Eighty members create a delicious culinary tour from Astoria to Neskowin
Now entering its fifth year, Oregon’s North Coast Food Trail is a feast of culinary and agritourism experiences. It includes farms, fisheries, bakeries, breweries, distilleries, wineries, retailers, restaurants, lodging, cooking schools, and tours, all focusing on the bounty of local foods available on Oregon’s north coast. Eighty members are included on the self-guided trail, from Astoria, at the north tip of Clatsop County, to Neskowin, at the south end of Tillamook County.
The trail was launched in early 2018, a year after more than 70 food entrepreneurs met for a two-day culinary/agritourism conference conducted by Travel Oregon. Tillamook Coast Visitors Association led the development of the trail, recruiting members, and creating a website, brochure, blogs, and social media and video channels. It has been the subject of many travel magazines: in September, 2019 Sunset Magazine Travel Editors named it the “best foodie tour” and included a feature article and map of the trail. And Travel Oregon presented the trail with a Best Product Development award at the 2019 Governor’s Tourism Conference.
“When Covid hit, our food businesses were hit – really hard,” said Nan Devlin, executive director of Tillamook Coast Visitors Association. “But entrepreneurs on the Oregon Coast are resourceful, adaptive, creative and hard-working. I’m happy to report not a single member of the North Coast Food Trail lost their business; in fact, several expanded.”
The trail originally included Cannon Beach, Tillamook County and Lincoln City. In 2020, Lincoln City became part of the Central Coast Food Trail, and Seaside joined the North Coast. In 2021, Astoria joined, creating a complete North Coast experience.
In addition to Tillamook Coast Visitors Association, tourism partners include Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce, City of Seaside, and Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce.
For more information and to plan a tour, go to https://northcoastfoodtrail.com. Watch “Welcome to the North Coast Food Trail” video, and follow on Facebook: North Coast Food Trail. Brochures can be found at visitor centers on the North Coast and at trail member locations.
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