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It’s always a treat to enjoy breakfast near the beach on the Long Beach Peninsula. Drive through town and you’ll notice a few options early in the morning — including Benson’s By The Beach, a brunch restaurant located in the heart of downtown. Read more

Food carts seem to appear almost everywhere you look up and down the North Coast. But no more so than in downtown Astoria, where a plethora of carts offer savory meals good anytime of the year. Our Coast visited a couple of the area’s food carts — some new, some well-established. This list i… Read more

When you think of the tastes of the coast, fish and chips, chowder and hardy meals might come to mind. But there are also a bounty of flavors from cultures across the globe. You’ll find a sea of cuisines from places like Japan, Bosnia, Italy, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico and China. Our C… Read more

With the familiar sounds of regulars laughing, pots and pans clanging in the kitchen and the perked ears of TAPS Espresso Grub & Pub’s four- legged mascot, “Kai,” it’s impossible not to be enticed to sit down and stay a while. Read more

While it can sizzle in the summer on a rare blue day, more often than not it’s tepid, gray and muggy around the Columbia-Pacific. It’s not even close to that Louisiana stick, but half of the reason people head to the ocean in the first place, even locals, is to cool off, slow down and play. Read more

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When you think of the tastes of the coast, fish and chips, chowder and hardy meals might come to mind. But there are also a bounty of flavors from cultures across the globe. You’ll find a sea of cuisines from places like Japan, Bosnia, Italy, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico and China. Our C… Read more

While it can sizzle in the summer on a rare blue day, more often than not it’s tepid, gray and muggy around the Columbia-Pacific. It’s not even close to that Louisiana stick, but half of the reason people head to the ocean in the first place, even locals, is to cool off, slow down and play. Read more

Whether you call it pie or za, there is no disputing that pizza has long been a national obsession, not to mention an easy way to pacify the family without turning on the oven, unless you aim for take and bake. Read more

Stepping into Coffee Girl, it’s impossible not to be enticed by the strings of white lights draped by the windows, the verdant potted plants decorating tables and window sills and the large glass case displaying a wide variety of handmade pastries and treats. Read more

Whether you’re in the mood for a classy date night or a boozy brunch with friends, Carruthers has the cocktail for you. Read more

The first time I went to MyCovio’s I chose lightly pan seared rockfish on a bed of spinach with an antiboise sauce crafted from nine ingredients including olives and apple cider. Tina Turner could have sung about it: simply the best. Read more

In the heart of downtown Manzanita, Yolk serves breakfast classics with meticulous attention to detail and exciting novelties. Read more

If you seek authenticity, consider investigating one — or several — of the great dive bars that populate the Columbia-Pacific Read more

Five seasoned local coffee roasters spill the beans on the extraordinary brew that keeps us all afloat Read more