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North Coast Culinary Fest Postponed

A Celebration of James Beard & Friends in Cannon Beach

Join us in March 2022!

Come and enjoy a fabulous weekend of culinary arts in Cannon Beach, at the North Coast Culinary Fest.  Experience the ultimate in coastal culinary arts, in honor of James Beard & friends!  A portion of the proceeds will go to a Culinary Arts program at Seaside High School.

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Tentative 2020 Schedule

Welcome Reception 5pm-8pm

Join us at our reception and pick up your registration and swag bag while enjoying music, champagne, and a light snack.

If you cannot arrive before 8pm please contact the organizer (206) 914-1255Location: Cannon Beach Chamber Community Hall 207 N. Spruce.


(Packages: you will choose one of the three following -and-)

Exploration of Beer & Seafood 7:30pm  21+ only  Public Coast Brewing- 264 Third Street Cannon Beach, OR 97110 

Cider and Cheese…What A Pair 7:30pm  21+ only  Tolovana Hall- 3779 S Hemlock Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Whiskey Tasting at MacGregor’s 7:30pm  21+ only  MacGregor’s- 100 E Second Street Cannon Beach, OR 97110




(Packages: -and- you will choose one of the two following foraging -or-)

Wild & Urban Foraging 8:00am or 2:30pm  Cannon Beach Chamber Community Hall/Great Outdoors- 207 N. Spruce Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Beach Foraging 8:00am or 2:30pm  -SOLD OUT

(Packages: -or- you will choose two of the following)

James Beard’s Seafood Legacy with Jennifer Burns Bright 10:30am  Tolovana Hall- 3779 S Hemlock, Tolovana Park, OR 97145

The Career Path and Craft of Culinary Writing with Adam Sawyer & Judiaann Woo 10:30am or 2:30pm  Cannon Beach History Center- 1387 S Spruce St. Cannon Beach, OR

Real Wasabi: How to grow and cook with this fascinating plant  10:30am or 2:30pm  Inn at Cannon Beach- 3215 S Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Beelicious Honey with Jeff Garner 10:30am or 2:30pm  City Hall - 163 E. Gower Ave Cannon Beach, OR 97110

The Merrior of Oysters with Maylin Chavez Chef and Owner of Olympia Oyster Bar 10:30am or 2:30pm  Christian Conference Center- 289 N Spruce, Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Explore the Wonderful World of Tea with North Fork 53 Tea 2:30pm  The Ocean Lodge- 2864 S. Pacific St. Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Buttercream Piping & Fondant 2:30pm  Cannon Beach Bakery- 240 N Hemlock Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Making & Shaking: Craft Cocktails 101 2:30pm  21+ only  MacGregor’s- 100 E Second Street Cannon Beach, OR 97110


Progressive Dinners 

Choose either downtown or midtown location and be prepared to be wined and dined at some of Cannon Beach’s most charming delectable restaurants. Each chef will prepare a special entrée that will reflect their passion for food and love of hospitality. Appropriate beverages will be paired with each dinner. After dinner enjoy homemade chocolates at Cannon Beach Chocolate Café.

Downtown Rotation- 5:00pm, 6:30pm, 8pm  

Bistro- 263 N Hemlock Cannon Beach, OR 97110  Chef Jack Stevenson

EVOO-188 S Hemlock Cannon Beach, OR 97110  Chef Bob Neroni

Sweet Basil’s Café- 271 N Hemlock Cannon Beach, OR 97110  Chef John Sowa

Midtown Rotation- 5:00pm, 6:30pm, 8pm

Cannon Beach Café-1116 S Hemlock Cannon Beach, OR 97110  Chefs Claudia Toutain-Dorbec and Pierre Toutain-Dorbec

Pelican Brewing-1371 S Hemlock Cannon Beach, OR 97110  Chef Dustin Nord

Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge-1190 Pacific Drive Cannon Beach, OR 97110  Chef Josh Archibald

Dessert 9:30pm  

Chocolate Café- 232 N. Spruce Cannon Beach, OR 97110


Night Market After Party  

This pop-up market will feature some of the finest purveyors from the North Coast.

8pm-11pm  Cannon Beach Chamber Community Hall- 207 N. Spruce Cannon Beach, OR 97110



Brunch at the James Beard Beach House 

10am-12pm -  Gearhart, OR

TBA Movie** Times Theatre & Public House 

1pm-3pm  Times Theatre & Public House- 133 Broadway Street Seaside, OR 97138

**Movie selection is tentative at this time based on availability

Movie Inspired Dinner 

5pm-7pm  EVOO- 188 S Hemlock Cannon Beach, OR 97110




Q. I have a food allergy

A.  If you have any food allergies or restrictions please notify us immediately (503) 436-2623. We can only accommodate for the progressive dinners and the Sunday night dinner at EVOO and unfortunately not the workshops. 


Q. I signed up for an outdoor workshop but it is raining. Can I get a refund?

A.  Outdoor workshops will not be canceled or refunded due to weather. Please dress accordingly.


Q. Will I be able to forage myself?

A. No. Not without appropriate licensing and extensive training.


Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors

Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals


North Coast Food Trail

North Coast Food Trail

Cannon Beach Fresh Foods

Northwest Premier Meats



"Last year I had the honor of attending the inaugural North Coast Culinary Festival, and it left quite the lasting impression on me. I am a travel and culinary writer by trade and have enjoyed a substantial number of food-centric events over the years. In my opinion, this one stands up and out for a number of reasons. To begin with, It honors James Beard and his culinary legacy in his childhood summer stomping grounds. The festival has a number of events at a number of different locations where he drew inspiration for what would become his life’s work. You see his summer home, you hear stories about him, and taste the north coast ingredients that he coveted. There are informative, interactive workshops that touch on all facets of what Oregon’s coastal cuisine is all about. Thoughtfully tying our past into our present, and getting us excited for the future. I'm excited to be teaching a workshop on culinary writing this year! Then there is, of course, the food. Prepared by some of the most talented chefs and artisans in the Northwest. The progressive dinner, night market, brunch, the final dinner - all convivial events bringing together strangers from near and far, and uniting them in appreciation for this incredible legacy, the remarkable bounty, and supportive community that we have right here in Oregon. The end result is in an event that is reverent, meaningful, informative, inspirational, and celebratory. And I'm pretty sure everyone in attendance last year felt it. I'm looking forward to reliving that feeling again this year, and hopefully many more after."

Image result for adam sawyer  - Adam Sawyer Professional Gentleman of Leisure