We recently tried four new cafes on the WA and OR coasts on our last trip there.
Cafe Mango-Cannon Beach, very nice in downtown Cannon Beach, just opened for dinner. We dined out on the small deck in the back. The halibut was prepared just right and the grilled summer veggies were very fresh and flavorful. A glass of Sauv Blanc from OR went very nicely with the fish.
T. Paul's Urban Cafe-Astoria, OR located in downtown Astoria, this is an adorable, upscale place specializing in fresh seafood, pastas and salads. We had the Fiesta Special which consisted of a very good dinner salad, crab enchiliada and cheese quesidalla. It is also open for lunch and breakfast.
42 Street Cafe in Seaview, WA- Definitely one of my favorites. A very homey feel to the place with a nice varied menu. I chose the wild salmon which was excellent, accompanied with a nice rice dish and steamed veggies. The garden salad was so fresh, I asked if they grew their own veggies on the property. A very nice dill-herb dressing went great with the salad. A very good vanilla pudding with fresh raspberries was dessert. A nice white Fume Blanc from WA went nicely with the wild salmon. Service was very friendly and very attentive.
Cannery Cafe-Astoria, OR waterfront. Always one of my favorites when we're in town. It's a don't miss for lunch. The crabmelt with Tillamook cheese is my favorite for lunch, with a strawberry Italian soda. The views are amazing of the Columbia River, and I think to myself, "it just doesn't get any better than this," when I'm here. Bon appetit and happy summer to all the PNW foodies!!! ***kim***