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Come play along Oregon’s North Coast

The North Coast is a playground all its own, whether on a zip line, in a kayak, behind the wheel of a go-kart, or steaming down a mountain bike trail. Or maybe it’s a confectioner’s shop, a craft brewery, gallery or a long stroll on a sandy beach. Whatever your pleasure, come play on Oregon’s North Coast.

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Stories from the People’s Coast

  1. A Life and New Hotel on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA

    Back in 1990, Mary Jones and Jeff Schons came from Portland to spend the winter in a tiny fishing cabin they’d bought by the river in Pacific City. They’d been lured in by the exciting sport of dory boat fishing — the town’s most revered tradition. Maybe it was the 24/7 access to the ocean, bays and rivers; maybe it was the small-town life. They…

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  2. An Artist’s Guide to Astoria

    Posted by OCVA

    A distinct artistic vibe soaks Astoria, a North Coast burg rife with communal, creative talent. That spirit comes alive for the venerated FisherPoets Gathering each February, and it lives on year-round. Exploring the vibrant visual arts scene provides a fitting introduction to why so many creators call the place home. For an inside scoop, we turn to longtime resident artist Judith Niland, who highlights some…

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  3. Where to Eat in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA

    From a celebrated cooking school to fine dining to seafood hot spots, Cannon Beach is cooking up a storm. One man who knows the how and why is Chef John Newman, owner of Newmans at 988, an intimate French-Italian bistro that Newman and his wife, Sandy, opened in February 2006. It remains one of Cannon Beach’s most notable eateries, and one of many, he asserts,…

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