I recently stayed in a beach house rental in Oceanside Oregon. If you’re craving the peace and security of a small, quaint community, then I highly recommend it!
Before I go any further, I must address the most outstanding feature of this North Oregon coast town; the view! A permanent resident of this small community said that what drew her to Oceanside was the ‘best view on the Oregon coast’. Though I have yet to see all of the Oregon coast, I would be inclined to agree. The view was breathtaking and a pleasure to wake up to every morning!
Speaking of a view, despite having lived in a desert, I have never in my entire life seen a blanket of stars so thick that it appeared in white smears across the sky. Granted, the sky must be free of clouds during your visit, which is a gamble any time of year on the Oregon coast, but if you happen upon clear skies I encourage you to look up! I almost missed it.
Oceanside is a fantastic beach and it’s actually two beaches ‘for the price of one’. If you walk out on the beach and take a right, the beach ends at a steep hillside with a man-made tunnel. The tunnel meets up with a natural cave and leads to a small beach. It felt much like a porthole leading me to a wonderful place far away.
The town itself does not have a lot of amenities. There is a coffee shop, a simple cafe and two restaurants (Brewin’ in the Wind and Roseanna’s). Both restaurants are in the $$ range on Yelp and offer American cuisine. Many Yelpers praised Roseanna’s dinner menu and I can imagine the ambiance of the crashing waves and a wood burning stove would only enhance the experience. Brewin’ in the Wind has a more casual vibe and incorporates some South American flavors, such as mango salsa and chiles. I thought the food was fantastic and apparently plenty of people agreed because even in the off season it was bustling!
With the limited establishments and their hours in Oceanside, you will want to come fully stocked. If you’re coming from Portland and are looking for high quality fresh and frozen to-go dinners, I highly recommend a little place called Taste Unique on SE Division! You can pick up several authentic Italian dinner items, fresh salad, bread, wine and more! Imagine staying in, listening to music and eating delicious food that you didn’t have to cook!
Oceanside Oregon is natural, upbuilding relaxation for one visitor, a couple or a family. Explore, enjoy the local restaurants, sip wine, eat out on your deck and enjoy the spectacular view!
-Written by Guest Blogger, Candice Tutterrow