Eat & Drink: Feasts. Eateries. Libations. Recipes.

OUR PICKS There’s no shortage of places in the Columbia Pacific to find a good meal. Whether you’re looking for homemade baked goods, a fine evening dinner, or some fresh seafood, let these fabulous food finds inspire you. MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar Manzanita, Oregon Mark Twain famously said that “too much of anything is bad, but […]

live & stay – our picks

If you’re visiting the Columbia Pacific overnight — or, as a local, taking a well-deserved staycation — you need a place to lay your head. Reserve a room for some R&R or gather inspiration for your own home: These places are aces in our book. Lighthouse Keeper’s Residence Ilwaco, WA Since 1898, the North Head […]

Dinner is served

With a menu sourced exclusively from local farms and purveyors, Street 14 Café’s weekend dinner service expertly explores a seasonal sense of place Story by Ryan Hume • Photos by Danny Miller Since October 2015, the venerable coffee shop Street 14 Café has led a not-so-secret second life as one of downtown Astoria’s most exciting […]

Fish and chips, for everyone

Story by Lynette Rae McAdams From the light, beer-battered specialties of our breweries and cafés, to the Panko-crusted offerings of our finest dinner houses, every local line cook and executive chef has his or her own spin on what makes this sea-faring classic truly sing. And it’s not just the batter that matters; what’s inside […]

Eat & drink – our picks

Bailey’s Bakery & Cafe Nahcotta, WA If it’s your first time dropping in at Bailey’s, be prepared for a phenomenal surprise: Alongside the mudflats and oyster beds of Willapa Bay, in the very last place you might expect it, this itsy-bitsy bakery and cafe is the hidden gem you’ve been hoping to discover. Tucked on […]

A kid’s coast

(Or how to survive your family vacation) Story by Ryan Hume Exploring new and natural wonders with your children is certainly one of the most rewarding aspects of being a parent. Eschewing video games, streaming videos, work emails, and other modern distractions for the calming clap of the surf is a great way to get some […]