Nor’wester has the best view in Gold Beach—it’s in the port area with a big, busy dining room that overlooks the mouth of the Rogue and its fleet of fishing boats—and also the most consistently reliable food. There aren’t many surprises in this popular steak and seafood place. I would go for the fresh fish of the day, especially if it’s locally caught salmon (spring through summer). Black cod is used for the fish and chips; the oysters (lightly breaded and pan-fried) come from Willapa Bay in Washington. This is a fairly expensive restaurant but remains popular with locals and visitors because of its reliability.