Tillamook Things to Do
This is an extremely popular boat ramp during hunting and fishing seasons, and summer brings quite a lot of activity as well. However, very early spring and very late winter will usually see this boat ramp as fairly quiet.While the primary activity is the boat ramp and the parking, the point serves as a small view point of parts of Tillamook Bay,...more
When the community of Bayocean was destroyed by poor construction planning, the area it once occupied became a county park. There are no restrooms in the park itself, but there is a pit toilet just south of the intersection of Highway 131 and Bayocean Road. There is also a boat ramp with public toilets but using the park requires paying a day use...more
Part ice cream store (selling of course only Tillamook brand ice cream), part factory tour, and part tourist trap, the Tillamook Cheese Factory (with Ice Cream) is by far the most famous of anything in Tillamook, and perhaps the most famous single thing on the Oregon Coast.However, there has already been so much written about the Tillamook Cheese...more
We stopped at Blue Heron after passing the Tillamook factory and seeing boucoup cars in the parking lot----Blue Heron only had Brie but also sold other local cheeses in its shop...Not much a fan of brie, I bought some sharp havarti (never had that before!) and some Tillamook sharp cheddar...some cool photo ops outside with some farm animals and...more
If you happen to be in the area and like cheese then stop by the Tillamook Factory. Here you can take a self-guided tour of the facility and see the cheese-maiking process and then stop by the visitor's center for cheese samples, ice cream and gifts. It's not terribly exciting, but it's a fun little diversion and a good place to stretch your legs...more
One thing that I miss and will try to visit again, is the cheese factory. Why? I just love to see how dairy products are made and of course sampling them!!The ice-cream is to die for! So creamy and full of flavour, and served in fresh waffle cones. The variety of ice-creams they had left me wishing I could sample them all... Blueberry Cheesecake,...more
Wooded with sites available next to the creek. Just be forewarned the campground is a popular...more
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In the old downtown core of Tillamook, there are not a huge number of places to eat. There are a few, but not many. Most such places have moved next to highway 101 north of town a little ways, between downtown Tillamook and the Tillamook Cheese Factory.
One of several notable exceptions to this is La Mexicana, which is located directly on Highway 6, one block west of the intersection between Highway 101 and Highway 6. The building is an older coastal home that has somehow survived the conversion of Tillamook into a coastal tourist commercial center, and has been reasonably well converted into a restaurant. Unlike many such conversions, there is a ramp (albeit a steep one) that allows certain mobility devices to access the restaurant. However, it is narrow and has a tight curve in it, and some such devices may not fit. The ramp is on the east side, facing the parking lot.
The prices may seem fairly high, but the quantity of food is reasonable for the price, especially if you order one of the complete plate meals.
The restaurant also is a WiFi hot spot, should you be suffering from Internet withdrawl in your exploration of the Oregon Coast.
The restaurant is "cozy" - which basically means that in some locations it is a very tight squeeze to put all these tables, a cash register, a full kitchen, two bathrooms, and various other features into a rebuilt house. Two of the rooms have a bit more space, but there are still a lot of tables fairly close together. Don't come here if you expect to have a private conversation as in many cases the other tables are very close by, and sometimes the other patrons are a bit on the loud side. Also, in the fashion the house was rebuilt, there is only one table in the place that has a view of much of anything - though it is a view of the street which isn't really that scenic anyway.
Chips and Salsa are included with the meal.
Favorite Dish: Camarrones Ranchero plate - a fairly large plate of shrimp and vegetables with beans and rice for $14.Related to:
- Food and Dining
- Road Trip
Getting to and around Tillamook is not as convenient without an automobile, but it is possible to do. Tillamook Transit operates a bus several times a day to downtown Portland, providing an important link to those that do not have automobiles available to them. Also operating several times a day, the buses also run west to Oceanside, north to Cannon Beach, and south all the way to Lincoln City.
The service also provides a "downtown loop", which connects a few important points (including the Tiilamook Cheese Factory) around the community of Tillamook.
Fares are reasonable for the distance covered.
The buses do have bike racks, but space is limited, and due to the infrequency of service it is exceptionally inconvenient to try to wait for the next bus, except for the downtown loop.
The buses are also decorated with colorful images of Tillamook County, and each bus is slightly unique in the design of the artwork on its side. Unfortunately this does make sightseeing directly from the bus a little limited.
Tillamook Transit also participates with several other transit agencies in a cooperative 7 day tourist pass that allows people to ride into a number of different areas, including Astoria and Seaside.
Unfortunately, other than the downtown Tillamook loop service is fairly infrequent, but at least it is possible to get around without an auto if you are able to work with the limited timetable.Related to:
- Budget Travel
Favorite thing: The Tillamook Cheese Factory. For further information, check them out on-line at www.tillamookcheese.com
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