Restoring an Eastern Oregon Local Food Landmark

MILTON FREEWATER, Ore., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In 1968, The Oasis first opened outside of Milton Freewater, just across the Washington border. 

When I first went there in the mid-Seventies, I really liked the food, and over the next several years returned frequently.  The atmosphere of the Oasis was a country setting with a bit of the modern twist.  It was nice and comfortable.

Well as years went on, it only got better, and in 2012, the Oasis was voted #1 by the Walla Walla Union Bulletin voter poll for the best Steaks and Seafood.


Well in February 2013, due to unforseen circumstances, the Oasis had to close down.  I didn't hear about this until about April, but I know that myself along with a lot of other people in the valley were very upset. 

Around August, I went back by, and found that it was still up for sale, and so, with my wife Connie, we are purchasing the Oasis. 

When we went in to do a walk through, we saw a few repairs that have to be made, a few cosmetic repairs that we want to make, and we also noticed that there is no equipment in the kitchen or bar.  And there are no tables, chairs or tablewares of any kind.

But that does not deter us.  We are going to expand the original menu, by adding more chicken and pork dishes. 

We also have a survey going on, asking children what they like best to eat, and what they would like to eat at a restaurant.  That is located at:

Because the Walla Walla Valley has a large vegetarian population, we are also including a full vegetarian menu.


What we have is a lot of equipment and inventory to bring in, and that is where we need your help.  We have teamed up with Rockethub to create Project Oasis, located at:

Take a look through the project.  See what you think. 

We also have our own website for the restaurant:


If you feel that this is something that you would like to fund please go to and fund Project Oasis.

Media Contact: Donald Gilliland, Burnt Onion Restaurant, 5095201875,

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