You stuff your face with seafood until you’er busting at the seams! Okay so while the mighty mouth of the Columbia River at Astoria isn’t exactly Rome the principal still applies! We travel to experience something other than our daily existence. One sure way I’ve found to do that is to indulge in what ever a destination is known for culinarily. Ha, I didn’t know culinarily was a word! Living the Ketogenic lifestyle has put a new and challenging twist on that, which I love by the way!
Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, dating from the fur trading posts set up in 1811. Situated near the mouth of the Columbia River the cool briny air simply screams seafood. So I ate seafood!
I got to town around 11am and stopped at a Bistro that looked well populated. Happily enjoyed a breve latte and an amazing smoked salmon omelette with cream cheese and capers. Hold the potatoes and biscuit, add a side of greens & hollandaise sauce. Fueled and ready to go I took a long walk along the River, climbed the Astoria Column and explored Cape Disappointment State Park.
Ready for dinner I checked out the Manila clams at a local brewery that was literally on a pier over the water. They came as a recommendation from a local keto gal I saw on Instagram. Let’s just say they where mind blowing! Growing up at the beach I’ve eaten a ton of clams and these might very well have been the best I’ve had!