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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Worth a stop in Adair

Written August 4th, 2013 by
Having a snack at Jamocha Joe's.

Having a snack at Jamocha Jo’s.

The last thing you expect as you hurry north from Corvallis on Highway 99W is a pleasant little cafe. But there it is — in Adair Village. And even if you’re in a hurry to get to Monmouth, or even just to North Albany, the place is worth the few minutes to pull off the highway at the sign for Jamocha Jo’s and stop in.

We did that the other day and were pleasantly surprised at the uncrowded atmosphere, the friendly service and the quality of the pastries we bought. This sounds like an ad, but it’s not. It’s just another report on the things and places you can find around the mid-Willamette Valley that you had paid no attention to before.

I must have driven past that cafe, which also sells ice cream and sandwiches, scores of times in the six years that the girl behind the counter said it had been there. And I must have seen the sign too. But I didn’t stop until another occasion took my wife and me to Adair Village the other day. We enjoyed sitting in a nicely landscaped area outside, having a snack and a view — of traffic going by and the McDonald Forest on the other side of the road. (hh)

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