There’s much more than meets the eye in the tiny town of Langlois on the Oregon Coast. Farms and ranches dominate the countryside surrounding the town, but the town itself is hopping with surprising energy for a community of fewer than 200 people. There is much to see, eat, and do in little Langlois; don’t underestimate this place!
A landmark spot in Langlois is The Spoon Restaurant. The Spoon is in the old Greasy Spoon Diner location, but it is very much new and improved. It’s not so greasy anymore; in fact, they use local produce and meat from Langlois so it is as fresh as it can be (that being said, their french fries are hot and delicious!). Their taco Tuesdays, farm to table dinners, Thirsty Thursdays, and draft beers bring locals and visitors back again and again.
The Langlois Market may look like a convenience store from the outside, but many people depend on it for everything from groceries to lunch to a quick snack to a growler of local brew. The market is stocked with the conveniences one would find in a roadside store, but local produce and meat, as well as items from Costco, are on the shelves as well. The market’s hot dogs, like the town, have been declared “world famous” for their gourmet quality and endless trimmings, including their homemade honey mustard. On their menu is also a long list of 17 sandwiches, 4 burgers (beef from local Oregon Grass Fed), salad, chili, and a variety of beverages including espresso drinks and handmade milkshakes. But wait, there’s more! Langlois Market also has an enormous selection of craft brews, many of them from Oregon, in cans and bottles and stacked up in refrigerators around the perimeter of the store. Grab a 6-pack, or buy or bring in a growler and fill up with something tasty from their many taps. There are tables inside and outside making it a perfect place to stop and catch one’s breath from a busy day or a bike ride.
New to the Langlois scene is Floras Creek Coffee Company. Using the world-renowned La Marzocco Strada espresso machine, they make small batch coffee using beans they roast themselves in a vintage roaster. They are obviously dedicated to good coffee (they also serve tea), but patrons are treated to good conversation as well.
B & B Farm Supply has everything the farmer, rancher, gardener and pet owner needs, including fencing, feed, plants, and gloves that can even take on gorse. The knowledgeable staff is there to help with whatever shoppers need.
Wild Rivers Wool has been supplying fiber artists with yarn, felt, supplies, and some apparel since 2005. They also teach classes in knitting, spinning, fiber preparation, dyeing, felting, and more to all levels of artists. Their wool varieties include sheep, alpaca, llama, and mohair goat.
Now that your shopping and eating is done, consider hanging out and exploring the interesting, educational, active, and even exhilarating things there are to do in Langlois, Oregon. Check out next week’s blog to find out more!