Pescadero harbors a quiet paradise of mild climate, great views and memorable food

By Sam
Published: Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012

PESCADERO – On a crisp, crystalline winter morning, the kind of glorious day when you can understand why fog-accustomed folks here say that winter is their summer, three men of a certain age were chatting volubly in the back booth at Duarte’s Tavern.

“We’re talking about going to the Azores,” said Terry Shade, polishing off a crab-and-goat-cheese omelette.

Why hanker for the homeland? Don’t these Pescaderans realize they already live in a paradise, an oasis of calm and camaraderie along the San Mateo coast that makes it seem as if the constant buzz and hum of Silicon Valley is not 20, but 2,000 miles away?

Truly, that volcanically formed archipelago off Portugal, ancestral home to many residents here, has nothing on tiny Pescadero – Portuguese for “fishing town,” but really so much more packed into a pfour-square-mile space with 643 residents, not counting goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks and, especially in the summer months, tourists fleeing fast-paced lives.

See the Ashland Bed and Night Stand and the Bohdi Bed

Made in Pescadero now has a Ken Periat Ashland Bed and Night Stand and a Marcus Jones Bohdi Bed on display in Palo Alto at McRoskey Mattress Company. Stop on by and take a look, and check out some of the best mattress sets available today.

The Ashland Bed
Ashland Bed by Ken Periat

The Bohdi Bed
Bohdi Bed by Marcus Jones


See the Ashland Bed and Night Stand and
the Bohdi Bed on display at:
McRoskey Mattress Company
220 Hamilton
Palo Alto, CA
Telephone: 650.327.1966

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Monday & Friday: 12–4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am–5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: closed

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216 Stage Road
Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 879-9128
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