363 miles of possibilities

You may have heard of our rugged stretch of the left coast. There are a lot of unique and memorable experiences to be had here. But picking the best time and place is half the adventure. Allow us to lend a hand...

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Oregon's Edge:
The Creative South Coast

Three Unique Regions

North Coast

Central Coast

South Coast

Three Unique Regions

Astoria to Neskowin

North Coast

Distinctive coastlines, historic towns, old folk tales, and thriving, eclectic communities. Where the Columbia River meets the swells of the Pacific Ocean, the North Coast is the convergence of the past and the present, the old and the new.

Lincoln City to Florence

Central Coast

Lighthouses, coastal towns, and roads that hug the ocean. From the beach community of Lincoln City to the adventure-seeker’s dream at Florence, the Central Coast is defined by its relationship with the sea. This is the heart of the Oregon Coast.

Reedsport to Brookings-Harbor

South Coast

Further out from large population centers, the Southern Coast revels in being off the beaten path. Set out into the wild, where coastal forest trails, stunning sand dunes, and secluded beaches await, anchored by the artistic and animated port of Coos Bay.

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Travel Stories

How to buy and eat Oregon Dungeness Crab

Sponsored story courtesy of the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission. The crabbing profession is charged with great difficulty, and Oregon fishers take great pride in delivering fresh, sustainable, and delicious Oregon Dungeness crab to market. By purchasing Oregon Dungeness crab locally, consumers...
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Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission advocates for heritage fishery

Sponsored story courtesy of the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission. The Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission was established in 1977 by the Oregon Legislature as an industry-funded agency and part of the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Commission program. This unique assembly of...
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Travel Stories

Get to know the Oregon Dungeness Crab

Sponsored story courtesy of the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission. Oregon Dungeness crab, our state’s official crustacean, is a culinary icon of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Oregon Dungeness crab is internationally lauded as a delicacy; its distinctly sweet, succulent flavors...
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Travel Stories

Ship Watching in Astoria

Most visitors to Astoria arrive from the east or south. It’s the most northwestern city in Oregon, after all, situated on the south bank of the Columbia River where it meets the roiling Pacific Ocean. But a few special visitors to Astoria actually arrive from the west, and some of them haven’t seen land in nearly two weeks.
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Travel Stories

5 Winter Forest Walks on the Oregon Coast

There is something invigorating about a walk through a coastal Oregon forest at the start of the new year — swollen creeks and thundering falls; deep, mossy greens; towering, swaying trees. Underfoot could be banana slugs, newts and mushrooms; above, the occasional bald eagle or osprey sailing by. One can’t help but be energized and refreshed, ready to embark on another year with a new commitment to getting out amidst all the splendor this corner of the world has to offer.
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Snuggle Up With a Great Book on the Coast

Short days and crisp weather create the perfect environment for cozying up with a good book, and the Oregon Coast is a great place to do it. We asked Charlie J. Stephens — owner of Port Orford’s Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center — for their recommendations of what and where to read on the Coast this winter. Here are some favorites to check out on your next coastal vacation.
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