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Celebrate Oregon Wine Month: Astoria + Seaside Wineries

May 18th, 2017 by Clementines B&B

May is Oregon Wine Month, but any month is a great time to check out the tasting rooms in Astoria and nearby Seaside.  You don’t have to drive to enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting in Astoria – you can visit both Shallon Winery and the Cellar on 10th on just a mile-long stroll through Astoria’s downtown from Clementine’s Bed & Breakfast. If you’re planning to visit the Buddha Kat’s tasting room in nearby Seaside, just drive half an hour south on Route 101 to this quaint town, where you can enjoy its beaches and wildlife, plus visit Lewis and Clark’s 1806 Salt Works, feed Seaside’s seals at the Aquarium,  and stroll along the oceanfront promenade.

Glass of red wine on stump against view of field & trees by Jaime Street https://unsplash.com/@jamie452Shallon Winery
Location: 1598 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103 Phone: 503-325-5978
Open daily: Approximately 1 pm – 6 pm
Shallon’s tasting room overlooks the Columbia River and Washington in the distance. The one-man winery features two unusual wines: Cran du Lait and Chocolate Orange, both made using whey (including all of milk’s vitamins and minerals). Cran du Lait is a smooth, semi-dry cranberry-and-whey wine, especially popular at holiday times. The rich Chocolate and Orange whey wine, made with six different chocolates, is similar to a liqueur – it can be served as a topping for ice cream or cake, a dip for fruit, or warmed as an elegant hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream. The Los Angeles Times describes it as “a bonbon in a bottle.”

The Cellar on 10th
Location: 1004 Marine Drive Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-6600
Open: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
The Cellar on 10th stocks an extensive inventory of Oregon wines. The Cellar has a wine bar, and offers Saturday afternoon wine tastings with a new winery featured each week.

Buddha Kat Winery
Location: 37 North Edgewood, Seaside, OR  97138
Phone: 503-739-7023
Winter Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12 – 6 pm, Friday & Saturday 12 – 8 pm
The Seaside tasting room features award-winning red and white wines and port from vineyards near their winery in Sandy, Oregon. Offerings include a Willamette Valley Gewurztraminer, Columbia Valley semi-sweet Riesling, Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc, and Columbia Gorge Chardonnay aged in a mixture of oak and stainless steel. Their fruit wines come from the same area. They suggest serving their blackberry wine with any rich dessert, and pairing their raspberry wine with anything chocolate.

May is a beautiful time of year in Astoria, and celebrating Oregon Wine Month is a great excuse for a getaway, so give us a call or go online and book your stay today!

Astoria Coffee Shops with a Columbia River View

April 24th, 2017 by Clementines B&B

hand&arm holding coffee cup up against view of oceanSome people believe Oregon coffee is a culture, not a beverage, with more than 200 specialty coffee shops in the state. Sometime during your stay, you’ll probably find yourself exploring Astoria’s Riverwalk, and wish for a good cup of coffee and a place to relax and enjoy the view of the Columbia River.  There are lots of great specialty coffee shops throughout Astoria – these three also provide that view.

The Coffee Girl
100 39th St, Astoria, OR  97103
Phone: 503-325-6900
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm   Saturday – Sunday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Coffee Girl is a cozy shop in the West’s oldest cannery building at the end of Pier 39. Its view of the Columbia River is unbeatable – both the coffee shop’s windows and its patio overlook the water. Why the name? The shop features pictures of Astoria’s original ‘coffee girls’ who used rowboats to bring food and hot coffee out to the fisherman. Here’s a place where you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the passing ship traffic while you sip your coffee. With luck, you’ll see sea lions or seals frolicking in the distance. The Bumblebee Cannery Museum and Rogue Ales Public House are nearby on Pier 39 as well – all are about a 20 minute walk from the bed and breakfast.

3  Cups Coffeehouse
279 W Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-7487
Hours:   7:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
You’ll find 3 Cups Coffeehouse on Marine Drive, right under the Astoria-Megler Bridge, about a 20 minute walk from the bed and breakfast. While not on the waterfront itself, tables have a clear alley-view of passing ship traffic on the river. The independently-owned shop also boasts a clear interior-view of Columbia River Roasting Company’s roasting and packing floor, and Thundermuck coffee is served. The Coffeehouse has received many local Reader’s Choice awards.

Wheelhouse Coffee Company
175 14th Street, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-8430
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm   Saturday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
If your day’s activities take you farther west along Astoria’s Riverwalk, Wheelhouse Coffee Company has the view for you. You’ll find comfortable seating with lots of windows inside, and plenty of outdoor tables to take in views of the river traffic. The Wheelhouse is in the historic downtown area, about a 10 minute walk from the bed and breakfast.

No matter where you wander in search of that perfect cup with a view, Judith will be waiting to welcome you back to Clementine’s Bed & Breakfast – your home away from home in Astoria. Why not give us a call and book a weekend getaway today?

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