In Oregon, fall is our season for celebrating all the bounty of Oregon. From the farms and fisheries to field and fromageries, Oregon’s culinary artisans turn out some of the best tastes in the world. Here’s how we celebrate bounty on the Oregon Coast.
Out on the Coast you’re just a shovel or trap away from mouth-watering shellfish. Get your start with free and low-cost crabbing and clamming clinics in Garibaldi and Lincoln City. Dress in layers. Boots and gloves are recommended.
Cheese lovers will enjoy sampling 10 varieties of cheese at Bandon’s Face Rock Creamery from award-winning cheese maker Brad Sinko. Further north, the Tillamook Cheese Factory offers five varieties of curds to sample, and it’s the only place you can buy their famous cheese curds.
You won’t have to look far to find a great cup of Joe on the Central Coast. Local favorites between Lincoln City and Florence number at least 10, including Mojo Coffee in Lincoln City, Ocean Grinds Coffee Company in Florence and Pirate Coffee Company in Depoe Bay. (Check out our list of top coffee spots in the Central Coast here.)
What’s for dinner? If you’re on the South Coast the answer is “plenty.” At the Chowder House in Gold Beach, made from scratch is the motto, while the Langlois Market is renowned for their hot dogs. Crazy Norwegians Fish and Chips in Port Orford and Vista Pub in Brookings are two more not-to-be-missed South Coast spots.
Photo courtesy of Wet Dog Café and Astoria Brewing