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  1. Taste Creole on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 9, 2015

    Lincoln City, OR – Warm up your winter at the 7th Annual Jambalaya Cook-Off, a Mardi-Gras themed event featuring the comfort food of New Orleans, Jambalaya. The festivities will be held at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City on February 21, 11am to 2pm. Jambalaya typically consists of rice, meat that can range between chicken, fish, or sausage, and a variety of vegetables including onions, tomatoes,…

  2. Get out the cameras and visit the beach during the King Tide Events

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / December 15, 2014

    This year the project focuses on three sets of extreme tides: Dec. 21-23, Jan. 19-21, and Feb. 17-19. For the fifth year, CoastWatch is sponsoring the King Tide project. This is the Oregon branch of an international volunteer effort to trace the year’s highest tides by means of photography. Documenting the highest reach of the tides tells us something about areas if the natural and…

  3. Astoria Artists Invite Visitors to Studio Tour

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / December 5, 2014

    Artists from around Astoria, the north coast’s vibrant arts community, welcome visitors into their studios during the Astoria Open Studio Tour 2015, on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors can use the free tour brochure and map of participating studios to design their own self-guided tour. Visitors will visit the studios where fine art is created – sculpture,…

  4. Newport Lighted Boat Parade, December 6

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / December 2, 2014

    (Newport, Oregon) – Newport’s scenic Yaquina Bay is the backdrop for the 21st annual Lighted Boat Parade, guaranteed to put anyone in the holiday spirit. Thousands and thousands of lights adorn dozens of boats, which make a large loop around the bay, from the Coast Guard Station to the Embarcadero Resort and back, showing off a variety of colorful designs The parade will take place…

  5. Oregon Coast OMSI Facility to Include Large Science Camp

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 14, 2014

    (Newport, Oregon) – Construction is still a long ways off for the planned Oregon coast addition of Portland’s OMSI, but already the science hotspot is working on a marine sciences camp that would serve 5,000 over the course of a year. (Above: Newport). The Coastal Discovery Center is set to start construction in 2015 and be open in 2016. However, what will be called Camp…

  6. First Time Participant Wins Close Competition at Annual Chowder Cook-Off

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 10, 2014

    Lincoln City, OR – Under the tent at the Tanger Outlet Mall, over 2,000 guests enjoyed the comfort food of the Oregon Coast at the 10th Annual Lincoln City Chowder Cook-Off. On Saturday, November 8th, eight restaurants, all from the Oregon Coast, competed for the title of “Best Chowder” as voted on by people’s choice. Voting was extremely close with only 20 votes separating 1st…

  7. Learn how to spot a whale on the Oregon coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 10, 2014

    By Zach Urness, Statesman Journal Every time whale watching volunteer Kathy Perry helps a new person spot nature’s largest animal out in the ocean, it gives her a thrill unlike anything else. The 57-year-old retiree from Sacramento helps answer questions and helps the public in viewing what usually are gray whales making their way up the Oregon Coast at the Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center.…

  8. SURFING: Exhibit opens in Newport

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / October 21, 2014

    An engaging and nostalgic exhibit on Oregon Coast surfing, surfer culture, and the pioneers who made it happen opens at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center on Thursday, Oct. 23. For centuries, surfing was central to ancient Polynesian culture. It was “discovered” by European explorers in the late 1700s. The first written account of surfing in Hawaii appears in the journals of Captain James Cook.…

  9. Pelican Pub and Brewery wins 5th Consecutive Cook-Off

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / October 13, 2014

    Lincoln City, OR – It has been a great season for wild mushrooms on the Oregon Coast this year, and the 6th Annual Wild Mushroom Cook-Off in Lincoln City did not disappoint.  Four Oregon chefs competed for the title of “Best Wild Mushroom Dish” as voted on by over 450 mushroom lovers in attendance. In the voting, 1st place was awarded to Pelican Pub and Brewery for…