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Winners Announced of the 2021 Reader's Choice Awards

The Very Best

Celebrating Southern Oregon Magazine’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

Photography by Jerry Clarkson, Ezra Marcos, and provided


Here is the ultimate guide for where to dine, drink, shop, work out, get pampered, fix your car, deposit your money, buy a new house, get your teeth fixed and straightened, and even the best place to run, among other fun categories. Don’t take our word for it, take it from our readers who cast their votes in our Readers’ Choice poll, cheering on their favorites. If you disagree, please be sure to make your vote count next year. You know what’s good!


Best Winery

Del Rio Vineyards, Gold Hill


Best Food Cart

Peruvian Point, Medford


Best BBQ

Back Porch Bar and Grill, Jacksonville


Best Jacksonville Restaurant

Best Restaurant Service

Best Dessert

Bella Union Restaurant and Saloon, Jacksonville


Best Place for a Cup of Coffee

GoodBean Coffee, Jacksonville and Medford


Best Place for Cocktails

Jefferson Spirits, Medford


Best Outdoor/Patio Dining

Taprock Northwest Grill, Grants Pass 


Best Margarita

Si Casa Flores, Grants Pass


Best Ashland Restaurant

Best Hotel Dining

Larks at Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland


Best Asian

Bambu, Medford



Best Grants Pass Restaurant

The Twisted Cork Bistro and Wine Bar, Grants Pass


Best Medford Area Restaurant

Best Fine Dining

Best Steak

Porters, Medford


Best Ashland Restaurant

Larks at Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland


Best Central Point Restaurant

The Point Pub & Grill, Central Point


Best Pizza

Best Family Restaurant

Best Lunch Spot

Kaleidoscope Pizzeria and Pub, Medford


Best Breakfast

Over Easy, Medford


Best Brewery

Caldera Brewing Company, Ashland


Best Sushi

Umi Sushi, Jacksonville


Best Pho/Ramen

Tosu Ramen & Sushi, Medford


Best Italian

Rosario’s Italian Restaurant, Medford


Best Mexican

Luna, Medford


Best Bakery

Mix Bakeshop


Best Dispensary

Diamond Cannabis, Grants Pass


Best Place to Trail Run

Cathedral Hills, Grants Pass


Best Rating Outfitter/Guide

Orange Torpedo Trips, Merlin


Best Fitness Club/Gym

Club Northwest, Grants Pass


Best Medical Practitioner

Sarah Kalina, FNP, One Peak Medical, Medford


Best Chiropractor

Best Physical Therapist

Complete Integrative Care, Medford and Eagle Point


Most Popular Dentist

Summit Family Dentistry, Medford


Best Orthodontist

West Orthodontics, Medford


Best Spa

Spa at Club Northwest, Grants Pass


Best Salon

Shine On Salon, Ashland


Best Aesthetician

Michelle Fuller, Michelle Victoria Skincare, Medford


Best Place to Shop for Women’s Clothing

Volamos Boutique, Central Point


Best Fundraising Event

Oregon Wine Experience, Asante Foundation, Medford


Best Bank

Rogue Credit Union


Best Real Estate Company

John L. Scott


Best Place to Shop for Jewelry

Gold & Gems Fine Jewelry, Ashland


Best Place to Buy Furniture

Garrison’s, Medford


Best HVAC Company

Jahnke Heating and Air


Best Auto Technician/Mechanic

Kelly’s Automotive, Grants Pass and Medford


Best Local Artist

Benjamin Wood, Medford


Best Local Music Act

The Brothers Reed


Best Inn or B&B

Hummingbird Estate, Central Point


Best Elementary School

Jewett Elementary, Central Point


Best Middle School

Scenic Middle School, Central Point


Best High School

Crater High School, Central Point


Best Principal

Toby Walker, Phoenix High School


Most Popular Television Personality

Trish Glose, KTVL, Medford

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