Here in Oregon, we know a thing or two about seafood. And while we might disagree on which spots have the best clam chowder or Dungeness crab, there’s one thing we can agree on, and that’s the fact that the *very best* seafood restaurants are always, always the most unassuming. For proof of this, venture out on this delicious road trip in Oregon to seven hole-in-the-wall restaurants that serve up some seriously superlative seafood. Before hitting the road to have the best seafood in Oregon, make sure to get well-prepared with our Road Trip Essentials Packing List & Guide.

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Well, what do you think of the best seafood on the Oregon coast? Is this not the most delicious Oregon road trip ever? How many of these hole-in-the-wall, local seafood restaurants in Oregon have you visited? Sound off on all things seafood in the comments below!

Looking for some non-seafood spots for your Oregon bucket list? This little hole-in-the-wall is rumored to serve the best burgers in the Beaver State — but don’t just take our word for it; try it for yourself!

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What are the most iconic dishes in Oregon?

The most iconic dishes in Oregon include:

  • Tillamook Cheese. Tillamook is loved by Oregon locals and its cheese and ice cream are known to be delicious and of high quality.
  • Voodoo Doughnuts. This Portland icon has been featured on several travel shows and is very creative with its flavors and designs.
  • Marionberry Pie. Oregonians love marionberries and put it in pies, ice cream, and many other delicious confections.
  • Salt & Straw Ice Cream. If ice cream can be gourmet, this is it. There are many exquisite flavors like Stumptown Coffee & Burnside Bourbon and Honey Lavender.

Learn more about these and more of the most iconic dishes in Oregon

What are some hidden gem restaurants in Oregon?

These are some hidden gem restaurants in Oregon:

  • The Irish Table. Located in Cannon Beach, this Irish restaurant has classic dishes like boxty and shepherd’s pie.
  • The Waffle Window. This quirky Portland eatery has no interior seating. Customers walk up to a window to order scrumptious waffles.
  • Morning Thunder. This diner in McMinnville has great breakfasts, brunch, and coffee, and locals love it.
  • Northwest Wild Products. In stunning Astoria, this dockside market and restaurant offers freshly caught seafood that you can take home raw or have cooked to eat right there.

Discover more about these and several other hidden gem restaurants in Oregon

What are the bucket list restaurants in Oregon that everyone should try?

The bucket list restaurants in Oregon that everyone should try includes:

  • Veritable Quandary is a Portland institution of fine French cuisine that’s right on the waterfront and should be on every foodie’s bucket list.
  • Arbor House. With lush surroundings and decor, this restaurant serves some of the most delicious steaks in the state.
  • Mame. Located in the small, eclectic city of Eugene, this sushi bar serves quality sushi and locals flock to it.
  • Screen Door. This is the place that Portland locals go for an excellent brunch. There are many great breakfast spots, but this is among the best.

Find out more about these and a few other bucket list restaurants in Oregon that everyone should try.

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