Brutke?s Wagon Wheel has been a key spoke in the Roseburg community for well over 50 years, and the decor speaks to its rich history. Mounted wall sconces cast a buttery glow on antiques such as farm-themed wall hangings, carved-wood furniture, and gas-powered butter churns. These cozy accents set the tone for time-tested American fare. The menu is a m?lange of homestyle favorites such as halibut filets, Northwest ground-chuck burgers, and of course, the Montreal-seasoned steaks?all locally butchered and aged for 28 days. Diners may also wash down meals with one of twelve beers on tap or a glass of imported red or white wine.
North Bend Lanes has been family owned and operated for more than 50 years. But things have changed considerably in that time, including the $100,000 worth of sound and light equipment ownership has added to the space. The center takes on many personalities; there's a more serious atmosphere during league play, a family vibe during public bowling, and the psychedelic landscape of cosmic bowl with glow-in-the-dark colors and thumping music. Back Alley Pub & Grill, meanwhile, keeps parties fueled with homemade pizzas and burgers, a full bar including micro beers on tap, and video lottery games.
Rather than focus on elaborate preparation methods, Fisherman's Grotto's cooks showcase their seafood's freshness. They serve their specialties?be it prawns, scallops, oysters, or halibut?deep fried or with a single signature preparation, such as in garlic butter sauce. They get their haul fresh from the ocean water, which can be seen lapping at the edges of Cape Arago just beyond their front door.
Half-moon booths and stained-glass light fixtures set the tone at Bill's Villager Coffee Shop, but it's the menu that keeps regulars coming back for more. Homestyle cooking is the best way to describe the dishes here, which rarely veer away from the expected. That's certainly not a bad thing when "the expected" includes omelets for breakfast and double-patty burgers for lunch. Even if you aren't that hungry, Bill's has plenty of appeal as a relaxing coffee shop with hot drinks aplenty.
Though Will Volpert founded Indigo Creek Outfitters in 2011, his river-touring experience began much earlier. As a kid, his parents ran an outfitting business in Salmon, Idaho, where salmon guides would stay with them for the summer. During six-day rafting trips, he learned the ways of river culture and fell in love with fishing and navigating rapids. Today, he shares his expertise with families of all experience levels, leading whitewater trips on the Rogue River and building custom vacations in Oregon and Idaho. For a bit of local flavor, the staff also organizes walking tours of local restaurants and tastings at nanobreweries.