A CULINARY DAY TRIP ON THE NORTH OREGON COAST
GET A TASTE OF OUR COASTAL SURROUNDINGS
Spend a day exploring the heart of Tillamook County’s culinary delights and get a taste of seasonal offerings on a self-guided culinary tour. Visit a nearby cheesemaker, sample locally farmed oysters, pick up some Pacific Northwest-made pantry staples, sip an eclectic mix of pinots and Syrah’s, and wander a farmers’ market or two.
Stop 1: Nestucca Bay Creamery – 34410 Hwy 101 South, Cloverdale, OR
The route from Headlands to Nestucca Bay Creamery winds through verdant farmland alongside the beautiful meandering Nestucca River. This fifth generation, family-run farm and creamery is nestled in the Nestucca Valley and offers a selection of noteworthy and delectable cheese, all crafted with milk from the family’s grass-fed cows. Try the Oretown Cheddar and European-style Meda cheese.
Stop 2: JAndy Oyster Co – 6760 South Prairie Road, Tillamook, OR
Oyster lovers are in for a truly special treat at JAndy Oyster Co. This family-run business began growing oysters in 2012 and relies on sustainable practices from start to finish. The oysters are raised and handpicked in beautiful Netarts Bay, one of the nation’s cleanest estuaries that is known for its pristine salty waters. Stop by the Oyster Bar to sample fresh oysters, prepared how you like them.
Stop 3: Tillamook Creamery – 4165 Hwy 101 North, Tillamook, OR
In the mood for a sweet treat? A visit to the spacious barn-style Tillamook Creamery is a must. Try the Oregon Strawberry or Banana Split Ice Cream, then take a self-guided tour to learn about the creamery’s more that 100-year-old tradition and get a behind the scenes look at the cheese factory.
Stop 4: Jacobsen Salt Co., 9820 Whiskey Creek Road, Tillamook, OR
Tucked away in the beautiful coastal village of Netarts, the folks at Jacobsen Salt Co. have been harvesting salt from the pristine waters of Netarts Bay since the 1800’s. Pick up pantry staples including infused sea salts and unique seasonings. Don’t forget to grab some deliciously-addictive salted caramels.
Stop 5: Twist Wine, 34930 Brooten Road, Pacific City, OR
Wrap up your culinary tour with a stop at Twist Wine Company, one of our favorite spots in Pacific City. Owners Chenin and Sean have been perfecting their winemaking craft for over 20 years and make all their wine in nearby McMinneville. You’ll find one or both of the duo behind the bar most days—eager to share their wealth of wine knowledge whether you are a wine aficionado or novice.
Visiting Pacific City on a summer weekend? Browse a local farmers market or two and discover plenty of coastally made goodies including hand-crafted soaps, honey, seasonal produce, and fresh seafood. Meet the farmers, producers and artisans and learn about their close connection to the land around us.
Pacific City Farmers Market, 6200 Camp Street, Pacific City; Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Neskowin Farmers Market, Highway 101, across from Neskowin Beach Wayside, Neskowin; Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Tillamook Farmers Market, 201 Laurel Avenue, Tillamook; Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Please check each establishment’s respected website to stay updated on current hours and offerings.