Tillamook Creamery is where Tillamook cheese and ice cream is made. It’s a tourist attraction along the coast of Oregon. On the first floor there’s a gift shop where you can buy their food items, and Tillamook Creamery souvenirs. There’s a pretty big food court. You can buy breakfast and lunches (cheese related, of course). There are also wonderful milkshakes for sale. On the second floor visitors can participate in cheese tasting and also look down on the factory floor and watch cheese being made.
This was a nice little field trip. Was it wall to wall excitement? Not at all! It was a very tame experience. Would I do it again? Probably not..but I think it’s a good one time trip. Or maybe it’s good if you are in the area and need something to do.
I have this thing I do on my birthday. I turn down any invitations to celebrate as a group, whether it is large or small. What I do on my birthday is take a day to myself and do something I haven’t done before or go somewhere I haven’t been before.
On this particular June 20th, I was visiting the Oregon coast and decided to visit the Tillamook Creamery. Well, guess what, dear readers? This day was the grand reopening of the creamery. It had been renovated and updated. I had done my research. I knew it was going to be a big day so I arrived early. All of the areas were brand new and the employees were super eager. The photos above show the long line waiting to get in and the cheese tasting area. There’s the gift shop, an interactive learning area, and a Tillamook photo prop van.
I ordered breakfast from one of the food court areas. Truth be told, I wanted a milkshake! It was too early to buy one. So sad. Look at those photo above on the left. That numbered tag is what you put on your table so the server can find you. I thought that was a cute idea of using cattle tags in keeping with the creamery theme. Breakfast was tasty. I was seated looking out of the window at the Morning Star sailing ship. I can’t believe I don’t have a photo of that.
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