Standing practically on the beach, Wayfarer is one of the city's favorites when it comes to honest local cooking and stunning views of the sea. Step inside the restaurant and you'll be greeted by a charming lodge-style dining room with its huge wooden beams. There has been a visible effort to not play with the original interiors with old-school lamps hanging from the beams over each table and a muted color palette across the restaurant. There are flashes of contemporary touches though with a suspended wooden frame carrying what appears to be glass lit lanterns being the highlight of the room. Woods feature extensively in the decor and pretty much set the cozy vibe of the place. Excecutive chef Josh Archibald delights with his approach to the delights of the Pacific Northwest with a menu that is a harmonious mix of the classics as well as innovative takes. Seafood is a specialty with the menu revolving around the freshest catch available. Chill out at the lounge with a selection of cocktails. Check website for more.
Established in 2007, Fort George Brewery and Public House is housed in a 1924 automotive warehouse. It is among the biggest breweries in the state. Due to its popularity, it soon expanded into the nearby Lovell building. Their brew is available only in selected states, so if you are in town, don't miss to visit this affable, family-friendly brew-house. Drop in to take a sip of their quality beer or relish their tasty food. Enjoy live music and other entertaining events either at their pub or Lovell Taproom.
Mary Todd's Worker Bar & Grill is the friendly local go-to bar on Marine drive. The bar serves classic cocktails and beers at affordable prices. Traditional American pub-grub like burgers and fries, hotdogs and bacon served here are delicious. The bar is a great after-hours place to unwind with friends.
The Bridgewater Bistro, idyllic as ever, is perched on the Columbia river pier and offers splendid views of the bridge. Perfect for a breezy brunch, this bistro surrounds its patrons with an amazing atmosphere, made better with fresh American fare and oodles of wine and beer. While this eatery has a main section for dining, there is also a mezzanine which allows for private event seating such as wedding receptions that are popularly held here. Bridgewater also hosts local jazz performances in the evenings, making it the perfect opportunity to sit back and enjoy stunning sunset views with lilting melodies in the background.
A well- known chain of pubs, music venues and restaurants, McMenamins is a name synonymous with great brews, great food, and a memorable experience. The chain's Gearhart location, the McMenamins Sand Trap maintains the good reputation, offering warm service, and a delectable range of food items, influenced by the local seaside cuisine. Popularly known as just the 'Sand Trap, this bar-cum-restaurant is located at the Gearhart Golf Links golf club, and offers a stunning view of the green lawns of the club from its outdoor terrace. the Sand Trap is also known for its live entertainment, being the host for concerts from time to time. Also available for private events, the Sand Trap is definitely worth an evening.