A Flurry of Fun - Ashland is Base Camp - Winter '24 Issue

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Celebrating Southern Oregon Magazine’s 2023 Readers Choice Awards

The Very Best

Celebrating Southern Oregon Magazine’s 2023 Readers Choice Awards

Photography by Ezra Marcos

 

 

Southern Oregon Magazine readers have cast their votes on a wide variety of topics from best winery to best fitness club, and here are the results. The votes are tallied from a fill in the blank survey so it’s always a pleasant surprise to see who wins. Some winners have been within these ranks for a number of years, while plenty of newcomers have reached favorite status this year. Congratulations to all the award-winners and thanks to all who voted.*

 

Best Steak

One Fifteen Broiler, Grants Pass

 

Best Barbeque

Back Porch Bar & Grill, Jacksonville

 

Best Place to Shop for Women’s Clothing

Bella Luna Boutique, Grants Pass

 

Best Jacksonville Restaurant

Bella Union Restaurant and Saloon, Jacksonville

 

Best Ashland Restaurant

Brickroom Gathering House, Ashland

 

Best Local Musical Act

The Brothers Reed

 

Best Local Artist

Cate Battles, Cate Battles Fine Art & Photography, Grants Pass

 

Best Gym/Fitness Club

Club Northwest, Grants Pass

 

Best Winery

DANCIN Vineyards, Medford

 

Best Bakery

DASSH Bakery, Grants Pass

 

Best Orthodontist

Dr. Bennion, Bennion Orthodontics, Medford

 

Best Place to Shop for Furniture

Gates Home Furnishings & Sleep Center, Grants Pass

 

Best Place to Shop for Jewelry

Gold & Gems Fine Jewelry, Ashland

 

Best High School

Grants Pass High School, Grants Pass

 

Best Physical Therapy

Jackson County Physical Therapy, Ashland, Eagle Point, Medford

 

Best HVAC

Jahnke Heating and Air Conditioning, Talent

 

Best Burger

Jasper’s Café, Medford

 

Best Pizza and Best Family Restaurant

Kaleidoscope Pizzeria & Pub, Medford

 

Best Auto Technician/Mechanic

Kelly’s Automotive Service, Grants Pass and Medford

 

Best Hotel Dining

Larks at Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland

 

Best Breakfast

LuLu’s For the Love of Food, Grants Pass

 

Best Aesthetitician

Michelle Fuller at Michelle Victoria Skin Care, Medford

 

Best Sushi

Musashi Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine, Grants Pass

 

Best Rafting Outfitter/Guide

Orange Torpedo Trips, Merlin

 

Best Italian

Paisano’s Italian Kitchen, Rogue River

 

Best Medford Restaurant

Porters Train Station, Medford

 

Best Fine Dining and Best Dessert

River’s Edge Restaurant, Grants Pass

 

Best Bank

Rogue Credit Union

 

Best Place for a Cup of Coffee

Rogue Roasters, Grants Pass

 

Best Middle School

Sacred Heart, Medford

 

Best Elementary School

Sacred Heart

 

Best Salon

Shine On, Ashland

 

Best Mexican Restaurant

Si Casa Flores, Grants Pass

 

Best Spa

The Spa at Club Northwest, Grants Pass

 

Best Place for a Cocktail

Steam Distillery, Grants Pass

 

Most Popular Dentist

Summit Family Dental, Medford

 

Best Outdoor/Patio Dining

and Best Lunch Spot

Taprock Northwest Grill

 

Best Central Point Restaurant

The Point Pub & Grill, Central Point

 

Best Restaurant Service

And Best Grants Pass Restaurant

The Twisted Cork, Grants Pass

 

Best Food Cart/Street Vendor

Valentino’s, Grants Pass

 

Best Brewery

Weekend Beer Company, Grants Pass

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