The North Coast Food Trail is a collaborative effort to connect people to the bounty available on Oregon’s North Coast. Supporting local food is a way to support our communities and the producers and crafters who work hard to grow and use our local ingredients. Find your themed route below or download the official brochure.
Seafood & Sips
Seaside to Wheeler
Unwind off Highway 26 with fresh seafood, craft beer and ocean views
Start the day with the fuel you’ll need for the fun trip ahead: scones and coffee from Dough Dough Bakery. After a long walk on the beach, peruse crafts at the seasonal Seaside Farmers Market. Soon it’s lunchtime and Maggie’s on the Prom and Osprey Café beckon with inventive menus featuring locally sourced ingredients. Head south to Ecola State Park and Cannon Beach, where Stephanie Inn offers oceanfront lodging and dining. Choose between its upscale dining room or seafood-centric The Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge. End the evening with pints at Public Coast Brewing.
Daybreak is sublime at Sea Level Bakery with their single-origin coffee and treats. Two farm experiences await in Nehalem at North Fork 53, the region’s only tea farm, and the women-owned Moon River Farms. Get your fill of veggies, then try the made-to-order specials at Big Wave Café before swirling a glass at The Winery at Manzanita. Top it off with ice cream at Buttercup or a tasting at Nehalem Bay Winery, where you might find live music. Dinner is served at foodie favorite Salmonberry Saloon. Rest easy at Kendra’s River Inn overlooking the Nehalem River.
Guided paddles with Kayak Tillamook make the morning fun before heading north to Pelican Brewing in Cannon Beach. Stop at Ecola Seafoods Restaurant & Market to take fresh-caught fish home, then stop for a cone at Sea Star Gelato in Seaside. Staying another night? Join a cooking class at EVOO Cannon Beach, so you can share your North Coast experience with your loved ones later.
Cheese & Ocean Breezes
Tillamook to Garibaldi
Explore a world of foodie delights off Highway 6 and beyond
Begin your journey at the Tillamook Forest Center, where you can join foraging classes and hike trails. Continue west to Tillamook Creamery to sample cheese and go behind the scenes. Nearby Blue Heron French Cheese Company boasts more artisan delights. Beer fans flock to Pelican Brewing, Werner Beef & Brew and the wild ales of de Garde Brewing. Get your caffeine fix at Five Rivers Coffee Roasters, then savor lunch at Pacific Restaurant or Recess Food Truck. Rest your head at fun spots like Twins Ranch covered wagons, Sheltered Nook tiny homes, or Kelly’s Brighton Marina campground and RV park.
Bring your appetite for adventure on a fishing trip with Garibaldi Charters or Siggi-G Ocean Charters. Match your catch at Garibaldi’s local markets The Spot, Fishpeople Seafood and SOURCE. Landlubbers love outdoor adventures with Explore Nature and day trips or dinner trains with Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. Summer calls for visiting the Garibaldi Night Market, and enjoy cocktails at Garibaldi Portside Bistro year round.
Soak up the beauty of Rockaway Beach, then enjoy meals at Offshore Grill or Sand Dollar Restaurant. Stop by the Jacobsen Salt store in Netarts for gifts from America’s leading salt maker, just south of tasty fare at The Schooner. Around Tillamook, pick up farm-fresh ingredients from Food Roots FarmTable, Tillamook Meats, JAndy Oysters, Debbie D’s Sausage, Pacific Oyster and the seasonal Tillamook Farmers Market. Tour the produce and bulbs of Old House Dahlias, Brickyard Farms and Oregon Coastal Flowers Farm before taking the Trees to Sea Byway to dinner at OutAzaBlue in Gales Creek.
Surf & Turf
Pacific City To Neskowin
Savor the flavors of coastal purveyors off Highways 22 and 18
The adventure begins in Pacific City with fresh-baked treats at Grateful Bread Bakery, a local landmark, or elevated brunch at The Riverhouse Nestucca. For thrills of a lifetime join a fishing trip with Pacific City Dory Charters, catching a wave from the beach. After hours at sea catching crab and halibut, rest your bones at Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa, where each guestroom features ocean views and the Meridian Restaurant makes everything from scratch. Check with the front desk for special events, or enjoy dinner at local favorites Sportsman’s Pub-n-Grub and Beach Club Bistro in Neskowin. Then it’s time for toasts at négociant-style Twist Wine Company and the original Pelican Brewing pub, a beachfront must.
Make the morning special with tours of local farms and producers. Find dory-caught fish, produce and flowers at Farmer Creek Marketplace in Cloverdale. Nearby Nestucca Bay Creamery beckons with handmade farmstead cheese and ice cream. Call ahead to see the sustainable practices of Powder Creek Ranch in Beaver. And you can’t go wrong with exploring the foods and crafts of Pacific City Farmers Market and Neskowin Farmers Market, both only open in the summer months.
Unleash your inner chef at the Culinary Center of Lincoln City, with weekly classes and demonstrations taking on global cuisines with flair. If you’re still hungry for more, consider calling Oregon Coast Tours for a private excursion to the area’s top tastemakers — saving time for one last unforgettable sunset.
More tasty stops
There are 80 stops on the North Coast Food Trail, from breweries to farmer’s markets and bakeries, to wineries, pubs and more. Make your base camp in one of these charming towns and find a delicious farm-to-table meal around the corner. Here are some of the locales to explore.
Seaside to Cannon Beach
Manzanita to Rockaway Beach
Garibaldi to Bay City
Tillamook to Lincoln City
The North Coast Food Trail is open to visitors throughout the year and is designed to be explored at your own pace – you are welcome to start and finish wherever you like. It extends from Seaside and Cannon Beach through all of Tillamook County with 80 miles of delicious adventures. There’s a reason Sunset Magazine gave it an Editor’s Choice Travel Award for best food tour in the West.
Before setting out along the North Coast Food Trail, plan ahead by mapping your route to make it easy to navigate remote areas without cell service. High season varies per business but is typically May – November. Farmers markets—seven of them, from Seaside to Neskowin— operate from mid-May or mid-June through September.
The working farms and fishing charters along this trail provide some of the most unique and engaging experiences. When on a farm, we ask that you respect the invitation to enter each property and be cautious around farm animals and equipment. Children must be supervised at all times and you should be prepared to follow all site-specific rules. For your safety and comfort, be prepared with appropriate footwear, sun protection and water.
Interested in a guided tour to experience the North Coast Food Trail?
- Explore Nature Series | explorenaturetillamookcoast.com
- Oregon Coast Tours and Transportation | oregoncoasttourguide.com
- The Big Foody PDX Tours | thebigfoody.com
- Kayak Tillamook | kayaktillamook.com
To ensure a positive experience, please check the hours of operation for each business online or by phone and note when advance reservations or appointments are required. Check out the details in this brochure, or go online at northcoastfoodtrail.com.