SoCal (OC) Hound tripping to Astoria OR
We will be flying into Portland and will probably need a great lunch place. Then a drive over to Astoria where we will stay for two nights. This is a surprise trip for my husband's birthday. He is not super adventurous. He loves a hearty breakfast and is mosty a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I would love any recommendations - in any price ranges.
We will be taking this trip in early March and I plan on staying at the Cannery Pier Hotel. Our first time anywhere in the Pac NW - can't wait!
Thanks so much in advance!!!
Search Astoria on this board. We haven't been to Astoria for a few months, but likely nothing has changed much, and there are plenty of recommendations in the recent past. The Cannery Pier Hotel is great....
Lunch in Portland, I would recommend Kenny & Zuke's Deli. They are closed on Monday. Totally excellent pastrami done on-site, maybe better than Katz. Try a Portland IPA.
Here's a link to my last comment on Astoria: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/12652
I didn't mention it there, but we also ate at the Silver Salmon Grille. The food was fine and the portions were huge. It's a good restaurant for a small town, and it seemed like the kind of place locals would go for a nice dinner. It's not going to knock your socks off with local charm and a unique PNW experience, but you will get a decent meal.
Here's a link to the Oregonian newspaper's blog from May 2007 with comments about Astoria restaurants and other local things to do that might help:
Kenny etc also makes their own pickles, baked goods, you name it. Get some stuff to go!
Also an easy five minute walk from K & Z's is Sahagun Chocolate, serving the best mocha (using Stumptown) & hot chocolate I've ever had, plus hand made work-of-art truffles!