The Dare to Pear Challenge for 2011 will start Friday March 18 and run through April 7th. Downtown Medford Restuarants are hard at work creating fabulous pear and local foods for the challenge. During the challenge, visit the particpating restuarants to sample the innovative fare and vote on your favorites. The winner will be . . . → Read More: Dare to Pear Challenge is heating up!