The Bread Board - Falls City
Maybe N and I are alone, but several times a year we like to go for a weekend drive with the promise of a meal along the way. As a result of our wandering ways, we've been rewarded with finding places in the Willamette valley that are worth more than one visit--like The Bread Board in Falls City. We first became aware of this place after watching Nate Rafn's Living Culture video. We already had developed a love for their bread, thanks to their booth at the Salem Saturday Market.
The owners have created such a warm, open, inviting atmosphere, especially on a dreary, grey, rainy day. Nothing thrown together or haphazard here. They've carefully spent time choosing the wall colors, furniture and the art adorning the walls. Plus, during both visits the two of us have been entertained by watching the bread being made and slid in and out of the glowing brick oven.
I read on their blog that they were serving pizza four days a week (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday). What I neglected to read was the time--they begin taking orders at 4 PM and we arrived at 2:30 or 3 PM. We had arrived during their prep transition time--between lunch and pizza, but this didn't faze the gracious man behind the counter. Before we had a chance to switch plans to buy our bread and leave, he assured us that the kitchen would would be more than happy to make us lunch.
We took our iced tea and mocha to a table and chatted until our sandwiches were brought out. That turkey panini with the spinach salad you see in the photo above? It was as delicious as it looks. All the ingredients were fresh and flavorful; the sliced turkey, the house baked, toasted bread, the spinach salad with house made dressing. As N and I ate, we could hear the phone calls begin to come in for pizza orders. Next time we'll plan our arrival day and time more carefully.
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9am to 8pm.
(pizzas from 4-8pm only)
404 N. Main Street,
Falls City, OR 97344
Here's a link to their blog. There are some great before and after photos of their building.