Popular with both locals and tourists, Bowpicker Fish & Chips — located in Astoria — is renowned, predictably, for its fish and chips. Situated across the street from the Columbia River Maritime Museum, this casual establishment sits in an old, dry-docked gillnet boat. Featuring only one dish, diners can feast upon lightly breaded albacore tuna on a bed of steak fries. The days and hours they are open can vary — sometimes they sell out of fish or the weather can play a factor — so be sure to check the status on their social media accounts. While the lines are often long, Bowpicker Fish & Chips is definitely worth a visit.
Bowpicker Fish & Chips, 1636 Duane St., Astoria, OR, USA, +1 503 791 2942
Housed in the oldest cannery building in the west, on the Columbia River in Astoria, Coffee Girl is a coffee house specialising in caffeinated plus sweet and savoury edibles. Popular with locals and tourists alike, this friendly café features high-quality espresso crafted into delicious speciality beverages, plus they serve tasty treats, such as sandwiches, soups, and pastries, to those seeking a light breakfast or lunch. Highlights on the menu include the signature caprese panini with tomato, provolone, and pesto, delicious house-made soup — past flavours included creamy tomato and creamy broccoli — and pastries, such as cherry-almond and maple bacon scones.
Coffee Girl, 100 39th St. Suite 2, Astoria, OR, USA, +1 503 325 6900
The owners of Crêpe Neptune served their edibles at coastal farmers markets before they ever opened a brick-and-mortar shop. Specialising in sweet and savoury crêpes, guests visiting this European-style eatery can order their preferred crêpe, watch it being made before taking it away to eat — the beach is a lovely spot to enjoy the tasty treat. Open every day, the menu includes over 20 crêpes, including the Fort Stevens with wild smoked salmon, cream cheese, scallions, spinach, and mustard dill sauce, and the sweet Twin Rocks with caramel, chocolate, and sea salt. Crêpe Neptune will appeal to many tastes as it also features vegetarian options, plus buckwheat batter for those who need something gluten-free.
Crêpe Neptune, 175 E. 2nd St., Cannon Beach, OR, USA, +1 503 436 9200
Almond Cake | Courtesy of Restaurant Beck