Tasty Travel in Cannon Beach

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The gigantic sea stack, Haystack Rock, is one of the icons that has defined the Oregon Coast for travelers since tourists have been coming to this part of Northwest. Its form anchors the village of Cannon Beach and is a magnet for beachgoers. The scenery alone is worth a getaway to Cannon Beach, but visitors find so much more in this village of galleries, boutique shops and restaurants.

Any time is a great time for a Cannon Beach vacation, but spring is culinary season in this seaside town with its annual wine and food festival. In 2019, the Savor Cannon Beach Wine and Culinary Festival takes place March 7 to 10, bringing award-winning Northwest wines and the culinary creations of local chefs. Savor Cannon Beach (savorcannonbeach.com) happens at several venues around town; six events over four days include wine tastings, wine and food pairings and more, making this festival an ideal getaway for wine and food lovers.

Of course. those who don’t visit during festival dates can still indulge in the culinary delights of Cannon Beach. One of the town’s most entertaining (and delicious) dining experiences is dinner at EVOO Cooking School (evoo.biz) where guests sit at the counter of an intimate demonstration kitchen and interact with chefs Bob Neroni and Lenore Emery as they instruct, banter, and prepare and serve a sumptuous meal, course by course.

To find lodging and other food and drink establishments in Cannon Beach, go to cannonbeach.org.