Last weekend we had the amazing opportunity to spend our birthdays at my aunt’s cabin in Neskowin, on the Oregon Coast. It was the perfect weekend, and we managed to luck out with some fantastic weather!
Our journey started out with a pitstop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory along Highway 101. This is something I have always wanted to do, growing up about 2 hours away it seemed like everyone had been there except for me. Not anymore!
Tours are free and self-guided. You basically get to look through a glass window and see what’s going on in the factory down below. But I think the real reason people go is for the free samples and the awesome store/cafe with every flavor of Tillamook you could ever imagine!
After Tillamook we made the attempt to go to Cape Meares State Park, but the road leading out to it was closed. I wasn’t sure if there was an alternate route (thanks Siri for not helping at all), but at this point it had started to rain and I figured that’s what the rest of our weekend was going to look like, but we still decided to take a second detour to Munson Creek Falls, a super easy hike to the tallest waterfall in the Coastal Range. It wasn’t raining there!
Our final stop before arriving at the cabin in Neskowin was in Pacific City, a small surf town with a few little restaurants and stores.
We decided to grab a quick drink and takeout at the Pelican Pub in Pacific City before heading out of civilization (Neskowin has 1 store and restaurant which are currently closed for construction). The Pelican Pub brews their own excellent beer and has a pretty extensive menu for such a small town. We opted for the shrimp pizza with a salad.
We woke up on Saturday and realized it was no longer raining! So, we spent most of the gorgeous day on the beach, relaxing and enjoying the scenic views.
I want to go back right now. It was such a beautiful and relaxing time, and I am very Thankful Jordan and I got to spend our birthday weekend here! I am still amazed the weather Gods blessed us, because it apparently hailed in Seattle over the weekend. Oregon Coast, I am missing you so much right now and it has only been a few days!