Cannon Beach Journals

Coastal Character

An October 2000 trip to Cannon Beach by Kerry

Haystack Rock Photo, Cannon Beach, Oregon More Photos
Quote: What keeps drawing us back to a place year after year? For Cannon Beach, it's the quiet character and dignity of a small town that does things right.

Coastal Character

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

Bracing day... Photo, Cannon Beach, Oregon
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The town of Cannon Beach has done an amazing job of keeping an architectural integrity. The weathered cedar shingles and siding that compromise the town's visual theme are almost unavoidable. As for shops and attraction, the main drag is chock full of small specialty shops selling everything from kites to fine lingerie. There are several small restaurants including the coastally ubiquitous Pig and Pancake. The beach is pure Oregon coast at it's best. Cool at most times of year, but on a clear day incredibly bright and bracing. Quick Tips: For a short day trip, here are my suggestions: Start your visit with a quick tour through town, checking out the shops and eateries, and...Read More

Bill's Tavern

Restaurant | "Bill's Tavern & Brewhouse"

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In my opinion, the best place to stop fo a bite and a drink. It's very unpretentious and the food is decent. The best bet is to sit outside and enjoy the passing parade of people. On my last visit we grabbed a couple of plates of appetizers and a couple of pints and just soaked up the passing day.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 21, 2001

Bill's Tavern
188 N Hemlock St
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
(503) 436-2202

Pig ' n Pancake

Restaurant | "Pig 'N Pancake"

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The Pig and Pancake is pure Oregon Coast. It's a clean and pleasant place that shines at breakfast. There are several locations, though the one at Cannon Beach is newer. If nothing else you'll be able to tell your friends that you've actually been to a place called the pig and pancake!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 21, 2001

Pig ' n Pancake
223 S Hemlock St
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
(503) 436-2957

Crack Me Up

Attraction

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No trip to a tourist place would be complete without a stop in some t-shirt place and this is one of the sharpest little places. It stocks the newest and most shocking of images and slogans. Worth a look even if just to browse and laugh.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 21, 2001

Crack Me Up
319 Broadway
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97138
(503) 738-6551

Kite Flying

Story/Tip

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The Oregon Coast is made for kite flying. It's a great way to get in touch with the raw force and unpredictable nature of the elements. There are a couple of small kiteshops in Cannon Beach and they'll happily sell you as much kite as you can possibly handle. My advice is to spend 25 bucks and they'll put together a small kite with decent nylon string that looks good and will fly in most conditions. I've splurged several times on more exotic kites, but if you're launching one for the first time since elementary school it's best to start small.