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Takoda’s

This weekend we went camping in the Three Sisters wilderness area, and while we did our fair share of hotdogs and smores, we decided to go out to lunch in “Rainbow” Oregon.  We thought it would be appropriate to take the boys to lunch in “Nimrod”, Oregon but there were no restaurants there.  So we ended up at Takoda’s. It was actually pretty good. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, they have a pretty good beer selection and cocktail list, very kid friendly, with a gift shop that has everything you don’t need but want to buy anyway (lots of candy and a great jelly belly selection).  We ordered burgers and Ruebens, and everything was very good. The service was great, everyone there is really nice, and Takoda’s is conveniently located next to the only grocery and gas station within a good distance!  Two thumbs up for Takoda’s!

Oak & Olive

Well, we finally have a new restaurant in Hillsdale.  We got there at 5:00 and by the time we got our first dish it was packed.  VERY kid friendly, wide open layout, and they really love olive oil (the shirts the dudes wore are ruined). It’s busy, full of kids – definitely not the place to go for your romantic dinner, but the dudes loved it and the food was pretty good.  Lolo got the green olive pizza, which was a hit, and Aidan got the smoked salmon ravioli, also a hit.  The Muffaletta was “too spicy” for them, but we picked up the slack.  You order at the counter and then sit, but everything went smoothly.  Overall quite pleased.  The dudes will be back! 

   

Side Door Cafe

This place is great for lunch.  We haven’t been there for dinner yet, so we can’t say, but it’s a nice but casual spot that is uniquely decorated (and chalkboards in the bathroom which can be good or bad, depending on your perspective).  We never do, but kids should split a dish if not ordering a kids meal (if you haven’t noticed, our guys never order off the kids menu except for Verde Cocina and their cheesy eggs).  Pictured here Lowell is enjoying the tuna cheddar melt.  They do very large, cheesy, crabby, shrimpy, tuna – whatever – it’s going to be large and cheesy.  Don’t bother with an appetizer, as tempting as it may be.  They also have some pasta, salads, and quesadillas etc., but we always go for the large, dripping cheesy sandwiches.  Aidan and Lowell like the food, but the colorfully decorated restaurant keeps them happy while they wait.