Whether you’re looking for fantastic objet d’art or a new handle for your shovel, you’ll find it AND everything else you didn’t know you were looking for in this section of the North Coast. Books, furniture, Art Deco lamps, vintage jewelry, tools, fishing equipment, kitchen ware, and a lot more await the savvy searcher on this jaunt through the world’s largest garage sale.
Let’s start off with a hearty breakfast at Irish’s Mooring Cafe, right across the street from the Harborview next to the boat launch. Maighread and crew whip up home-made corned beef hash that is AWEsome! It’s kind of local hangout, so be prepared to be drawn into conversations all around you.
Having fed that need, let’s start our hunt! Room By Room is 4 miles North on 101 just as you enter Rockaway Beach on the right. They’ve recently switched over to all vintage jewelry of every sort imaginable.
The Little White House Antiques is next on the same side as Room by Room. Lots of period antiques and furniture.
Next we come to Trash & Treasures, right next to the Cow Belle. It’s exactly what the name implies. You make the decision as to which is which!
A block North of that is the Frugal Crow. Lots of old stuff that is actually useful adorns the shelves of this little shop.
Then make a right on Nehalem and go 3 blocks where you’ll find Wheeler Station Antiques, kind of an antique mall with very reasonable prices.
Go back to Hwy 101 and head North to Upper Crust Pizza, the best pizza on the Coast! Try the Garlic Shrimp Pizza; WOW! Gluten-free and vegan cheese options, too. Keep going North for another 8 miles and you’ll be in Wheeler, home of two of the most varied antique houses on the North Coast.
To call the other Wheeler Station Antiques an antique mall is a vast understatement. Each cubicle you walk into has something different from a different era. You will spend a LOT of time in this one.
Then right across the street is Old Wheeler Antiques, a former gas station that is home to the best collection of Art Deco lamps & decorations you’ll ever see. Truly amazing!
By this time you’ll be ready to head for home. Come back South on Hwy 101 to Garibaldi and explore both of our treasure marts, Antiques By the Bay and Hidden Treasures, both on the left side of the street about 2 blocks apart.
Hidden Treasures has an eclectic collection of everything from slightly used paperback books to real antique furniture, all at very reasonable prices. AND the 2 cutest dogs you’ve ever seen!
About time for some sustenance before you head for the barn. Right in the middle of Garibaldi you’ll find the Garibaldi Hook, Line & Sinker. Really good chowder, the best burgers around, and some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Not to mention a good selection of local microbrews!
Time to head back to the Harborview and fortunately, you’re only about 3 blocks away!