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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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.…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. Try Something New this Holiday Season with Winter Whale Watching

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / October 9, 2014

    Lincoln City, OR – Winter on the Oregon Coast is not just for storm watchers and holiday shoppers. From December 27 through 31, a good pair of binoculars and an eagle eye may lead to spotting a Grey Whale, while they are heading south to Mexico to give birth to their calves. Approximately 18,000 whales will travel 12,000 miles south and can be spotted off…

  8. Cannon Beach’s Race the Wave 5K run raises awareness of Oregon tsunami preparedness

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 29, 2014

    By Grant Butler for The Oregonian About 100 runners took to the streets of Cannon Beach Sunday as part of the Race the Wave 5K run to raise awareness about the threat of tsunamis along the Oregon Coast. The first-time event, which began on the beach and progressed along evacuation routes to higher ground, included educational material designed to inform participants about the danger posed by…

  9. Audition for TV on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 26, 2014

    Lincoln City, OR – Chinook Winds Casino Resort is hosting two television show auditions in October! The Amazing Race will be conducting auditions on October 4 at 11am and Wheel of Fortune on October 11 and 12 from 1pm to 5pm. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be on two of the nation’s top shows! If you and a teammate are looking for the…