Your Vacation Cabin's Kitchen Table: SEAFOOD DINNERS
The ambiance is dependent upon your skill in finding the correct vacation rental, either via the internet or other methods. This particular meal was enjoying overlooking the entrance to Netarts Bay on a particularlly stormy night.
Favorite Dish: These are fresh mussels - not from Netarts Bay but the Puget Sound of Washington State. The meal was cooked at a house along Netarts Bay, however ;-)) In nearby Tillamook Bay, there is a long history of oyster farming. All along the coast here ther are crabs to be found. For some reason, mussles are not popular with the American palette. A meal like this could change that easily!!
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Brewin' in the Wind: Coffee, Ice Cream and other Goodies near Beach
At one time in the distant past, this was a typical single family coastal residence. After years of changes, it is now the home of this little restaurant right where the town's main street comes to an end. You couldn't ask for a much better location for a restaurant, as the Oceanside Beach State Park is essentially across the street. The only thing that obstructs the view of the ocean from the front deck of the dining area is a small set of brush across the street, over which it is still possible to have somewhat of a view.
The hours are 7am to 7 pm during the peak season, with reduced hours and days of operation outside the summer traffic season.
The restaurant started as a very local institution, but has since spread to Tillamook.
There are benches outside which face the Ocean, but since this is the coast after all, most of the time there is a fairly cold wind blowing off the ocean - even in the summer months.
The interior is decorated with a number of local art works that are for sale.
Favorite Dish: The shop serves Tillamook Ice Cream in Various Flavors, plus cookies, clam chowder, and of course coffee, which is 100% organic.
I am especially fond of Tillamook Ice Cream, which they serve at $2.50 for a "single scoop", though their "single scoop" is more along the lines of a double scoop at most other shops. "two scoops" are $4.50.
House coffee starts at $2 for a 12 oz, $2.25 for a 16 oz, and $2.50 for a 20 oz. Hot chocolate runs $2.25, $2.50 and $2.75 for the same sizes. One can add flavors for $0.25, and extra shot for $0.50, and soy or hemp for $0.50.
Breakfast Sanwiches are $4.25, and there is also a Veggie Breakfast Burrito for $5.25.
Chowder and Soup runs $4 for a cup and $6.25 for a bowl
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