician/Medical Practitioner Bestie: Dr. Mark Rondeau (Asante, Grants Pass) Hon. Mention: Dr. Brigid Crowe (Wild Fern Natural

Best Hiking Trail Bestie: Table Rock Hon. Mention: Cathedral Hill    Best Mountain Biking Trail  Bestie: Jabberwocky Mountain Trail (Ashland)  Hon. Mention: Eight Dollar Mountain (Illinois Valley)    Best Dog Park  Bestie: Schroeder Park (Grants Pass)  Best Park to Smoke Weed Bestie: Lithia Park (Ashland)  Hon. Mention: My backyard    Best

Best Elected Official Bestie: Darby Ayers-Flood (Mayor, City of Talent)  Hon. Mention: Jeff Golden (Oregon Senate, 3rd District)  Best Veterinarian Bestie: Pacific Veterinarian Clinic (Grants Pass) Hon. Mention: Dr. Steven Poet (Best Friends Animal Hospital, Medford)    Best Doggie Day Care/Groomer Bestie: R&R Pet Resort (Phoenix) Hon. Mention: Land of

Best Record Store Bestie: Biscuits & Vinyl (Talent)  Hon. Mention: Music Coop (Ashland)  Best Outdoor Store Bestie: REI Hon. Mention: Mountain Provisions (Ashland)    Best Place to Find Vintage/Used Clothing  Bestie: Runway Fashion Exchange (Medford)  Hon. Mention: Three Penny Mercantile (Ashland)    Best Adult Store  Bestie: Castle Hon. Mention: Love

Best Non-OSF Theater Company  Bestie: Oregon Cabaret Theatre (Ashland) Hon. Mentions: Collaborative Theatre Project (Medford) Camelot Theatre (Talent)   Best Local Actor (film or stage) Bestie: Cody Wright  Hon. Mention: Bruce Campbell  Best Local Author Bestie: Melissa Mathewson  Hon. Mention: Josh Gross   More Besties: Best of Food Best of

Best Band or Solo Artist Bestie: The Brothers Reed Hon. Mention: John Dough Boys Petty Thievery  Best place to see live music  Bestie: Walkabout Brewing Co.  Hon. Mention: Talent Club   Best Local Music Festival Bestie: Britt Fest Hon. Mention: Apple Jam    Best Karaoke Spot Bestie: Wild Goose Café & Bar

Best Coffee Shop for a Date Bestie: Limestone (Medford)  Hon. Mention: Rogue Roasters (Grants Pass) Best Coffee This was a category with divided loyalties, and a four-way tie! Besties: Dutch Bros. Limestone Case Coffee Roasters Rogue Roasters   Best Drive-up Coffee Stand  Bestie: Dutch Bros.  Hon. Mention: Human Bean  More

Best Cocktail Bar Bestie: Jefferson Spirits Hon. Mention: Immortal Spirits    Best Bartender Besties (tie): Kalea McKenna (Jefferson Spirits) Alli McGonagle:(Jefferson Spirits) Best Cider Bestie: Gold Rush Hon. Mention: Outlaw    Best Local Winery  Bestie (tie) Del Rio Vineyards Dancin Vineyards Hon. Mention: Red Lily Roxy Ann   Best Dive

Best Brewery The most popular category in all of the voting showed a virtually tie, with the Medford-based Walkabout Brewing Co. edging out the relatively new Weekend Beer Co. by just six votes for “Bestie” brewery.  Bestie: Walkabout Brewing Co. (Medford)  Hon. Mention: Weekend Beer Co. (Grants Pass)   Best