A Weekend In: Cannon Beach, OR

Patrick and I decided to take a last minute trip down to lovely Cannon Beach, Oregon last weekend. We're so glad we went! I think it was my favorite weekend of 2012 so far. We stayed in a little "Lighthouse" room with a large deck at The Waves Hotel (highly recommend!) and enjoyed the weekend walking and jogging on the beach, eating delicious seafood (see recommendations below), browsing the tiny art galleries and boutique stores, and soaking up some Vitamin D. We also had the pleasure of seeing "Butterflies are Free" performed at the little, wooden Coaster Theatre on the main street in CB.

At the beach, having some wine on the Driftwood patio and Patrick enjoying his
Sleeping Monk coffee on out little deck at The Waves. 
Cannon Beach is a foodie's paradise, some of our particular favorites were: local Sleeping Monk Coffee at the newly opened Insomnia Coffee House, halibut and pints at The Irish Table Restaurant (see pics below...mmmm, brings me back to Dublin), white wine and fried oysters on the deck at the The Driftwood Restaurant, herbed creme cheese and smoked salmon omelets for brunch at Lazy Susan's, buttered pecan caramel ice cream at Osborn's Cremery, and of course tons of salt-water taffy!
The famous Haystack at Cannon Beach, Murphy's Stout and Magners Cider, Halibut in cream sauce. 
There are quite a variety of locally run shops and galleries in Cannon Beach to take in if you enjoy that sort of thing. My favorite shop was House of the Potter tucked back behind a quiet courtyard with a babbling fountain. I ended up getting  a few little gifts in there and was tempted to buy a lot of gorgeous pottery!


  1. I think everyone that's planning to visit Cannon Beach should see this post! Thank you! I'm wondering... would you be interested in featuring it in the blog section of the Cannon Beach page on Dwellable? You can check out the "add your post to this page" section of the page, or shoot me an email for info - inna at dwellable dot com. Thank you so much for posting about this trip!!!

    1. Thanks Inna! Dwellable seems like a great resource.

  2. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

  3. The shape and structure of the mountain is somewhat different from others but looks beautiful. It is surrounded by water and greenery makes it amazingly attractive. I am kind of jealous that I never visited there but now I will soon.

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  4. Enjoyed your post - it's classic Oregon beach! When you mentioned Salt Water Taffy, I'm assuming you were referring to the Taffy from Bruce's Candy Kitchen (fresh, and the best)!

    Some other favorite eateries in Cannon Beach are Castaways, Bill's Tavern and Brewhouse, and stopping for tastes at The Cannon Beach Distillery. Cannon Beach is always a fun visit, and appreciated your sharing your wonderful experience!

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