Lincoln City was formed in 1965 from the small communities of Taft, Nelscott, Cutler City, Delake, Oceanlake and Wecoma Beach. There are seven miles of beachfront in Lincoln City. You’ll usually find the beaches filled with colorful kites, taking advantage of the winds in this city on the 45th Parallel. Lincoln City was named Kite Capital of the World by “Kitelines” Magazine.
Drift Creek Covered Bridge
The oldest covered bridge in Oregon, built in 1914. The bridge has a Howe Truss and is 66 feet in length. After being destroyed by a flood it was rebuilt in 1933 by J.V. Curry of Toledo. By the time the bridge was doomed to demolition for safety reasons by the Lincoln County Commissioners in 1997, local, state and federal funds for renovation had virtually disappeared. Determined not to lose this piece of history, north Lincoln County residents Kerry and Laura Sweitz came forward and offered to move the bridge – board by board – to their Rose Lodge property eight miles away. There, the couple just happened to have a concrete span over Bear Creek whose dimensions exactly matched those of the covered. Bridge. It took four years, many major fundraisers, a host of volunteers, and several more events before Drift Creek covered bridge was completely reassembled and ready for re-dedication on July 14, 2001. The structure has become a popular place for reunions and weddings and even a little “hoedown” inside the bridge. The non-profit “Save the Covered Bridge” group established by Kerry and Laura Sweitz is still in existence today. HOW TO GET THERE: From Lincoln City, turn east onto Hwy 18. From the Williamette Valley, drive west on Hwy 18 towards the coast. At milepost 4.9, turn south onto Bear Creek Road. After approximately one mile you will see the bridge on the left-hand side. The bridge is on private property; visitors are asked to park along Bear Creek Road and walk the rest of the way to the bridge.
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Ocean-view suites, restaurant and lounge, pool, sauna, spa, live entertainment, childcare and arcade.
Vacasa - Lincoln City
With over 200 Oregon Coast vacation rentals from Astoria to Yachats, Vacasa Rentals has the perfect getaway for every taste and budget! Every home we manage is privately owned and one of a kind, with properties including cozy beach cottages, luxury oceanfront estates, and everything in between. Each vacation home is fully furnished and supplied with fresh linens, towels, and bath products. While amenities vary by home, many feature private hot tubs, fireplaces, wireless Internet access, pet-friendly policies, oceanfront or ocean views, outdoor patios, cable TV and DVD players, washer/dryer, grills, and fire pits. VacasaRentals.com includes detailed descriptions and photos for each property, with easy customizable search and free online booking, and our reservation line is open from 7am - 10pm each day. Call about last-minute discounts and seasonal specials!
Looking Glass Inn
Experience a delightful Cape Cod style inn with beautiful bay and ocean views in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. Enjoy fantastic views, Whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, decks, kitchens, free Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast, easy beach access and many dog friendly rooms. You’ll love the ideal location on Siletz Bay with a wonderful beach perfect for walking, exploring, building sand castles and playing in the water.
Hands-On Tuscan Picnic
Celebrate summer Italian-style…using local ingredients. And we’ll pair up the dishes with Italian wines!
- Prosciutto, melon and burrata
- Summer squash soup with salsa verde
- Panzanella (Italian bread salad)
- Chicken under a brick
- Stone fruit crostada (tart)
Instructor: Chef Pati D'Eliseo & Sous Chef Donna Riani, (Bio)
Cost: $55, includes meal and wine
2nd annual Lincoln City Chalk Art Competition
Come help us transform the sidewalks of the historic Delake School building into colorful works of art during our 2nd annual Lincoln City Chalk Art Competition “Chalk it up to 50 Years!” On Saturday, July 11 from 11 to 3 p.m. the sidewalks surrounding the Lincoln City Cultural Center will become blank slates for artistic creations for the young and the young-at-heart. In addition to the outdoor art competition, a workshop with professional chalk art instructor will be given from 9 am to 11 am. Vendor booths will be set up on the lawn, selling food and drinks and promoting local children’s programs.
Age categories for the sidewalk chalk competition are 6 and under, 7-11, 12-17 and 18 and older. Awards and prizes will be given for age categories as well as a grand prize of $50 for art depicting and celebrating Lincoln City’s 50th Anniversary. Artists should arrive by 10:45 for registration and square assignment. Priority placement will be given to early registrants. Judging will be held at 3 pm and prizes awarded immediately after.
“This event allows children, families, and artists of all skill levels to come together in a creative and communal way to share in the joy of making art outside. Also, this year’s theme and special category celebrating Lincoln City’s 50th Anniversary puts a local spin on the competition and educates our tourist population as well”, says Sam Randall, Program Coordinator at the Cultural Center.
Registration for the sidewalk chalk art competition is $5 for ages 6 and under and $10 for ages 7 and up and includes a sidewalk square and box of chalk. Individuals can purchase squares next to each other to produce a group work. The chalk art workshop is free. Registration forms can be picked up at the Cultural Center or printed from the Center’s website.
The planning committee is currently seeking vendors as well as volunteers to assist with set-up, registration, monitoring, and clean-up. For vendor registration or volunteering, contact Sam Randall at 541-994-9994 or email@example.com.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, classes, and visitor information inside the former Delake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.