“You must stop in Nehalem,” advised an Oregon foodie named Ashley when she heard I was heading south out of Cannon Beach. “Wanda’s makes the best huevos rancheros you will ever eat.” I may have had better versions of the traditional borderland breakfast, but not within 1000 miles, and certainly not in a one-of-a-kind place like Wanda’s.
Breakfast began with a cup of Oregon-excellent Sleepy Monk espresso. Even more potent beverage options include Irish coffee and bloody Mary as well as something called a “laughing Wanda,” which is vodka with orange juice and peach nectar.
Following Ashley’s advice, I went for the hot-breakfast menu and a plate of huevos rancheros. They are kaleidoscopic: corn tortillas topped with black beans and great flows of pepper jack cheese, and salsa, all crowned with a pair of fried eggs and chopped green onions.