After our stop in Lincoln City we headed East into Central Oregon.
And you know where there are students, you are going to find some good and reasonably priced food!
We stopped at a place called McMenamins.
What I thought was just a local pub but turns out they are a Oregon chain. As a rule when travelling, we try not to eat a chains because we want to give our patronage to local business. But we soon found out that this definitely qualified.
“We offer Northwest-style pub fare that incorporates the freshest seasonal ingredients from local and regional growers and producers (including Tillamook Cheese, Tillamook Ice Cream, Pleasant Valley Pickles, Sheridan Fruit Company, Country Natural Beef and many others). We make everything onsite, including pizza, soups and more. Weekly specials round out our menus – ask your server for details.
Gluten-free buns available! These light, crisp, locally made products are available for an additional charge with hamburgers and sandwiches – just ask your server.”
Click here to check out their menu.
I started with one of their local beers and then after last night’s artery clogging dinner, I decided to try their “The Grateful Veg Burger“.
It was delicious!
I really feel that I personally have no luck with “veggie” burgers of any kind, either making them myself or purchasing them in restaurants, but this one was great.
It was just a great burger, regardless of what it was made of.
And on the home-made fries I had this great local natural ketchup!
The Chef on the other hand, he went for the full on “Wilbur’s Jumbo Deluxe Burger”. His reasoning, he’s on vacation! But he found it worth the effort.
It was well worth getting lost in Corvallis!