I don’t know about the rest of you, but Covid really has managed to keep me closer to home than usual. I’ve postponed the trip to Portugal until next year, but have been trying to get out and about when I can, socially distanced and outside as much as possible.
One area I’ve been exploring is the Oregon Coast. There is a resort near Depoe Bay in Oregon called Salishan and I got the opportunity to head over there this summer. I’ve heard about it for years… tennis, golf, the beach. What’s not to love? So I had to go check it out. 😉
It was a pretty busy weekend, turned out there was a golf tournament going on, but I did get a standard double queen room with a fireplace (!!!) and a nice view of the golf course. It also had a small kitchenette with a sink, mini fridge, coffee maker… the usual. One thing it didn’t have… air conditioning. Not normally a problem at the beach, but this weekend turned out to be pretty warm! No worries… slept with the patio door open.
The resort has a multitude of activities: golf, tennis, pool, workout facility, pump track for bikes, bike rentals, beach across the street, nature trails, restaurants and a coffee shop. The main lodge even has a great fireplace room with books and games.
I drove down to Depoe Bay to explore a little bit. The whale watching boats were coming in fast, and no surprise since the fog was rolling in! The locals tell me that when it is hot inland, like it was that weekend, they get a lot of sea fog that moves in. I was walking on the beach the next morning and experienced that. But as soon as I left the beach and walked inland, no fog. Really very cool!
It was a really beautiful weekend. Got a nice round of golf in (no, I haven’t gotten any better at it; yes, I still really enjoy it), and explored the shops near the golf course, including the bakery. Highly recommend the bakery. Pastries and coffee make a nice mid-morning break after a walk on the beach. Just saying.
I do have to give a major shout-out to Hook & Slice at the Salishan Golf Course. I kept going back to eat or grab a drink because they took such good care of me, and the food was delicious! This place is owned by the same family that owns Mo’s in Newport Beach.
Their halibut fish and chips and their onion rings are hand-breaded. So crazy good. The perfect combination of crisp and flavor. Their pizzas have handmade crust that is delicious and the perfect consistency. Their drinks have handmade mixes, no store-bought, sugar-filled concoctions there. So I just want to give a giant thank you to the family: Dillon, Celeste, Carter, Kennedy, and MacKenzie (cart girl!), and Rowdy (not family, but might as well be) for the great service, the great food, and the great company! Definitely check this place out if you go. It will not disappoint.