Wellness With Courtnie Goes To Oregon

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Wow, Oregon is a really amazing place. The food options, the nature, the people, everything was wonderful! We stayed a total of 4 days but I could have easily spent another week there. We tried to see as much as we possibly could. Not a single one of the places we visited disappointed us. Below you’ll find a list of everywhere we went.

Stay

We stayed one night in Portland, if we could do it again I would definitely want to stay at least two nights. There’s so much to do and see in the area. We tried to pack in as much as we could, but I feel like we didn’t even scratch the surface when it comes to trying all the healthy cafes and cute coffee shops. We chose to stay in an Airbnb and I’m so glad we did. The one we chose was cute, clean, cozy and in a great location. Check it out here if you are interested.

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Salishan Resort

Salishan is located right at the heart of the Oregon Coast, just off of the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway in Gleneden Beach. They offer a huge list of different activities you can experience during your stay including yoga classes, meditations, guided hikes, a wellness program, kayaking and so much more. I got an amazing facial at their spa during our stay. We also took advantage of the morning yoga classes and the hiking trails on the resort grounds. Salishan offers 3 on-site restaurants, we thoroughly enjoyed The Attic Bar & Lounge, the fish tacos were some of the best I've had and their craft cocktails were all super unique and tasty. All of the rooms at Salishan come with fire places making it super cozy in the colder months.

 The view from our room at Salishan.

The view from our room at Salishan.

 Hiking along the trails located at Salishan.

Hiking along the trails located at Salishan.

Eat & Drink

POA Cafe- Great for brunch! We came here twice because there were so many things we wanted to try. The first time I got the overnight oats and the second time Nate and I shared the gluten free waffle and a matcha. It was all delicious.

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Por Que No- The best tacos in town. They also serve margaritas made from fresh fruit juice. Right up my alley!

Milk Glass Mrkt- Super cute neighborhood restaurant serving food made from locally sourced ingredients.

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Pip’s Original- Delicious, made to order mini donuts, lattes, matcha and chai.

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Tusk- This was at the top of my list of places to try, and for good reason. Everything they serve is locally sourced and seasonal. The restaurant itself is beautiful and our whole experience was a 10/10.

The Hoxton- Super hip hotel with a large open lobby where cocktails and coffee are served all day. We stopped here for a drink one night before dinner.

Maurice- French inspired cuisine. We got the toast of the day and the most delicious quiche I’ve ever had.

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Coava Coffee Roasters- Best coffee we had during our trip. I got an almond milk latte

Presso Coffee Bar- Cute and trendy coffee bar.

Eb & Bean- Vegan soft serve with incredible topping options. The almond brittle was the best thing I’ve had in a long time.

Harlow- Best matcha I’ve ever had at a restaurant. For food I got the Betty Bowl which was a combo of steamed greens, roasted veggies, beans, brown rice, kimchi, sea vegetables and a poached egg. It was just what I needed after all the sweets I ate the day before.

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Sea Level Bakery + Coffee- We stopped here on our way to Cannon Beach. The peanut butter praline cookie was incredible! We enjoyed it with almond milk cappuccinos. SO good!

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Explore

Solabee Flowers & Botanicals- Cute little plant/flower shop. They had beautiful pottery for sale too. I wanted to buy everything.

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Portland Japanese Garden- A must see while in Portland. I think we got lucky coming here at the time we did because all of the trees were beautiful fall colors.

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Cannon Beach- No trip to the Oregon Coast is complete without a stop at the famous Cannon Beach.

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Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area- The most fun I had on our trip hands down was visiting Cape Kiwanda. I thought we would just go there, take a few pictures and leave but we ended up spending a few hours there. You can climb to the top of a huge sand dune to see a beautiful coastal view. The best part?! Running down the hill! I felt like I way flying. SO fun!!

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