Just got back from a trip to the Columbia River Gorge, , Northern California Redwoods and Coast, , and Yosemite.
Here are some pictures from the trip. Sorry no pictures of food
Here is a map I put together in planning of restaurants on the Oregon and California coast. These are not all roadfood type places they range from seafood shacks to fancy places.
Wednesday May 16th– Columbia River Gorge/Mt Hood Loop
Lunch: Trillium Café (Hood River) – good sandwiches and delicious mixed berry cobbler
Dinner: Miho (Portland) - Tried a few dishes tuna poke was good, Bulgogoi was so-so
and some kind of fried chicken that was great. I forget what it was called
Late Night Snack and Breakfast for the next morning: Voodoo Doughnuts (Portland )got the maple bacon bar which was very good and the mango tango the mango filling was good not sure about the dusting of Tang on the outside.
Thursday May 17th- Drove from Portland to Astoria and down to Oceanside.
Lunch: Ecola Seafood – Fried razor clams couldn’t believe the size of these things.
Snack: Karla’s Smokehouse – Very good smoked salmon
Dinner: Roseannas Oceanside Café – Got the cioppino it was just ok.
Friday May 18th – Drove from Oceanside to Bandon
Breakfast: Brewin in the Wind(Oceanside) – good breakfast
Lunch: Local Ocean Seafoods (Newport) – good fish. When we were there guys were bringing in fresh fish off the docks
Dinner: Bandon Bills Grill (Bandon) – We got there just before they closed ok hamburger.
Saturday May 19th – Drove from Bandon to Eureka
Lunch: The Hungry Clam (Brookings) – Excellent Fish & Chips and Clam Chowder
Dinner: Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery () – Cioppino I really liked this it had some chipotle in it which gave it a little kick
Sunday May 20th – Drove from Eureka to Gualala
Breakfast: Amys Delight (Eureka) – Good breakfast run by a nice couple
Lunch: Piacci Pizza (Fort Bragg) – The Tuscano Pizza with prosciutto and potatoes was very good
Dinner: Bones Road House(Gualala) – We got here late BBQ had a good smoky flavor a tad bit on the dry side.
Monday May 21st - Drive From Gualala to San Francisco
Lunch: The Marshall Store (Marshall) – Tried my first raw oyster the texture was not nearly as bad as I had imagined. Also got some grilled Kilpatrick style with Bacon and Worchestire Sause which were excellent.
Dinner: Burma Superstar (San Francisco) – Excellent. Teal Leaf Salad was great so many textures and flavors. Banana Jack Fruit Desert with coconut ice cream was really good.
Tuesday May 22nd – San Francisco
Breakfast – 901 Columbus Café – Got a Belgian waffle which was just ok.
Lunch – Bocallone –Salami Cone and sandwich were very good
Dinner – Went to Oyaji but they were closed on Tuesday so we ended up at Kufuya ok sushi and noodles. Should have gone with the all you can eat shabu shabu which looked good but I wasn’t that hungry.
Wednesday May 23rd – San Francisco to Palo Alto to Modesto
Breakfast – Hollywood Café – Good breakfast
Lunch – La Taqueria - very good burrito
Dinner – Thaiphoon (Palo Alto) – Just your average Thai food
Lodging: Comfort Inn(Modesto) – Standard chain hotel room
Thursday May 24th – Modesto to Yosemite
I am not going to rate the food at Yosemite I just look at it as human fueling stations.
Friday May 25th – Yosemite
Saturday May 26th – Yosemite to Clovis
Dinner – Todds Cookhouse BBQ(Oakhurst) – Very good pulled pork sandwich
Desert – Mickeys Frozen Yogurt(Clovis) – Good frozen yogurt lots of flavors
Sunday May 27th Fresno Airport to San Francisco Airport to Home
Breakfast – Just Jo’s(Clovis) – Good breakfast good chicken jalapeno sausage made by Fresno State University
Lunch – Andale Mexican Restaurant(San Francisco Airport) – Chipotle chicken burrito was way better than I expected
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