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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

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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

The name Bucket Bites alone didn’t exactly prepare me for what I was about to dive into at this food truck parked perpendicular to the popular El Asadero on Marine Drive near the Astoria Eco Wash. Read more

SEASIDE — The twelfth annual “A Sweet Affaire” will be held 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center. The event features wine, beer other non-alcoholic beverage tastings, signature small-bite appetizers provided by local restaurants, fine chocolates and d… Read more

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Although wine is the star of the 10th annual Savor Cannon Beach festival, taking place Thursday through Sunday, March 7 through 10, food and fellowship are strong supporting characters that round out a lavish showcase of some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest qualities. Read more

I hadn’t stopped by Charlie’s Chophouse on Marine Aveue since they closed down last year to perform a major interior renovation. Gone are any nods to pan-Asian interior design, like the leafy ceiling fans, and in their stead is wood: honest-to-god, honeyed American wood glowing in every nook… Read more

SEAVIEW, Wash. — Cook, learn and dine with Elyssia Maya Schaeffer, an Ayurvedic nutritionist, at the Sou’wester Lodge, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. The cost is $20. All supplies will be provided. Read more

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Why did restaurant designers decide to drag the detritus of abandoned warehouses downtown in the belief that food was more enjoyable with noise reverberating off corrugated metal and repurposed timbers? For that matter, when did restaurant designer become a job? What happened to authenticity… Read more

ASTORIA — February has always been Stout Month at Fort George. And while the Festival of Dark Arts has grown in popularity — with tickets selling out in a record five hours! — do not let that single day overshadow your total stout experience. Read more

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When the weather turns sour, a hot bowl of soup can be nourishing, reinvigorating — heart-warming even. It’s just what is needed to get through the soggier months on the North Coast. Now imagine finding that elixir, scratch-made yet refined, sitting on the porch every Monday evening with a f… Read more