Cannon Beach is back after a 2-year hiatus!
Welcome to one of PNWR's favorite tours! Are you fond of spirited driving? Just want to go-with-the-flow? Interested in taking it easy and taking in the sights? Take your pick - there is a tour group for everyone in the 2017 Autumn Cannon Beach Tour!
This tour has an early start - we will meet Friday at the Outlet Collection (formerly the Supermall) in front of the McDonald’s, 1425 Outlet Connection Way, Auburn WA. Arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 AM for waiver signing and receiving route directions. The drivers' meeting is at 8:00 AM and the first group departs at 8:15 to take the beautiful back roads of west-central Washington as we wind our way to a great pizza buffet lunch at Fultano’s in Oregon. From there the tour continues on more scenic and twisty Oregon back roads leading to the Tolovana Inn and a night of discovering the varied eating and drinking establishments in the area on your own or with friends. Check out your choices at http://www.cannonbeach.org and make your plans!
Dinner and entertainment Friday night is on your own as we prepare for the optional Tillamook Tour on Saturday. For early risers who like a drive before breakfast, the Cannon Beach to Tillamook brunch tour heads down the Necanicum Highway before finishing at the Tillamook Cheese Factory for brunch or just an ice cream sundae. Afterwards a number of options are available, such as a ride over to see the wineries in McMinnville or a visit to the various lighthouses in the area. Just make sure you are back in time for an exceptional dinner!
For those more inclined to sleep in and enjoy Cannon Beach, a full day of beach walks, exploring, and shopping awaits. Like 2015, we'll be arranging some discounts for PNWR club members shopping in town. Nearby Ecola State Park is a great option for hikers and the first parking lot has an excellent spot in which you can park your car and take a great photo of a "lone pine tree" with Haystack Rock in the distance (see the photo above). Saturday evening you can sign up for a great Dinner Social and Buffet at the Tolovana Inn wrapping up what is sure to be a great event (see below for details).
The Friday tour lunch stop Pizza Buffet at Fultano’s is set at $11 per person, paid directly to the restaurant after the meal and includes beverage, soft serve ice cream (hot fudge, yum!), and the tip. Using cash really gets you in and out quickly! (Fultano's - 770 E Columbia River Hwy, Clatskanie · (503) 728-2922) The Saturday Tillamook Factory brunch is ordered from the Tillamook standard menu, again please pay the restaurant directly at the time of your meal. Of course you can also just opt for a big bowl of Tillamook ice cream instead!
The Group Dinner at the Tolovana Inn catered by the award winning chef Vivienne Higgs of Culinary Capers featuring the Pacific Northwest Buffet for only $53.00 per person all inclusive. Costs have gone up since 2015, but believe me, it's worth it - ask anyone who was there in 2015! A no-host full bar will be provided (cash only) or bring your own wine with a very reasonable $10/bottle corkage charge (again, cash only).
Registration is done through Motorsportreg.com and requires and account on that site. If you have questions please contact Gordon Lewandowski (firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-785-8160).