TOE-AWAY ZONE - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


Posted by OCVA / May 31, 2012


Admit it: You’re just itching to free your feet from those too-tight shoes, make your way to the beach, and wiggle your toes in the sparkly effervescence of the Pacific. Well, cheers, ladies and gents, because June is Fun on the Beach month on The People’s Coast. From sand-sculpting lessons to paddle-boarding rodeos, we’ve got the wiggle room to pop any corked-up cork! So slip out of your confines and discover a whole new zone of comfort here on the Oregon Coast. And remember: When you free your toes, your soles are sure to follow.

Want to put a little color back in your cheeks? Consider slipping into something more comfortable and participating in the Kilted Kilometer Fun Run at the Celtic Festival & Highland Games in Newport, where you can join the parade of redheads or just sit yourself down and enjoy the authentic Celtic food, music and family fun. Try the Cape Mountain Trail Run in Florence, the Art Walk in Reedsport, or one of the six different Kayak Treasure Map Tours in Tillamook. Gear up for a family bike ride around Waldport or join the Pedal Bike Tours for a roll around the Three Capes Scenic Loop area.

Don’t let your lack of experience limit your opportunities for fun in the great outdoors. Cast your eyes on Charleston and learn all the ins and outs of fly fishing. Take ocean surfing lessons at Ossie’s Surf Shop in Newport, a sand-sculpting workshop in Florence, or a clam-digging clinic in Lincoln City. Can you dig it?

Make a splash at this month’s First Weekend Art Event in Toledo or the Stand-Up Paddleboard competition in Lincoln City. Motor over to Florence for the annual Wings ‘N’ Wheels Fly-In & Car Show. And if you don’t make it to Reedsport this month, you won’t see what we saw; namely, the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Championships. Let the chips fall where they may!

Dig into some yummy home-made fudge at the Cheese Factory in Tillamook or dig the grooves of a series of classical, jazz and musical theater performances by some of the most talented musicians in the world at The Siletz Bay Music Festival in Lincoln City.

Elvis may have permanently left this world, but someone very much like him will be appearing at Chinook Winds Casino this month in Lincoln City, where you can also laugh yourself silly at a comedy concert or catch a performance by country superstar Wynona Judd. That ought to liven things up!

But wait, there’s more! Plan now and we’ll throw in a series of FREE Riverfront Outdoor Concerts in Reedsport, PLUS a FREE Family Fishing Day at either Newport or Florence. And if that doesn’t lure you in, consider this: this month you’ll be able to land a cornucopia of fresh produce and locally crafted products at 16 different farmer’s markets from Astoria all the way to Brookings. See our 2012 Oregon Coast Farmer’s Market Directory for a full listing.

Starting to get the idea? Then let us direct your attention to where to stop and stay. We’ve got plenty of wiggle room to accommodate your every toe-dipping preference, even if you’re feeling dog tired and just want a cozy spot to curl up for the night.

You’ll find dog-friendly specials at the Inn at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City and the Silver Surf Motel in Yachats. You’ll also dig the Beachcomber’s Delight Package at Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City and the 20 to 50 percent discounts available at the Whaler Motel in Newport and Overleaf Lodge & Spa or the Fireside Motel in Yachats. Break away from it all with the Three Capes Escape Package in Pacific City for self-guided tours of the area complete with a day’s worth of picnic supplies. Or elevate your spirits with the Land, Sea & Air Package at Driftwood Shores in Florence, which includes a scenic half-hour helicopter tour for two.

Wherever you go and wherever you stay on The People’s Coast, you’re shore to discover something that’ll curl your toes with delight!


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Looking for the best spots to explore the beaches on The People’s Coast? Comb through the latest edition of The Official Oregon Coast 2012 – 2013 Visitor Guide. It’s full of useful information, and it’s always free for the asking!

Featured Events

Hands-on Pretzel Workshop in Lincoln City

Hands-on Soft Pretzel Workshop at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City from 1 – 4PM. Cost: $50. FMI Chef Sharon Wiest
June 2, 2012
For more information call 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151

Newport Marathon in Newport

Starting in Yaquina Bay State Park at the historic “haunted” lighthouse, runners will head north along the ocean through some of Newport’s picturesque neighborhoods. Heading back through the starting area, runners will proceed downhill under the Yaquina Bay Bridge to the Bayfront. Past shops, restaurants, galleries and a large fishing village, the course continues along the bay. The course follows the Yaquina Bay and River estuary to mile 15 where it turns back toward town, retracing the same route. Along the course runners will be treated to a splendid variety of views and scenery, wildlife and shipping, fishermen and crabbers. It is a flat, very fast, and beautiful course that will produce numerous PR’s. Our course is USATF certified and has proven to be a very good “first marathon” as well as an excellent qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
June 2, 2012
For more information visit

Adult Fly Fishing Class in Charleston

ODFW Outdoors will host an adult fly fishing class at LaVerne County Park on the North Fork of the Coquille River. The class is designed for new or beginning fly fishers and will include sessions on equipment, casting, aquatic insects and reading the water. The class costs $40 and includes use of all necessary equipment, instruction/materials and lunch. Go to the ODFW site for registration information or call Gary Vonderohe for more information.
June 2, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-888-5515

First Weekend Art Event – “Make a Splash” in Toledo

The arts community of Toledo will kick off a year-long series of themed First Weekend art events. The first month’s event will feature Doug Haga’s work at SolaLuna Studios, 750 NW Forestry Road from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Front and center all year will be the free Passport to Toledo Arts, in which attendees can collect a new, unique hand-carved stamp each month. The stamps will be tied to that month’s featured artist and theme. Visitors will be able to meet and talk to the artists, see their work, and collect a stamp in their passport.
June 2 – 3, 2012
For more information visit

Goonies Day in Astoria

A yearly celebration of the classic ’80s movie. Gather with other fans to proclaim, “Goonies never say die!”
June 7, 2012
For more information call 503-325-6311

Cannon Beach Sandcastle Festival in Cannon Beach

Friday will kick off with a “Meet the Masters” dinner to introduce sought after competitors vying for $4000 in purse plus a multi-media presentation about the historic Cannon Beach event. Free sculpting lessons along with sharing of project ideas is designed to kickstart the creative process for all in attendance. Saturday is the traditional build and competition under the long shadow of 235 foot Haystack Rock. First timers and long-time participants compete for awards in six divisions traditionally offered including large group, small group, Sand Teens, Sand Juniors and Sand Fleas. Saturday night will end with a community bonfire on the beach plus entertainment and gallery walks through downtown. A fun run is scheduled for Sunday morning as the festival winds down.
June 8 – 10, 2012

Comedy on the Coast in Lincoln City

Headliner Mike Marino, Feature – Brett Walkow, Host/MC – J.G. Moore. Comedy on the Coast shows feature the funniest comics in the business!
Doors open at 7:30pm and show starts at 8:00 pm in the Chinook Winds Convention Center, on the second floor of the casino. There is a no-host bar, and you must be at least 21 years old to see the show. Tickets are $15.
June 8 – 9, 2012
For more information visit or call888-624-6228

2012 Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games in Newport

The Celtic Festival and Highland Games has something for everyone. We start with our Friday Fringe events which includes a Sand Castle Contest and Kilted Kilometer Fun Run in Nye Beach for families, children (and pets) to enjoy. We also have an Irish Ceili Dance and Beach Bonfire at sunset. Moving to the Lincoln County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, patrons enjoy authentic Celtic food, beverages, live Celtic music and dancing, Clans and vendors galore. Don’t’ forget the Highland Games and we have a special children’s area with crafts and mini Highland games just for the kids. At our noon time Opening Ceremonies we have a parade where families with Celtic dog breeds and anyone with red hair can join in the fun. Find us on Facebook or go to our website for all the details.
June 8 – 10, 2012
For more information visit or call541-574-9366

Art Sea Festival in Lincoln City

Featuring vendors from across the Pacific Northwest, live music, food, and fun for the whole family!
June 9, 2012
For more information call 541-996-1274, 800-452-2151

Stand up Paddle Rodeo in Lincoln City

SUPH2ORODEO J.A.W.S Northwest presents a 3 discipline stand up paddle board competition comprised of a 2 mile and 5 mile race on Devil’s Lake, a 6 1/2 mile open-ocean race from Road’s End State Park to Siletz Bay and an SUP surfing contest. For more information visit the website.
June 9 – 10, 2012
For more information visit

Cape Mountain Trail Run in Florence

This is the 10th running of an Oregon trail classic outside of Florence and is a fund-raiser for the Siuslaw High School Track and Cross-Country programs. The 10 mile course is a loop course on single track trails. Event admission is $25-$40 and is located on Horse Creek Trailhead, off of HWY 101.
June 10, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-991-6021

Free Family Fishing Day – Big Creek Reservoir in Newport

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites youth out to the ponds for a fun morning of fishing. On-site ODFW staff and volunteers provided equipment, teach youth how to bait and cast, and help kids “reel in” their catch. Licenses required for anyone 14 years and older. From 8:30 am – 2:00 pm at Big Creek Reservoir in Newport.
June 9, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-902-1384

Free Family Fishing Day in Florence

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites youth out to the ponds for a fun morning of fishing. On-site ODFW staff and volunteers provided equipment, teach youth how to bait and cast, and help kids “reel in” their catch. Licenses required for anyone 14 years and older. Location is at Cleawox Lake – Honeyman State Park, right off of HWY 101 from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.
June 10, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-902-1384

Let’s Go Camping at South Beach State Park in South Beach

This is a fun-filled weekend camping experience for novice camper families. We provide tent, sleeping bags and mattress pads if you need them for the weekend. Lots of fun activities for parents, grandparents and children. This is a very secure event with ranger-led activities and experienced volunteers on hand to assist you 24/7. Cost for the ENTIRE FAMILY IS ONLY $20! Call Mon.-Fri. between 8 am. and 5 pm. at 888-953-7677 to reserve spots.
June 15 – 17, 2012
For more information visit or call 503-872-5324

Beachcomber Days in Waldport

Celebrate Waldport’s Beachcomber Days with three days filled with live music, open air dances, a parade, regional food, a kids zone, blown glass treasure hunt and more!
June 15 – 17, 2012
For more information visit

Art Walk in Reedsport

Coastal Douglas Arts & Business Alliance (CDABA) is having their 3rd annual Art Walk in old town along HYW 38 (also known as Fir Ave.) from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Enjoy all the art or if you are interested in participating as an artist or outside vendor you may sign up for one of the limited spaces available.
June 15, 2012
For more information call 541-271-2485

Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Championships in Reedsport

Reedsport, Oregon is the Chainsaw Carving Capitol of Oregon. Don’t miss this 3-day event over Father’s Day weekend. See carvers from around the world show their skills. Come see carvers at work from start to finish over the course of this event. There will also be quick carve events auctioned daily.
June 15 – 17, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-272-4816

Oregon Surf School – Summer Special in Newport

Learn to surf the Oregon Coast! Each session will be made up of groups of 8-15 beginning surfers from ages 9-99. $110 per person includes use of wetsuit, boots, hood, surfboard and instructors for 2 hours per day for 3 days from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.
June 16 – 17, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-574-4634

Sand Master Park- Sand Sculpting Workshop in Florence

Come for a weekend of playing in the sand. Learn to sculpt like the pros at this free workshop. Everything you need to create amazing sand sculpture will be provided. At the Sand Master Park (5351 HWY 101) Saturday & Sunday, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
June 16 – 17, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-997-6006

All American Soap Box Derby in Lincoln City

This is for 7- to 17-year-olds on 22nd Street by Oceanlake School from 9AM – 5PM. Cost: $25 per driver, free for spectators.
June 17, 2012

Rods and Races Car Show in Lincoln City

The car show is at the Lincoln City Community Center from 10AM – 2PM. Registration fee: $20 in advance, $25 day of the show.
June 17, 2012

Riverfront Rhythms Free Outdoor Concerts in Reedsport

Join us on the front lawn of the Umpqua Discovery Center for our free summer concert series. Located just off HWY 38 along the Umpqua River (409 Riverfront Way). Bring your chairs or blankets, food vendors on site, picnicking welcome. June 21st will feature Timberwolf – classics, country, rock & roll.
Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
June 21, 2012
For more information visit

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Astoria

The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival has been a tradition on the North Coast of Oregon for over forty years. It embodies the rich cultural heritage that was transplanted to the Astoria, Oregon region by emigrating Scandinavians. Enjoy Scandinavian music, dance, and theater, as well as handicrafts and import items on sale and traditional foods.
June 22 – 24, 2012
For more information visit

4th Annual Plein Air & More in Cannon Beach

Plein air is a term derived from the French expression “en plein air,” meaning “in the open air,” and specifically refers to the act of painting outdoors. Cannon Beach’s popular “Plein Air and More” event will include more than two dozen artists represented by Cannon Beach’s art galleries. They will be creating works of art on location throughout the town and on the beach. Many will work in the traditional method of plein air painting, while others will sculpt, and photograph in their own unique styles. Individual galleries will display the finished works and host receptions for the artists.
June 22 – 24, 2012
For more information visit

Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival in Rockaway Beach

Once again, it is time to practice your best buccaneer’s brogue and dust off your finest sea rover’s togs. Join us for a weekend of entertainment sure to offer something for all ages. Featuring succulent foods and hearty libations, vendors selling exotic wares, musical acts to set you feet dancing, and games to serve up an atmosphere that would make the pirates of old feel right at home.
June 22 – 24, 2012
For more information visit or call 503-355-8108

Clamming Clinic in Lincoln City

Clamming Clinic with local expert Bill Lackner. Clinic begins with a 12:00PM lecture on clam digging at Driftwood Public Library followed by a 2:00PM field trip to Siletz Bay to dig for clams. For more information, visit our webpage or call.
June 22, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-265-5847

Tunnel Six Jazz Band in Lincoln City

Tunnel Six is a sextet comprised of some of the most notable up and coming jazz musicians from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and from Eastern Canada. They play original compositions by all the band members and hope to connect to their audiences through the strong and intuitive storytelling elements of their improvisations.
June 22, 2012
For more information visit

Summer Kite Festival in Lincoln City

Summer Kite Festival at D-River State Wayside. Kite-flying demonstrations, kid’s events, kite-making workshops, running of the Bols and more!
June 23 – 24, 2012
For more information visit

Wynona and the Big Noise in Lincoln City

Spend some time with this country music superstar when she makes a tour stop at Chinook Winds. Tickets are now on sale at the Chinook Winds Box Office, by phone or online. Reserved Seating Tickets $48.50 – $63.50. Must be 16 or older to attend.
June 23 – 24, 2012
For more information visit or call 888-624-6228

Oregon Surf School – Summer Special in Newport

Learn to surf the Oregon Coast! Each session will be made up of groups of 8-15 beginning surfers from ages 9-99. $110 per person includes use of wetsuit, boots, hood, surfboard and instructors for 2 hours per day for 3 days from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.
June 26- 28, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-574-4634

Justin Shandor – Worlds Ultimate Elvis Show in Lincoln City

Justin Shandor has the moves, he has the look, and he most definitely has the voice! Since he was 16 years old, Justin has been helping to keep “The King’s” memory alive, bringing his iconic music and persona to a new generation of Elvis fans.
Tickets are on sale now at the Chinook Winds Box Office. Tickets are $15 and you must be 21 or older.
June 29, 2012
For more information visit or call 888-624-6228

2012 Lighthouse Run in Coos Bay

Highway 101 Harley-Davidson’s Annual Lighthouse Run. Includes shirt; pin; food; 50/50; entertainment; raffles; poker hands; cash prizes. Don’t forget to register in advance!
June 29, 2012
For more information call 541-266-7051

Clovers Day Parade & Festival in Cloverdale

A parade through downtown Cloverdale, led by the most famous cow in town, starts off the event. Usually included are a pancake feed, kids stuff, face painting, food booths, Great Music, classic car show, and art fair. The day concludes with a firework display from Bob Straub State Park in Pacific City.
June 30, 2012
For more information call 503-392-4340

4th annual Wings N’ Wheels Fly In & Car Show in Florence

Enjoy an afternoon at this static aircraft display and fly in and car show featuring Rhody Cruisers, British Car Club, military vehicles, emergency vehicles, military heritage museum, radio control airplane club, and USCG food vendors. Admission is free, located at the Florence Municipal Airport (2001 Airport Way) from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
June 30, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-997-3128

Clamboree! in Coos Bay

Join the Empire celebration of the history, the clams, the culture, and the future of our area. Venues include the Fire Hall, the Hollering Place, Ed Lund Park, the Tribal House of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw tribes, and the downtown area along Newmark Avenue. Events will include live music, a parade, food with clam themes, historic tours and cultural information and activities. Demonstrations include Native American crafts, live Coast Guard operations, and much more!
June 30, 2012

Featured Things to Do on The People’s Coast

Art & Music

The Siletz Bay Music Festival in Lincoln City

The Siletz Bay Music Festival is two weeks of classical, jazz, and musical theater performances by some of the most talented musicians in the world. Festival patrons will have the chance to be captivated by musicians such as legendary jazz pianist Dick Hyman, who played with Benny Goodman and arranged musical scores for Woody Allen. For the 2012 season, Festival audiences can look forward to the return of Dick Hyman together with musicians such as Erika Teraoka, a gifted cellist and protégé of Yo-Yo Ma. The Festival is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Oregon coast, with the namesake Siletz Bay as the backdrop for two weeks of musical magic.
June 11- 24, 2012
For more information visit

Astoria Music Festival in Astoria

Metropolitan Opera stars Angela Meade and Ruth Ann Swenson will take the stage as well as Russian Cellist Sergey Antonov and Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn and many more national and international performers. The audience will experience works of Schubert, Arensky, Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Strauss, Haydn, Mozart and Strauss over two weekends. The opera “The Magic Flute” will be performed the third weekend by the Apprentices enrolled in our Vocal Apprentice Program. The Portland Baroque Orchestra will also make an appearance. Performances available midweek in restaurants around town and at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center in Astoria.
June 16 – July 1, 2012
For more information call 503-325-9896

Oregon Coast Adventures & Tours

Pedal Bike Tours of Portland- 3 Capes Scenic Loop Bike Tour in Portland

Join us on this driving and biking adventure as we explore the wild beauty of the Oregon Coast and the 3 Capes Scenic Loop. This 8 hour intermediate ride is suitable for most skill levels. Tours are available year round, rain or shine.
For more information visit or call 503-243-2453

Kayak Tillamook in Tillamook

New in 2012 are Treasure Map Tours. Six different Kayak tours: get a map, find collectable treasures, and collect all six stamps. We are excited to offer this new series of tours, in partnership with the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. Tillamook County has such a rich history and we are excited to share it with you through on-water exploration and talks, provided by the TCPM!
For more information visit or call 503 866 4808

Oregon Coast Surf Lessons and Rentals – Ossies Surf Shop in Newport

A private Oregon Surf lesson lasts about 2 hours and takes place at Otter Rock or Agate Beach in the Pacific Ocean. Learn the basics from friendly, experienced instructors. Lessons are tailored to fit your schedule and match both your level of experience and individual personality.
For more information visit or call 541-574-4634

Kayak Lessons, Tours/Destinations, Rentals– Ossies Surf Shop in Newport

Besides surfing the waves, Ossies Surf shop offers Kayak lessons and rentals. Check out the website for additional information on prices and destinations.
For more information visit or call 541-574-4634

Green Bike Co-op in Waldport

Take the family for a bike ride to enjoy the coastal sites in and around Waldport. Green Bike Co-op is located in downtown Waldport at Hwy 101 and Arrow Street (next to Espresso 101). Visit:, click on cycling maps and scroll through to “Lincoln County Bike Map –south” to download free local bike routes!
For more information visit or call 541-563-READ


Tillamook Fudge at the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook

A stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory in not just for cheese and ice cream ! Have you tried our sweet, creamy, delicious Tillamook Fudge? A wide variety of flavors awaits you, ranging from Chocolate and Vanilla, to Amaretto Swirl and Rocky Road and many more in between! Be adventurous and try one of our fudge maker’s own recipes, like Candy Bar Bliss or Marionberry Cheesecake. Tillamook Fudge is home-made every day, and you can choose from individual pieces cut from loaves or convenient ½ pound and 1 pound packages. The Fudge counter is open every day from 8am to 6pm.
For more information visit or call 503-815-1300 or 800-542-7290

Friday Chef’s Table at OC Culinary Institute in Coos Bay

OCCI offers wonderful culinary dinners as part of their externship program. Creative & tastefully prepared meals delight diners every Friday at Noon and 6pm. For menus visit their website. Reservations are required and must be made no later than Thursday. Lunch is a delectable pub style meal for just $10 per person, and dinner is 4 courses for $20.
For more information visit

First Friday Wine Walk in Coos Bay

Visit various downtown businesses to wine taste and shop. Commemorative wine glasses and maps will be sold for $10 each at the Coos Bay Visitor Center.
For more information call 541-269-1222, ext 289

2012 Oregon Coast Farmer’s & Artisan’s Market Directory

Astoria Sunday Market in Astoria

Astoria Sunday Market features up to 200 vendors each week offering locally-made products that have been hand-crafted, grown, created or gathered by the farmers, craftspeople and artisans featured each week. In addition, the Market has a lively food court with regional entertainment making this the gathering place each Sunday for locals and visitors to the region. Located on 12th Street in historic downtown Astoria.
Sundays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Now – October 14, 2012
For more information visit or call 503-325-1010

Cannon Beach Farmers Market in Cannon Beach

The 2012 Cannon Beach Farmers Market will be open at 1:00 with music, prepared food, and community booths. All other vendors will open at 2:00, and the market will close at 5:00. The CBFM offers cut flowers in addition to a wide variety of fresh produce, pasture-raised meat, organic cheeses, wild-caught seafood, and hand-crafted artisan food products in the lively Midtown area of Cannon Beach. The Cannon Beach Farmers Market is an easy stroll and just minutes away from downtown Cannon Beach’s renowned shopping district. The Midtown area is host to fine galleries and restaurants, and is the gateway to one of the loveliest beaches in the world and the majestic Haystack Rock! Located in the midtown parking lot between s Hemlock and E Gower Streets
Tuesdays: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
June 12 – September 25, 2012
For more information visit or call 503-440-6013

Manzanita Farmer’s Market in Manzanita

The market will be full of many good things this year! On Laneda Street
Fridays: 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
June 15 – September 21, 2012
For more information visit or call 503-368-3339

Tillamook Farmer’s Market in Tillamook

Come join in the fun, food, and good times every summer Saturday, at the corner of Laurel and 2nd street in downtown Tillamook. We encourage all our vendors to offer foods and goods that are locally grown and processed. In front of the courthouse on Laurel & 2nd Street.
Saturdays: 9:00 am – 2:00pm
June 16 – September 29, 2012
For more information visit or call 503-812-9326

The Lincoln City Farmers and Crafters Market in Lincoln City

Experience the tastes and talents of The Central Oregon Coast. The Lincoln City Farmers Market offers fruits, flowers, vegetables, eggs, nursery plants, baked goods, hot food, jewelry, clothing, artisan crafts, and more. On the lawn of the Culture Center, 540 NE Hwy 101.
Sundays: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Now – October 14, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-867-6293

Newport Saturday Farmers Market in Newport

Local organic growers, market gardeners bring their fresh produce to the Newport Farmers’ Market. You can find vibrant flowers, herbs, and bedding plants and an assortment of items such as soaps, honey, breads, pastries, fresh eggs, local arts & crafts and much more! Located outside Newport City Hall, Hwy 101 & Angle Street.
Saturdays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Now – October 7, 2012
For more information visit

Toledo Thursday Market in Toledo

Toledo’s Thursday Market is sure to please. Produce, plants, baked goods and crafts are sold by local vendors in the two public parking lots on Main Street. Merchants and residents have sidewalk sales up and down Main Street as well.
Thursdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
June 21 – September 27, 2012
(541) 336-2247 ext 215

Waldport Wednesday Market in Waldport

Waldport Wednesday Market is your quality coast market offering those items from
fresh local Oregon coast produce to unusual gifts. Our Waldport Wednesday Market is the
place to shop for flowers, potted plants, jewelry, flowers, tie dyes, glass art and so much more.
Waldport Community Center, 265 Alsea Hwy.
Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
May 16 – October 17, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-270-0230

Yachats Farmers’ Market in Yachats

Offering locally grown organic produce and plants and locally made natural crafts. Watch for special events in conjunction with the market. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 5th St.
Sundays: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Now – Mid October 2012
For more information visit or call 541-528-7192

Florence Local Organic Farmers’ Market in Florence

Located at Pro Lumber, 310 HWY
Saturdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
June 2 – October 27, 2012 – October 29, 2011
For more information visit or call 541-268-4712

Florence Boardwalk Market in Port of Siuslaw

In addition to fresh fruit and vegetables there will be a booth with fresh eggs and meats. Included from the crafters will be items from handmade pottery to jewelry. Located on the boardwalk of the Port of Siuslaw, next to Old Town.
Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May 26 – October 28, 2012
For more information call 925-628-3699

Downtown Farmer’s Market in Coos Bay

Offering two days of fresh food and fun. Featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade jams, jelly and candy. Enjoy handmade arts and crafts too. Downtown Coos Bay.
Wednesdays/Sundays: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Now – October 2012
For more information visit or call 541-269-0215

Coquille Farmers Market in Coquille

Fresh produce, homemade goods and handcrafted items are available. Located in and out of the Community Building
April – October 2012
Thursdays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
For more information call (541) 396-3414

Old Town Marketplace in Bandon

A Selection of fruits, vegetables, organic food, local specialties and crafts. Located at 250 1st St. SW, in Fishery Building.
Fridays: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
June 15-November 16, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-347-3206

Port Orford Farmers Market in Port Orford

The Port Orford Farmers’ Market is all about finding a venue for the bounty of North Curry County to be shared with residents and visitors to Port Orford! Located in the Redfish Restaurant / Hawthorne Gallery patio with overflow in the Coast Candle Parking Lot, just across from the Port Orford Visitors’ Centre and Battle Rock.
Saturdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
June – November 2012
For more information visit or call 541-366-2266

Brookings- Harbor Farmers & Artisans Market in Brookings

The Brookings-Harbor Farmers & Artisans Market is held every Saturday during the summer. Visit with local coast and valley farmers and vendors selling their produce and hand-crafted items. Most farmers accept the Senior Nutritional and WIC coupons. If you grow it, pick it, catch it, make it, or bake it, we want you for our market! Located on the Boardwalk at the Port of Brookings-Harbor.
June – October 2012
Saturdays: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
For more information call 541-469-9522

Featured Places to Stay on The People’s Coast

3 Cape Escape Package in Pacific City

If this is your first visit to the Oregon Coast and you’re anxious to see some of the gorgeous sights the coast has to offer? Or have you lived in Oregon for years but have never taken the time to enjoy the beautiful 3-Cape Scenic route? Well we have a delightful 3-day, 2-night Oregon Coast lodging package, features the north Oregon Coast’s gorgeous 3 Capes: Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout and Cape Meares, waiting just for you. Enjoy at your leisure a self-guided scenic “tour to remember” that includes a sturdy canvas bag filled with picnic supplies galore: Tillamook cheese and sausage, fruit, salt water taffy, your choice of Oregon Pinot Noir, Oregon Chardonnay, champagne, sparkling cider or Pelican beer. Also included is a tour brochure complete with maps and highlights you won’t want to miss. There is so much to see and explore that you just might want to stay another night to take it all in!
Now – June 30, 2012
For more information visit or call 888-965-7001

Bring Your Dog To the Beach! – K9 Package in Pacific City

Pet Fee (for 1 pet) will be waived for this 2 night stay (that’s a $40 value). Stay 2 nights – 1 night is never enough – and your best friend will enjoy a cozy blanket, rope toy, doggie treats, Frisbee and you (as the exhausted owner who will spend hours playing with your pet on the beach) will enjoy a $10 gift card from Stimulus Espresso Café or 2 bottles of the award-winning Pelican Pub & Brewery core beers. Show your best friend just how much you care with a trip to the beach!
For more information visit or call 888-965-7001

Beachcomber’s Delight Package in Lincoln City

Come explore Oregon’s’ beaches, get your feet wet in the sand, and you’ll discover all kinds of treasurers. Package includes oceanfront lodging for two, breakfast for two, Agate of the Oregon Coast Guide, bottle of champagne in your room upon arrival. One night package starts at $159, plus room tax. Valid Sunday – Friday). The Inn at Spanish Head is Oregon’s only resort hotel built on the beach. Each individually designed room is oceanfront with floor-to-ceiling windows so the ocean greets you the moment you step into your room and the beach is just steps outside your door. The Inn is one of Oregon’s twenty-two official Whale Watching sites and one of the only two indoor sites on the Oregon Coast.
Now – June 30, 2012
For more information visit or call 800-452-8127

Whaler Motel – $30.00 Off Special in Newport

Save $30.00 off regular rates Sunday-Friday on all room types, excluding beach houses. All rooms feature private balcony overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Easy beach access. Warm hospitality and outstanding service!
Special rates start at $69 – $89 (regular rate $99 – $119) + tax for standard balcony queen room.
*Special excludes May 27, 2012 (Memorial day Weekend). Special may not be combined with any other discount. For reservations, call and ask for the $30.00 OFF Special!
Now – June 29, 2012
For more information visit or call 1-800-433-9444

Overleaf Lodge & Spa – 20% Off Lodging Special! in Yachats

Visiting during June 3 – 8 or 19 – 21 will give you the opportunity to explore the tidal zone on the giant boulders just in front of the Lodge. See sea stars, anemones, and much more clinging to the rocks during low tides. Good Sunday – Thursday. *Note: Bring a can of food to donate for each night of your stay and receive 20% off your room rate. Not valid May 27, 2012. Discount not valid with other offers and coupon must be presented at check-in. To print coupon visit our website and click on our specials button.
Now – June 21, 2012
For more information visit or call 800-338-0507

Fireside Motel in Yachats

Come tickle your toes in the sand at the Fireside Motel and save 50% Off Your Second Night when you stay two nights. Good Sunday – Friday. (Offer not good with other discounts).
Now – June 21, 2012
For more information visit or call 800-336-3573

Silver Surf Motel in Yachats

We are located directly on the Sandy Beach, just steps from your room. Walking South, when the tide is low you can see a wide variety of sea life on the rocks and in the tide pools. An abundance of starfish in shades of purple, orange, red, and yellow live on the under side of the rocks. Urchins and mussels are also plentiful, in an amazing display of sea life in their natural surroundings.Just past the rocks are stairs connecting to the 804 Trail. From the Trail blow holes and spouting water offer another natural show. Heading North there is open beach great for running your dog, flying a kite or making sand castles. We have a toy box full of sand toys for creating your own sand sculpture. Our volleyball / badminton net is set up for playing on the lawn. Picnic tables overlooking the surf and barbeques available for our guests combine for a perfect cook out. Whatever you choose to do Silver Surf is the perfect launching point. Our downstairs rooms and cabins are all DOG FRIENDLY, so your best friend can run and walk with you on the beach. Beach access is easy and Dogs love staying here!
For more information visit or call 541-547-3175 or 888-281-5723

Land, Sea & Air Package in Florence

Come experience the Oregon coast like never before. Stay one night in an oceanfront room at Driftwood Shores and you receive a one-half hour helicopter tour for two when you book this package. Your helicopter tour takes you over Heceta Head Lighthouse, the Sea Lion Caves and other breathtaking coastal sites. The return ride heads inland over the coastal mountains, back down the Siuslaw River and Old Town Florence. Upon your return to Driftwood Shores, relax in your oceanfront room, stroll miles of Oregon’s sandy beach and enjoy dinner at the Surfside Restaurant and Classic Cocktail Lounge. What a day to remember!
One night lodging for two in a standard queen room, plus a 1/2-hour helicopter ride for two. Prices start at $340.20. *Valid any day of the week. Package price does not include gratuities. Helicopter tour is through Apex Helicopter, Florence, Oregon. Helicopter tour is booked when lodging reservations are made.
Now – September 30, 2012
For more information visit or call 800-422-5091

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