Stories

  1. Winter Whale-Watching on the Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 23, 2015

    Seeing one of the planet’s largest mammals – even from a distance – ranks among the most memorable and awe-inspiring experiences you can have on the Oregon Coast – or anywhere, for that matter. Early winter is a peak time for whale watching, as pods of gray whales migrate south after spending the summer feeding in the seas around Alaska. Nearly 20,000 whales pass through…

  2. A Brewery Becomes Seaside’s Living Room

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 4, 2015

    The big brick building on Seaside’s bustling Broadway Street was originally the city hall and city jail. And in more recent years, it housed a fish market for a time. But mostly, this grand structure just sat empty. When Seaside Brewing Company (851 Broadway St.) partners Jimmy Griffin and Vince Berg came upon it, they knew they’d found a local treasure. And they treated it…

  3. Craft Spirits Rock Oregon’s North Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 4, 2015

    It’s no secret that Oregon ranks high in the world of craft beer and wine. But in recent years, it’s also gotten a taste for craft spirits. On Oregon’s North Coast, you’ll find two distilleries making big strides in the burgeoning field and expanding the beverage scene in the region’s storied cities. “In the Northwest, we value the craft culture when it comes to beer…

  4. Pedal-Powered Exploring Around Port Orford

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 28, 2015

    Launched in 2005 and unique in the United States, Oregon’s Scenic Bikeway program mixes culture, jaw-dropping scenery and wonderful cycling for an unforgettable pedaling experience. The newest addition to this trail system is the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway. Anchored in the quaint fishing town of Port Orford, this Bikeway offers 60 miles of moderate trails shaded by lush, old-growth forests. Scenery along the way…

  5. Destination Yachats: Small-town Charm

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 28, 2015

    Nestled where the forest meets the sea, Yachats (pronounced ya-hots) is a wee village with outsized charm. It’s where you’ll find some of the best bites on the Coast, miles of trails, scenic vistas, marine gardens and more to keep you busy during a relaxing weekend stay. For such a small town, Yachats (pop. 690) boasts a surprising number of eateries. Follow the locals to…

  6. Six Classic North Coast Bookshops

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 28, 2015

    Whether you seek breezy page-turners or engrossing books meant for stormy weekends, we’ve selected a handful of our favorite booksellers (listed according to location, north to south) on the North Coast that will please even the most discerning bookworms. Godfather’s Books (Astoria) A comprehensive selection of new and used books, a funky atmosphere, and an in-house café make this a one-stop shop for an afternoon…

  7. 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: the Coast Fat Bike!

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 28, 2015

    The Oregon Coast is renowned for miles of wide open sands that are ripe for beach combing, storm watching and tide-pool touring. Turns out those lovely beaches are perfect for fat biking too — zooming around on a beefed up bike frame with cushy tires just made to hug the shoreline. Now you have the chance to win your own custom-made fat bike. As part…

  8. Destination Pacific City: The Secret Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 27, 2015

    Located just 25 miles southwest of Tillamook on Highway 131, Pacific City is a sleepy little beach town in the heart of the Three Capes Scenic Loop. This hidden gem on the North Coast is home to fewer than 1,100 full-time residents, which makes it a wonderful getaway. With a wide, sandy beach, a lung-busting dune to climb, and the lesser-known Haystack Rock (locals refer…

  9. Sand Master Denny Dyke

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 27, 2015

    Visiting the beach for a long walk and spiritual rejuvenation is nothing new, but Coquille-based labyrinth artist Denny Dyke takes the idea to a new level, with his intricate sand drawings that have captivated locals and tourists alike. An ancient form of walkable art, labyrinths are twisting paths designed for meditative use. There is one way in and one way out. Simply walking the flowing…

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