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Mouth of the Columbia: Canvassing crab options on the North Coast
Mouth of the Columbia: Canvassing crab options on the North Coast

During dark winter months you can see the boats from shore, their lights twinkling on the horizon, fishing for Dungeness crab.

Every year millions of pounds are pulled from the Pacific coast’s icy waters, and yet the Dungeness harvest...

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Mouth of the Columbia: ‘The Last Supper’ at Street 14
Mouth of the Columbia: ‘The Last Supper’ at Street 14
Breakfast and lunch service at Street 14 will continue.
Mouth of the Columbia: Sushi pop-up feeds the demand
Mouth of the Columbia: Sushi pop-up feeds the demand

Hosting a sushi pop-up the last weekend in March, the Osprey Cafe’s already tight quarters in Seaside were overflowing. It was a madhouse, high on Friday evening and anticipation for something — perhaps ironic, surely tragic —...

Why aren’t we eating more local seafood?
Why aren’t we eating more local seafood?
Food writer to discuss traditions, challenges of seafood in Oregon
Mouth of the Columbia: McMenamins makes good on chain’s promise
Mouth of the Columbia: McMenamins makes good on chain’s promise

GEARHART — As many with many Oregonians, my relationship with McMenamins goes way back — nearly two decades.

Besides maybe a burger at the East 19th St. Cafe in Eugene, adjacent to the University of Oregon campus, my formative...

Kids can learn to cook at spring break day camp
Kids can learn to cook at spring break day camp

ASTORIA — North Coast Food Web brings back its Kids Cooking Camp from March 27 to 31 for Astoria Public Schools’ spring break.

This hands-on cooking series for children ages 7 and older teaches basic kitchen skills through...

Mouth of the Columbia: At Finni’s, cooking is all in the family
Mouth of the Columbia: At Finni’s, cooking is all in the family
“Italian like ‘Zia’ used to make it,” reads the tagline of Finni’s Fine Foods.
Talk, taste craft beer with breweries
Talk, taste craft beer with breweries
Eighth annual Pouring at the Coast takes over the Seaside Convention Center March 18
Mouth of the Columbia: Readers write in, and the Mouth responds
Mouth of the Columbia: Readers write in, and the Mouth responds

As promised, here is a column of reader responses. I’d love to make this a semi-regular thing, so please, let’s stay in touch. Email me at mouth@coastweekend.com

Letters have been edited for length and clarity — and I...

Gearhart Crossing Pub holds grand opening

GEARHART — The new Gearhart Crossing Pub will hold a grand opening event from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 18.

Located at 599 Pacific Way at the former Gearhart Grocery location, Gearhart Crossing Pub aims to be a family-friendly...

Community comes together over spicy dishes in Fiery Food Festival
Community comes together over spicy dishes in Fiery Food Festival

The competition began as so many others have: while boasting at the bar.

It was elk season. The topic turned to chili. “Mine’s the best,” one said. “I can do better than you,” another barked. “Alright,...

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Mouth of the Columbia: Canvassing crab options on the North Coast

During dark winter months you can see the boats from shore, their lights twinkling on the horizon, fishing for Dungeness crab.

Every year...

The Mouth of the Columbia: The Bistro is revitalized and refined
The chef is reconnecting to the heart of the chef-diner relationship, a place where passion can trump the bottom line
Mouth of the Columbia: ‘The Last Supper’ at Street 14