My gf & I are road tripping from San Francisco to Portland to visit my mom next week and would appreciate any suggestions for eats along the way.
We're taking 2 days up I-5, with a stayover in Ashland, and 5 days back down, along the coast from Tillamook southward, staying in Pacific City, Florence, Gold Beach, & Eureka CA.
We enjoyed an excellent meal at Zingaro in Ashland last year, but any recs for a more moderately-priced place in Ashland would be great.
We'll probably eat one meal out in Portland. My mother lives in the Milwaukee(?sp) area, so any recs for casual, interesting eats thereabouts would be great.
I imagine we'll eat at the Pelican Brewery in Pacific City, as I'm hard-pressed to pass a brewpub, especially one that's stumbling distance from our hotel.
My mother (not a Chowhound by any means) suggested we eat at Sea Hag in Depoe Bay and Mo's (for the chowder) in Newport.
We're big fans of breakfast, so if there are any places along the way we shouldn't miss, I'd love to hear about them.
Most of our budget has gone to hotel costs, so we're interested in inexpensive, casual restaurants (entrees less than $15). Cuisine doesn't matter, as we're happy to eat any food, so long as it's prepared well.