On I-5 just 10 miles north of Ashland, is Medford, the urban and business hub of Southern Oregon. With its companion cities of Phoenix, Central Point and White City, it is by far the largest urban area in Southern Oregon. It is also home to a growing culinary and wine experience. In Medford’s rolling hills and many neighborhood shops you can delight in award-winning wines, artisan cheeses, and specialty chocolates.
In downtown Medford’s OldTown Dining and Entertainment District you’ll discover more than 30 great spots for dining and entertainment, from pubs to fine dining. Medford also boasts plenty of outdoor fun, live theater, and championship golf at several nationally ranked courses.
If tax-free shopping (no sales tax) is your passion, Medford is your place. Visit over 120 specialty stores at the Rogue Valley Mall, taste fresh local produce at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market, or tour Harry & David, the largest gourmet mail-order company in the world, founded right here in Medford. Shop their Country Village Store for confections, fine foods, and gifts. Additional shopping choices can be found at Crater Lake Plaza, South Gateway Center, McAndrews Market Place, and the Larson Creek Shopping Center.
Medford’s historic downtown is rediscovering its heritage with beautifully restored buildings filled with art galleries, bookstores, coffeehouses, specialty boutiques, and antiques. The power, drama and excitement of performing arts can be found in the restored Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater.
The Medford Visitor Center is located in the Harry and David Country Village (Exit 27, off I-5) (800) 469-6307 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (800) 469-6307 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, www.travelmedford.org
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