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.”
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
Our Airbnb in Tillamook.
The first drive out to Cape Lookout Point and up to Cape Meares Lighthouse.
View from Cape Lookout.
That very expensive but worth-it crab mac & cheese at the Schooner Restaurant in Netarts.
Mornings at the cabin.
Early morning drive out to Oceanside when the storm cleared.
Spotting bald eagles off the 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.
And then we made it to Cannon Beach, where we spent the rest of a blissful afternoon. The below photos are from there…
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.