If you’ve visited Tad’s, you may have noticed the attractive cards we have for sale at the front counter. The watercolor painting on the card depicts the iconic Tad’s sign, surrounded by beautiful fall foliage and the wooden wall of the restaurant in the background. When we saw this painting of Tad’s exterior, from local artist Sarah Lowe, we loved the artwork so much, we started selling her cards at Tad’s! We also have used the image in our advertising, and even commissioned another painting of Tad’s, after we discovered that she had sold the original to a former Tad’s employee! We think it’s fair to say, that the painting done in Sarah’s unique style, conjures up everyone’s favorite memories of Tad’s and the Columbia River Gorge in the fall.
A native Oregonian, artist Sarah Lowe enjoys painting the beautiful scenery, wildlife, and historic buildings that this state has to offer. Sarah has been a featured artist at Troutdale Artwalks, Gresham Artwalk and has had her artwork displayed at the Gresham City Hall’s 9th Annual Juried Art Show. You can find out more about her art by visiting her website,