Stories

  1. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Bandon

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 30, 2015

    It’s dinnertime at Foley’s Irish Pub, where shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash and fish and chips are all washed down with frothy pints of Guinness at this 1-year-old pub tucked into a historic former post office in Bandon’s old town. Foley’s owners, Noel Foley and his partner, Heidi Hoss, moved to Bandon in 2013 after a long and successful run at another — and much…

  2. The Oregon Coast’s Wild Winter

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 28, 2015

    By John Waller Imagine yourself standing on an ocean outlook watching waves thunder onto the beach below. It’s a place you can almost feel the exploding wall of water vibrate up through your legs and into your core. A place where rainbows curl from the folding crests of waves on a windy day. A place of vast headlands and expansive beaches where you may be…

  3. Taste Your Way Down the Coast Chowder Trail

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 27, 2015

    What is it about the magical combination of clams, milk and potatoes? If you’ve ever lingered over a hot, steaming bowl of clam chowder while visiting the Oregon Coast, you know it’s a bit of hearty heaven. With many spots claiming to serve the best chowder on the Coast, we asked our Facebook fans to weigh in. More than 1,400 chowder enthusiasts responded. Here are…

  4. ‘Tis the Season on the South Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 26, 2014

    While it’s definitely not Cabo (you won’t see Santa relaxing under a palm tree), you might enjoy some milder temps during a winter trip to Oregon’s South Coast, aka Oregon’s banana belt. We can’t predict the weather, but we can guarantee plenty of seasonal fun. Outdoor Explorations Downtown Bandon usually boasts a towering Christmas tree, but you can also get into the holiday spirit at…

  5. Zip Line Twinkle Tours

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 26, 2014

    Get your adrenaline pumping this holiday season with a nighttime zip-line tour at High Life Adventures in Warrenton. The nighttime “Twinkle Tour” is a two-hour guided tour of eight zip lines. You’ll whizz along 15 to 75 feet above the ground, your way illuminated by lanterns and headlamps. After you’ve twinkled your way through the treetops, stargaze around the bonfire or warm up in the…

  6. Taste of the Central Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 26, 2014

    We travel with our tastebuds all the time. Close your eyes with a mouthful of gelato and you are instantly transported to that stroll through Rome. In the same way, the taste of Dungeness crab, wild salmon or chanterelles conjure the Pacific Northwest no matter where you are. Sharon Wiest, executive chef at the Lincoln City Culinary Center, wants to make it even easier to…

  7. Fall Fun in Pacific City

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 26, 2014

    With stormy weather or blue skies, Pacific City shines in the fall. Here in this sleepy coastal hamlet just a few miles west of Highway 101 you’ll find sandy beaches, the “other” Haystack Rock, a wide variety of outdoor fun and craft beer brewed just for the season. Pacific City is home to Oregon’s only beachfront brewery, Pelican Pub & Brewery, known for delicious drafts…

  8. Uncurbed Adventures in Florence

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 26, 2014

    There’s always plenty to see and do in Florence — from the lively Historic Old Town and boardwalk to the rolling Oregon Dunes and the postcard-worthy Heceta Head Lighthouse. But this fall, the more you get around, the better your chances for taking home a memorable keepsake. Take part in Florence’s Uncurbed Adventures promotion; for every $25 spent at participating businesses, you’ll earn a coaster…

  9. Photographing the Wild South Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 26, 2014

    With its ever-changing light, varied landscape and abundant wildlife, the Southern Oregon Coast is a photographer’s dream. Just ask Nick Martin, a freelance photographer based in Bandon, who routinely trains his lens on the beauty of this region. Martin, who has been photographing in and around Bandon for six years after relocating from Colorado, knows a thing or two about capturing an arresting image. “The…

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