Seafood, Sips & Brew – Astoria to Cannon Beach

Unwind with fresh seafood, craft beverages and bakery off highways 30 and 26.

Start your foodie trip at Blackberry Bog Farm on Highway 30 just east of Astoria. That will set the stage for all that happens just down the road. Stop in at Gathered Bakeshop and Market for freshly baked goods and treats for the car. Grab an Italian-inspired lunch at Gaetano’s Market and Deli, or if in the mood for fish and chips and chowder, gorge at South Bay Wild Fish House. Thirsty? Whet your whistle with craft beverages at Pilot House Distilling or Fort George Brewery. After a hike (or nap!), enjoy dinner at Bridgewater Bistro. When heading home via Highway 30, stop at Astoria Sunday Market, Astoria Food Hub and at FishStix Seafood Market in Warrenton for take-home goodies. Or if Saturday return is your plan, stop at the Clatskanie Farmers Market for fresh produce and Barefoot Farms and Flowers for a beautiful bouquet.

In Seaside, start the day with the fuel you’ll need – breakfast or lunch at Osprey Cafe. After a long walk on the beach, peruse crafts at the seasonal Seaside Farmers Market, or get a refreshing cone at Sea Star Gelato. Soon it’s dinner time and Maggie’s on the Prom beckons with an inventive menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Or if you have a vacation rental or a cooler with you, go to Bell Buoy for fresh seafood and make dinner.

In Cannon Beach, walk into Cannon Beach Bakery for the aroma-enticing baked goods, and grab a sandwich for a beach picnic. The Stephanie Inn offers oceanfront lodging and dining. Choose between its upscale dining room or the more casual seafood-centric Wayfarer Restaurant. Evening is best spent with a pint at Public Coast Brewing or Pelican Brewing, or sample a flight of Scottish whiskeys and a dessert at MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar and Restaurant or at Pilot House Distilling. Daybreak is sublime at Sea Level Bakery with their single-origin coffee and treats. And be sure to schedule a cooking class at EVOO with Chef Bob Neroni. Before heading home, pick up freshly caught fish at Ecola Seafoods or a picnic of fish and chips, or local produce at Cannon Beach Farmers Market.