Yes, my name is Kit, and I am a restaurant snob. And today ~ a critic!
On our last trip to Oregon, I was pleased to find 4 wonderful places that did not disappoint.
First off in Hood River, is a lovely place, high up on a hill overlooking the Columbia River. The 3 Rivers Grill. Perfect after a very long drive from Montana. What you see is my second bread basket! Herb bread. Nice and warm. Very yummy.
Isn't this pretty? Filet Mignon wrapped in bacon with local vegetables. I mean anything wrapped in bacon has got to be good, right?!
Hubby ordered the Pan Seared Salmon and was in fish heaven. I could have sat there all night and sipped my ice tea and watched the river pass by. But there were miles to go and more restaurants to find.
Next up, a unpretentious place, simple from the outside, and charming on the inside. The Bay House. On Highway 101. This has got to be the best sandwich I have ever and I mean ever, eaten. Crab and Avocado. I don't think I said a word the whole time, just munched and smiled.
Just down the street from where we stay, the Tidal Raves is small and cozy, with a huge bank of windows overlooking Depoe Bay. Their clam chowder is infused with herbs and the salad is to die for. Are those cranberries? And I just love a place that gives you your cream for your coffee in a ceramic pot. And it was real cream!
And I saved the best for last. The ICM Restaurant in Florence, Oregon. I had already eaten half my crab by the time I remembered to take a picture. Fresh crab! The most wonderful, friendly staff I have ever met and they also sang! In Spanish! With the boats motoring by and the breeze fluttering the flags, I had found a place I could return to forever. So there you have it, my tribute to Food and the wonderful restaurants of Oregon!