In This Issue:
Hitchhike the Oregon Coast
The realities of hitchhiking this beautiful, well traveled route. Spoiler: it’s safe!
Places to Eat along Oregon’s North Coast
Our favorite spots for consuming food, whether it be coffee along the road, fancy dinners or oceanside burritos.
Little, not always yellow, but often different, coffee shacks are like fast food for caffeine, but they’re almost always locally owned and full of the good stuff.
You’ll Want Wanda’s for Breakfast
Cuter than a baby making a snowman, tastier than a muffin top, this retro diner is our absolute favorite of any restaurant in the area.
Left Coast Siesta for a Lunch that Leaves You Stuffed Through Dinner
Giant burritos, smothered in goodness, great local beers and hot sauce. So very much hot sauce.
Dinner for Two at Terra Cotta
Elegance, excellent food, and a chance to become a millionaire await you at Terra Cotta.
The Little Apple
About as cute as a little locally owned shop can get, the Manzanita Grocery and Deli is family owned and has everything from fresh fish to beach toys.
Ron’s Lighthouse, Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Great bartenders, a cool porch with a view of the cars going by on US 101, karaoke, jam nights and theme parties!
Affordable, Convenient, the Bunkhouse
Cute, “grandma’s house” style rooms a five minute drive from both Nehalem and Manzanita, the Bunkhouse is definitely the most affordable room you can rent on the North Coast.
Free Camping in God’s Valley
A gorgeous setting and as secluded as you can hope to be, seeing as how you’re almost guaranteed to be the only campers around. Very primitive, very big trees.
Live like a 1950s Cannery Tycoon at the Cannery Pier Hotel in Astoria, Oregon
Every last detail, from a fancy car to chauffeur you around town to binoculars to spy on Washington from your room with a river view, Cannery Pier Hotel doesn’t disappoint.
Ocean Inn at Manzanita
Well, the location literally doesn’t get any better than this in Manzanita. The beach is your front yard, and the main strip of downtown is directly behind you. Beautiful rooms, amazing owners, as good as it gets on the Nehalem Bay.
Nehalem Bay State Park
RV or camp in a yurt in this beautiful Oregon State Park complete with an airstrip!
US Highway 101
Wind down the west coast on a two lane road that trails along giant stacks of lava rock jutting from the sea, hippy towns galore and the mighty redwoods.
Hike Neah-Kah-Nie, Home of the Gods
An epic hike with a majestic payoff.
Trash is art.
Ancient Astoria, Oregon
Museums, national parks, big city living in a small town.
Our favorite beach in the entire United States.
Beach Fires & Hops
It is legal to have a fire on the beach anywhere in Oregon.
America’s Best IPA Lives in a Mason Jar at Fort George Brewery
A chat with Fort George Brewery’s Jack Harris where we discuss IPAs, Astoria’s history and recycling your beer.
How to Make a Living on the Road
A plethora of information from initial steps to actual positions that are traveling compliant to stories of people who are already doing it. We live and work on the road, so can you!
The Oregon Coast
Take a drive through the along US Highway 101 along the Oregon Coast from Manzanita to Astoria, OR.