Visiting Tillamook, Summer 2017 Update

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  1. deGardebrewing

    deGardebrewing May 3, 2013 Oregon

    A lot of updates, with some major beer changes and destinations.
    I've prioritized them below, but encourage any additions. It should be noted, that these are not organized by quality, but by something else.


    Places, things and stuff;
































    Drink beer.
     
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  2. ArdyExfor

    ArdyExfor Nov 8, 2013 Connecticut
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    Say!
    I like drinking!
    I do! I like drinking!
    And I would drink in a boat!
    And I would drink with a goat.
    And I will drink in the rain.
    And in the dark. And on a train.
    And in a car. And in a tree.
    Drinking beer is so good so good you see!

    So I will drink in a box.
    And I will drink with a fox.
    And I will drink in a house.
    And I will drink with a mouse.
    And I will drink here and there.
    Say! I will drink anywhere!
     
  3. EdwardAbbey

    EdwardAbbey Jul 13, 2015 Washington
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    Also, eat good cheese, be respectful towards bovines, responsibly harvest clams, cultivate an enthusiasm for aviation history. And, above all, be chill and thoughtful and understated about it all.
     
  4. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I've been wondering, do they use airplanes to help round up the clams during clam hunting season? Ya know, like do they with herds of deer waaay up north. Clams are way sneaky and agile, it seems like you would need every advantage you could get to get 'em in your sights.

    Plus, since there are oyster beers, why not clam beers? A clam saison perhaps? Using a yeast harvested from a few hundred feet up from the plane that's being used to clam spot.
     
  5. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I'm still waiting for The Clam Gun.
     
  6. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    We all are.
     
  7. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    The Blimp would also be acceptable.
     
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  8. SoCaliC8

    SoCaliC8 Jan 28, 2010 Idaho

    What about a good spot to breakfast with beer?
     
  9. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Pretty hard to beat Pelican Brewing over in Pacific City. Location is great, and the food and beer are at least decent.
     
  10. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Pelican also has a space in Tillamook now, but they don't do breakfast.

    I normally just eat at some random pancake place downtown. No beer though. Just coffee.
     
  11. SoCaliC8

    SoCaliC8 Jan 28, 2010 Idaho

    Pancakes/french toast in Tillamook? Even some eggs benedict?
     
  12. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I'd always eat at the Tillamook Pancake House, but apparently they went out of business.
     
  13. SoCaliC8

    SoCaliC8 Jan 28, 2010 Idaho

    Fucking hell
     
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  14. deGardebrewing

    deGardebrewing May 3, 2013 Oregon

    Schooner in Netarts does probably our favorite breakfast, but only on Sunday's. They usually have at least a solid IPA on tap along with some other craft beer options too.
    In Oceanside, Blue Agate does a good breakfast. We eat at one or the other almost weekly.
    Both are very scenic and include beach opportunities before and after, and are very near/short drive. And the drive has good scenery too.
    In Tillamook proper, there's not much for good breakfast food. And that is not ok.

    Edit; It may be worth mentioning, I agree with John on the location of Pelican in Pacific City and its value despite the cost for visitors, but I haven't heard great things since they switched to buffet breakfast. That's not me speaking poorly of them or saying not to go (you absolutely should), but perhaps lunch or a sunset dinner. Or maybe the couple reviews passed to me regarding breakfast have been a fluke. Anyhow, great stop!
     
  15. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Well, if you're not going to limit yourself to places that have a good beer selection (and to be honest, that's not something that is all that much of a concern for me at 8:00 or 9:00 in the AM - after all, it's well to remember that beer is so much more than just a great breakfast drink), I do have a couple of selections.

    In the top spot for me on the Oregon Coast, and not all that far south of your ultimate destination, is the (rightly) revered Otis Café. Fabulous home made food that's as good now as it was when I first visited the coast back in the early 90's. Be sure to try the pie there, no matter what time of the day you visit.

    The Tillamook pancake house may be long departed, but Lincoln City still boasts it's superior "cousin," the delightfully tacky (but with good food) Pig N Pancake never disappoints. Depending on mood, I'd probably go with the Otis Café, but I'd be lying if I told you I don't feel the urge to stop any time I drive by the Pig.
     
  16. SoCaliC8

    SoCaliC8 Jan 28, 2010 Idaho

  17. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Sep 16, 2015 Canada (BC)

    Always worth a stop in at Blue Heron for some delectable brie to go with your beer! Nowadays we stop in a the Tillamook Cheese Factory for Ice Cream, De Garde for beer, Blue Heron for cheese on our way through. Maybe a stop in a Pacific City for lunch next visit!
     
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  18. TapThat

    TapThat Nov 8, 2012 Oregon

    Would like to see a comprehensive list and ranking of the 30 taco trucks that exist in Tillamook
     
  19. sharpski

    sharpski Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    [Insert "Take it to tacotruckadvocate.com! Har har har!"]
     
  20. wardpower

    wardpower Jul 25, 2014 Minnesota

    I'm heading out that way a week from tomorrow. Landing in Portland Thursday and driving down to Newport to stay with some friends, then back up the coast once or twice. Will try to hit everywhere I can.
     
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  21. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Sep 16, 2015 Canada (BC)

    this needs to be a thing....respect tacos!
     
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  22. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I'll start a competing website: RateQuesadillas.
     
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  23. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Sep 16, 2015 Canada (BC)

    Fine, I'll make a Burittodd App
     
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  24. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Finding Boysenberry Bu at the grocery store tonight was a nice surprise.
     
  25. sdhopaddict

    sdhopaddict Oct 9, 2016 California

    Maybe we'll be at De Garde at the same time? I'm going to be there Saturday evening the 25th and then hitting breweries in Portland (Great Notion and Upright) on Sunday before flying back. Appreciate all the suggestions in here.
     
  26. Ben7773

    Ben7773 Mar 22, 2013 Texas
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    Is there not going to be a DeGarde anniversary party this year? I was trying to plan to be in the area around mid-May @deGardebrewing.
     
  27. sittinggc

    sittinggc Mar 2, 2015 California
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    Hey guys, so I'm gonna be flying to Portland from LA next week. Was planing on stopping by at de Garde either that Friday or Saturday. Was wondering if there were any recommendations for things to do while in the Tillamook area and what to expect at the brewery.
    From the thread so far, I think it might be a good call to plan on having breakfast at Blue Agate in Oceanside and hang around the coast for a while. If weather permits, are there any nice hikes/trails around the area? Any input would be greatly appreciated since I will be a very lost Californian in Oregon haha.
    Cheers!
     
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  28. EdwardAbbey

    EdwardAbbey Jul 13, 2015 Washington
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    Drink beer, eat cheese, learn
    about blimps, clams, and other
    stuff. And Cape Lookout.
     
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  29. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Jul 17, 2005 Washington

    Don't bring a clam gun
    to a walez fight. Hand truck fleet,
    like oceans, roll deep.
     
  30. NWer

    NWer Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    I really like The Grateful Bread in Pacific City for lunch. Also, Pelican Brewery has Mother of All Storms for $20 in the cooler. Tough to pass that one up.
     
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  31. guajolote

    guajolote Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

    I'd skip the Blue Agate if I were you. I've been there a few times. The food is fine, but nothing special. My issue has always been that you wait forever after ordering, even if it's not that busy. It's like they cook orders one table at a time. But if you do go to Oceanside, definitely take a walk on the beach & go through the tunnel through Maxwell Point.

    I second the Cape Meares recommendation. There's also a nice, easy hike around Whalen Island if the weather isn't too crappy.

    As for what to expect at de Garde, expect to drink a bunch of great beers. Unless they decide to drop a "The" beer or something else crazy, you shouldn't have too much in the way of crowds or lines.
     
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  32. sittinggc

    sittinggc Mar 2, 2015 California
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    I appreaciate all the insight! Does rain usually mean a no-go on hiking and walking by the beach? Lol such a tourist question.

    Cheers and thank you all!
     
  33. guajolote

    guajolote Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

    Hiking in the rain is definitely a thing a lot of people do. Just make sure to have a good rain jacket and some waterproof boots. And just be on the lookout for sneaker waves when you're on the beach.
     
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  34. LockeNess33

    LockeNess33 Feb 2, 2016 Oregon

    Seems relevant:

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    (plus this thread was all the way back on page 2 and needed a bump)
     
  35. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    What is up with Alabama, New Jersey, South Carolina, Nebraska, and Colorado? Makes all the clamgun talk seem almost normal.
     
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  36. NWer

    NWer Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    How did you overlook Indiana? Or was that normal?
     
  37. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    My wife is from Nebraska. She saw that map and said "what the hell are jorts?"
     
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  38. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Dude, I had to draw a line somewhere. We are all "atypical" in some way.
     
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  39. NWer

    NWer Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    I had to Google it myself. Those images hurt my eyeballs.
     
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  40. ewendel

    ewendel Feb 12, 2008 Washington
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    please, they are not jorts, they are Action Pants!

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