Art Comes Alive
Medford is home to a veritable art extravaganza. The Art du Jour Gallery showcases local artists with a mix of oil, pencil, sculpture, and watercolor. Exhibits are updated frequently, so there is always a few new works to admire. If you yearn to see a play or musical, the Craterian Theater at The Collier Center features the best in stage plays and Broadway musicals. Speaking of theater, Medford is home to The Randall, one of only four official “Pay What You Want” live theaters still in existence in the United States. For outdoor concerts, head to the Lithia Motors Amphitheater in nearby Central Point.
All of Outdoors Await
Medford is home to more than a dozen parks, with wide-open trails, picnic areas, and all the other pleasing park amenities. This is Medford, however, and if you want a little more excitement in the outdoors, the city is more than happy to oblige. See the untouched beauty of the Rogue River and Table Rocks on a jet boat adventure. Speed through spectacular views of Mount McLoughlin, Crater Lake Rim, and the Braden Gold Mine on a zip-line course. If that is not enough to satisfy your love of high-adrenaline activities, try one of the many whitewater river rafting trips available.
A Feast of Foods
Pan-seared fish, cheesy quesadillas, and sweet Hawaiian treats are all waiting to be discovered in Medford. The city takes its food as seriously as it does its outdoor adventures, and you will not be disappointed in its culinary offerings. Try some comfort food made and served with fresh local ingredients, or surf and turf at one of Medford’s fine-dining restaurants. You do not have to go to Ireland to get authentic Irish fare. Just visit 4 Daughter’s Irish pub. If you have a taste for some tapas, Elements Tapas Bar & Lounge can satisfy your appetite.