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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...

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The Mouth of the Columbia: The Bistro is revitalized and refined
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
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 —...

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...

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.
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...

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,...

Mouth of the Columbia: Festival of Dark Arts
Mouth of the Columbia: Festival of Dark Arts

Something was afoot Saturday afternoon, Feb. 18 in downtown Astoria. Despite the drizzle, an effervescence prevailed. The sidewalks were dotted with throngs of young, hip-but-appropriately-weather-clad professionals, all wide-eyed and a little louder,...

Mouth of the Columbia: Columbia River Roadhouse
Mouth of the Columbia: Columbia River Roadhouse
Chinook restaurant offers handsome interior, heavenly cornbread
Mouth of the Columbia: Uptown Cafe
Mouth of the Columbia: Uptown Cafe
Warrenton restaurant offers mid-tier menu but a local vibe