Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Trip to the Coast: Faves & Raves

After three tortuously long years, Ryan and I finally took a much-needed vacation!  We briefly visited Portland, then headed up for a few days to Seattle, and finally spent the last couple of days of our trip slowly meandering our way back down the Oregon coast.

Here were the highlights:

  • Best Place to Stay in the Portland area - 

Nob Hill B&B, Casablanca Suite

  • Best chowder (and seafood lunch!) in Astoria (or pretty much anywhere...ever!) - 


  • Best Tuna Appetizer -

"Poke" dish at Clemente's, Astoria, Oregon

  • Best Place to Eat Lunch - 

Rockfish Bakery, Lincoln City, Oregon.  
Everything is made fresh, and locally-sourced.  AMAZING FOOD!  And incredibly economical prices!

  • Most Relaxing Inn - 

Tyee Lodge, in Newport.  


Ocean view rooms, 

complimentary wine, 

and a path leading down to the beach...

what more could you ask for?

  • Most Terrifying Adventure - 


164 feet up in the Astoria Column in Astoria, Oregon!  


Those stairs just keep going up...and up...and up...

  • Most Beautiful Lighthouse - 

Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon (also great whale-watching location!)

  • Happiest Seals - 

Aquarium in Seaside, Oregon

  • Best Place to Buy Crabs - 

Historic Bayfront in Newport, Oregon

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