Gunderson's Cannery Cafe, Oregon: Dining With a Panoramic View of the Columbia River
As a military family, my husband and I have lived and traveled all over. But we've never eaten anywhere like Gunderson's Cannery Cafe on the waterfront in Astoria, Oregon.
Housed in a former fishing cannery built in 1879, the pleasant bistro offers a panoramic view of the Columbia River. Naturally, we ordered seafood for lunch — it was excellent. The rolls were freshly baked, and it's hard to argue with customers who claim no one on the Oregon coast makes better clam chowder.
Astoria is on Oregon's northwestern tip, where U.S. Highways 30 and 26/101 meet, nearly 100 miles northwest of Portland.
Gunderson's (1 Sixth St.) serves lunch and dinner daily beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, call 1-503-325-8642.
Unfortunately, a fire destroyed this restaurant as well as other businesses built on the Sam wooden pilings in December of 2010.