Gathering Together Farm is just about my favorite restaurant anywhere. It's actually on a farm in rural Philomath, Oregon. It's open only from April through October as it's mainly outdoor seating, and you know, it really does rain a lot in our beautiful Northwest. The produce is grown right here, so it's fresh as fresh can be. Meat is also locally, organically grown. The chef,J.C. Mersmann, prepares meals that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Be sure to bring home some of their home-baked cookies, scones, donuts. Open for breakfast on Saturday, lunch Tuesday through Friday, and dinners on Friday and Saturday. No matter when you come, sitting outside, all the beautiful flowers in bloom, the alpaca farm across the street, you feel like you're on a vacation. At night, though, it becomes absolutely magical.