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It feels like it was ages ago we were in Oregon. Truth be told, it has only been about a month or so. With travel on hold for the moment, I’m scrolling through the photos from previous trips. Reminiscing on good memories and partaking in the idea of “armchair travel.”

30+ Inspiring Photos From the Tillamook to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast

A road trip down Oregon’s coast had long been on my bucket list. So when we were there last month, we stayed two nights at River Cabaan as our home base for exploring the central Oregon coast. There is so much to discover on this stretch of coastline. Two nights was not possibly enough to do it all. We made our best attempt to get out and make the most of our time. Little did I know it would be our last trip for quite some time.

So as I peruse these photos, I’m reminded how special these memories are. A chance to reflect and boy will I never take travel for granted again. I remember that crab mac & cheese and wondering if it was worth $20. It was, so creamy and delicious. I still remember the smell of the ocean when we finally made it out to the coast. It had been months since we had seen the ocean previously. Walks on the sandy beach, feeling the cold waters of the Pacific brush up on our toes. Many moments are etched in my mind now.

In the meantime, I’m savoring these. Portland’s coast is one of the first places I’m planning on making my way back to once we can travel. Until then, here’s a look at this wonderful part of the U.S. via photos.

30+ Inspiring Photos From Tillamook to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast


Inspiring Photos From the Tillamook to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast

Our Airbnb in Tillamook. Book the River Cabaan here.

The first drive out to Cape Lookout Point and up to Cape Meares Lighthouse.

Photos From the Tillamook to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast

View from Cape Lookout.

That very expensive but worth-it crab mac & cheese at the Schooner Restaurant in Netarts.

Mornings at the cabin.

Photos From the Tillamook to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast

Early morning drive out to Oceanside when the storm cleared.

Spotting bald eagles off the coast.

Photos From the Tillamook to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast

Beach views along the way.

A necessary stop at Tillamook Creamery. A few things: we ate so much cheese, this building is by our favorite architect, Olsun Kundig from Seattle, and we stayed here for 3 hours and worked remote on the patio.

Working our way north, with a viewpoint stop.

Photos From the Tillamook to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast

And then we made it to Cannon Beach, where we spent the rest of a blissful afternoon. The below photos are from there…

Photos From the Tillamook to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast
Photos From the Tillamook to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast
Photos From the Tillamook to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast
Photos From the Tillamook to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast

I remember sitting there wondering if we should wait until the sun dropped to see if the colors would change. We were both very hungry and ready to go eat (not to mention the cold wind). We decided to wait it out. It was so worth it and I’m glad we spent the last 30 minutes just watching the sun dip behind the horizon.


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30+ Inspiring Photos From the Tillamook to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast

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4 Comments

  1. Hey there Jessica! We met at Gold Country Artists Gallery in Placerville when you purchased my photograph of the wolves in the snow at Yellowstone. Coincidentally, MY last trip was on the Oregon Coast as well, in the beginning of March; I’m working on my photos from the trip. I had some great food up and down the coast, so I wanted to share some recommendations with you for when you return. These were fantastic restaurants: McBani Lebanese (Seaside) and Pacific Sushi (Brookings). Also, if you go to the Chowder Bowl in Newport, it has the best bread pudding on the planet, and it’s across the street from the wonderful Sylvia Beach Hotel, where every room is decorated after a different author (including Edgar Allan Poe and Dr. Suess!). I enjoy reading your work, Jessica, and hope you and Travis are doing well!

    • Jessica Wright Reply

      Hey Lisa! Thank you so much for all of these recommendations. Everything sounds so lovely! We hope to return one day soon.

      I hope that you’re doing well!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous pics!
    Can you please share your Airbnb place?
    Thanks

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