Travel – Oregon Edition

 

Goondocks Getaway: Oregon Trip
Portland, Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside & Cannon Beach

My family and I got a chance to getaway to Oregon for a few days. I have no clue why we picked Oregon but I’m so glad that we did! It may have had something to do with The Goonies & The Kindergarten Cop being filmed there.
We flew into Portland airport where we rented a car and drove to Warrenton, where our Airbnb was located.

Where we stayed:
The Airbnb we booked was pure paradise perfection! Luxurious, clean and affordable. The home was 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, theater room, pool table and fire pit on lake front property. The details in the home decor was superbly executed.
Book The Lake House – Warrenton, OR

What we ate:
After landing in Portland and picking up the car, we stopped for some coffee and a quick bite to eat at The Bread & Honey Cafe. I would pass on the lattes here but the biscuits and cinnamon roll are a must-try!

Once we arrived in Warrenton, we ventured off to Seaside, Astoria and Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach by far, was my favorite town.
We tried – Tom’s Fish and Chips, Insomnia Cafe, Cannon Beach Bakery, Crepes and Bruce’s Candy Shop.

Bruce’s Candy Shop is definitely worth sneaking in for a peek. Fun goodies/gifts to take home to loved ones.

Cannon Beach Bakery was a piece of heaven. The coffee is good but not the best. You want to try the almond bear claw and the snickerdoodle cookies here!

Crepes are super tasty here. I had to order the Goonies Crepe (Of course!). It did not disappoint!

If you try one thing in Cannon Beach, let it be the Chai Latte from Insomnia Cafe. We will forever be craving this latte and will compare all future lattes to this one! The pastries taste as amazing as they look too.

Skip Tom’s Fish and Chips and try Driftwood instead. You’ll pay a little more but Driftwood is much tastier with a better view and ambiance.

Our last night, my mom took advantage of the amazing outdoor kitchen at the Airbnb. She did a phenomenal crab boil that left us all licking our fingers! Afterwards, we enjoyed the fire pit and roasted marshmallows for s’mores. Perfect weather and way to end our trip.

What we saw: 
While in Portland, we visited the Japanese Gardens. I feel like it was a bit overpriced. However, my family enjoyed the scenery and view of Portland. Good way to stretch our legs before our mini road trip to Warrenton.

Portland Japanese Gardens

Ecola State Park

Fort Stevens State Park

The Goonies Scenery
The Flavel House
Haystack Rock

Indian Beach Sites in Cannon Beach

I’d go back to Oregon in a heartbeat to hike in Ecola State Park again. We only did two trails there. We would have loved to hike the whole park. This was a great getaway to relax, hike, enjoy all the beautiful scenery and glorious weather!

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