What we ate in Oregon


Broth so good you could drink it

We spent Memorial Day week in and around the Portland area, visiting the City of Roses along with Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast. We ate as much seafood and drank as much wine as possible. Most of our food pictures were shot on Katherine’s smart phone. We didn’t shoot everything we ate. (No one’s done that since the 1800s!) But here are some of the highlights. Above steamer clams with fennel and chorizo from Deschutes Brewery in Portland. Below the brewery’s burger with roasted red bell pepper and pastrami with potato and garlic soup.


There can never be too much roughage on a burger

The breakfast at The Wildflower Cafe in Lincoln City, a coastal town was by far our favorite breakfast. We had eggs Benedict with crab and eggs Benedict with crab cake. (Like I said seafood kick!)

You don't have to go to Holland for good hollandaise

You don’t have to go to Holland for good hollandaise

Crabs on top, crabs on the bottom, crabs, crabs, crabs

Crabs on top, crabs on the bottom, crabs, crabs, crabs

The Blackfish Cafe, also in Lincoln City, was another favorite. Their swordfish was almost too pretty to eat. Almost.


Although the chef needs to practice the difference between polenta and grits

And how’s this for a starter? The “frutos del mar” at Andina cafe had assorted ceviches, oysters, mussels and more.


This is for two people, but I could’ve eaten it all by myself

And for a main course, fish, bok choy and shitake mushrooms in a pork broth.


Bok choy rules

We were always too full to order dessert. But we did nab some chocolates from Tamami Chocolates in McMinnville.


If only the papers were edible chocolate as well

We also had excellent dinners at Subterra and Kyllo’s.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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27 Responses to What we ate in Oregon

  1. Chris macca says:

    Next time you come to Oregon, please visit us in Rockaway beach for oysters, crab and razor clams. We love visitors. Sounds like you were we’ll taken care of though.

  2. Laura says:

    Ooh, you came to our fair city! Next time, try Grain & Gristle, Tasty N’ Sons, Oven & Shaker, Little Bird, Boxer Sushi… I could go on and on and on and on.

  3. Great view of good American food. Sounds like an excellent trip. The eggs and crab cakes look fab:)

  4. Raymund says:

    That clam soup looks amazing!

  5. All looks amazing but that breakfast – wow!

  6. Carolyn Chan says:

    Those clams look so good !

  7. Mad Dog says:

    Great food trip!

  8. Eva Taylor says:

    By the looks of it, you had an amazingly good time. Other than eating, what else is there to do in Oregon?

  9. Wow – you’re killing me with all that yummy seafood!

  10. nrhatch says:

    Yum . . . chocolates looks FAB! Also like the look of that garlic and potato soup.

  11. What a fun trip – Portland is beautiful!!!

  12. sallybr says:

    Been to Portland twice, loved it! Running on some of those hills is AMAZING! I miss my days of long distance running… 😦 But the food is great too, as you proved with your post…

  13. Great food, you made me hungry to look at it. sigh… Now I’m in the mood for crab.

  14. Oh my gosh I am SO envious!!!! All that food looks delicious! *sigh*

  15. Karen says:

    It sounds like a great trip. Kathryn’s smart phone takes terrific photos.

  16. TasteFood says:

    You have made me very hungry.

  17. I always wish there was a blog with all of my favorite bloggers trips linked together! Then I’d know where to visit when traveling! You took excellent photos btw!!

  18. You didn’t shoot everything you ate? How long were you there? I’m dying looking at all this great food and seafood. What a trip!

  19. Everything looks great Greg. And I have to add that that phone has a hell of a camera! The photographs are stunning. πŸ™‚

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