About the Building

About the Building

Hearsay dining room features bold paintings, comfortable seating, excellent service and foodBuilt in 1911, Ashland’s First Baptist Church (now commonly referred to as the “Old Pink Church”) is now the home of Hearsay and the Oregon Cabaret Theatre. After being sold in the late 1960s, the deteriorating building went through several owners and was frequently vandalized. At one point it was painted bright pink, making it one of Ashland’s most unique and memorable landmarks.

In 1982 the boarded-up building was purchased by Craig Hudson, who began a meticulous restoration effort. The upper level was transformed into what is now the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, and the lower level, along with the addition of a multi-tiered garden, has become one of the most unique restaurant spaces in the Rogue Valley.

About Ashland

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, majestic mountains, rushing rivers, rolling foothills, and dramatic landscapes, Ashland, Oregon is a gorgeous little city with an arts scene as vibrant as its setting. Frequently listed as one of America’s best small towns, Ashland hosts festivals for all seasons, including Christmas celebrations in the winter, the Ashland Independent Film Festival in the spring, a classical music festival in the summer, and wine tasting celebrations in the autumn. But Ashland is perhaps best known for its diverse and talented theatre community, which has been entertaining the masses at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Southern Oregon University, and other venues for over eighty years.