OUR WORLD, AND WELCOME TO IT. - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


Posted by OCVA / August 30, 2012

If the world of late seems too much with you, maybe it’s time you stepped away from your world and waded into ours: Get up off the couch and soar through the air with High Life Adventures Zip-line Tours in Warrenton. Walk out of the cubicle and join the 5th Annual Pride Festival in Lincoln City. Say “ciao” to the fast food and chow down on fresh seafood at a festival in Port Orford. Turn off the TV and turn on to the sight of bald eagles during an eco tour of the Columbia River in Astoria. Shake off those blues and kick up your heels at the Fall Blues Car Show in Yachats. Step off the treadmill and bicycle the Three Capes Scenic Loop in Pacific City. As you can see, it’s a whole new world here on The People’s Coast, and you’re welcome to it.

So, what in the world is going on here this month? A lot of things are up in the air at this time. There’s the Sky Candy Kite Festival in Yachats. Camping beneath a splendor of stars at Oregon Parks & Recreation campsites reserved solely for hikers and bicyclists. Sunset helicopter tours for two as part of the Land, Sea & Air Package available from Driftwood Shores in Florence. And the “Salute to the Eagles” concert at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City, where you can also catch a performance by The Doobie Brothers.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and food enthusiasts will find plenty to get fired up about this month on The People’s Coast. How about the authentic Native American salmon bake or “Trails to Feast” foraging tips from Justin Wills in Depoe Bay? The “Cruzin’ for Crab Festival” in Waldport? The “Farm to Fork Harvest Dinner” in Yachats? The Chef’s Table at the Culinary Institute in Coos Bay or classes and cook-offs at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City? S’mores and beach bonfire supplies from the Inn at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City? Fresh, home-made fudge in Tillamook?

And, of course, there’s a healthy choice of fresh produce available at local farmers’ markets up and down the coast.

Looking to burn some calories in the fresh air? We’ve got plenty of pathways for exercising your kinetic options. Try the scenic hiking trails in Yachats, the urban Tribal trail in Coos Bay or the Weekend Art Walk in Toledo. Comb the beach in Lincoln City or kayak the waterways in Tillamook in search of hidden treasures. Explore the Siltcoos River Canoe Trail in Florence. Activate your inner dudeness at skate parks in Cannon Beach, Seaside, Newport, Waldport and Toledo. Rent a bike or boat in Lincoln City or Waldport. Learn to ocean surf or kayak in Newport or stand up and paddle in Toledo. Just stand up on your own two feet and do it.

If you prefer to let someone else do all the legwork, we understand. Just hoof it over to Cannon Beach, Nehalem, Lincoln City, Florence or Gold Beach, where you’ll find stable resources for a relaxing horseback ride on the beach. We’ll leave the barn doors open for you.

Mingle with resident gray whales on a guided eco excursion in Depoe Bay. Try a guided kayak fishing adventure or Rogue River jet boat ride in Gold Beach. Explore the “Rollin’ on the River” Package available at Kiwanda Cottages in Pacific City. And if even all those options still have us barking up the wrong tree, maybe this will help seal the deal: among the residents at the venerable Seaside Aquarium are two new Harbor Sea pups. Just repeat after us, “Awwwwwww!”

What’s that you say? You’d like to see a little more artful conversation in this newsletter? Well, okay, Toulouse, how about this: There’s the Encaustics and Sculpture exhibit and the “Surf’s Up, Art’s Up” celebrations in Newport. The Hollywood-style musical “Shanghaied in Astoria” in Astoria. And the GALA art walk bus tour in Florence. What, we have to paint you a picture?

It’s true, we all need a little help now and then, and we’re very accommodating here on The People’s Coast. You’ll find bike repair and beach accessibility equipment, including beach wheelchairs and walkers available in Lincoln City, and a new public fish-cleaning facility in Astoria. And consider this: Lincoln City is also offering a number of “voluntourist” projects to help you become stewards of the coast while you enjoy your visit here. So pass it forward; it will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Speaking of warm inside, when it’s time to settle in after your busy day on the beach, you’ll find a wide range of cozy accommodations to choose from. Mcmenamins has opened a new 18-room hotel in the historic Kelly House in Gearhart. Sea Haven Guest House in Rockaway Beach is ideal for bicycle tourists. In Lincoln City, the Inn at Spanish Head Resort is offering 50 percent off your second night, while the Coho Oceanfront Lodge is offering a Beach Bonfire or a Kids Beach package for a small extra fee.

Both Edgewater Cottages in Waldport and the Silver Surf Motel in Yachats are pet friendly and provide easy beach access for two- and four-legged romps. Driftwood Shores Resort in Florence is located on a beautiful flat beach and just minutes away from a wide range of your favorite coastal activities. And you may still have time to book a reservation at The Ocean Front Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach for this month’s Couples Surf & Spa Getaway Package.

Whatever your interests, or your budget, you’ll find that here on The People’s Coast, the world is your oyster. Or Dungeness crab. Or gray whale. Or adorable seal pup. Take your pick. It’s a big world.


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Hotel California in Lincoln City

HOTEL CALIFORNIA “A Salute to the Eagles” was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. They faithfully and accurately reproduce the sounds of the Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Country while delivering a modern, action packed performance that brings this timeless music into the new millennium.
September 1, 2012
For more information visit www.chinookwindscasino.com

Civil War Re-enactment- Fort Stevens State Park Historic Area in Hammond

Immerse yourself in history at the Civil War Reenactment at Fort Stevens State Park during Labor Day. See Daily battles with authentic strategies, rifles & uniforms. Visit historically accurate camps and even get to watch an army surgeon at work. Admission: Saturday & Sunday $20.00 per car; Monday $10.00 per car.
September 1-3 2012
For more information visit www.visitftstevens.com or call 503-861-1470

19th Annual Labor Day Weekend Art Walk in Toledo

The artist of Toledo and their guests hold open studios from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Meet the artists, see their recent work and enjoy refreshments. This year’s line-up of artists promises a richly varied selection of high quality artwork. Participating artists, studios and galleries this year include Gallery Michael Gibbons, Ivan Kelly Gallery, Caroll Loomis, Becky Miller Studio-Gallery, SolaLuna Studios, the Yaquina River Museum of Art, the Justice of the Peace Studio, and The Gallery on Main Street.
September 1-3, 2012
For more information visit www.toledoarts.info

Arts, Wine & Seafood Festival in Port Orford

Crafts, Food and Wine Vendors, Children’s Games, Saturday September 1 at 11:00 a.m. Parade. Motorcycle Show, Fish Fry, Mutt ‘N Strut, Music. Sunday, September 2 – Classic Car Show and Shine, Talent Show, Tuna BBQ, Music. Monday, Sept. 3 – Labor Day, Talent Show Finals, Music.
September 1-3, 2012
For more information visit www.discoverportorford.com/ or call 541-366-1149

5th Annual Pride Festival in Lincoln City

Lincoln City’s 5th Annual Pride festival (formerly the Iris Pride Festival)! Join in on this fabulous Pride weekend. Included in this year’s event will be amazingly fun entertainment, music, dancing, food, wine and beer garden, Flamingo Bingo, drag shows, camel rides on the beach, vendors and kids activities!
September 6-9, 2012
For more information visit www.oregoncoastpride.com

Fall Blues Car Show & Shine in Yachats

Our legendary pancake toss breakfast is from 8-9:30 am sharp. From 10 -4 we have planned a 21 stop Poker Walk (seven cards per hand) through the town of Yachats. You’ll have plenty of time to walk around town, shopping, eating & drinking with all the great local merchants. You can also just hang out in the grass, visiting and talking cars and listening to live music, or a walk on the beach. We will be drawing raffle prizes from 10:00 until 4:30. Dinner that evening will be from 5:30 to 7:00 – catered by the Drift Inn followed by a dance.
September 7-9, 2012
For more information visit www.fallbluessns.com

Rods N’ Rhodies Invitational Car Show in Florence

Annual car show with over 150 top custom cars from around the western United States.
September 7-9, 2012
For more information visit www.florencechamber.com

66th Annual Cranberry Festival in Bandon

This 66th year of the Cranberry Festival promises to be one of the best! Join us, Sept. 7th – 9th for many activities. Cranberry City will have all cranberry products, there will be many unique vendors, music, a cranberry eating contest, food and lots of fun for the family.
September 7-9, 2012
For more information visit www.bandon.com

Ozone Fine Arts Gallery presents: Surf’s UP, Art’s UP in Newport

A gathering of art celebrating the surf, surfing, and surf art. This is happening at the same time as the Gathering Surf Competition here in Newport.
September 8, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
For more information visit www.ozonefineart.com or call 541-265-9500

Commercial Fisherman’s Festival in Astoria

Commercial Fishermen’s Festival is the fastest growing, family friendly commercial fishing trade show in the country. Appearances from captains made famous in their roles on TV’s Deadliest Catch, competitions, cooking demos and more.
September 8 – 9, 2012
For more information visit www.commercialfishermensfestival.com

Flavel House Museum – Victorian Games in Astoria

Looking for a way to get the children outside and away from the television or computer games but don’t want to travel far and spend a lot of money? Then bring the family to the Flavel House Museum lawn on Saturday or Sunday, September 8th and 9th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and enjoy some old-fashioned fun and games such as badminton and croquet. The kids will also enjoy testing their skills with the hoop and stick or ball and cup games. There will be contests and prizes, story telling, music, several different craft demonstrations, and other hands-on activities for the kids and parents to enjoy. Free horse and wagon rides as well as blacksmith demonstrations. So, come have a corn-dog (Yes, they had these back then too.) and lemonade while the kids learn how children from the Victorian period entertained themselves.
September 8-9, 2012
For more information visit www.cumtux.org or call 503-325-2203

3rd Annual Newport Wild Seafood Weekend in Newport

The Newport Fishermen’s Wives presents the 3rd Annual Newport Wild Seafood Weekend festival in Newport on September 8th & 9th. The festival is a two day celebration of the Northwest’s vital wild-caught seafood industry and the fishermen and families who go to sea to harvest it and will take place at Port Dock 7 of the Port of Newport and on along the Boardwalk on Newport’s Historic Bayfront.

The Newport Wild Seafood Weekend will feature 5th annual Great Newport Wild Seafood Cook-Off [ 2 pm to 3:30 pm Wild Seafood Market [Sat – 10 am to 6 pm; Sun – 10 am to 4 pm] and Wild Fish Walk [Sat – 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm; Sun – 10 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm] where the public can connect with fishermen and buy direct, fresh wild seafood! Sunday’s The Wild Brunch [Sun – 10 am to 2 pm] will feature a delicious wild seafood dining experience on the Bayfront overlooking Newport’s diverse fishing fleet. Proceeds benefit the Newport Fishermen’s Wives Fishing Families Relief Fund.
September 8 – 9, 2012
For more information visit www.newportfishermenswives.com

13th Annual Coos Basin Amateur Salmon Derby in Coos Bay

Tickets are $20 per person (under 13 are free) and available for purchase at local boat ramp on the day of the event or Englund Marine, Bites On tackle store, Y Marina and Coos Bay Marine.. All proceeds go towards fish enhancement/education projects in Coos, Tenmile and Eel Lake Basins. For more information contact Valerie or Armand.or the ODFW office.
September 8 – 9, 2012
For more information visit www.oregonsadventurecoast.com or call 541-759-2709 or 541-888-5515

Indian Style Salmon Bake in Depoe Bay

Enjoy a succulent salmon meal, great performances and music. Over 2,000 pounds of salmon is slow roasted to perfection on alder stakes, just as the Native Americans did 2,000 years ago. Watch as Native Americans perform their traditional dance and song. Located at the Depoe Bay City Park. Cost: In advance – $15 adults, $9 age 10 and under. At the gate – $18 adults, $10 age 10 and under
September 15, 2012 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
For more information visit www.depoebaychamber.org or call 541-765-2317

Coastal Farm To Fork Harvest Dinner in Yachats

Enjoy local food at its best on a beautiful farm in the Yachats River Valley. Join Ten Rivers Food Web and the Lincoln County Foods Group for a farm to fork dinner hosted by Forks Farm. The dinner will feature a delicious array of seasonal foods from the Ten Rivers foodshed’s best farms, fisheries, bakeries and more. Forks Farm is a 26-acre farm in the Yachats River Valley where the North and South forks meet. It is owned and operated by Catherine Lucido and Rick Taves. They grow blueberries, cut flowers, winter squash and pumpkins, and they are also florists. Dinner proceeds will support work strengthening farming and fishing in Lincoln County. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets. Held at Forks Farm, 8 N Yachats River Rd.
September 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm
For more information visit www.tenriversfoodweb.org or call 541-867-8672

17th Annual Chowder, Blues & Brews Festival in Florence

Annual festival mixing the sounds of blues and the taste of chowder. Then wash it all down with suds from some of the best area microbreweries.
September 21 – 23, 2012
For more information visit www.florencechamber.com

The Doobie Brothers in Lincoln City

Will be performing at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City. Tickets are $45-60. Show begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday and 5:00 pm on Sunday
September 22 – 23, 2012
For more information visit chinookwindscasino.com/

Cruzin For Crab in Waldport

Enoy the annual “Cruzin’ for Crab” Festival. The car show runs 10 am – 4 pm; prizes will be awarded. There will be many unique vendors featuring fresh local produce, plants & flowers, jewelry, tie dyes, glass art and much more. Take a poker walk through town; enjoy the music; food booths; 50/50 drawing; and of course lots of fresh Dungeness crab! Waldport Community Center, 265 NW Hemlock (Hwy. 34), 3 blocks east of Hwy. 101. Follow the crab signs!
September 22, 2012
For more information visit www.portofalsea.com or call 541-563-3872

Dahlia Day – Shore Acres State Park in Charleston

Garden House will be open with displays and refreshments. Southern Oregon Dahlia Society Display. Event is free but there is a $5 parking fee at Shore Acres State Park.
September 22, 2012
For more information visit www.shoreacres.net

Pacific NW Brew Cup in Astoria

Oktoberfest style Beer Festival-Family friendly with kids activities, food vendors, games and live music. Located east of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, adjacent to the historic train depot.
September 28 – 30, 2012
For more information visit www.oldoregon.com

Sky Candy 2012 Kite Festival in Yachats

This festival takes place on the beach at Yachats Ocean Road State Park on the south side of the Yachats River. There will be kite demonstrations, kite-making classes, contests, public kite flying….and more. Please stay posted for more information. Sponsored by Yachats Mercantile.
September 28- 30, 2012
For more information visit www.yachats.org or call 541-547-3060

Featured Things to Do on The People’s Coast

Special Glass Art Drop in Lincoln City

Every weekend through September there will be a special glass art drop of 50 sand dollars or crabs along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City Beaches, weather/ocean conditions permitting.
September 1-30, 2012
For more information visit www.oregoncoast.org/calendar/

Arts and Theater

Astor Street Opry Company features Shanghaied In Astoria in Astoria

This locally written play is part-vaudeville, part-soap opera, and part 1950’s style Hollywood musical – all combined into a fun and entertaining look at traditional local cultural folklore. Performances are at the ASOC Playhouse, 129 West Bond Street, Uniontown Astoria.(Right behind the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce).every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with the box office opening at 6:30pm, doors at 7:00pm and show time 7:30pm. Sunday Matinee on Sept.2nd and box opens at 1:00pm, doors at 1:30pm and show time 2:00pm.
Come be a part of the MAGIC! Tickets are $20 to 16 and can be purchased by calling by going online. Tickets can also be purchased at the door beginning one hour before show time, but reservations are recommended. Be sure to ask about our group and family rates and our senior and child discounts. Also available special ticket prices for low income, ask our ticket seller about our “5 cents a pound” program to get more information.
Now thru September 15, 2012
For more information visit www.astorstreetoprycompany.com or call 503-325-6104

2nd Saturday GALA Art Walk Bus Tour in Florence

Enjoy a free bus tour of five to six Florence art galleries. Meet artists, enjoy art and refreshments along the way. Pick up is at the Florence Events Center, 715 Qiunce St – Behind Safeway. Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday, from 3 – 5 p.m. Admission: Free
Now – February 09, 2013
For more information visit www.florenceartists.com

Oregon Coast Adventures by City

Pedal Bike Tours of Portland 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 www.Pedalbiketours.com or call 503-243-2453

Astoria/ Warrenton

New Fish Cleaning Facility in Astoria

The new facility is designed with multiple goals of improving the overall fishing experience, reducing indiscriminate dumping of fish waste inside the boat basin and enhancing the aquatic food web in the lower Columbia estuary. The 20×16 ft. building is located at the end of 36th street between the causeway and boat ramp at Astoria’s East Mooring Basin. The covered, ADA-accessible structure has room for several anglers and features a large aluminum fish cleaning table. “Our goal is to enhance the fishing experience for the public who are accessing fisheries from the East Mooring Basin,”
This facility will be open during daylight hours from spring through fall. It will be closed during the winter.

Columbia River Eco Tours in Astoria

View Astoria’s historic waterfront from the decks of the Christina Cousteau, a 40’ Tollycraft Yacht with heated cabin and restrooms. Along the majestic river you’ll pass Pier 39 (the restored Hanthorn Bumble Bee Seafood Cannery), the Coast Guard Station at Tongue Point and almost always encounter singing sea lions. Follow many of the routes blazed by Lewis & Clark in 1805 as you travel through the Lewis & Clark National Wildlife Refuge and Twilight Creek Eagle Sanctuary, where you often have the opportunity to view Bald Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Herons and Canada Geese amongst the abundant waterfowl.
For more information visit www.columbiariverecotours.com/

High Life Adventures- Zip Line Tours in Warrenton

Rise above it all on a zip line tour at High Life Adventures. The new zip line park is the first of its kind on the Oregon Coast and is located in Warrenton, just a few miles south of Astoria. Soar like an eagle through the trees and over a lake while zipping your way around the 35-acre property. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da, let’s go! Tour options range from 5 lines to 8 lines and average 2–3 hours to complete.
Now – October 31st
For more information visit www.highlife-adventures.com or call 503-861-9875


Skate N’ Ride Park in Seaside

The Seaside Skate N’ Ride Park is a world class facility that started as a grass roots community effort. Built by Stefan Hauser and his company Placed to Ride, Inc., many members of the construction crew were either Seaside skaters or crew members with children who skated. Open from Dawn to 10pm daily, the park is located at 1140 Broadway Street.
For more information visit www.sunsetempire.com/?page_id=59

Seaside Aquarium in Seaside

Founded in 1937, Seaside Aquarium is one of the oldest aquariums on the West Coast and the descendants of some of the founders are still active in the operation. Two new seal pups joined the popular group of entertainers last June. The old-timey Aquarium boasts one of the best captive breeding records for Harbor Seals in the world.
For more information visit www.seasideaquarium.com

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach Skate Park in Cannon Beach

The concrete “W” of the Cannon Beach Skate Park sees many visitors. Its simplicity makes it very approachable, but looks can be deceiving! Easy to learn, difficult to master, with varying transitions which can be steep and subtle. The corners are tight, perfect for those crazy turns, and the peaks of the transitions are mostly round, which allow for big slides and grabs. The Skate Park is located next to the Cannon Beach Visitor’s Center (207 N Spruce), just 1 1/2 blocks off Hemlock St.

Sea Ranch Stable Horseback Riding in Cannon Beach

All rides are guided by experienced guides who strive to make each ride enjoyable and memorable.
For more information visit www.searanchrv.com/stables.htm or call 503-436-2815


Oregon Beach Rides in Nehalem

Come see the beautiful Oregon coastline, enjoy the rugged dunes & sea wildlife on horseback! Experienced guides & trained horses for all skill levels and miniature horses to accommodate kids.
For more information visit www.oregonbeachrides.com or call 971-237-6653


Kayak Tillamook- Treasure Map Tours in Tillamook

The Tillamook Treasure Map tour series has six (6) different Treasure Map Tours; each on a separate waterway with a separate history presentation. Kayakers will find a “collectible” treasure on each paddle and can redeem them at the Pioneer Museum afterward. Serious treasure hunters can also purchase a Treasure Map and collect a treasure stamp for each tour and receive a special reward after collecting all six stamps. Families with children can request a privately arranged tour, which would be the most family friendly experience. Discounts are offered for children.
Now – October 2012, times vary with tidal schedule
For more information visit www.Kayaktillamook.com or call 503- 866- 4808

Lincoln City

Bike Repair Kits in Lincoln City

Bike Repair Kits are now available for your use free of charge at the following locations in Lincoln City:

Chamber of Commerce
4039 NW Logan Rd

Lincoln City Police Dept.
1503 SE East Devils lake Rd

Shell Station South
1410 SE Highway 101

Siletz Bay Lodge
1012 SW 51st St

Beach Accessibility Equipment Now Available in Lincoln City

We recommend you call to reserve the equipment ahead of time. There is no charge, but credit card info will be held until the equipment is returned.

Beach Wheelchair
Eleanor’s Undertow
869 SW 51st
Lincoln City, OR
Tel: 541-996-3800

Beach Walker
Siletz Bay Lodge
1012 SW 51st Street
Lincoln City, OR
Tel: 888-430-2100
Available: 7:00am-Dusk

Volunteer Vacations- Calling All Voluntourists! in Lincoln City

We are stewards of the sea and the lake and the land. We live and play in a stunning corner of the world, and our residents and visitors are committed to protecting it as best we can. Working side-by-side with guests to our area is the most enriching way to do that. Working side by side you become one of us. This phenomenon has been coined “Voluntourism”. So we are proud to offer a variety of projects to enhance your vacation.
For more information visit www.oregoncoast.org/things-to-do/voluntourism

Blue Heron Landing- Boat and Bike Rental in Lincoln City

Located on the northwest shore of Devils Lake in Lincoln City, Blue Heron Landing- Boat and Bike Rental features boat and bike rentals, moorage, refreshments and boat fuel throughout the spring, summer and fall months. The boat line-up includes canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, aluminum motorized fishing boats, recreational boats up to 120 hp, pontoon boats and waverunners. Bicycles are mostly new Trek Navigator 2.0 “comfort” models. Stop by have some fun, or simply to feed the Chinese Grass Carp! Visit their website for more information.
For more information visit www.blueheronlanding.net or call 541-994-4708

Green Acres Equestrian Center in Lincoln City

There is no better way to experience the Oregon Coast and it has to offer than on horseback.
For more information visit www.greenacresboarding.com or call 541-603-1768

Depoe Bay

Whale Watching Excursions and New Whale, Sea Life & Shark Museum in Depoe Bay

Call Captain Carrie Newell at Whale Research Eco-Excursions for a once in a lifetime whale watching experience. A marine biologist, Captain Carrie knows the traits and history of almost each and every whale that comes back to Depoe Bay each year. You’ll get up close and personal, too, aboard their 6-passenger, super-safe boats. June through September is the best time to see the summer resident Gray whales.
For more information visit www.whaleresearchexcursions.net or call 541-912-6734


Bike Newport in Newport

Bike Newport is the largest bike shop on the Oregon Coast. They offer clean, safe & comfortable facilities for cycle tourists including a fully stocked shower, bathroom and laundry facilities with a lounge and wireless internet access. The shop is located at 150 NW 6th Street in Newport.
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm, Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sundays: 12 – 5 pm ( Summer only)
For more information visit www.bikenewport.net or call 541-265-9917

Kayak Lessons, Tours/Destinations, Rentals 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 www.ossiessurfshop.com or call 541-574-4634

Newport Skate Park in Newport

Located on the the southwest corner of 8th and Spring the Newport Skate park has curves and dips, encouraging high speed skating & fun.
For more information visit www.skateoregon.com/Newport/Newport.html or call (541) 265-7783

Oregon Surf Lessons and Rentals 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 www.ossiessurfshop.com or call 541-574-4634


Kayak & Stand Up Paddle & Free Public Boat Launch Sites in Toledo

Kayak, Boat & Stand Up Paddle (SUP) the Yaquina River from any of three free public boat launches near Toledo. The Yaquina is influenced by tide, so paddlers can ride the tide both directions if they time their trip near slack tide!

  • Port of Toledo Paddle Park Yaquina Bay Road milepost 10 (three miles downriver from Toledo, 10 miles upriver from Newport)
  • Cannon Quarry Park Elk City Road (5 miles southeast of Toledo)
  • Elk City Campground (confluence of the Yaquina and Big Elk Rivers) Elk City Road (10 miles east of Toledo)

For more information visit www.portoftoledo.org or call 541-336-5207

Toledo Skate Park in Toledo

Drop in, at the Toledo Skate Park, an impressive course, open to bikes, scooters & of course skateboards . Located at 737 NW A Street and open from dawn til dusk.


Green Bike Co-op in Waldport

Take the family for a free 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: http://rideoregonride.com, click on cycling maps and scroll through to “Lincoln County Bike Map –south” to download free local bike routes!
For more information visit seashorefamily.squarespace.com/green-bikes or call 541-63-READ

Waldport Skate Park in Waldport

Waldport Skate Park is located on Crestline Drive just a half mile north of the Crestview Golf Club.
For more information visit www.skateoregon.com/Waldport/Waldport.html


Hiking Trails in Yachats

Yachats is known the world over for its spectacular beauty and diversity. There is no better way to experience the richness of temperate rainforests or the drama of the Pacific Ocean shoreline than on the trails. Look for the trail posts in town to assist you. Some of Yachats’ more popular trails include:

  • Historic 804 Trail: From the sandy beach at the north end of Yachats, south to Smelt Sands State Park and Yachats State Park, this oceanfront trail provides expansive ocean vistas and access to tide pools and pebbled coves. Portions of the trail are wheelchair accessible. Easy walking.
  • Amanda Trail: A moderate hike from the north trailhead on Yachats Ocean Road features panoramic ocean views and lush coastal woodland. From the statue of Amanda the trail is a strenuous climb to the summit of Cape Perpetua. Dedicated in memory of Amanda, a blind Coos woman who suffered injustices during 1860s’ reservation years.
  • Gerdemann Botanical Preserve’s Public Footpath: Located in north Yachats, a public footpath on this private property offers a magical walk along a small creek midst big-leaf rhododendrons sheltered beneath a canopy of native coastal woodland. Fairly easy with some steps.

Open Year Round
For more information visit www.yachats.org/greatoutdoors.html or call 800-929-0477


C & M Stables in Florence

Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, C&M Stables offers a variety of horseback riding experiences.
For more information visit www.oregonhorsebackriding.com or call 541-997-7540

Siltcoos River Canoe Trail in Florence

This peaceful 3-mile river trail meanders through a quiet, forested area before entering the stunning Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Home to kingfishers, plovers, river otter, mink, deer, raccoon, and beaver; as you approach the ocean, you may spot seals and harbor seals. Explore the Siltcoos on a family-friendly kayak trip with NorthWest EcoExcursions.
For more information visit www.nwecoexcursions.com

Coos Bay

Sawmill & Tribal Trail in Coos Bay

From North Bend’s Old Town to the bayside “Hollering Place” in Coos Bay’s Empire district, this new history walk honors paths developed by Coos tribal ancestors that connected their bayside villages and hunting grounds. In the 1850s, thirsty loggers, mill hands and shipyard workers walked the route to the saloons in Empire City. This urban trail combines side streets, parks and footpaths in 5.6-mile and 2-mile trail options; trail markers with QR codes designate 35 points of historical and horticultural interest along the way. A free map, available at local visitor information centers and online, provides details for following the trail by foot, bike or car.
For more information visit www.coasttrails.org/SawmillTribalTrail.html or call 541- 756-4613

Gold Beach

Hawks Rest Ranch Stables Trail Rides in Gold Beach

Explore the Southern Oregon Coast on horseback!
For more information visit www.siskiyouwest.com/hawk%27s_rest_ranch.htm or call 541-247-6423

South Coast Tours Guided Kayak Fishing & Kayaking Tours in Gold Beach

New in Gold Beach-Let South Coast Tours take you on an adventure paddle on the Wild Rivers Coast and out into the near shore reefs along the Southern Oregon coast. Go fishing, wildlife viewing or simply enjoy gliding across the waterways of the banana belt coast of Oregon. The south coast offers some of the best fishing, photography, wildlife viewing and wild rivers on the West Coast. South Coast Tours offers fully equipped 2.5 hour and 4.5 hour 4 person trips in both freshwater and in the Pacific Ocean when nature allows.
For more information visit www.southcoasttours.net

Rogue River Jet Boat in Gold Beach

Enjoy the breathtaking beauty, abundant wildlife, and pristine wilderness of the federally protected Rogue River canyon.
Daily from May 1 to October 15
For more information visit www.roguejets.com

Culinary Delights

Oregon Coast Farmers’ Markets 2012

Oregon Coast Farmer’s Markets are in full swing, offering fresh organic produce, local artisans, crafts, baked goods and more. Visit our website for a complete Farmers Market Directory of the Oregon Coast!

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 www.tillamook.com or call 503-815-1300 or 800-542-7290

The Culinary Center in Lincoln City

The Culinary Center in Lincoln City is a great place to expand your culinary horizons. From cook-offs to classes there’s something to fit everyone’s experience level. The Culinary Center features seasonally-inspired cooking and focuses on the abundant foods of the Pacific Northwest. They feature locally grown and raised foods…from organic vegetables to grass-fed natural meats, prairie-raised chickens, and of course, the Oregon coast’s vast array of fresh seafood and shellfish. Check out their website for a schedule of class times, demos, and events.
For more information visit www.oregoncoast.org/culinary/classes-events or call 541-557-1125

Trails to Feast: Justin Willis – Chef and Forest Forager in Depoe Bay

Justin Wills was born and raised a world away from his current home on the Oregon Coast. Growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, he was more likely to eat pork than foraged edibles. But by 12, Wills knew he wanted to be a chef, and at 17 he was enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America. Today, as chef/co-owner of Restaurant Beck, overlooking Whale Cove in Depoe Bay, Wills has quickly risen to the top ranks of Oregon’s food scene. Check out his website to see a few of his tips for exploring his part of Oregon.
For more information visit traveloregon.com/trip-ideas/itineraries/trails-to-feast-eat-your-way-up-the-coast

The Chef’s Table at Oregon Coast Culinary Institute in Coos Bay

OCCI offers wonderful culinary lunch & dinners as part of their externship program. Creative & tastefully prepared, these future chefs delight diners every Friday at Noon and 6pm. Lunch is 3 courses for just $20 per person or two for $30. Dinner is 4 courses for $25.
For more information visit www.occi.net/programs/chefstable.shtml or call 541-888-1540

Featured Places to Stay on The People’s Coast

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Hiker-Biker campsites are open areas for walk-in or bike-in camping. These campsites are to be used solely by visitors arriving at the park on foot or bicycle. There’s always room for hikers or bicyclists even when regular campsites are full.
For more information visit www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/BIKE/hiker_biker.shtml

Mcmenamins Opens New Hotel in Gearhart

Located in the historic Kelly House, the same charming building that houses McMenamins Sand Trap Pub and Gearhart Golf Links pro shop. Features 18 guest rooms on the third floor of the Cape Cod-style building, decorated in a Pacific Northwest coastal style integrating McMenamins’ signature artwork. Rates start at $130 per night.
For more information visit www.mcmenamins.com/GearhartHotel

Couples Surf & Spa Getaway with NW Women’s Surf camps at the Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach

Spend 3 days and 2 nights at the Ocean Front Hallmark Resort. Immerse yourselves into the fun of surfing during a Day Surf Camp with enthusiastic surfing instructors. Ease into the mornings with guided yoga while enjoying the magnificent ocean front views of Haystack Rock. Relax after riding the day’s waves with spa services and gourmet dining. Included in the lodging and surf packages are options to dine at one of two gourmet establishments and one hour spa services for two at Elements by the Sea Spa. Room for 12 guests in this weekend event. Couples and friends in groups of 2 or 4 are welcome! Book this event by September 1 to assure your choice of suites and space!
September 28-30, 2012
For more information visit www.nwwomensurfcamps.com or call 503-440-5782

Sea Haven Guest House in Rockaway Beach

Sea Haven Guest House in Rockaway Beach is bicycle tourist friendly. The Guest House is a six bedroom home where Guests rent a bedroom, and share the common space (living room, kitchen, bathrooms, as well as outdoor space, which includes a communal firepit, gas bbq and picnic tables). Many cyclists also choose to stay at the Motel for their “rest day”, where some of the units have washers and dryers; the motel side also has it’s own outdoor gas bbq, picnic area and firepit. The Sea Haven is 50 miles from Astoria, which is a good average day to ride, and 30 miles from Seaside. (The Sea Haven would love to get some Bicycle “meet ups” started at their Guest House!)
For more information visit www.seahavenmotel.net

Rollin’ On the River Package in Pacific City

You won’t hear this from the local fisherman, but word is out that the fish are bitin’ in the river. If you want the inside story of what kind are being caught, what bait to use, where to purchase a fishing license – just pick up the phone and dial the Concierge desk at the Cottages at Cape Kiwanda. We will be able to arrange a 6 to 9 hour fishing trip with a local guide, purchase a fishing license, and even order a box lunch for your day on the river.
For more information visit www.kiwandacottages.com or call 866 571-0605

Inn at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City

Imagine . . . gathered around a cozy campfire surrounded by family and friends. The sun has just set beyond the horizon and darkness is slowly starting to descend. You’ve enjoyed a magnificent day at the beach and now you are swapping stories of who built the largest sandcastle or climbed to the top of Cape Kiwanda. You just don’t want this perfect day to end . . . so bring out the roasting rods and toast some yummy S’mores over an open campfire! This fun-for-all-ages “Campfire on the Beach” package includes: 1 night stay in an ocean view room and all the trimmings needed to make some lip-smacking S’mores: marshmallows, chocolate bar, graham crackers and a bundle of firewood with a couple of our special keepsake roasting rods. Just think of the fun you’ll have and the treasured memories you will create.
Now – September 30, 2012
For more information visit www.YourLittleBeachTown.com or call 888-965-7001

Inn At Spanish Head Resort Hotel in Lincoln City

Stay Sunday through Friday the first night at full rack rate and get 50% off your second night! All lodging offers are subject to restrictions and availability. Call to confirm special offers and details. Not valid with any other discount or promotion. The Inn at Spanish Head is Oregon’s only resort hotel built right on the beach. Each individually designed room is oceanfront with floor-to ceiling windows perfect place to watch the sun set.
September 2012
For more information visit www.SpanishHead.com or call 800-452-8127

The Coho Oceanfront Lodge in Lincoln City

Find the warm comforts of home away from home. Bunk rooms for kids, free use of board games and binoculars. Check out their fun special packages for a small extra fee: the BEACH BONFIRE PACKAGE includes firewood, roasting sticks for marshmallows and hotdogs, a beach mat and bag. The KIDS’ BEACH PACKAGE is just $25 and includes two kiddy kites, beach toys, snacks, a beach ball, beach towel, a list of local family-friendly destinations, and unlimited DVD rentals.
For more information visit www.thecoholodge.com

Edgewater Cottages in Waldport

Nature awaits you! Edgewater is located on the historic “Big Stump Beach; one of the longest sand beaches in the state and perfect for kite flying. Hiking and cycling trails abound. Rent a Kayak in Alsea Bay or borrow a green bike in Waldport for a ride along the beach. Watch for whales or walk the dog. Discover the Alsea Bay Interpretive Center or try your hand at catching Dungeness crab off the docks in Waldport. Enjoy the sunset, curl up with a book in front of the fire (firewood provided), fall asleep to the sound of the surf, awake at dawn and search for sand dollars or sleep in late! A true “mom & pop cottage establishment,” Edgewater Cottages has been family owned and operated since 1962 serving generations of “kids, dogs and well-behaved adults.” We are centrally located on the Oregon coast, milepost 158.3, between Yachats and Waldport.
For more information visit www.edgewatercottages.com or call 541-563-2240

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 www.silversurf-motel.com 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 www.driftwoodshores.com or call 800-422-5091

Driftwood Shores Resort & Conference Center in Florence

Driftwood Shores Resort and Conference Center is located on Heceta beach. Heceta beach is a beautiful flat beach perfect for walking and exploring. Our property is just minutes away from other fun activities such as horseback riding, sand boarding, golf, art and fine dining in our historic “Old Town” district located on the Siuslaw River. Our property is centrally located with two major highways accessing the city. Highway 126 is a beautiful wooded and mountain road that follows for long stretches along the Siuslaw River taking you through small towns and past a lovely covered bridge. This highway is popular for both bicycles and cars. Highway 101 is a coastal highway following the Pacific coastline very popular for bicycle tours and adventures. Hwy 101 passes the exit for Driftwood Shores making it an easy trip to our property where you can enjoy comfortable lodging, fine dining and amazing ocean views.
For more information visit www.driftwoodshores.com or call 541-997-8263 or 800-422-5091

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