A Drive Through Tillamook Country

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by luv2sing on March 15, 2003

Tillamook County is a very heterogeneous locale. As we began our drive, we ascended into the mountains covered with old-growth forestation. Then the road leveled off a bit and we were surrounded by what must be a low-lying plain during the summer months - it looked like a shallow lake populated by hundreds of birds. Soon we were in 'cow country'. Cattle could be seen on both sides of Hwy. 101 grazing lazily in beautiful pastures.

We arrived in the Historic town of Tillamook close to noontime. There were many historic buildings and such but we were on a mission -- CHEESE! You see, we are definitely a family of cheese-lovers and the Tillamook County Creamery Association factory is just north of town. The factory offers a very interesting self guided tour and at the end all visitors are rewarded with tastes of several types of cheese. After we nibbled, we shopped a bit in the gift shop and then ordered lunch at the cafe (on the premises). My husband was thrilled that they offered his favorite lunch - a bowl of tomato soup with a grilled (Tillamook) cheese sandwich!

Drive Through Tillamook Country
Hwy 101 North from Lincoln City
Lincoln City, Oregon


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