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Cannon Beach’s Harding Trading Co. nears perfection
Cannon Beach’s Harding Trading Co. nears perfection

Under the curatorial eye of Jane Harding, perfecting interior design takes about two years.

That’s how long it took for Harding and her husband, Victor, to solidify the warm and worn cabin-like look and feel of Sleepy Monk, the Cannon...

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The Mouth: Beach N’ Brew is, humbly, what it is
The Mouth: Beach N’ Brew is, humbly, what it is

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The Mouth of the Columbia

Beach N’ Brew doesn’t pretend to be anything but what it is: a dive-y blue-collar pub with some greasy grub.

A block south of Broadway in downtown Seaside, Beach N’...

Mudd Dogs’ Chicago-style hot dogs ‘right on the money’
Mudd Dogs’ Chicago-style hot dogs ‘right on the money’

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According to the The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (yes, there is such a thing), Americans devour some 150 million hot dogs every Fourth of July. What’s more, between Memorial and Labor days our dear...

The Mouth: Hot Box BBQ presents luscious, irresistible, inexpensive bite of pig
The Mouth: Hot Box BBQ presents luscious, irresistible, inexpensive bite of pig

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Some owners see their food carts like pit stops on the road toward restaurant-dom. But with brick-and-mortar can come a desire to expand offerings from the confines of a cart, where there’s no room for...

The Mouth: Gearhart Crossing’s brewpub dabbles in personalizing the predictable
The Mouth: Gearhart Crossing’s brewpub dabbles in personalizing the predictable

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In late March, the long-running Gearhart Grocery became Gearhart Crossing, an all-ages restaurant and pub.

But vestiges of the market remain.

There are...

The Mouth: James Beard, Gearhart legend
The Mouth: James Beard, Gearhart legend
The influential gourmand, critic, writer, teacher and socialite was perhaps the city’s greatest ambassador.
The Mouth: Guajito’s rolls out familiar hits of Mexican cuisine
The Mouth: Guajito’s rolls out familiar hits of Mexican cuisine
The restaurant changes the makeup of Broadway, but not yet the landscape.
Nanci & Jimella’s joyous curtain call
Nanci & Jimella’s joyous curtain call

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On the final night of service at Nanci & Jimella’s Cafe & Cocktails, a devout regular came dressed for the occasion. His tie, dotted with tiny...

Lazy Susan Cafe knows importance of breakfast ritual
Lazy Susan Cafe knows importance of breakfast ritual

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On my first trip to the Lazy Susan Cafe, it didn’t take long to decide what I’d have: Eggs Benedict.

More than perhaps any other meal, breakfast...

Clemente’s, at once upscale and humble
Clemente’s, at once upscale and humble

I never made it to the old Clemente’s.

When they packed up from the Carruthers Building in early 2015 and moved a few blocks northeast to the pier next to the Pilot House, two reasons were given: to become more intimate, and...

Bread and Ocean prizes craftsmanship, community, family
Bread and Ocean prizes craftsmanship, community, family

or the first couple of years after purchasing Manzanita’s Bread and Ocean Bakery from Julie Barker, George and Linda Reddish maintained the founder’s vision.

In 2016, the Reddishes added some vision of their own.

They began...