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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.

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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...

The Mouth: Celebrity Saudi chef shares cultural, culinary traditions at Baked Alaska
The Mouth: Celebrity Saudi chef shares cultural, culinary traditions at Baked Alaska

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Through the lenses of food and culture, Badr Zuhair Fayez — a world-renowned chef who put on a cooking demonstration at Baked Alaska Restaurant last month — compared the United States to Saudi Arabia, his...

Mouth of the Columbia: Fireman sandwich, homemade bread recommend Seaside sandwich shop
Mouth of the Columbia: Fireman sandwich, homemade bread recommend Seaside sandwich shop

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Daisy May’s Sandwich Shop is tucked into the back corner of Seaside’s Outlet Mall. The shop’s logo — a spotted cow with a daisy flower in its...

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...

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.