Readers' Choice logo

The 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards winners, runners-up and honorable mentions were determined by Coast Weekend readers’ nominations and votes. Congratulations to all who were nominated during the contest.

Best Antique Store

  1. Vintage Hardware
  2. Farmhouse Funk
  3. Forgotten Treasures Mall

Best Apartments

  1. Astor Building
  2. Yacht Club Apartments
  3. The Illahee Apartments

Best Art Gallery

  1. Don Nisbett Art Gallery
  2. RiverSea Gallery
  3. BOLD Coffee, Art, and Framing

Best Barbershop

  1. Eleventh Street Barber
  2. Barella’s Barber Shop
  3. Kut & Shave Barbers

Best Bookstore

  1. Time Enough Books
  2. Lucy’s Books
  3. Beach Books

Best Customer Service

  1. The DEPOT Restaurant
  2. BOLD Coffee, Art, and Framing
  3. Gimre’s Shoes

Best Dance Studio

  1. Encore Dance Studio
  2. Astoria Arts and Movement Center
  3. Beach Ballet

Best Day Spa

  1. Adrift Hotel + Spa
  2. Wild Roots Movement & Massage
  3. Watershed Wellness

Best Florist

  1. Artistic Bouquets & More Florist
  2. Bloomin Crazy Floral
  3. Erickson Floral Co.

Best Garden Center

  1. Brim’s Farm & Garden
  2. Basket Case Greenhouse
  3. Planter Box

Best Gift Shop

  1. Luminari Arts
  2. Finn Ware
  3. BOLD Coffee, Art, and Framing

Best Grocery Store

  1. Astoria Co+op
  2. Main Street Market
  3. Okie’s Thriftway Market

Best Home Improvement Store

  1. City Lumber Co.
  2. Oman and Son Builders Supply
  3. Jack’s Country Store

Best Hotel

  1. Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa
  2. The Tides By The Sea
  3. Adrift Hotel + Spa

Best Live Theater

  1. Liberty Theatre
  2. Astor Street Opry Co.
  3. River City Theater

Best Marijuana Dispensary

  1. Freedom Market Ilwaco
  2. Sweet Relief Astoria
  3. Five Zero Trees Astoria

Best Radio Station

  1. Coast Community Radio KMUN 91.9, KTCB Tillamook 89.5, KCPB 90.9
  2. Clammy 99.7
  3. The Bridge 94.9 FM

Best Salon

  1. Azure Salon & Spa
  2. Kut & Shave Barbers
  3. Carol’s Salon

Best Seafood Market

  1. Bell Buoy of Seaside
  2. Oysterville Sea Farms
  3. South Bay Wild Fish House

Best Thrift Shop

  1. All Seasons Resale
  2. NW Community Alliance Thrift Store
  3. Watch Me Grow

Best Yoga Studio

  1. RiversZen Yoga
  2. Wild Roots Movement & Massage
  3. The Fire Station Yoga

Best Asian Food

  1. Nisa’s Thai Kitchen
  2. Būsu
  3. Himani Indian Cuisine

Best Bakery

  1. Dylan’s Cottage Bakery & Delicatessen
  2. Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe
  3. Sadie and Josie’s Bakery and Table 360 Bakery & Bistro (tie)

Best Bar/Brewery

  1. North Jetty Brewing
  2. Buoy Beer Co.
  3. Fort George Brewery

Best Barista

  1. Kristy Cross, The Rusty Cup
  2. Daneka Ewert, BOLD Coffee
  3. Jimbo Defeo, Astoria Coffee House & Bistro

Best Bartender

  1. Becca Stanley, North Jetty Brewing
  2. Cory Teubner, Blaylock’s Whiskey Bar
  3. Dwayne Smallwood, Bridge & Tunnel Bottleshop & Taproom

Best Breakfast

  1. Arnie’s Cafe
  2. 42nd Street Cafe and Bistro
  3. Pig ‘N Pancake (Astoria)

Best Brewpub

  1. North Jetty Brewing
  2. Buoy Beer Co.
  3. Fort George Brewery

Best Burger

  1. The DEPOT Restaurant
  2. Corral Drive In
  3. Dairy Maid

Best Catering

  1. The DEPOT Restaurant
  2. Bridgewater Bistro
  3. Beach Fire BBQ and Fulio’s (tie)

Best Chef

  1. Michael Lalewicz, The DEPOT Restaurant
  2. Casey Barella, The Chowder Stop
  3. Paul Klitsie, MyCovio’s

Best Clam Chowder

  1. The Chowder Stop
  2. The DEPOT Restaurant
  3. South Bay Wild Fish House

Best Coffee

  1. The Rusty Cup
  2. Coffee Girl
  3. A-Town Coffee

Best Dessert

  1. The DEPOT Restaurant
  2. Frite & Scoop
  3. Bucket Bites

Best Fine Dining

  1. The DEPOT Restaurant
  2. Bridgewater Bistro
  3. MyCovio’s

Best Fish and Chips

  1. Bowpicker Fish and Chips
  2. The Chowder Stop
  3. Ship Out Fish & Chips

Best Food Cart

  1. Bucket Bites
  2. Ship Out
  3. Tu Tu’s Lunch Wagon

Best Frozen Treats

  1. Frite & Scoop
  2. Scoopers Market
  3. Custard King

Best Happy Hour

  1. T. Paul’s Supper Club
  2. Carruthers Restaurant
  3. Tora Sushi Lounge

Best Lunch Spot

  1. Lost Roo
  2. Bucket Bites and The Chowder Stop (tie)
  3. T. Paul’s Urban Cafe

Best Mexican Food

  1. El Compadre Restaurant
  2. La Cabana de Raya
  3. El Catrin Mexican Cuisine

Best Pizza

  1. Fultano’s Pizza, Astoria
  2. Fort George Brewery
  3. Serious Pizza

Best Restaurant for Kids

  1. Pig ‘N Pancake, Astoria
  2. Lost Roo
  3. Mo’s Seafood & Chowder, Seaside

Best Server

  1. Ashley Wassmer, The DEPOT Restaurant
  2. Matthew Sites, MyCovio’s
  3. Rachel Katyryniuk, Lost Roo

Best Wine Bar

  1. Brut Wine Bar and Retail Shop
  2. WineKraft Wine Bar
  3. Shelburne Hotel Pub

Best Wine Shop

  1. Brut Wine Bar and Retail Shop
  2. Winekraft Wine Bar
  3. Bridgewater Bistro and The Wine Shack (tie)

Best Birdwatching

  1. Fort Stevens State Park
  2. Willapa National Wildlife Refuge
  3. Cape Disappointment State Park

Best Cheap Date

  1. Pacific Ocean
  2. Neptune Movie House
  3. Astoria Riverwalk

Best Farmers’ Market

  1. Astoria Sunday Market
  2. Ilwaco Saturday Market
  3. Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market

Best Golf Course

  1. Peninsula Golf Course
  2. Astoria Golf & Country Club
  3. Surfside Golf Course

Best Hiking Trail

  1. Discovery Trail
  2. Fort To Sea Trail
  3. Leadbetter Point State Park

Best Local Festival

  1. Washington State International Kite Festival
  2. Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival
  3. Festival of Dark Arts

Best Local Sports Team

  1. Ilwaco Fishermen
  2. Astoria Fishermen
  3. Warrenton Warriors

Best Museum

  1. Columbia River Maritime Museum
  2. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
  3. Marsh’s Free Museum

Best Music Venue

  1. Liberty Theatre
  2. Peninsula Arts Center
  3. Crown Alley Irish Pub

Best Neighborhood Park

  1. Tapiola Park
  2. Ilwaco City Park
  3. Shively Park

Best Place to Walk

  1. Astoria Riverwalk
  2. Discovery Trail
  3. Long Beach Boardwalk

Best Place to Watch the Sunrise

  1. Astoria Column
  2. Oysterville
  3. Port of Ilwaco

Best Place to Watch the Sunset

  1. Astoria Column
  2. Bolstad Beach Approach
  3. Peter Iredale shipwreck

Best Tourist Attraction

  1. Pacific Ocean
  2. Cape Disappointment State Park
  3. Astoria Column

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.