Stories from the People’s Coast

Six Lesser-Known Wildlife Watching Spots

Posted by OCVA

A chance encounter with wildlife can be the most memorable part of any trip. Running into rabbits on a hike or seeing a family of deer or elk on the side of the road are a huge treat for kids and grownups alike. At the Oregon Coast, wildlife is everywhere — not just at visitor attractions that charge a fee for entry. Whale-watching and tide-pooling…

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  1. Discover SOURCE, a Culinary Maker Space

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    From oysters to olive oil to organic produce, visitors to Oregon’s North Coast now have a one-stop shop for many of their favorite hand-grown and handmade provisions. Earlier this year, a collective of 10 local craftsmen, fishermen and farmers opened a tiny retail shop in Garibaldi, right off Highway 101. It’s called SOURCE, and it’s become a hotspot for souvenir shopping, product sampling, take-and-go meals…

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  2. Destination Bandon: South Coast Flavor

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    Sure, Oregon is famous for its marionberries, but down on the South Coast, cranberries are king. Bandon (pop. 3,057) — a remote little city at the mouth of the Coquille River and Pacific Ocean, between Coos Bay and Port Orford — has been called the cranberry capital of the West Coast, if not the world, and every fall visitors find out why. The town will…

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