Punky’s Diner and Pies is a 50’s Diner in Medford, Oregon. According to the website, they are known for their pies and “Homemade Goodness you can taste.” They are known for their 50s and 60s vibes and open until 2 pm. The first Oregon diner I stopped at is Terry’s Diner in Eugene. It was fun to pop by another one!
The Heaven on Earth Bakery in Azalea, Oregon, is located right off I-5. While it doesn’t have diner in the name, it has all of the characteristics of a local mom-and-pop diner. They’ve been around since 1974, so they have definitely stood the test of time.
Truthfully on my drive north, I was looking forward to Heaven on Earth Bakery. Why? They are known for “the best cinnamon rolls ever.” My spouse and I have huge sweet tooths, and shortly after, our favorite cake, fall cinnamon rolls. So it seemed natural to make a detour to the Heaven on Earth Bakery.
Wow, it’s been a long time since I went to a new diner. I was excited to try Terry’s Diner in Eugene, Oregon, and cross a diner in Oregon off my list. After traveling through a large portion of Oregon, I didn’t have a “diner in mind” but knew I wanted to go to a diner. Terry’s Diner was a good stop.
My preference with restaurants right now is takeout. I’m not sure when I’ll “dine-in,” which does change diners’ vibe. You don’t get the same classic feel of a diner but ordering takeout.
Recently I stopped at Lou’s Luncheonette in Sonoma. I was on my way home and decided to make a quick stop since I was fairly hungry. (Waiting 20 minutes to get home was just too long…). Lou’s Luncheonette has gone through a few name changes including the Fremont Diner followed by the Boxcar Chicken & Biscuits.
Recently I went to Le Croissant in San Rafael. It was around lunchtime, and I was hungry. There aren’t many diners located in Marin county, but on the Le Croissant website, it claims “diner,” so I decided to go there. The food was good, but the service was sketchy at best.
I decided to order takeout since I was on the go, and if I had arrived with the thought of dining in, I would have left.