Its been a while since I’ve written about our trip to Oregon in April. My brother in law and sister in law actually visited Oregon last week, and I was totally jealous, so it reminded me I still had a few places to write about. After spending the first night in Portland, we headed to the coast. We didn’t know exactly what we were going to do for the day, but we headed straight for the beach – as much as you can with an hour and a half drive before hand.
Well, we headed to Cannon Beach and took a short walk along the beach. Saw haystack rock. I love the rocky beach you find in the pacific northwest. Well, after a walk along the beach we were hungry for lunch and took a short drive and found Driftwood.
Although I didn’t need it, and it may have been a strange combo I saw onion rings on the menu and really wanted them! So I ordered onion rings for an appetizer and spaghetti and chicken parmesan for my main course, with a side salad too.
The chicken parmesan was their daily special, and as it might just be my favorite meal ever (I can’t decide if its that or chicken enchiladas) I knew I had to order it. The food I had was amazing! There was way too much of it, but the onion rings were ginormous and had a nice crispy crunchy batter. The chicken parmesan was crispy and so good and the spaghetti and sauce were really flavorful and so tasty!
Being on the coast, Nate wanted to eat as much seafood as possible, so he ordered the crab cocktail for an appetizer and fried oysters for his main dish. He wasn’t a fan of the cold crab on the crab cocktail, though he said it was really sweet. The fried oysters were really big and good, though some of the really big ones were a little too gooshy in the middle.
After our delicious meal we walked along the streets of the cute town of Cannon Beach. We browsed some of the cute shops on the main street.
And found a cute candy shop called Bruce’s Candy Kitchen. At Bruce’s Candy Kitchen they had a bunch of candy, obviously, so I couldn’t resist going in, but they also made their own salt water taffy .We got to watch as the fresh taffy pieces were being wrapped in their plastic wrappers and we even got to sample a piece that had just been made! We of course had to buy some of the salt water taffy and walked away with flavors like boysenberry, chocolate and peanut butter, sea salt, peanut butter and jelly and more!