….I would like to see folks come to the west coast and a day spent at Ecola Seafood, Norma’s, and Waves of Grain Bakery in Seaside-Cannon Beach would be a scenic delight with a final stop for pie at Camp 18 would provide a unique experience. Portland has a wide variety of places as well, ranging from ethnic Mexican and Ethiopian to sandwich shops run by first-rate chefs to maybe the best in country coffee-bakery combos. Also a vibrant food-cart scene. Portland is a great unknown food city but I know I would welcome the nation here and would be great to have so many roadfooders here.
So many good choices all over the country, but I am changing my vote to Portland, followed closely by Santa Fe. The west coast has not yet been represented in a RoadFood tour and both of these options sound great.
My first RoadFood Get-Together was Buffalo-Rochester in 2009. It was a lot of fun and I look forward to attending in 2010, wherever it is!