Southern Oregon Fine Dining Association
Exploring and Communicating the Culinary Delights
of Southern Oregon and the Oregon Coast

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     Our members are all long-term residents (minimum 20 years) of Southern Oregon. They travel throughout Southern Oregon and the Oregon coast, seeking out the best in dining to recommend to you.
     In addition to providing recommendations on our web site, we also periodically issue awards to restaurants which have proven to be consistently superior in some respect. On rare occasion, we offer our coveted Culinary Excellence Award, which is bestowed only on a restaurant that has shown itself to be truly outstanding in all respects...cuisine, atmosphere, service, and presentation...over a period of no less than ten years. That award was first granted in 2009 to Quimby's Restaurant, in Newport, Oregon, which has since closed. In 2011, it was also granted to India Palace Restaurant in Medford, Oregon.

     Please check out our recommended restaurant listings by clicking on the links above. Bon appetit!

A word regarding Ashland, Oregon:

     Ashland is a small city 15 miles south of Medford. It is known primarily for the world-renowned Ashland Shakespeare Festival and for being the venue for Southern Oregon University.
     Although Ashland is reputed to have several excellent restaurants, as a matter of policy SOFDA does not, and will not, recommend dining in Ashland. This policy is due to the following:

1. Although the Oregon Constitution expressly forbids the enactment of a sales tax, the City of Ashland has levied a 5% Meals Tax.

2. We find Ashland to be morally repugnant, due to its repeated countenancing of blatantly anti-American displays in public venues.

Southern Oregon Fine Dining Association
1017 N Riverside #126
Medford, OR 97501