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Southern Oregon's Best of the Best for 2019

The following businesses took first place in Rosebud Media’s 2019 annual Best of the Best contest. Winners were announced at a gala hosted by Rosebud Saturday evening at Inn at the Commons in Medford.

Find profiles on the 102 winners, along with lists of runners-up in each category in the special included in the Sunday, Oct. 20 print edition of the Mail Tribune.


Auto Repair: Kelly’s Automotive Service, locations in Medford and Grants Pass

Body Shop: Star Body Works, Medford

Car Wash/Detail: Yellow Submarine Car Wash, Medford

New Car Dealership: Southern Oregon Subaru, Medford

Oil Change: Quench & Drench, Medford

Parts and Accessories: O’Reilly Auto Parts

RV Dealership: Triple A RV Center, Medford

Beauty & Wellness

Acupuncture Clinic: Southern Oregon Acupuncture, Medford

Barber Shop: The Gentlemen’s Den, Medford

Massage Place: Gervais Day Spa and Salon, Medford

Salon or Day Spa: Blue Giraffe Day Spa and Salon, Ashland


Local Band: The Brothers Reed

Local Event: Britt Music & Arts Festival, Jacksonville

Southern Oregon Brewery: Caldera Brewery and Restaurant, Ashland

Southern Oregon Winery: Del Rio Vineyards & Winery, Gold Hill


Kids Boutique: Kid to Kid, Medford

Mens Boutique: Coastal Farm and Ranch, White City

Womens Boutique: Ella Lane Boutique, Medford

Vintage or Resale Clothing: My Daughter’s Closet, Medford

Fitness & Recreation

Golf Course: Eagle Point Golf Club

Gym: Superior Athletic Club, Medford

Outdoor Gear: Black Bird Shopping Center, Medford

Outdoor Recreation Service: Hellgate Jetboat Excursions, Grants Pass


Overall Restaurant: Kaleidoscope Pizzeria & Pub, Medford

Bakery: Great Harvest Bread Co., Medford

Barbecue: Back Porch Bar & Grill, Jacksonville

Breakfast: Crackin’ & Stackin’, Eagle Point

Burger: Jaspers Cafe, Medford

Chinese Restaurant: The Silver Dragon, Medford

Coffee: Dutch Bros. Coffee

Fine Dining: Porters Dining at the Depot, Medford

Food Truck: Peruvian Point

Healthy Lunch: Rogue Organic Cafe, Medford

Italian Restaurant: Rosario’s Italian Restaurant, Medford

Japanese Restaurant: Shoji’s, Medford

Mexican Restaurant: El Molcajete Mexican Grill, Medford

Outdoor Seating: Bella Union Restaurant & Saloon, Jacksonville

Pizza: Kaleidoscope Pizzeria & Pub, Medford

Restaurant Customer Service: Kaleidoscope Pizzeria & Pub, Medford

Seafood: The Wharf Fresh Seafood Market & Eatery, Medford

Steak: Porters Dining at the Depot, Medford

Thai Restaurant: Bambu, Medford

Vegetarian Meal: Bambu, Medford

Health and Healthcare

Chiropractic Office: Southern Oregon Chiropractic, locations in Medford and Ashland

Dentist: East Main Dental Center, Medford

Doula: Rogue Valley Doulas, Medford

Hearing Care: Imaginears, locations in Medford and Ashland

Naturopath: Southern Oregon Wellness Clinic, Medford

Optometrist: Medical Eye Center

Orthodontist: Dr. Lance West of West Orthodontics, Medford

Pediatrician: Dr. Gregory Conway of Southern Oregon Pediatrics, Medford

Pet Care

Pet Day Care and Boarding: R&R Pet Resort, Phoenix

Pet Groomer: Lucky Dog Pet Salon

Pet Supplies: Grange Co-op

Veterinarian: All Creatures Animal Hospital, Eagle Point

Public Service

Day Care or Preschool: Southern Oregon Head Start

Elementary School: Grace Christian Elementary, Medford

Middle School: Scenic Middle School, Central Point

High School: Crater High School, Central Point

Teacher: Ricci Gibson of Logos Public Charter School, Medford

Principal: Tim Teterud of Grace Christian School, Medford

Firefighter: Firefighter/EMT Leroy Brite of Jackson County Fire District 3

Law Enforcement Officer: Jackson County Sheriff Nathan Sickler


Attorney: John Blackhurst of Hornecker Cowling, Medford

Carpet Cleaner: Kelly’s Carpet Cleaning

Community Service Organization: Southern Oregon Humane Society, Medford

Computer Services: Connecting Point, Medford

Contractor: Claudio Alvarez Construction and Restoration

Electrician: Precision Electric, Medford

Financial Advisor: Kevin McLoughlin of D.A. Davidson in Medford

Financial Institution: Rogue Credit Union

HVAC: Long’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Central Point

Insurance Agent: Rory Wold, State Farm Insurance, Medford

Mortgage Lender: Rogue Credit Union

Painting Company: Brotherhood Painting, Medford

Pest Control: All Natural Pest Elimination, Medford

Photographer: of K See Images Photography in Medford

Plumbing Company: Hukill’s Inc., Medford

Property Management Company: Sterling West Property Management, Medford

Real Estate Broker: Jordan “JJ” Kramer, John L. Scott Real Estate, Medford

Real Estate Office: John L. Scott Real Estate, Medford

Retirement Residence: Twin Creeks Retirement, Central Point

Tattoo Parlor: Sweetwater Collective, Medford

Tree Service: Quality Tree Service, Central Point

Wedding / Event Venue: The Teapot on Wheels, Gold Hill


Antique Store: American Mercantile, Medford

Appliance Store: West Coast Appliance and Furniture, Central Point

At Gallery: Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford

Art Studio: Wine & Brush at Spurlock Art & Wine, Grants Pass

Cannabis Dispensary: Pharm to Table, Medford

Flooring: No Frills Flooring, Medford

Fresh Produce: Seven Oaks Farm of Central Point

Furniture Store: Garrison’s Home Furnishings, Central Point

Garden Supply Store: Grange Co-op

Grocery Store: Sherm’s Food 4 Less and Thunderbird markets, Medford

Guns & Ammo: Black Bird Shopping Center, Medford

Home Improvement Store: Grover Electric & Plumbing Supply, Medford

Hunting & Fishing Store: Black Bird Shopping Center, Medford

Landscaper: Monkey Business Landscape and Maintenance of Medford

Natural Foods Store: Sherm’s Food 4 Less, Medford

Paint Store: Sherwin-Williams Paint Store

Vitamins and Supplements: Natural Grocers and Vitamin Cottage, Medford

Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune Guests are served dinner at the Best of the Best at Medford Commons Saturday night.