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Soon perhaps, rains will have subsided and the heavens opened with a silver-blue luster that promises us sweet spring winds and mild summer days. At that sunny juncture, we will shift our menu to fresh spring vegetables and mushrooms. Read more

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“Oh what excellent combinations are Chambertin and Roquefort, both to revive love and to bring to prompt maturity a budding love.” Read more

Even in the dead of winter, when the chill seems to blowing off the river and the sea, Astoria has the liquid that will warm your soul.  Read more

It is wintertime again, and with the sleepy season we are afforded a chance to visit and sip a liquid pleasantry with friends and family. What better pairing than a good bottle of Northwest wine? Read more

With a certain amount of trepidation, we must face the fact that this is an election year. Right now, we are sitting on the final days of a decade that passed with a fair amount of political sparring, and I’m being kind in my assessment. It’s for this reason I suggest it might be more import… Read more

Let’s get after it! Those words are borrowed from a newscaster, but I use them to motivate myself as a storyteller who hopes to praise a memorable day called Christmas to my dear readers. Indeed, let’s approach Christmas and revisit this ancient story. In visiting history we might also disco… Read more

Not unlike its Bermuda counterpart, the Triangle Tavern on Marine Drive is a fine place to lose some time. There is a sense of timelessness in the air. I recently sought some refuge there on a padded stool during a particularly torrential afternoon, and refuge was certainly found. Read more

When I turned 15 in 1963, I procured a job with Earl Kaufman at the Cottage Bakery in Long Beach, Washington. Kaufman was a mountain of a man with wrists as round as Babe Ruth’s bat. He worked fast, hard and efficiently. I struggled in the beginning, fearful my engagement would be short-lived. Read more

Pumpkins and cranberries highlighted that first Thanksgiving in 1621. After the devastation of scurvy, when many pilgrims died, a celebration was in order for the surviving few. As the story goes, native people brought bright red cranberries as part of the feast. If it took a sound measure o… Read more

There is a bright golden haze on the meadow. There’s a change in the air—a crispness. A clean ocean smell replete with a saltiness you can taste on the tongue. The morning air is colder. Outside, you shiver. Autumn has arrived. Read more

Excavated from the former walk-up window to the now-defunct ARC Arcade on 11th Street in Astoria, Būsu playfully elevates traditional Japanese street food using primarily local Pacific Northwest ingredients. Read more

Ah, the juicy taste of a burger at the end of a long day. The North Coast is bursting with delectable burgers to try and reporters and freelancers for Coast Weekend, The Astorian and the Seaside Signal shared the various eats they’ve tried this summer. Use these as a guide to start you on yo… Read more

Summer has been playing a long game of hide and seek this year, either cloaked in warm rain or simply peeking out as intermittent sunshine. This hasn’t stopped the flow of car and cruise ship traffic and the bars and breweries of the North Coast have again been running at full capacity. Read more

Baked Alaska Executive Chef Chris Holen hosted a pay-what-you-can luncheon that served 140 diners in three hours and raised $1,400 for United Way of Clatsop County earlier this summer on Father’s day. The event was hosted through Holen’s global chef exchange program, Chef Outta Water, and fe… Read more

Dennis Battles hadn’t fished for trout since he was a kid. But when a neighbor showed off a string of fine rainbow trout, Battles felt his pulse rise. Read more

There seems to be something of a Thai food boom on the North Coast. From a second-chance venture like Portland-transplant Thai Me Up or a new location from Manzanita’s A Mighty Thai in the former BJ’s Pizzeria’s 101 location (both restaurants opening in Seaside), plus local stalwart Nisa’s T… Read more

SEASIDE — Plumb the depths of seafood at the Seaside Public Library’s Seafood 101 cooking class at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Seaside Library and will be held in the Community Room. Read more

American scientists declared victory over the measles virus 19 years ago. It was gone for good, they said. But as any child of the 1980s knows, villains never really die — they just keep on terrorizing camp counselors and frisky teenagers in increasingly improbable sequels. Read more