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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Natural and Man-made Beauties







I don't know what holds my attention longer: the view at Battle Rock overlooking Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve, the food at the newly opened Redfish Restaurant, or the exquisite Hawthorne Gallery next door to the restaurant.  These are Port Orford's premiere destinations, great view, superb food, outstanding art.
The young man on the motorcycle is Chris Hawthorne. He, his wife Julie, their children, sisters and brothers are all artists, in different media.  Their work is featured in many museums and galleries. 

When they opened Redfish Restaurant, named after the Redfish Marine Reserve you can see by sitting on the patio above, Port Orford received an additional jewel, an enticing and well appointed restaurant with world-class pedigree.  We ate lunch here today, delightfully constructed salads with grilled salmon for hubby and chicken for me,  freshly baked bread, delicious wine, and a view  unequaled anywhere. 


WE don't have to leave home to have great food anymore. 

oregonocean.info/redfishrocks

30 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice. sounds like a great place and i love the sculptures...very nice...

#1Nana said...

Beautiful...How lucky are you to have such a great place so close to home.

It's the fresh baked bread that I can't get out of my mind...but the view is nice too!

ellen abbott said...

nice. the view, the food, the sculptures.

L. D. Burgus said...

The view is wonderful. Having two other things to enjoy is great too.

Elisabeth said...

The view is magnificent and the food sounds delectable. Lucky you.

Rob-bear said...

The top picture presents an amazing view. And thanks for telling us about the jewel of a restaurant. (I'm hungry already.)

Susan Erickson said...

That blue sky tells the story....ocean, beach, good company, good food, great day......

Dimple said...

You live in a beautiful place; I love to visit the coast.

Thanks for the visit, I'm glad you enjoy the flowers!

Amanda said...

what a gorgeous view, rosaria, and a great place to have a meal.....

am off now to have a listen to the two piece orchestra!!

xoxo

Dedene said...

What lovely photos. Now I have somewhere to try when I next come to Oregon.

yaya said...

That view is heavenly! The restaurant sounds heavenly too! What a fun destination close to home.

Karen said...

Okay, now you made me hungry! That sounds like a great place.

Donna said...

Well, you just named two of my favorite things...art and food!! There is nothing more inspiring than to see fine art and then have fine dining especially in a beautiful place, and you, live in a beautiful part of the country...how fun!!

becky at abbeystyle said...

How wonderful! And they provide art with great food, too! Sounds like the style of restaurant an art center would provide.

However, nothing compares to the view they've attached themselves to. :) Can't beat the landscape!!!

Tabor said...

Good food but certainly enhanced by the fresh salt air and nearby art.

Pseudo said...

This is now on my road trip destination wish list. There is nothing I like better than a deck with a view of a deserted coastline.

Ever been to Nepenthe in Big Sur?

Rachel Cotterill said...

Looks stunning... I love those views :)

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Beautiful photos and the food sounds yummy! :-)

Janet said...

Oh good! We'll have to drag Brian there and cause a bout of puns and post-lunchtime happiness. :)

Hilary said...

Good thing you don't have to choose. You seem to have the best of both worlds there... natural and man made.

Nancy said...

Yay!!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Well congrats on finding my grammatical mistake! So you win a gift -

send me your address - *smiling*

Kathryn Magendie said...

ps ...love the photos!

Maggie May said...

I think you can enjoy the lovely views AND the food!
I know I would!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Sniffles and Smiles said...

You live in Paradise!!! Sigh...I love the art, the food sounds fantastic and the views to die for!!! Fabulous post!! Wish I were there!!! ~Janine OX

She Writes said...

Stunning views on that coast. Sigh :)....

Robyn said...

Wow that's an awesome view up there on the deck.
What a lovely way to spend time Roasaria... you really are blessed.

x robyn

NitWit1 said...

No doubt in this house the newly opened restaurant would be our focus. Then I would be split between the art and the sea, but husband would skip the art.

Reya Mellicker said...

How nice to have to choose between beautiful sights! Oh yeah.

You know we call the planet green, but actually most of this planet is blue.

RNSANE said...

I'll bet this is definitely the new "in" spot in town. What a lovely place to sit and gaze at the Pacific. Then, one can stroll around and look at all the art. Can't think of a nicer thing to do.