We recommend Kyllo's, Mist, Autobahn 101, Wild Flower Grill, Mo's Restaurant, Thai Bay Restaurant, McMenamins, 60's Cafe and Diner, and Gallucci's Pizzeria.
Lincoln City is a cute and cozy coastal town and hour west of Salem. Make sure to stop by Mo’s for the best clam chowder this side of Boston. Beware though! In Oregon, the beaches are not warm! Bring layers, come on out, and enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. Perhaps even by a camp fire.
Nice beaches and good food! J's Fish and Chips is my favorite. It's a little yellow building with a few tables and casual dining. Good take out place.