Oregon coast is beautiful, and temperamental. On one hot summer day, as we approached the central coast, the temperature dropped some 20 degrees in less than an hour of driving. As we looked towards the ocean, another surprise awaits us. Under the glaring sun, a thick marine fog stares right back at us. We couldn't see much, but the limited view was quite mythical.
We explored the town of Newport, scrolling along its historic Bayfront which is a working fishing port and home to a variety of shops and restaurants. It was fun to watch fishing boats unloading their catch, and leisure crabbers at the dock. We even saw a crab pulled up!
Still waiting for the fog to lift, we decided to grab a bite. Luckily, we found Noodle Cafe. It may not be the obvious choice in a coastal town with half a dozen chowder and seafood places within a block of each other, but it was a wonderful delight. We only ordered a couple of items, but both were superb.