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Find Historic Northwest Restaurants, Part 2

Published Sep 12th, 2014

This is Part 2 of our ‘Historic Northwest Restaurants’ blog. Many of these restaurants have been in business for decades, while others are newer, but reside in historic buildings. Their histories go back before the 1940s, and several go back to the 1800s! Here are 7 of our favorites. For 7 more, please click and go to Part 1.

Mama Mia Trattoria – Portland, Oregon
When You Dine At Mama Mia Trattoria you’ve taken a step back in time into a traditional Italian kitchen where memories come to life with authentic southern Italian dishes. Mama Mia is located in the historic Waldo Building, built in 1886.

Porter’s, Dining at the Depot – Medford, Oregon
Located in a beautiful and authentically restored 1910 national historic train station. Excellent steaks, chops, and seafood. Local and seasonal nightly specials. Fun, casual bar, and great patio.

R-Haus – Grants Pass, Oregon
R-Haus Restaurant & Sports Bar is located on the beautiful Rogue River in the historic Locoda Fishing Lodge, the fishermen’s paradise of the 30s and 40s. It was remodeled in 1972 in the decor of that period and in 2013 was transformed again, bringing it out of the past and into a more welcoming atmosphere of present time.

Shelburne InnShelburne Inn – Seaview, Washington
For over a century guests have delighted in the superb cuisine offered at the Shelburne Inn, Restaurant & Pub. From fresh Willapa Bay oysters, Dungeness crab and local clams to a plethora of wild mushrooms and berries. Local specialties and genuine, warm hospitality have delighted and nourished the hungry traveler since 1896.

Sportsman Restaurant – Ridgefield, Washington
A former Model T dealership, meet your friends and neighbors at the Sportsman for Certified Angus Beef, a cocktail at their vintage Italian bar, and award winning half pound burgers. Outdoor dining overlooking the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

Timberline Lodge – Mt. Hood, Oregon
Constructed in 1937, Timberline Lodge stands on the south slope of Mt Hood at an elevation of 6,000 feet. This beautiful 55,000 square foot National Historic Landmark is still being used for its original intent – a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for everyone to enjoy.

Wolf Creek Inn – Wolf Creek, Oregon
The Wolf Creek Inn is the oldest continuous use hotel in the state of Oregon. Built in 1883 by pioneer merchant Henry Smith, the Inn was billed as a “first-class traveler’s hotel” for folks traveling on the stagecoach. The building was first called Wolf Creek Tavern, an old English term describing a hotel that served food.

Find Historic Northwest Restaurants, Part 1

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