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Statesman Journal: 
Sharing the word about the Buena Vista House Café feels somewhat like revealing a local secret, but the delightful fare and atmosphere of this hidden gem simply cry out to be more widely known. Situated 6 miles south of the Independence Bridge -- near the Buena Vista Ferry -- it's a little tricky to find but well worth the effort. Read More ...

A Happy Customer: 
We've thoroughly enjoyed every meal at Buena Vista House! Just a short drive from West Salem through beautiful countryside of orchards and fields, the restaurant location is as rural as it gets. As you park under branches of tall fir trees and enter the historic wood-framed home, you feel like you're stepping back into a more peaceful time and place. Original wood floors, vintage tables and chairs and local art are calming to your visual senses; next are the aromas from the impressive espresso maker and herbs and spices of the kitchen; and there's soft music as well as the warmth and crackle of a seasonal fire in the woodstove. The chalk-board menu selections feature freshest and best available local products grown by nearby friends and neighbors of owner Claudia Austin. Each dish that she presents is creative and delicious. Scones, cinnamon rolls and biscuits from Claudia's newly-remodeled kitchen are especially mouth-watering. On various memorable times at Buena Vista House, we've enjoyed delicious pizza from the outdoor wood-fired oven, been served summer Sunday brunch in the orchard, watched a doe who took shelter next to the house during snowfall, and been entertained by the impressive acoustic guitar and vocal talents of Claudia and musician friends. There's just nothing like Claudia's gracious hospitality and personal touch – we love sharing her unique place with our friends and family.....Phil and Jan DeVito, West Salem (both retired from fine dining, restaurant wine and hospitality industry in Oregon)