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.
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Inn at Wecoma
Welcome to the Inn at Wecoma. It is our mission to create a unique lodging experience for our guests who seek more than just a 'place to sleep', and are looking to gain the 'insider experience' in Lincoln City. We are bringing back the nostalgia of the old times through pictures and videos of the past and present, while sharing our insider knowledge of the local area and the Oregon Coast with our guests.
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort
Located on a scenic, sandy spit between Siletz Bay and the Pacific, and surrounded by forests of red cedar, fir, pine, and spruce, the beautifully renovated Salishan Spa and Golf Resort has earned a spot among Travel and Leisure's Top 300 Resorts and Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List of best places to stay.
Cascadia Concert Opera
On Saturday, Sept. 20, the traveling ensemble Cascadia Concert Opera will offer an evening of notable arias and ensembles, as well as their distinctive take on Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief.” The fun will start at 7 pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.
“The Old Maid and the Thief” is an American one-act opera about what lies beneath the seemingly innocuous charm of small-town life. A highly charged, emotional story, told through elegant and expressive melodies, Menotti’s comic opera explores the impact that a mysterious stranger has on three provincial women. Lives are forever changed as jealousies and deceptions escalate to riotous heights and fears, desires, and secrets are revealed. Directed by Scott Carroll, this production will be presented fully staged with piano accompaniment.
Currently in its sixth season, Cascadia Concert Opera is a non-profit performing arts organization based in Eugene. Showcasing some of the finest local and regional talent, Cascadia Concert Opera has a unique identity as a touring ensemble, presenting opera in intimate venues throughout the Pacific Northwest. For further information about CCO, contact the group at 541-349-0377, or visit www.cascadiaconcertopera.org.
This will not be the first time that coastal opera fans have enjoyed the light-hearted by technically wonderful work of the CCO. They performed “Tales of Hoffman” here in 2011, and “Die Fledermaus” in 2013. This year’s opera presentation is supported by a grant from the now-inactive Cascade Head Music Festival, and by lodging support from Leslie Roper Green.
The doors to the auditorium at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City, will open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door, and free for kids 12 and younger. The box office accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express, as well as checks and cash. A selection of Northwest beers and wines, My Petite Sweet cookies and bars, and Mountain Man savory snacks are sold before the show, and during intermission. For details and tickets, call 541-994-9994.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center is a non-profit center for community and creativity, inside the historic Delake School building, at the corner of NE Sixth St. and Hwy. 101. The center, which is also home to the official Lincoln City Visitor Information Center, is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Tuesday. For details, head to www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or call 541-994-9994.
Fall Labyrinth Walk & Dances of Universal Peace
The quarterly labyrinth walks at the Lincoln City Cultural Center are always something special. Volunteer labyrinth leader Darlene Muller creates a peaceful space around this painted canvas, complete with light refreshments, soft music and flowers, and invites the community to walk and meditate. But this Fall Labyrinth, set for Monday, Sept. 22, has even more to offer. It will mark the arrival of the Dances of Universal Peace to the LCCC.
The labyrinth will be open for quiet, meditative walking from 4 to 7 pm. Muller will be on hand to answer any questions, or provide guidance upon request. From 7 to 8:30 pm, accompanied by live music, Pierce will lead Dances of Universal Peace on the labyrinth. He will teach and guide participants through dances and sacred songs, sharing the origin and meaning of both. This event is all made possible by donations from the public, and the generosity of the Congregational Church of Lincoln City-United Church of Christ. There is a suggested minimum donation of $2 for the walk and $5 for the dance.
For more information, call the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 541-994-9994. The Cultural Center is located at 540 NE Hwy. 101, in the historic Delake School in Lincoln City.