Chateaulin (150 E. Main St., 541/482-2264, www.chateaulin.com, 5:30–9 p.m. Mon., 5–9 p.m. Tues., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5:30–9 p.m. Wed.–Sat., 5–9 p.m. Sun., $22–32) actually looks Parisian, with its dark wooden interior and lighted stained glass behind the bar. Traditional and modern French cuisine is offered from a weekly-changing menu. The three-course prix-fixe dinner ($30) is an excellent value. Chateaulin’s adjoining gourmet food and wine shop also offers custom picnic lunch baskets (order 24 hours in advance). If you go after a play for one of the 25 specialty coffee drinks, be careful what you say about the performance—Hamlet or Falstaff may show up wearing blue jeans.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel