I knew when I popped the back of the car open to a view of the Pacific that I’d made a right-on decision to leave Portland early and get a head start on our trip to Cape Meares, just west of Tillamook, on the Oregon Coast. Metro and I enjoyed this car/beach picnic in the tiny town of Netarts, a little bit south of our final destination. As much as I’ve loved Manzanita as an easy-to-reach destination from Portland, it was nice to explore some new places.

We headed to the beach house late afternoon and had the place all to ourselves for a few hours before the rest of our crowd arrived with the paella pan, after which a late night of cooking followed. The rest of the weekend was spent doing what you do at the beach for a lazy weekend—walking, eating, and talking late into the night.


Oregon Coast Small Beach House

Oregon Coast shoreline

Oregon Coast Harbor

Oregon Coast Grass

Oregon Coast Fresh Oysters sign

Oregon coast cottage in the forest

Oregon Coast Cloud

Oregon coast beach town

Oregon Coast Beach House Trailer

Man and dog at beach house

Dog on the beach at the Oregon Coast

Beach Polaroids

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Photos of Cape Meares, Oregon Coast by Rebecca Silus for the Field Office