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 & Views
Astoria to Cannon Beach
Unwind with fresh seafood, craft beverages and bakery off Highways 30 and 26.
Start your foodie trip at Blackberry Bog Farm on Highway 30 just east of Astoria. That will set the stage for all that happens just down the road. In town, get your bakery and coffee crave on at Blue Scorcher Bakery and Café, and find a place to enjoy a view of the Columbia River.
Thirsty? Whet your whistle with craft beverages at Fort George Brewery, Pilot House Distilling or Reveille Ciderworks. Grab an Italian-inspired lunch at Gaetano’s Market and Deli, or if in the mood for fish and chips and chowder, gorge at South Bay Wild Fish House. After a hike (or nap!), enjoy dinner at Bridgewater Bistro. If in town on a Sunday, stop at the Astoria Sunday Market, and at FishStix Seafood Market in Warrenton for take-home goodies.
In Seaside, 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, or get a refreshing cone at Sea Star Gelato. Soon it’s lunchtime and Maggie’s on the Prom and Osprey Café beckon with inventive menus featuring locally sourced ingredients. Head south to Cannon Beach, where Stephanie Inn offers oceanfront lodging and dining. Choose between its upscale dining room or seafood-centric The Wayfarer Restaurant.
Evening is best spent with a pint at Public Coast Brewing or Pelican Brewing, or sample a flight of Scottish whiskeys and a dessert at MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar and Restaurant. Daybreak is sublime at Sea Level Bakery with their singleorigin coffee and treats. And be sure schedule a cooking class at EVOO with Chef Bob Neroni. Before heading home, pick up freshly caught fish at Ecola Seafoods.
Cheese, Wine & Ocean Breezes
Mazanita to Bay City
Explore a world of foodie delights off Highway 26 and 6.
In Manzanita, three tasty choices: Big Wave Café and Offshore Grill (both specializing in local foods), and a chance to swirl a glass at The Winery at Manzanita. Then pick up a bag of specialty foods at Wild Manzanita. Schedule a tour at North Fork 53 in Nehalem, the coast’s only tea farm, before indulging in amazing flavors of ice cream at Buttercup or a tasting at Nehalem Bay Winery, where you might find live music. Dinner is served at foodie favorite The Salmonberry in Wheeler. End the evening with a flight of whiskeys at MacGregor’s in Manzanita. Rest easy at Kendra’s River Inn overlooking the Nehalem River, and stock up on local foods at Kendra’s Homegrown Farmstand.
Tillamook. Head to lunch at Garibaldi Portside Bistro, or stock up on fish to take home at The Spot or Fishpeople Seafood. Rest your head at fun spots like Twins Ranch Covered Wagon Campground, Sheltered Nook tiny homes, or Kelly’s Brighton Marina RV/campground. Dinner at oceanfront Sand Dollar Restaurant in Rockaway Beach is a must for sunset lovers, or feast on fish and chips at the Fish Peddler in Bay City, overlooking Tillamook Bay. You can pick up fresh oysters there, too.
Suds, Surf & Turf
Tillamook to Neskowin
Savor the flavors of coastal purveyors off Highways 6, 22 and 18.
Get your caffeine fix at Five Rivers Coffee Roasters, then cross Highway 101 to Tillamook Creamery to sample cheese and see the cheesemakers at work. Nearby Blue Heron French Cheese Company boasts more artisan delights. Beer fans flock to Pelican Brewing, Werner Beef & Brew and the wild fermentation ales of de Garde Brewing. Savor a picnic lunch at Recess Food Truck.
Around Tillamook, find fresh ingredients from Food Roots FarmTable, Tillamook Meats, JAndy Oysters or Debbie D’s Sausage. Pick up produce at Brickyard Farms or hydrangeas at Oregon Coastal Flowers Farm before driving east on the Trees to Sea Scenic Byway to dinner at OutAzaBlue in Gales Creek.
Head west to Netarts Bay by indulging in a locally sourced lunch at The Schooner, and a visit to Jacobsen Salt. Scoot down the Three Capes Route to Pacific City with fresh-baked treats and breakfast or lunch at Grateful Bread Bakery, a local landmark. For thrills of a lifetime join a fishing trip with Pacific City Dory Charters, catching a wave from the beach. Rest your bones at Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa, where each guestroom features ocean views and the Meridian Restaurant makes everything from scratch. Or enjoy dinner at local favorites Sportsman’s Pub-n-Grub or The Riverhouse Nestucca. Then it’s time for toasts at Twist Wine Company and the original Pelican Brewing pub, a beachfront must.
Nearby Nestucca Bay Creamery beckons with handmade farmstead cheese and ice cream. And you can’t go wrong with exploring the foods and crafts of Pacific City Farmers Market and Neskowin Farmers Market, both open in the summer months. Before heading back home, enjoy a seafood dinner at Hawk Creek Café in Neskowin, and if it’s summer, get an ice cream cone at their bright red Village Scoop truck.
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.
Astoria to Seaside
Cannon Beach to Manzanita
Nehalem to Garibaldi
Bay City to Tillamook
Netarts to Neskowin
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
- Farm2Fork Tours | farm2forktours.com
- Kayak Tillamook | kayaktillamook.com
- Oregon Coast Tours and Transportation | oregoncoasttourguide.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.