Sunday, June 12, 2016

Headed Through Oregon on the Way Home from the BAR? It's time for a Frozen Custard!

Mom has made it home from her trip to her paw-rents house for her Dad's 96th birthday.  Bark Bark Bark!! She has some neat photos taken by herself and others. One was her favorite childhood ice cream place - Custard King in Astoria, Oregon.  She grew up stopping with her family on a hot summer day for a soft serve cone, and Pepper the wiener dog always got one (well, DUH, shouldn't the dog get their own cone?).

They have new owners now, Portland's KNRK radio host Greg Blover, Franz Spievogel, who owns Laughing Planet,and real estate broker David Demers. They have totally restored the old place and the iconic food is even better! (My Mom's Dad could never resist the Elvis Burger with Pimento Cheese).

But what made her just grin ear to ear was you can get a burger for your dog, created for "Biscuit" -  the dog below. The Biddy Burger. OK, technically it's a kids burger, but what dog wouldn't want a locally sourced hamburger made just in their size?
For the story and photo above go check out their

Facebook page.

They are located along the river where Marine Drive branches off into Commercial Drive just east of the Columbia River Maritime museum (also definitely worth a stop if you've not been there). Look for the Custard King sign - SO easy to spot.

So if any of you are traveling up the Oregon coast on your way home from the Blogville Annual Retreat or are on the Washington side and want to make that beautiful drive across the big Oregon bridge (for sales tax free shopping) stop in at the Custard King in Astoria and get your whole family, two and four legged, a treat! Mom says manager Jeff will take good care of you!

Abby T. Lab


  1. Oh, that brings back memories. As a child, all so infrequently on those sultry summer evenings, the whole family would pile in the car (no seatbelts) and head to the Frozen Custard.....ahhhhhhhh!

    Oregon is certainly set up for pups. Well done!

  2. WE are heading down the Oregon Coast...but won't be that far north (we'll be cutting over from Salem to Newport or Lincoln City! Bummer, we would love to have a burger just for us!!
    Dory & Arty

  3. Sounds FABulous! Though, I've never had frozen custard befores! Ma's not a fan of the room temp stuffs, which is probably why she's never sought out the frozen stuffs. Butts you make it sound so good, that she just might gives it a try! Though, no where near the Oregon coast, so.....
    Ruby ♥

  4. We are suddenly in the mood fur ice cream. Yum.

  5. We are glad you got to go see you daddy. stella rose

  6. That is so cool!!! We love ice cream and hamburgers ;)

    Matt & Matilda


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