Special Nightingales Events

Pam’s Book Group and Literary Salon meets monthly at Nightingales, featuring well-known authors from across the country to discuss their work. There is also a Writers’ Group and an Italian Study Group.

If you are interested in attending any of these monthly events, contact Pam for dates and times: pamdehnke@gmail.com

Book club at Nightingales

Pam’s Restaurant Picks

Brother’s, 94 N. Main (doors down from Nightingales); 541-482-9671. Offers traditional breakfast fare.

Agave, 5 Granite St. (around the corner); 541-488-1770. Organic, house-made Mexican dishes.

Ostras Tapas & Wine Bar, 47 North Main St., on the Plaza; 541-708-0528. Pam’s go-to place.

Martino’s Upstairs, 58 East Main St.; 541 488-4420. Serves delicious Italian cuisine. It’s Pam and Darrell’s favorite place to belly up to the bar, and it’s definitely where you want to be after the theatre to have drinks with your favorite actors.

Things To Do Within A Short Walk

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
This world-famous festival usually runs from mid-February through early November, offering world-class theatrical performance in three incredible theatres, afternoon and evening performances seven days a week throughout the season. Due to post-pandemic limitations, check the OSF website for their schedule.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre
The Cabaret offers a variety of types of theatre productions, from musicals to mysteries, evening and matinee performances. They have a full bar, and their dinner and matinee menus are fabulous. 

Rogue Theatre Company
Founded by one of OSF’s beloved actors Barry Kraft and his wife Jessica Sage, this group is worth a trip to Ashland alone. They’re showcasing former OSF actors that we all love and whom many people come here to see year after year. Pam’s recent favorite performances were “A Doll’s House” and “Tiny Beautiful Things.” Check their website for upcoming performances.

Lithia Park
With the entrance to the park just steps away from Nightingales, you can enjoy the beauty of nature with cultivated trails along the beautiful and relaxing creek. Picnic, stroll, or just sit and enjoy a picturesque setting. A safe and enjoyable getaway. On Thursday nights during the summer season, bring a picnic and enjoy Concerts in the Park under a starlit sky.

Restaurants, Night Spots, and Shops
From the finest of dining to the friendliest of neighborhood pubs, Ashland’s entertainment venue is non-stop. Stroll the plaza and partake in the many boutiques and gifts shops along the strand. Find A Restaurant

A Taste of History
While many of Ashland’s homes are on the National Registry of Historic homes, in nearby Jacksonville, the entire town is on the registry. Drive through the pear orchards to visit this intriguing town. Oregon History

Ashland Independent Film Festival
May brings the annual Oregon Film Festival to Ashland. Join us for this screen extravaganza.

Daedalus Project – An inspirational event!
For decades, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival company and audience have come together in August for The Daedalus Project. This annual event raises money to end the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to remember and celebrate those who have died from this disease. Check the OSF website for the schedule.

A Short Drive Away

Rogue Valley Wineries
Rogue Valley wineries are popping with entertainment and award winning wines. Pam’s favorites are Irvine and Roberts, Dana Campbell, Eliana, Wooldridge Creek, Schmidt, LongSword, and Grizzly Peak.

The Britt Orchestra Under The Stars
Check the Britt website for Country Western, Rock and Roll, Classical, and many other types of music under the stars.

Ski Mt. Ashland
Mt. Ashland’s awesome slopes and the rich cultural experiences available just outside the town of Ashland combine to make a ski trip to Ashland a quintessential Oregon experience.

White Water Rafting
For the adventurous: rafting on the Klamath River.

Oregon Natural Wonders
If you prefer the natural world, you have many choices here, too. Crater Lake is a short two hours away, unless you stop at the Rogue Gorge to view the spectacular chasm along the way. Going west rather than east, you can travel to Grants Pass, then down to Crescent City, California, for a stroll through the Redwoods National Park. If caving interests you, Oregon Caves is just a short drive off the road so you can combine a visit to it with your trip to Redwood Park. A quick trip north from the park will allow you to enjoy the southern part of the Oregon Coast. Closer to Ashland, both the Rogue and Klamath rivers provide excellent fishing as well as whitewater rafting.

Camelot, Randall, and Collaborative Theatres
Located in Talent and Medford, a short drive from us, the talent coming to these theaters is amazing. Don’t miss a performance.

Art and History Walks