The Oregon coast is so beautiful, it's completely worth the 90-minute drive from Portland. We took our time because I knew I wanted to be at Cannon Beach for sunset.
First stop? Tillamook Cheese Factory!
They have a viewing platform upstairs where you can watch the cheese production in action and read about the process. They call it a "self-guided tour."
Quick tip: There is also a secondary ice cream stand upstairs with less of a line.
Cruising up the coastline, we saw a sign for a winery and took the chance.
Their selection of "regular" wine wasn't that great, to be honest. But their sweet wines made from non-grapes are delicious. We picked up a bottle of their Blackberry to bring home.
There are myriad spectacular viewpoints along the way.
Our dinner stop was Cannon Beach. Unlike last time, the sunset on this day wasn't amazing. So I tried to capture something a little different. Also unlike last time, we parked on the southern end of Haystack Rock for a different perspective.