Breaking Restaurant News

If you’ve got your ear (or tongue) to the ground you may already be in the know, but for the rest of you, there is some breaking news on the Corvallis restaurant front… 

Downward Dog Café
First off, while you may be still reeling from their other recent name swaps, Cloud and Kelly’s (126 SW 1st St.) is being swallowed up by the Downward Dog Café, located right next door, come Wednesday, July 25. According to Executive Chef Ko Atterberry, the move is designed to help them streamline their menu and open up a new revenue stream with the introduction of breakfast. 

They will be serving both breakfast and brunch from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday – a change I’m told they have been thinking about for a long time. Their lunch and evening menu will remain the current Downward Dog menu, while the breakfast menu will offer traditional options like French Toast and eggs benedict, but also a maison brouillade (a French scramble of mushrooms), eggs, and marscapone cheese served over brioche toast and corned beef hash; a nod to their Irish roots. 

The Dizzy Hen
Brand spankin’ new in Philomath, The Dizzy Hen ( 1247 Main St.) offers breakfast from 7-11:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30-3:00 p.m., and all day on the weekends. They also have an espresso menu, draft beers, cider, and wine to drink. Much of their food comes from local favorite Gathering Together Farms ( When stopping in I tried a salad and some chicken sausage, both of which were excellent. Their menu changes slightly from day to day, typically in terms of the meat offered which includes traditional choices all the way to duck, but their breakfast is pretty consistent and includes vegetarian and vegan options. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting. 

Hard Times Hideaway
Last on the list is The Hard Times Hideaway, which will be opening up a full service restaurant, whiskey bar, and tasting room. You can find it at 425 SW Madison Ave. in the old Einstein Bagels location. Construction is currently underway and they plan to open in September. 

By Jonah Anderson