The founders of Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza banded together with a common goal in mind: to craft handmade, gourmet pizzas and deliver them to your door as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality. Now, they uphold that promise at more than 20 locations throughout the western United States, consistently serving up custom or specialty pies slathered with handmade sauce pressed from vine-ripened tomatoes. Even the cheese is held to high standards, with 100% whole-milk mozzarella only produced by cows that got a perfect score on their SATs.
Ever since Growl Movement opened, a rotating selection of craft beers, hard ciders, and kombucha teas have flowed freely through its taps. The various beverages are crafted at breweries around the Northwest, and most can't be found in a grocery store—normally, you'd have to journey to the breweries themselves to buy a supply for your home. The shop sells half-gallon growlers, quarter-gallon growlettes, pints, and taster portions. Growlers can be reused again and again with a quick wash between fills.
Sculpted into the one-time family farm of former Oregon Governor and U.S. Senator Charles McNary, McNary Golf Club encompasses diverse trees and rippling waterways into an 18-hole layout that spans 150 acres of rolling meadows. A mixed assemblage of oaks, firs, pines, and redwood trees mingle on the course's emerald sidelines, watching over each towering drive and bickering about squirrel housing arrangements. Claggett Creek comes into play on four holes, including the signature 18th, where its rippling waters snake in front of the enormous green, shaking its hydraulic fists at well-struck balls as they somersault onto the putting surface. A staff of resident aces roam the pristine grounds, showering guests and unsuspecting flagsticks with nuggets of golf wisdom.
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Sonic Drive-In's friendly carhops deliver piping-hot packages of burgers and hot dogs alongside more than 398,929 sip possibilities. At the push of the drive-up console's red button, carloads of hungry diners can request classic Sonic burgers trimmed with classic toppings and a choice of mayonnaise, mustard, or ketchup ($5.49 for a medium combo; $3.39 for a burger). Thick slices of texas toast cushion the chicken club toaster sandwich's white-meat chicken strips as they cozy up with bacon, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes atop a blanket of mayo ($6.59 for a medium combo; $4.39 for a sandwich), and melted cheddar and warm chili play cribbage atop 100% pure beef coneys ($4.59 for a medium combo; $1.99 for a coney). Tangy cherry limeades cool parched esophagi with fresh limes ($1.69–$2.49), and diners can scale the whipped-cream peaks of Sonic blasts ($3.29 for a large) to mine for Double Stuf Oreo bits and lost dairy prospectors.
The fireplace in 45th Grill's cozy dining room offers a Dadaist simulacrum for the grill that fires each Angus beef burger and steak behind the scenes. Deep-fried mushrooms assimilate to grill culture by arriving with a ranch-dip sidekick ($5.95), then kaiser buns proudly present still-hungry diners with half-pound burgers. Those with even meatier appetites can opt for the 10-ounce top sirloin, dusted with a picturesque snowfall of blue-cheese crumbles ($17.95). The 45th Grill also offers chicken, seafood, and pasta dishes, as well as a Sunday brunch that starts at 11 a.m. See the full menu to scout out potential prey, and call ahead for reservations, as seating is limited.