If you are new to the area you might not know that Netarts and Tillamook Bay are loaded with Dungeness crab! Crabbing is best during months that end in an “er” (like November) but you can catch, keep and eat crab year round.  Crab from Netarts Bay are by far my favorite seafood! Something unique about Netarts Bay vs.Tillamook Bay is that it has very little fresh water influence, whereas Tillamook Bay has five major rivers running into it. This, in my opinion, affects the flavor and quality of the crab meat.

If you think you’d like to try catching your own crab, there’s good news! They are not too difficult to get. We have our own boat and go crabbing as often as we can, but if you don’t, you can rent one along with traps (or rings) from the Big…

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I recently attended the Opening Night Gala of "Four Old Broads", a Tillamook Association of the Performing Arts production, at The Barn Playhouse in Tillamook directed by Chris Chiola and produced by Rob Buckingham.  It's the hilarious story of life and hijinks at Magnolia Place Assisted Living, located somewhere in the South. 

Joni Sauer-Folger portrays Beatrice Shelton, a retired burlesque queen who longs to go on a fun vacation where she can meet men, and lots of them!  A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton, portrayed by Kelli McMellon to stop praying long enough to go with her.  Maude Jenkins, portrayed by Val Braun, is obsessed with her favorite soap…

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Do you love a great salad bar but your partner is hankering for a burger and a craft beer?  Werner Beef and Brew has you both covered! This is the best salad bar that I know of in Tillamook and offers a fun trendy environment. This hidden gem can be found by following the giant American flag waving above its parking lot at 2807 3rd Street. 

You can sit inside or outside under the cozy and inviting heat lamps. There is ample parking and lots of seating; a real hidden gem! You can buy and take home freshly made products from their well-stocked refrigerated cases.


Werner Beef and Brew started out as a meat processing business in 1988 from their home where you could bring your deer or elk to have processed into fantastic jerky, pepperoni, steaks,…

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Locals are so excited when a new eating establishment opens up around here, and we all rush to try out the food, hoping it will be our favorite "go-to" spot. Recently, a new restaurant, "East on West" opened up in a local grocery store, By The Sea Grocery in Netarts. Owners Trey Reddish and Christina Custis spent time on the east coast before heading west to Tillamook in 2021. They've taken some of their favorite foods out west and are using the best quality ingredients sourced locally. The exception is for the Philly rolls which are flown in from Philadelphia! 

Featuring Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, four different ways, and a ridiculously good "Smash Burger" with cheese, “smashy sauce” and a sprinkling of chopped lettuce. This is the perfect…

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