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Best place for lunch between PDX and Cannon Beach?

Flower Mound, Texas
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Best place for lunch between PDX and Cannon Beach?

We will be flying into PDX, grabbing our rental car, and then heading straight to Cannon Beach. Best place to eat on the way?

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1. Re: Best place for lunch between PDX and Cannon Beach?

Camp 18 is a nice stop on the way. 🏖

Florence, Oregon
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2. Re: Best place for lunch between PDX and Cannon Beach?

McMenamins Rock Creek Inn, Hillsboro, OR

Portland, Oregon
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3. Re: Best place for lunch between PDX and Cannon Beach?

Best is subjective, but the place with the most ambiance is Camp 18- almost to Cannon Beach though- so if you need some place closer to PDX McMenaimns Cornelius Pass Roadhouse is right off highway 26 in Hillsboro. McMenamins Rock Creek is a bit off the highway but still nice.

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4. Re: Best place for lunch between PDX and Cannon Beach?

ABV is just off the highway in Hillsboro and has better food and a better beer selection than either McMenamins but the McM architecture/patio is better.

Camp 18 is unique. I’m ambivalent about the food but it’s got a cool history

Portland, Oregon
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5. Re: Best place for lunch between PDX and Cannon Beach?

It’s about 2.5 miles off hwy 26, but Helvetia Tavern is an institution and never disappoints. Rogue Brew Pub & Eatery in North Plains would be another option. Also better food and beer than the McMenamins places IMO. As for Camp 18, interesting place to stop, but nothing noteworthy about the food except for the huge portions, and as mentioned, it’s less than 25 miles from Cannon Beach.

Edited: 23 June 2018, 21:38
Newberg, Oregon
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6. Re: Best place for lunch between PDX and Cannon Beach?

Helvetia Tavern offers what many consider the best burger in the Portland area.

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7. Re: Best place for lunch between PDX and Cannon Beach?

When you get to Cannon Beach, don't miss a meal at Pelican Brewing there. Be prepared for a short wait, we waited about 30 minutes mid-week. :)

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8. Re: Best place for lunch between PDX and Cannon Beach?

Another vote for Helvetia Tavern.

Syrah--Have you tried Public Coast yet?

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9. Re: Best place for lunch between PDX and Cannon Beach?

No, not yet. We will soon! :)

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10. Re: Best place for lunch between PDX and Cannon Beach?

That has been our go to spot since they opened.

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