Category Archives: Gourmet

Black Bear Diner – Willows, California

Fantastic food. Big portions. Great service. Friendly staff. What more could you possibly ask for?

Black Bear is a chain of restaurants along the west coast with many near I-5. This one in Willows is conveniently located just of I-5, exit 603. You’ve got to try their pies… they are amazing!

Black Bear Diner is located just off I-5, exit 603 (246 North Humboldt Avenue) in Willows, California.


Ram Restaurant and Brewhouse – Wilsonville, OR

Ram Restaurant and Brewhouse is a small chain of restaurants (about 20) located throughout the Northwest. This one in Wilsonville is a regular stop for us. We travel I-5 several times a month between Portland and Eugene and always find time to stop at the Ram. We love it here and have never been disappointed.

 The staff is friendly and the food is delicious. Prices are reasonable too.  If it’s your first time, try the Big Horn Sampler. They have great happy hour specials too. It can get a little noisy on the weekends but that’s what it’s all about.

Ram Restaurant and Brewhouse is located in Wilsonville, Oregon (I-5, exit 283)


Brutke’s Wagon Wheel – Roseburg, Oregon

We were pleasantly surprised with this restaurant! We were headed down I-5 to visit friends when we jumped off the Interstate (exit 125) to have dinner.

The food and service at Brutke’s were both excellent! The steaks were cooked to perfection! The portions were quite large, and while the prices were a tad high it was well worth a few extra bucks. They serve breakfast lunch and dinner and are open from 7 am to 9 pm. ( the bar is open from 7 am to 2:30 am.)

We will definitely keep Brutke’s Wagon Wheel on our list and will be stopping by here again when we’re traveling I-5.

Brutke’s Wagon Wheel is located off I-5, exit 125 in Roseburg, Oregon.

Restaurant Discounts for I-5 Road Warriors

Here’s a new website  for those of us looking to save some money on meals for our next trip down I-5. points you to coupons, special deals and discounts for restaurants throughout the United States.

Fast food, fast casual, casual, family style, ethnic and fine dining restaurants are all represented on this website. You’ll find just about every national and regional chain here as well, with info on individual offerings.

It’s another great travel tool for anyone planning their next vacation, weekend getaway or business trip.

On the road? Why not take us with you. Our websites are mobile-friendly! Visit our growing family of exit guides:  I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit GuideI-10 Exit GuideI-75 Exit Guide, and I-95 Exit Guide. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit along the way!