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I never knew ye: Oregon Club

December 28th, 2008 · 5 Comments

The Oregon Club in Ashland is one of those placed that people knew well or never heard of.  It’s been around since the 20’s as it’s first incarnation as a SpeakEasy and then a restaurant.  I used to know someone who waited tables there and always thought it sounded worth checking out.  What kept me back was the prices and the sometimes non-favorable reviews which made me nervous to shell out that kind of money for dinner.  In the more pleasant-weather months I ride my bike by the Club every day to and from work and often thought of checking it out.  Finally last night (Dec. 27th) Ethan and I decided to go out for a little holiday treat dinner and made the choice of trying the Orgeon Club. 
Their website was down so I called to see what their hours were and was shocked that the out-going recording said they were closed (for good).
Just for kicks we drove down today to see if there was any special message on the door and it was basically what their  phone message is:

Such a bummer we were too late to try this place.  It must have closed fairly recently but I don’t know exactly when.
Goodbye to another local business.

Tags: *Ashland · Goodbye

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lisa // Jan 5, 2009 at 11:55 am

    An old boyfriend raved about this place, but now that I know better, it probably sucked anyway. Goodbye Oregon Club!

  • 2 Dsquared // Jan 8, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    The Oregon club was a wonderful restaurant. It had a unique menu that changed seasonally, a quirky and intimate ambience and a great waitstaff. It was pricey for this area but when we wanted to go out for a special dinner that was guaranteed to be delicious it was our first choice. Our area is so overrun with chain restaurants and that made dining at a place like The Oregon Club all the more special. We will miss it very much.

  • 3 Karen // Jan 22, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    The Oregon Club was a unique restaurant. It was always our choice for a special dinner. The food was excellent and varied. We especially enjoyed a wine tasting class there a couple of years ago. I was very sad to learn today that it had closed. I heard through a friend and didn’t want to believe it. But thanks for posting this information. We will miss it.

  • 4 Tim // Jan 30, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    What happened Michelle, haven’t left Framingham in a while? 🙂 🙂

  • 5 TedP // Aug 11, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Oregon Club has re-opened!! The former chef is back and it just opened last week! Come support a local, non-chain joint that is very cool to boot.

    Oregon Club
    (508) 875-9030
    117 Oregon Rd
    Ashland, MA 01721

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