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The Mouth: Salt Hotel & Pub sweats the details
The Mouth: Salt Hotel & Pub sweats the details

A stroll through the Port of Ilwaco is transportive. Cross from solid ground to the bobbing docks and you might as well be in an alternate dimension. Gaze upon the resting boats, marvel at the wonder and mystery of life at sea. It is at once romantic...

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‘Local Fishes, Global Dishes,” a cooking class
‘Local Fishes, Global Dishes,” a cooking class
Seaside library event includes instruction, demo, recipes, tips
Uncorked Ramblings: Great drinks for fall
Uncorked Ramblings: Great drinks for fall
What to look for in an autumn wine
Aussie chef brings flavorful fun to Oregon
Aussie chef brings flavorful fun to Oregon
Chef Outta Water teams up with Baked Alaska’s Chris Holen
Alimento: Two weeks of nourishment
Alimento: Two weeks of nourishment
One writer chronicles his cooking with Andrew Catalano’s meal kits
Locavore 101
Locavore 101
Dinner is in the bag with chef Andrew Catalano’s meal kits
The Mouth: Port of Call’s kitchen fails to deliver on menu’s promises
The Mouth: Port of Call’s kitchen fails to deliver on menu’s promises

In April, The Daily Astorian reported changes at the Port of Call Bistro & Bar. The plan: pivot from unsavory watering hole to wholesome eatery.

Florida-based owner Marvin James Sawyer hired Taz Davis to manage the transition. Overhauling...

The Mouth: Market meals embrace coastal smorgasbord
The Mouth: Market meals embrace coastal smorgasbord

Last week’s column highlighted farmers market purveyors. This week we turn to the food courts. There’s one at a each market. (For times and locations, see the sidebar.)

The best market meals take advantage of the smorgasbord of...

Columbia Bar: Sunshower

In late August, I stopped by the immense and ornate bar central to Carruthers Restaurant, as they were celebrating their one-year anniversary of bringing great food, great drink and great service to downtown Astoria.

In a year’s time...

Bridgewater Bistro marks 10 years
Bridgewater Bistro marks 10 years
Establishment to hold special winemaker’s dinner Oct. 26
The Mouth: Get thee to farmers markets, lickety-split
The Mouth: Get thee to farmers markets, lickety-split

It was June. I bit into a freshly picked strawberry and to my tongue it was declared: “Summer has arrived.”

I didn’t find such stirring, evocative pleasure in one of those mealy, genetically modified monsters at the grocery...

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The Mouth: Salt Hotel & Pub sweats the details

A stroll through the Port of Ilwaco is transportive. Cross from solid ground to the bobbing docks and you might as well be in an alternate...

The Mouth: Just killer pizza at Avenue Q

With rigorous, laser-like mastery of the basics, Seaside’s Avenue Q Pizza excels humbly.

For owner/operator Matt Kaffer — aka...

The Mouth: Bye bye, Blackbird