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.
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Ocean-view suites, restaurant and lounge, pool, sauna, spa, live entertainment, childcare and arcade.
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.
Pelican Shores Inn
Stay at a wonderful oceanfront hotel in a quiet Lincoln City neighborhood. Enjoy spectacular oceanfront views, gas fireplaces, free Wi-Fi, kitchens, complimentary continental breakfast, direct beach access, lighted surf and indoor pool. Discover why guest’s love Pelican Shores Inn.
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City offers 24-Hour Las Vegas-style casino action, including the newest Slot Machines, Blackjack, Craps, Poker and Roulette; Live Bingo and Keno; Beachfront Hotel, Golf Course, Child Care, Arcade and five fantastic restaurants!
Finders Keepers on the Beach
Finders Keepers, glass floats on the beach, runs from Mid-October to Memorial Day – with hand-crafted glass floats being placed along the 7.5 miles of public beach in Lincoln City, from the Roads End area to the Cutler City area. You find it, you keep it! Learn more about Finders Keepers. FMI 800-452-2151
Hands-On Asian Cooking Intensive
We’ll devote a day each to Korea and Vietnam, and then spend the third making dumplings from all different Asian countries. This hands-on class gives students an opportunity to learn necessary techniques for the preparation of authentic Asian cuisine. At the end of each day, we’ll enjoy our creations together, family-style, and discuss what we learned. Cost is $325 per person for all three days.