Author: Gloria Gamat
Are you interested in exploring both the beat and offbeat spots in Oregon (USA)? Then you should check out Gerry Frank's Travel Column at The Oregonian.
There are many to do and check out in Oregon but Gerry Frank started at the seaport.
I am often asked, "Where can I get some really fresh seafood?" We are blessed with some of the tastiest catches found anywhere from Oregon's lakes, streams and coastal waters.
Take advantage with a meal at Local Ocean Seafoods (213 S.E. Bay Blvd., Newport; 541-574-7959; localocean.net). Owner Laura Anderson runs a spotless establishment without fancy appointments, just a fine selection of reasonably priced seafood, including oyster shooters, steamer clams, Thai-style mussels,, coconut prawns (especially good) and fishwives' stew (in a garlic and herb broth).
Gardeners, don't miss a visit this spring to the Adelman Peony Gardens (5690 Brooklake Road N.E., Brooks; 503-393-6185; peonyparadise.com). With more than 4,000 potted peony perennials to choose from and a multitude of displayed cut blooms, Adelman's 10 acres of flowers is something to behold. Jim and Carol Adelman welcome visitors to tour the grass walkways from now until June 15.