We decided to take a day trip north from Depoe Bay to Tillamock, stopping in Pacific City for lunch at the Pelican Pub & Brewery. It was an absolutely gorgeous day for a drive along the coast. There wasn't a cloud in the sky! If we'd have packed a beach blanket or chairs, I would've suggested postponing the trip to Tillamock so I could bask in the sun on the beach.
The picturesque drive along the coast on U.S. 101 (north from Pacific City to Tillamock) was breathtaking. Definitely a must-do on our next visit; hopefully, with a hike or two thrown in.
In spite of the filling lunch at the Pelican Pub (burgers and clam chowder), we managed to save room for ice cream at the Tillamock Visitor's Center. Delicious!