Suds, Surf & Turf – Tillamook to Neskowin

Savor the flavors of coastal purveyors off Highways 6, 22, and 18

Get your caffeine fix at Five Rivers Coffee Roasters, then cross Highway 101 to the Tillamook Creamery to sample cheese and ice cream, and see the cheesemakers at work. Nearby Blue Heron French Cheese Company boasts more artisan delights. Beer fans flock to Pelican Brewing, Werner Beef & Brew and the wild fermentation ales of de Garde Brewing. Savor a picnic lunch at Recess Food Truck.

Around Tillamook, find fresh ingredients from Food Roots Marketplace, Tillamook Meat, and JAndy Oysters. On Saturdays, stop by the Tillamook Farmers Market, or pick up produce at Brickyard Farms or hydrangeas at Oregon Coastal Flowers Farm before heading west on Highway 131 to Netarts Bay. There, pay a visit to Jacobsen Salt or indulge in a locally sourced lunch or dinner at The Schooner.

Scoot down the Three Capes Route to Pacific City where fresh-baked treats and breakfast or lunch await you at Grateful Bread Bakery, a local landmark. For thrills of a lifetime, join a fishing trip with Pacific City Dory Charters, catching a wave from the beach. Rest your bones at Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa, where each guestroom features ocean views and the Meridian Restaurant creates local food delicacies. Or enjoy dinner at local favorites Sportsman’s Pub-n-Grub or The Riverhouse Nestucca. Then it’s time for toasts at Twist Wine Company and the original Pelican Brewing pub, a beachfront tradition.

Make a visit to Neskowin and grab a picnic lunch and bottle of wine at Neskowin Trading Company (and get a low-tide peak at the ghost forest). Before heading home, stop at West Fish Company for fresh seafood (packed for travel), and the nearby Nestucca Bay Creamery in Cloverdale beckons with handmade farmstead cheese and ice cream.

If you want a private group tour of special places during your visit, contact Oregon Coast Tours and Transportation.