A farewell to The Oasis


The Oasis, the roadhouse restaurant known for serving steak and potatoes since the days of the horse and buggy, has closed.

Owner David Beale said this morning the business will be put up for sale.

The closure comes after more than a month of scuttle about a possible closure. Beale said in early January the business had struggled but that he had no current plans to close. The return of former owner Pat Koch to help manage the business seemed to quell some of the fears.

But Monday’s service was to be the last.

Located at 85698 Highway 339, the restaurant operated for nearly 80 years in the Oregon side of the state line. Customers and former employees remember its reputation for fresh ingredients and dishes made from scratch long before the locavore movement of today’s eateries.

Share your memories for a story that will appear in Wednesday’s U-B by emailing business reporter Vicki Hillhouse at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or in the comments below.



brooklyn2008 says...

Oh thats to bad have been going there since the 70"s . My family all lives in different states but we got together last year and went and were going to be in walla walla and dayton in june and were going to go. That is really to bad No other steak house around there even comes close.

Posted 19 February 2013, 11:16 a.m. Suggest removal

ImJustSayin says...

According to the Obama-rama show, the economy is improving. Here's yet another example of how far from the truth that is. I'm sure outfits like this across the country are closing down for the same reason.....a lack of customers with extra income to spare. Four more years of this....get used to it.

Posted 19 February 2013, 5:46 p.m. Suggest removal

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