I took a short 100 mile ride this morning for breakfast. Camp 18 was an old logging mill before its conversion to a large family restaurant and gift shop. Located on Hwy 26 just 10 miles from Seaside, OR it's situated in the middle of nowhere yet always manages to be packed with people on weekends. It took me seconds to be seated in my favorite loft dining room on the upper floor. The food & service are always great there.
After breakfast the fun really begins with hiking trails surrounding the facility that contain all the old machinery, water tower & huge remnants of trees the size of a semi truck. There are plenty of photo opportunities to keep you busy for hours. The area is also a central point for great motorcycle roads such as Highway 53 to the south of Tillamook, OR, Highway 47 that twists through Vernonia, OR before ending on Highway 30 that travels west to Astoria, OR or East to Portland, OR.
I suppose all this justifies a 100 mile ride, round trip, for breakfast. I've done it often and feel that if you're in the area it's a must visit.