8. Trexler Farm
Located on the grounds of an old fish hatchery in Stayton, Oregon, Trexler Farm is a true local treasure. It’s the kind of place where you’ll be greeted with a smile and treated like a member of the family.
The country farm store café and bakery has a simple menu, with fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches. The café has limited, lunchtime hours, but it’s worth clearing your schedule for.
9. Venti’s Cafe
If you have dietary restrictions, you’ll love the menu at Venti’s. The menu showcases many gluten-free and vegan dishes. It also labels house-made dishes, hormone free and humanely raised meats and wild caught fish.
Venti’s, which has two locations in Salem, is known for customizable rice bowls. But tacos, wings and sandwiches are also popular.
Bonus: There’s always a rotating selection of craft beer, cider, mead and kombucha on tap!