Camp 18 Museum, aka Camp 18 Restaurant, is a museum and restaurant all in one. The museum preserves antique logging equipment and holds onto the remnants of the once thriving logging industry in the region. The restaurant is also themed accordingly and is one of the most frequented places to see in Elsie, Oregon. It is one of the top places to visit if you are planning a holiday in Seaside, OR. Camp 18 is not just about history but also food, not confined to logging industry alone but having a distinct place in the collective cultural memory of the place.
Visit the Camp 18 Museum and explore the history of logging and check out vintage logging machinery including steam donkeys, self-propelled steam crane, geared yarder, tracked vehicles, large bandsaw, and railroad skeleton log car. The artifacts may not intrigue everyone but those who have a fascination with historic machinery and antiques will cherish the vintage items. Many of the artifacts have been carefully preserved and some have been recently restored. A few may even work!
Camp 18 Museum is a quaint place. It is a place where people stop by on their way to and from Seaside. Anyone visiting Portland and taking this route will also invariably stop, if not for the museum then for a quick meal. The Camp 18 Restaurant is actually a log cabin. There is a distinct rustic ambiance that you wouldn’t readily get even in the remote hamlets across the country. Camp 18 Restaurant is quite popular for its fried steak, cinnamon rolls, corned beef hash, oysters and clams, trout and tacos, sausages and pork chops, ham and quesadillas, buffalo wings and onions rings.
If you are a foodie, you’ll love the food at Camp 18. You could swing by as you begin your weekend at Seaside or on your way back. The place has friendly staff and there is a nice little shop wherefrom you can pick up a few gifts if you want. The Camp 18 Museum and Restaurant offer a distinctly American experience without any fancy pretentions.
Inn at Seaside is located just twenty miles from Camp 18 Museum and Restaurant. In all likelihood, you would be driving by enroute or you can embark on a scenic half an hour drive. Inn at Seaside has an enviable location and you should reserve your stay directly on the hotel website to get the best deals and lowest rates on our Seaside, OR hotel: https://www.innatseaside.com/