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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

A friend and I sat on a beach approach eating an “Art” burger from the Corral Drive In, north of Long Beach, Wash., watching a storm churn up the surf like a bowl of whipped cream. We discussed the dilemma of defining art. Read more

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NEHALEM — North County Pie Day — an opportunity to eat just about as much pie as you like — will be held 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at White Clover Grange, 36585 Oregon Highway 53, about two miles east of U.S. Highway 101. Read more

I have a friend who enjoys going out for a good breakfast. I seldom eat breakfast, though I adore breakfast food; except that I like it for dinner, in particular during winter months when it’s dark and cold and all you want to do is put on your pajamas. Read more

Searching for delicious, nutritious, gluten-free, dairy-free, no-meat food to go? Look no further than Fresh B Cuz, a spanking new micro restaurant just opened in Seaside. Read more

CANNON BEACH — Marc Bates, aka “The Cheese Guy” who worked in the world of cheese for more than 40 years, brings his expertise to Tolovana Hall for an evening of cheese tasting and appreciation 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Read more

ASTORIA — The Finnish Brotherhood Auxiliary invites everyone to a laksloda luncheon and bake sale of Finnish pastries at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the historic Suomi Hall in Uniontown, 244 West Marine Drive. Read more

We were in the Osprey Café in Seaside, one of our favorite daylight haunts. There are a lot of tempting items on the menu, but I’m pretty down with the avocado toast and the house-made granola with fresh fruit and yogurt, or, as was true today, a cup of their outrageously thick and delicious… Read more

SEAVIEW, Wash. — Join Shelburne Hotel for a three-day culinary and musical affair with the Super Saturated Sugar Strings, a funky band with a modern take on Americana with vocals from James Beard Award-nominated Chef Carlyle Watt. Events run Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28 to 30. Read more

The drinks are cheap and strong and the bathrooms are humid and slippery. The carpeted floors are lumpy and the walls are papered with mementos of decades past — fading photos and funky keepsakes, a Bud Light-branded guitar and a metal sign from the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The O… Read more

The decor at T. Paul’s Urban Cafe is busy, scattershot and colorful. It reminds me of the ’90s. The ceiling is a black-and-white checkerboard. A wall is painted green. Vintage windowsills hang beside inspirational slogans, posters of Marilyn Monroe and Bob Marley. Big block letters spell out… Read more

On a recent visit to Ilwaco’s Salt Hotel & Pub, the staff was bracing for the arrival of the Rod Run to the End of the World. Car enthusiasts were expected to congregate on the peninsula en masse over the next few hours and keep the kitchen and the bar plenty busy over the following days. Read more

SKAMOKAWA, Wash. — The Friends of Skamokawa Foundation will host its 28th annual Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit, “A Cornucopia of Wines,” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The event takes place at the Skamokawa Grange, 18 Fairgrounds Road. Read more

On a recent visit to Carruthers in downtown Astoria, the name of one drink off their seasonal bar menu stood out, as it seemed to foresee the persistent ashen sky we have suffered as of late: Smoke on the Water. Read more

You don’t need to wear a collared shirt or a pair of spikes to visit the Putter Room at the Seaside Golf Course on Avenue U, just blocks from the beach. In fact, you don’t even need to be a golfer: This sports bar caters to all fans. Read more

BROWNSMEAD — The third annual Brownsmead Seafood and Crawfish Boil takes place 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Brownsmead Grange Hall — and tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, Aug. 1! Read more

On a recent warm Monday evening, I stopped by the Astoria Coffee House & Bistro just moments before the crowd appeared for their famed sushi night. The timing was impeccable, as it gave me a chance to catch up with Cory Teubner, one of the most creative bartenders in town and a perennial… Read more

ASTORIA — On Father’s Day weekend, Boy Scout Troop 211 of Astoria is preparing for Scout Camp with a pancake breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Masonic Lodge, 1572 Franklin Ave. Read more

Despite its digs in the sparsely refurbished, heavy old Seaside jailhouse, there’s a lightness to Seaside Brewing Co. It’s easy, familiar, fulfilling. Read more

The Tiki Lounge, an annex attached to Charlie’s Chowder House on Marine Drive in Astoria, became a welcome refuge on a recent torrential Sunday afternoon. If you avoided looking at the rain-spattered window and concentrated on the tropical drinks and the kitschy décor of surfboards and tiki … Read more

A Who’s Who of coastal brews came to Seaside Saturday for the ninth annual Pouring at the Coast craft beer festival. Beermakers from Cannon Beach, Seaside, Astoria and beyond shared their magic as the event coincided with St. Patrick’s Day festivities, a wall of green everywhere. Read more

On a recent afternoon visit to Clemente’s Cafe and Public House on the Pier 14 Pilot Station, there was a mystery afoot behind the bar. A recently poured gin and soda had emerged from the fountain gun with a decidedly golden hue. The bartender was a bit perplexed, but the customer, thankfull… Read more