What to do on the People’s Coast

  • Columbia River Maritime Museum

    Columbia River Maritime Museum 1792 Marine Drive
    Astoria, Oregon 97103
    503.325.2323

    Six galleries, the Great Hall, and the Lightship Columbia interpret the Pacific Northwest's rich maritime history. Visitors of all ages can experience what it's like to pilot a tugboat, participate in a Coast Guard rescue on the Columbia River Bar, and live in Astoria during the height of salmon fishing. Explore marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes, through the age of sail, to the present. Watch a dramatic 12-minute film introducing the history of life and commerce on the Columbia River, including the dangerous work of the Bar and River Pilots. Walk the bridge of a World War II warship, marvel at the 44-foot motor lifeboat plowing through a wave in a rescue mission. Participate in interactive and hands-on exhibits. You can board the Lightship Columbia, a National Historic Landmark, that once guided ships to safety at the mouth of the Columbia River.

  • Florence Events Center

    715 Quince St
    Florence, Oregon 97439
    (541) 997-1994

    Florence boasts a rare combination of scenery, cuisine and culture and the Florence Events Center is in the middle of it all! This 21,000 square foot facility annually hosts events ranging from ballet to blues and everything in between. The Events Center is home to the Last Resort Players theatre company and the Seacoast Entertainment Association's annual concert series. FEC also hosts three outstanding annual events: the Florence Festival of Books in September; the Celebrate Arts juried art show in November; and the Winter Folk Festival in January. Contact the Event Center to host your next event or private party. Planning something outdoors, or off site? No problem, the Event Center has a full rental inventory available to throw a world-class party or wedding including catering!

  • Northwest by Northwest Gallery

    232 North Spruce
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    503.436.0741

    Northwest By Northwest Gallery represents original art by regional masters. An appreciation of the heritage of technique and craft combined with a philosophy and vision of the real cultural value of original art have defined the gallery for a quarter of a century. Advocacy for the arts extends to the Cannon Beach community.Public sculpture artists represented by the gallery include; Wayne Chabre "A Delicate Balance", Steve Jensen "Fisherman's Dance", Alisa Looney "Contact" No. 1, Georgia Gerber "Tufted Puffins", Lillian Pitt "Salmon Journey". Georgia Gerber defines many NW Public Spaces with her expressive and distinct artistic vision; Seattle's Rachel the Pike Place Pig. Christopher Burkett fine art photography. Eric Jacobsen Plein Air Oil Painting. The Gallery has garnered attention from media sources such as Frommer's, Lonely Planet, Sunset Magazine, The Oregonian, Oregon Art Beat and the Travel Channel

  • The Hawthorne Gallery

    517 Jefferson Street
    Port Orford, Oregon 97465
    541-366-2266

    The Hawthorne Gallery located at 517 Jefferson Street (Hwy 101) in Port Orford represents the artwork of the talented Hawthorne family as well as many other outstanding contemporary artists. Brothers Chris and Gregory have created a unique showcase for the arts with the stunning backdrop of Battle Rock Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Come browse the colorful works of art ranging from glass to bronze to paintings to ceramic sculpture. We promise you will be amazed at the collection. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm. Call 541-366-2266 for more information.

  • Tillamook Forest Center

    45500 Wilson River Hwy
    Tillamook, Oregon 97141
    866-930-4646

    Find Yourself in the Forest at the Tillamook Forest Center. Are you ready for fun and adventure in the forest? The Tillamook Forest Center, Oregon's forest visitor and education center, beckons from the lush green landscape from the northern Coast Range. The Tillamook Forest Center is FREE and its exhibits and programs showcase the legacy of the Tillamook Burn and the public spirit behind the monumental reforestation effort which led to the Tillamook State Forest of today. Discover the power of fire through our award-winning film Legacy of Fire, the miracle of the salmon lifecycle, and the resilient, dynamic and productive nature of forests. Climb the 40 foot tall replica fire lookout tower where you can learn about the life of a lookout. Then stroll out onto the suspension bridge and peer into the rushing waters of the Wilson River.

  • 12th Street Gallery

    211 12th St
    Astoria, Oregon 97103
    503-338-0282
  • 2nd Street Gallery

    210 2nd St SE
    Bandon, Oregon 97411
    541-347-4133
  • 4th Street Studio & Gallery

    125 N 4th St
    Manzanita, Oregon 97130
    503-6449
  • 9th Street Gallery

    217 SW 9th St
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-265-8930
  • Agness-Illahe Museum

    34470 Agness-Illahe Road
    Agness, Oregon 97406
    541-247-2014

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