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Osmo’s Alehouse is a simple tap house. One-story. One bar. One bartender. Upon first glance, it doesn’t look flashy. And yet, it gets its name from a character from a Finnish poem. Far from simple, right? When you enter, you’re greeted with some long tables, community style, looked to be

When my partner and I moved to the Rogue Valley about eighteen months ago, two of the people we first chanced to meet were Oliver Fix and his wife Gilda Montenegro-Fix. Oliver was working at Thai Pepper in Ashland, and Gilda is a diversity trainer and consultant. Their remarkable backgrounds

  Out past Highway 99, if you take Mason road off Sage Way, just beyond the Medford Shooting range, across the street from a Beverage Distribution center and next door to the Medford UPS CC, you’ll find a little alcove of beer heaven; a sort of Shangri-La, nestled between the

On Phoenix’s main street stands a quaint white house with a blue roof. Inside is a steaming cup of coffee, vegan donuts, and much more. The recently opened Jam Coffee House offers a warm interior with inviting seating areas sectioned off for secluded visiting and private studying. The light wood

As the name would suggest, Portal is a hole-in-the-wall brewery that takes you off the concrete streets of Medford, and into another world. Not some over-the-top fantasy world, or a bar with a gimmicky theme.  Instead, Portal Brewing is a place with hand painted comics, hanging on the wall.  It’s

Earlier this year, the Oregon POUR Authority & Pizza Studio (OPPA) moved from their original tucked-away location across from the post office in Grants Pass to the hottest block in town, H Street. Home to the historic Rogue Theatre, the Haul restaurant, and The Sound Lounge, H Street and the

It takes a village to raise a café and that’s exactly what’s taken place at the Medford Food Co-op with the opening of their new venue, The Café. “It’s be a very eclectic mix of different flavors, culturally, all from scratch and we’re featuring as much local and organic foods

The first bar I patronised  in the Rogue Valley was Ashland’s Wild Goose. The last bar I will write about for Drink Local is the Wild Goose. You will find everything you need there for a pleasant evening out, with friends, with your Valentine, with the intriguing soul you want

As much as Ashland may be known for its chumminess and collaborative nature—and that includes the culinary scene—the chefs here still like to compete with each other, at least once each year. The annual event takes place November 2 – 5, and 12 of Ashland’s chefs will battle for the

In addition to the Drink Local Research Department’s usual post-hike beer encounters this summer, we had three bear encounters. #1: A series of grunts we interpreted as, “back off, two-legged, fur-less creatures,” and we did. #2: A glimpse of scampering cubs and a retreat to the car without waiting to