Letters and emails from various people have shared how thankful they are for the act(s) of kindness and overall hospitality they've experienced through Christine Jackson and Heaven On Earth.
Comment on Facebook: May 07, 2010
Just like me, been stopping off and on since 1978, stop when I go through Oregon as one of the Knights of the road, a truck driver. Robert Fick
Comment on Merchant Circle: May 06, 2010
Since before we were married we have been coming to the rustic Heaven on Earth Restraunt. We continue to stop in to rest and have a bite of lunch as we travel along the I-5 corridor. Most recently to visit our daughters as they attend college north of our home in Medford, Oregon. Soon, they'll all be building their own homes and starting their families (Lord willing) making memories at Heaven on Earth (Quines Creek Road). It's our pit stop for traveling.
Comment on Merchant Circle: May 6, 2010
We have heard great reviews from three people attending your Friendship walk on National Prayer Day. What a success and thank you for all you do to connect the community. L. Park
Comment on Twitter: somagames March 15th, 2010
Comment on Facebook: Frank Calamia 3-6-10
I would stop at Heaven on earth any time i get to Oregon even if i was hitch hiking!! The best raspberry vinegarette salad dressing and marionberry jam ever!! Christine this is indeed my most favorite stop on I-5.... Everyone you can order online!! Yummy
Samantha Whipple 2-22-2010
Thank you so much for a wonderful experience at Heaven On Earth! Your staff was so ready for us and the food was awesome! Cinnamon rolls weren't bad either lol! So many positive comments. I think people were surprised at how smooth it went. Thanks again!
Lenwood Washington 2-5-2010
A beacon of delight...as experienced by a truck driver.
An oasis in the desert; a diamond in the ruff; a needle in the haystack; a well by the side of the road. That's what Christine's Heaven On Earth Restaurant & Bakery located in Azalea, Oregon became to me the first Monday in February 2010.
A place where you can pray "openly" and unashamed over your food. The food nourishes the body, but the love nourishes the soul. I found it to be just as the name proclaims "Heaven On Earth". The background music awakens you to the eternal pleasure of fulfillment while the menu allows you to enjoy the temporal pleasure of food. Like a pitcher of living water, Christine ignored those who are full to pour her into those who are empty.
Pilgrims and travelers who stop in will have their palate satisfied. The portions are good and the food is great!
If desert is heaven, then you can stop praying the Lords prayer (the Kingdom Come). For you will truly find it here. That's just my experience, and I wanted to share it with you. But don't take my word for it. Oh, taste and see for yourself.
ong>Regards, Lenwood Washington
Comments Made On Twitter:
My name is Eugene Bartley.
I wandered into Heaven On Earth Christmas Eve having driving all day from Bakersfield looking for a cup of coffee and directions.
Not only was the coffee wonderful but the piece of pecan pie was beyond scrumptious. Heaven On Earth does more than live up to its name. I have become a fan.
Thank you so much for a Heavenly dinner on Earth!!
Thank you for outstanding service, for your hospitality, song and most of all – for your LOVE, touched our hearts..
…we will NEVER forget it….!
…and we will always stop and eat with you… as a special treat …
You made our day very special and especially – 11th Birthday of our grandson, Nate
Sincerely, Larry and Mila McLennan
I have been a customer of Heaven on Earth since i was about the age of five. I have always loved going there and have many wonderful memories. My family and I have shared our Christmas Eve dinners and Thanksgiving dinners there as well. Every time i go i feel like i am home. I live in Grants pass, so its not too far, but it is totally worth the drive. Even when the roads are super icy or snowy, we still travel to Heaven on Earth so we can experience the excellent customer service, views, food and atmosphere. That's why we chose to eat there on special occasions. It's that special to me and my family. I recently got married to my husband Lance Risser who has also fallen in love with the restaurant too! When we were dating we would take the occasional trip to Portland to see concerts and we would always wake up super early in the morning to eat the famous cinnamon rolls at Heaven on Earth. Our first Christmas Eve (this year as a married couple) we decided we would have that night just the two of us and spend Christmas Day with our familys. There is no other place that makes me feel all warm inside than Heaven on Earth, no other food tastes as authentic and amazing....and no other restaurant has that feeling like your deep in the woods with a hot wood stove burning! Its the best place I have been and ever will be. Our experience on Christmas Eve was one to remember. An amazing women by the name of Christine was so generous with us that night. She showerd us with amazing gifts such as candles, a pocket knife to keep us safe, a huge freshly baked cinnimon roll, two pies, apple butter, marionberry jam, peanut brittle and much more! She really went out of her way to spoil us on Christmas. We left with the most amazing feelings in our stomaches, and bragged to all our familys and friends. We even asked her if she was going to be open on Christmas night and she said that she was going to close a little early but even if only one person came in that night, that she knew in her heart that it was important because they would deserve a nice meal. She is so sweet! We are so blessed to live close by to enjoy the amazing atmosphere of Heaven on Earth.
God Bless, Susanna & Lance
I recently e-mailed wondering if you shipped your cinnamon rolls! I just wanted to thank you so much for stopping in Albany to bring me some of the cinnamon rolls, and all the other products you brought. We loved all of it! Thank you so much again, and we wish your family the best this holiday season and a wonderful new year.
Randy Kling December 9, 2009
I drive for Gordon. My name is Randy Kling. Heaven On Earth restaurant is the best restaurant on the I-5 corridor. The food is great and the people who work there are wonderful.
Pierce Norton December 5 at 11:19am
I'm a Cycle Oregon rider who just wants to thank you for your generous contribution of wonderful baked goods to the riders in September. That was the most fantastic spread I've seen in my 5 years of riding the event. Even better than that was the enthusiastic people who were out there in the early morning, making sure we all had 2 hands full of your best baked goods. Even though I'd just eaten a large breakfast, I did my best to sample everything. You can bet I'll stop by when I'm in the area and you'll be seeing an online order from me soon. Thanks again,
Lynn Zartman November 22 at 5:41pm
Hi Christine--Thanks again to you and your crew for taking such good care of us on Cycle Oregon! Also, I'm a friend of Heidi Peyton's and what a surprise to have cinnamon rolls at our Cycle O group party! You are tooo generous! Thanks again. Lynn Zartman
Kirstin Dillard November 9, 2009
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be able to see what it is like to work in a restaurant like Heaven On Earth. It was very fun to work there. I was over joyed that you gave me this chance to be apart of your team.
All because of you I am more convinced that this is the correct career choice for me. I am so grateful that you would take out of your day to let me do something that I truly love.
Now I am confident that I can set some goals for my education and career plans. Again, thank you so much for your part in helping me start planning my future. n>
Heidi Peyton 2009
My friends are amazed by you and Heaven On Earth Restaurant. Wow, making 26 cinnamon rolls and delivering them?? Unreal. I will send you a couple photos next week when they come in, but till then, thank you, thank you, thank you for all the goodies.
David from CA September 15, 2009
"I was living in a Veterans shelter at the time in Los Angeles. My son Joshua was graduating from Oregon State University. He had been on a football scholarship. Somehow I was able to scrape enough money to go to his graduation by Grey Hound. The bus once entering Medford broke down it had over heated.The driver stop the bus let it cool down. One half hour later we started again. A large white cloud preceded out of the engine. The driver stopped again informed all passengers that we wouldnt have another bus for 3hrs..We stopped at a place called Heaven on earth. I was greeted with a smile and hug by a well dress White lady. I told her glad to be here but sad because I won't see my son graduate. I was almost 3hrs away.Christine told me on yes I would make my sons graduation and she left her business borrow an employees truck ,drove me 3hrs one way and gave my kids and I one hundred dollars each, this was a perfect stranger we were so over whelmed an grateful Thank you Christine"
Doc and Michelle of OR August 07, 2009
"My wife, kids and I have been stopping at Heaven On Earth for over 10 years now. It is consistently great everytime! I personally love the apple pie. My wife adores the triple layer chocolate cake. The service is outstanding and the hospitality is always great! I love the Oregon theme and home style atmosphere. This is our home "on the road" whenever we travel."
Marlene from CA July 04, 2009
"I dream about this restaurant and their food. The marionberry pie is THE BEST!!!
From OR June 01, 2009
"I am amazed when I read a substandard review of Heaven on Earth. I will not drive past this establishment without stopping. Usually 3 or 4 times a year for the past 15+ years. I have never had a negative experience like some here have mentioned. I am an "All you can eat" stew customer. It has been delicious every time, without exception. The service is great. If you are expecting lace tablecloths and gourmet dining, go elsewhere....if you want quality food and consistently good service, then Heaven on Earth is always worth the stop."
Hal and Shelly from NY February 29, 2009
"Shelley and myself were treated to some of the best hospitality ever while visiting this fine restaurant setting. The food was second to none as well. We can't wait to return to Oregon and make a special trip back to Heaven On Earth for another sample of one of Oregon's nicest spots to dine and chat. Thanks a million, it made our trip here very worthwhile!!! Hal Bruce"
Jean from NC August 24, 2008
"I stopped at Heaven On Earth Restaurant 10 yrs ago on a trip,I tasted & bought some of there AWESOME apple butter, Iv never stop thinking about how great it tasted, its the best iv ever had. Iv told many people over the years, if your any where near Azalea, OR you must look up the H.O.E restaurant ,stop in for a taste bud treat, the food is AWESOME, the people are friendly, they treat you like one of the family. If your never around Azalea,OR. order online, I did, my taste buds are HAPPY again!!!! Jean Frazier in N. Carolina"
Ben from WA June 29, 2008
"I stopped on my way home today and found this place great! I was recommended to stop here by friends and I am so glad I did. Great pastries and the best homefries ever. I will be back."
Rebecca From CA August 22, 2007
"What a treat , What a Pleasure!!!!! What service with a smile from all of the wonderful people inside! We bought several pastries and they were to die for!!!!! Will we stop again, you betcha!!! Thanks for the "sweet spirit " of a sweet place to stop on anyone's road trip. We love the guitar tape also!!!!!"