Astoria's Cannery Row has enjoyed a resurgence as a tourist destination for Oregon Coast visitors. As the former state capital clings to the Columbia River with the determination of a stubborn child, dwindling fishery and logging economies give way to opportunities.
When I discovered I was gluten-intolerant about five years ago, gluten-free cooking was just in its infancy. We decided at the time that we should see if we could rework some of our most popular recipes to be gluten-free, without sacrificing quality and taste.
Program: Tony Kischner has been in the area nearly 30 years, most of them at the Shoalwater on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula. His focus now is on Oregon, but not just Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. He features Southern Oregon and the Columbia Gorge.
The Bridgewater Bistro on the Astoria riverfront will celebrate ten years in business Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Owners Ann and Tony Kischner will offer all customers on that anniversary a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or sparkling cider with a minimum $10 meal purchase.
Alas, the longest day of the year has come and gone. Summer solstice was June 21. Sunsets are now in retreat. But let the shortening of our glorious and all-too-brief summer days serve as a reminder: soak them up.
As summer gets into full swing and the peak travel season gets underway along the Oregon Coast new eateries and menus have popped-up on the restaurant scene.
Dine on the dock at the Bridgewater Bistro, whose 35 tables sit under old-growth fir beams in an airy dining room that was once the boatyard for the Union Fish Co-operative Cannery.
If you're looking for a place to linger and indulge in food and wine without sitting down for a full meal, there are several wine bars and lounges on the coast that let you sample wines and order small plates to pair with them
On the ocean roads west of Portland, a new wave of modern hotels offers a fresh take on the seaside retreat.
Portland, Oregon, doesn't lack for fashionable boutique hotels, but to the west, along the Pacific Ocean, the options have tended to be as primal as the shoreline.
As you enter the recently opened Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria's newly restored waterfront Red Building, you can't help but look to the ceiling 35 feet overhead.
Location, location, location is any realtor's mantra, and from that standpoint, Astoria's recently restored Red Building that houses the new Bridgewater Bistro couldn't get much better.
If you really want to hit one out of the park during dinner in Astoria, take the riverside trolley to 20 Basin Street, home of the breathtaking Bridgewater Bistro.
The new Bridgewater Histro on the riverfront in Astoria is now open for lunch and dinner.
A lot of towns along the Oregon coast have a pretty high kitsch factor, with shop after shop shilling myrtle wood carvings and souvenir shot glasses. But Astoria is the genuine deal.
Artful flavors, attentive service and a gorgeous space make this Astoria restaurant a true fine dining experience
Brewpubs and restaurants boom along with urban revitalization
Ann and Tony Kischner’s Bridgewater Bistro is a full-service restaurant in Astoria on the banks of the Columbia River, just below the majestic Astoria-Megler Bridge to Washington.
SEAVIEW - "It was all started by mistake - I was going to be a teacher and she was going to be a veterinary technologist," Tony Kischner laughs as he describes how he got into the restaurant business.
A former cannery in Astoria now houses hip restaurants and shops.
This riverfront town delivers a maritime experience and a journey back into a past that includes Lewis and Clark, and fur trading, logging, and fishing.
IT was a damp, wind-whipped Thursday night in Astoria, Ore., but inside the Fort George Brewery & Public House an eclectic, standing-room-only crowd kept warm and dry.
As one of the Northwest’s most scenic and historic destinations, Oregon’s North Coast never disappoints.