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Food in Morrow County

Written by Oregon Media

Food in Morrow County

Eat at C&D

this Classic Drive-In is a must stop in Boardman

If you’re driving through Boardman, you won’t miss the tall vintage sign out front that declares: “Eat!” C&D Drive-In and Bakery has been a go-to and locals’ favorite for more than two decades. Located right off of I-84, with deli sandwiches, fresh baked pizza and lots of burger options including a fresh and tasty elk burger, this old fashioned drive in is a must-stop. Friendly service is available all day, as the C&D is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Homemade cookies, fresh-made donuts and brownies and bars are on the “bakery” side of the menu. Don’t forget to take some ice cream for the road. Grab a blackberry shake or some soft-serve in a waffle cone and roll on to the next gorgeous Eastern Oregon destination.

Respite in Heppner

Northwestern Motel A room for the night or just a bite

Sometimes you just want a simple, beautiful place to rest for the night. That’s how Alvin Liu felt the first time he came to Heppner from Taiwan over two decades ago. He saw the rolling hills and wide-open sky of this remarkable region, and recalls, “I knew it was a place I’d hold dear in my heart.” Alvin settled in and attended Blue Mountain Community College and then Eastern Oregon University. He married, and he and his wife Lynda purchased the Northwestern Motel in downtown Heppner, securing a place for not only himself, but plenty of weary travelers, to rest. Over time, Liu added an RV Park to the motel. Then came the Cornerstone Gift Shop, Gateway Café, and Happy Pappy’s Catering Service, and you might say that these days, Alvin is the center of the hospitality industry in Heppner. Heppner is his own American dream, and he’s not going anywhere. “Rural communities may be small in size, but they are absolutely enormous in heart!” he said.

First published on Oregon Media