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 & Brews
Astoria to Cannon Beach
Unwind with fresh seafood, craft beverages and bakeries 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. Stop in at Gathered Bakeshop & Market for fresh-baked goods and treats for the car. Grab an Italian-inspired lunch at Gaetano’s Market and Deli, or if you’re in the mood for fish and chips and chowder, feast at South Bay Wild Fish House.
Thirsty? Whet your whistle with craft beverages at Fort George Brewery, Pilot House Distilling or Fortune & Glory Ciderworks. After a hike (or nap!), enjoy dinner at Bridgewater Bistro. When heading home via Highway 30, stop at the Astoria Sunday Market, Astoria Food Hub and at FishStix Seafood Market in Warrenton for take-home goodies. Or if it’s a Saturday, stop at Clatskanie Farmers Market for fresh produce and Barefoot Farms & Flowers for a beautiful bouquet.
In Seaside, start the day with the fuel you’ll need for the fun trip ahead — breakfast or lunch at Osprey Cafe. 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 dinner time and Maggie’s on the Prom beckons with an inventive menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Or if you have a vacation rental or cooler with you, head to Bell Buoy for fresh seafood for a DIY dinner.
In Cannon Beach, make a beeline for Cannon Beach Bakery for the aroma of fresh-baked goods and grab a sandwich for a beach picnic. The Stephanie Inn offers oceanfront lodging and dining. Choose between its upscale dining room or the more casual seafood-centric 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 Baror at Pilot House Distilling. Daybreak is sublime at Sea Level Bakery with their single-origin 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 or a picnic of fish and chips, or local produce at Cannon Beach Farmers Market.
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 or lunch to go at Wild Manzanita. Check out Manzanita Farmers Market on Friday evenings in the summer. Schedule a tour at North Fork 53 in Nehalem, the coast’s only tea farm, before indulging in amazing flavors of ice cream (or chowders) at Buttercup. End the evening with a flight of whiskeys at MacGregor’s in Manzanita.
Bring your appetite for adventure on a fishing trip with Garibaldi Charters or a guided paddle and clam harvest with Kayak Tillamook. Head to lunch at Garibaldi Portside Bistro across from the marina, grab a pizza from Crab Rock Pizza for a waterfront picnic, or stock up on fish to take home at The Spot. 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. Rest your belly at Twin Ranch Covered Wagon Campground.
If you’re heading to or from the Coast on Highway 6 (also known as the Trees to Sea Scenic Byway), stop for a great meal and beverage at OutAZABlue and Slowdrift Brewing Company, next door at Gales Creek.
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 ice cream 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 Marketplace, Tillamook Meatsand JAndy Oysters. On Saturdays, stop by the Tillamook Farmers Market or pick up produce at Brickyard Farms or hydrangeas at Oregon Coastal Flowers Farm before driving west on Highway 131 to Netarts Bay. There, pay a visit to Jacobsen Salt or indulge in a locally sourced lunch at The Schooner.
Scoot down the Three Capes Route to Pacific City where fresh-baked treats and breakfast or lunch await you 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 creates local food delicacies. 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.
Make a visit to Neskowin and grab a picnic lunch and bottle of wine at Neskowin Trading Co. (and get a low-tide peek at the ghost forest). Before heading home, stop at West Fish Co. for fresh seafood (packed for travel) and the nearby Nestucca Bay Creamery beckons with handmade farmstead cheese and ice cream.
More tasty stops
There are 83 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 Astoria, Seaside and Cannon Beach through all of Tillamook County with more than 100 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-October. Farmers markets — Clatskanie, Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Tillamook and Neskowin — operate from mid-May or mid-June through September.
When visiting a farm, we ask that you respect the property and be cautious around farm animals and equipment. Children must be supervised at all times. Be prepared to follow all site-specific safety rules and wear appropriate footwear.
North Coast Food Events
- Sip & Savor – March, Seaside
- Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival – April, Astoria/Warrenton
- Seafood and Spirits Festival – September, Garibaldi
- Iron Chef Goes Coastal – November, Seaside
Interested in a guided tour to experience the North Coast Food Trail?
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 this brochure, or go online at northcoastfoodtrail.com.