ROAD TRIP TO THE NORTH OREGON COAST
VISIT OREGON’S COASTAL BREWERIES
One of our favorite routes to Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa begins in Astoria Oregon. From Portland head west on US-30 towards the beautiful and historic coastal town of Astoria.
Starting in Astoria, the North Coast of Oregon is dotted with coastal breweries that specialize in crafting beers from the finest local ingredients and take their inspiration from North Coast’s rugged natural beauty. If you enjoy sampling unique beers, plan your coastal getaway to include stops at one or all three of the breweries below on your way from Astoria to Pacific City. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy lunch or a snack along the way.
STOP 1: Fort George Brewery + Public House – 1483 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103
Built on the original site of Fort Astoria in 2007, this Oregon craft brewery became a Pacific Northwest favorite almost from the moment it opened its doors. This family-friendly brewery is famous for its “Stout Month” and “Festival of the Dark Arts.” It’s an ideal stop for a wood-fired pizza paired with a 3-Way IPA or Antediluvian Stout, and the perfect spot to kick off your road trip south to Pacific City. Note that a visit to Fort George is necessary for beer aficionados visiting from outside the PNW–In keeping with Fort George’s desire to minimize its carbon footprint, their beers are available solely in the Pacific Northwest.
STOP 2: Public Coast Brewing – 264 E 3rd St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Nestled in the lively vacation town of Cannon Beach, Public Coast Brewing is a farm-to-beer-to-table establishment that uses primarily locally sourced ingredients, much of it from their 40-acre farm located at the base of Oregon’s Coastal Range. Public Coast features seasonal ingredients in their delicious beers as well as in their food. Stop in for their fan-favorite sweet onion rings, fish & chips, and a cold ’67 Blond Ale as you make your way south.
STOP 3: de Garde Brewing – 114 Ivy Ave, Tillamook, OR 97141
A must-stop for beer nerds, de Garde Brewing is one of the few breweries in the United States that uses spontaneous fermentation to make barrel-aged beers, creatively blending tradition with experimentation. de Garde’s beautifully appointed brewery and tasting room sets the scene for an adventurous sampling of wild ales, including lambics, gueuzes, and krieks. Your tastebuds will not be disappointed by a pit stop at de Garde.
From Tillamook, head south on HWY 101 to Sandlake Road. A right turn onto Sandlake Road takes you south through verdant farmland towards Pacific City. As your journey brings you closer to the Pacific, lush estuaries and Sitka spruce-lined shores appear to your right. After you pass through Tierra Del Mar keep your eyes open for Haystack Rock. You are now just minutes away from your retreat at Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa.