The Best of Food, Coffee and Camping in Oregon

Oregon is a place where people often find themselves roaming endlessly with no other goal than the next great meal, powdery slope, lighthouse view or salmon run. We encourage you to approach Oregon the way Oregonians do, with a sense of humor and adventure.  Don’t forget to stop at the Duty Free border location before you cross.  Each has specials ready for you each time you travel across.

With all of the things to do in the state, bloggers are eager to travel the region and share their experiences.

From notworkrelated88’s Stumbleupon:

This was our last morning in the Olympic National Park, we really enjoyed our travels through the peninsula and drove onwards towards Astoria. En-route we stopped off at Long Beach for some more foggy beach views. We had been given an Oregon coast guide by a friendly camper and through this found the Astoria Coffee House, we drank chai and wrote blog posts, as well as editing the images from Canada. This place is very cool indeed, we felt like we’d stepped into a bit of a retirement spot and yet the coffee house was really funky and quirky. We also enjoyed a good lunch here, if you’re passing through it’s worth a stop.

You can read more of notworkrelated88’s article here.

The Commodore Hotel in Astoria compiled a list of their Top 9 favourite restaurants in their city. Check them out:

#1 Astoria Coffee House –  Coffee Shop

243 11th St.,
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 325-1787

By day, a bustling coffeehouse offering breakfast and lunch and by night, an intimate bistro. Serving comfort foods, homemade desserts, and sharp cocktails.

#2 Baked Alaska – American Restaurant

1 12th Street
Astoria, Oregon 97103
(503) 325-7414

Featuring NW cuisine from Wild Salmon to hand tossed pizza and fresh cut steaks.River views from every table, deck seating in nice weather. Fri Night Trivia & Live Music at the Northern Lights Lounge.

#3 Street 14 Coffee – Arcade

1410 Commercial St.
at 14th St.
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 325-5511

Featuring handcrafted coffee drinks, fresh pastries, breakfast, lunch, beer and wine.

#4 Drina Daisy – Bosnian Restaurant

915 Commercial Street
Astoria, OR 97103-4516
(503) 338-2912

Menu prepared by a third generation Bosnian Chef, just as she prepared it for over 20 years in her restaurant in Gorazde, Bosnia near Sarajevo.

#5 Himani Indian Cuisine – Indian Restaurant

1044 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 325-8171

Southern Indian cuisine made with love. Offering lunch buffet and a full dinner menu.

#6 Clemente’s Restaurant – Seafood Restaurant

1198 Commercial Street
Astoria, OR 97103-4126, United States
(503) 325-1067

European style, serving casual lunch and formal dinner with emphasis on fresh seafood. Dinner offers authentic Adriatic of Italy and Croatia.

#7 Bridgewater Bistro – Pizza Place

20 Basin Street, Suite A

Astoria, OR 97103

(503) 325-6777
Well regarded local bistro featuring mouth watering burgers, fresh seafood, soups, salads, Sunday Brunch and more.

#8 Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe – Breakfast Spot

1493 Duane Street
Astoria, Oregon 97103
(503) 338-7473

This worker collective features artisan breads, pastries and foods using local and organic ingredients. Children’s play area, wide array of periodicals for purchase.

#9 Geno’s Pizza & Burgers – Pizza Place

3693 Leif Erickson Dr,
Astoria, OR
(503) 325-4927

Pizza, burgers and fantastic milkshakes. Go in and admire the local sports memorabilia or order delivery! They have super fast delivery in town, food usually arrives within 15 minutes of ordering it!


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