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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



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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