Stories

  1. Winter Storms on the Central Oregon Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / February 5, 2016

    Newport is nationally recognized as a vacation destination for amazing food and beer, sandy beaches, the Historical Bayfront and many other unique attractions, but did you know that it‘s also a great place to watch winter storms? Winter visitors are amazed by the spectacular storms that explode out of the ocean and onto the beach and shoreline. These wild acts of nature often occur between…

  2. Destination: The Charm of Old Town Florence

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / February 1, 2016

    A 1900s fishing village at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, Florence makes a great base for exploring the top sights on the Central Coast: the vast Oregon Dunes, the historic Heceta Head Lighthouse and the world-famous Sea Lion Caves, just to name a few. But with a picturesque and walkable riverfront, cozy cafes, galleries and shops, Old Town Florence is a destination unto itself.…

  3. The Little-Known History of Oregon’s Coastal Bridges

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / February 1, 2016

    It’s impossible to drive along the Oregon Coast Highway without noticing the bridges. Their graceful arches and decorative flourishes are nearly as awe-inspiring as the natural scenery. But did you know they are mostly the work of one man? Conde B. McCullough was the state bridge engineer from 1919 to 1935, overseeing the construction of numerous spans, including many iconic bridges on the Coast. After…

  4. Spring Break Adventures Around Coos Bay

    Posted by OCVA / February 1, 2016

    With a trio of playful towns, scenic state parks and an amazing network of trails, the Coos Bay area is an ideal destination for family spring break adventures. Here are just a few great ideas for exploring the towns of North Bend, Charleston and Coos Bay, which have been rightfully dubbed “Oregon’s Adventure Coast.” Hikes & Walks Explore one or all three state parks, which…

  5. My Favorite Off-Season Oregon Coast Activities

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 20, 2016

    The warmer months are a wonderful time to visit the Oregon Coast, since they bring pleasant weather, festivals, and more travelers—but as a Central Coast native, I can tell you the off-season is my favorite time to enjoy the beach. Because the fall and winter bring colder temperatures and volatile but beautiful stormy conditions, a trip to the shore in the off-season is an experience…

  6. Antiquing, the North Coast Way

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 20, 2016

    By Kim Bergstrom Most visitors head to the coast for the spectacular views and the amazing array of outdoor activities. But I’ll let you in on an insider’s secret — the north coast is a great place to score the perfect antique or vintage collectable. We love to incorporate some of our local finds in the eclectic decor at our Manzanita vacation rentals, and guests…

  7. 5 Easy Ways to Explore Seaside

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 4, 2016

    It took Lewis and Clark 18 months and 4,000 miles to reach Seaside, which marks the official end of their famous cross-continental expedition. And since then, this charming town on Oregon’s North Coast has become much easier to explore, but no less exciting to discover. Come and indulge in an expansive selection of dining and shopping, stroll the miles of beaches, and take in the…

  8. Nine Coastal Brews to Drink This Winter

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 23, 2015

    Salty dogs and dockworkers know the best way to warm the bones on a chilly winter day is with a heady brew — think creamy stouts, dark ales and smoky porters. Fortunately, brewers from Astoria to Brookings are at the ready with seasonal offerings that fit the bill. Here, we highlight just a few wintery beers you won’t want to miss. Fort George Brewery +…

  9. An Artful Outing in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA / November 23, 2015

    For a new twist on beachcombing, head to Cannon Beach for a wintery weekend of browsing and buying art. With more than a dozen galleries and a thriving arts center, Cannon Beach has been named one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America” by author John Villani in his book of the same name. Many of the art galleries here are threaded along the…

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