Ashland's Best Restaurants
Chef-owner Billy Harto bought Thai Pepper in 1992, and he's still bringing the heat, with Thai-Indonesian fusion dishes such as mouth-melting Evil Jungle coconut curry. Post-curry, cool down with a lychee sour on the creekside patio.
The former hole-in-the-wall taco-and-tamale joint moved into larger quarters in 2015, complete with patio seating in warmer weather. Agave's herb-crusted carnitas are served atop freshly made corn tortillas, and margaritas are blended with hand-squeezed lime juice.
Sammich is lunchtime favorite that’s short on atmosphere but long on lusciousness offers sandwiches such as wild-caught albacore tuna salad and some of the best pastrami on the West Coast.
Where to Taste Oregon Wine
Head downstairs at the Ashland Wine Cellar to check out more than 70 pinot noir labels, plus hard-to-find Oregon and international wines. Free tastings every Thursday afternoon.
The grand tasting room at Belle Fiore Estate pours syrah and pinot noir against a backdrop of gorgeous views.