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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

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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

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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

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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

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