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  1. Fish Taco Cook-Off Winners Announced

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / May 3, 2016

    Lincoln City, OR – Over 660 guests visited the Culinary Center in Lincoln City on Saturday, April 30th for the 2016 Fish Taco Cook-Off.  Coastal chefs competed for the title of “Best Fish Taco” as voted on by the guests in attendance. The favorite dish of the day came from Mist Restaurant in Lincoln City for their Grilled Cod Taco. Returning to the cook-off from a four-year…

  2. Depoe Bay Serves Up Indian-Style Salmon Bake Sept. 17

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / April 5, 2016

    On Saturday, September 17, thousands of pounds of salmon fillets will be cooked in a traditional technique used for generations by native coastal tribes at Depoe Bay’s annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake. Before sunrise on Saturday morning a huge 80-foot fire line will be ignited with six cords of fir and three cords of alder.   Salmon fillets are placed on alder wood stakes,  held in place…

  3. A Coastal Fiesta Awaits in Lincoln City

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / April 4, 2016

    Lincoln City, OR – A fiesta awaits you on April 30th at the 8th Annual Fish Taco Cook-Off. From 11am to 2pm, at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City, professional chefs from around the region will compete for the title of best fish tacos on the Oregon Coast. Back after a 4 year break, Mist Restaurant, located at the oceanfront Surftides Resort, will be competing at…

  4. Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival – April 29 – May 1, 2016

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 15, 2016

    The Birding and Blues Festival returns to Pacific City the weekend of April 29-May 1. The 2016 festival will offer fan-favorite field trips and brand new excursions as well! The weekend begins with classic Birding & Blues activities including a free community open house on Friday April 29th featuring a live seabird presentation and a children’s art activity. Brand new this year is an excursion…

  5. OMSI’s New Marine Science Center to Open March 12

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 2, 2016

    Portland, Ore. (February 25, 2016) – The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will celebrate the grand opening of its new marine science camp, the Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray, on March 12, 2016. Situated along South Beach in Newport, Oregon, the camp is slated to serve 5,000 school groups, children and families annually. A new installment in OMSI’s 60-year history of outdoor…

  6. Discover Coastal Marine Life in Lincoln City

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / February 18, 2016

    Lincoln City, OR – The stars will be out on the Oregon Coast…sea stars that is! Discover colorful coastal sea life like sea stars and sea urchins at Tide Pool Clinics in Lincoln City. Lead by a local marine ecologist, these clinics are a fun and educational way to learn about rocky tide pools on the Oregon Coast. Starting in the spring, the Lincoln City…

  7. Three-Day Weekend Surprises, Finds in Newport

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / February 5, 2016

    (Newport, Oregon) – Valentine’s Day weekend and President’s Day Weekend: it’s the perfect storm of reasons to head to Newport – for both romancers and families. Two lighthouses, miles of amazing beaches (both in town and nearby), the rustic waterfront with its kids’ attractions, and some of the most interesting sights the central Oregon coast has to offer. This year, there are some special finds as…

  8. Brighten the Beach in Lincoln City

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / December 15, 2015

    Lincoln City, OR – Be a part of the first-ever illuminated beach parade in Lincoln City. Bring your lanterns, flashlights, glow sticks, and all creative expressions of light to the Solstice Lighted Parade December 21, at 5:30pm. Our illuminated beach parade is the grand finale of Lincoln City’s 50th anniversary. Participants will meet at the NW 40th Street beach access at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. The parade…

  9. Newport, Oregon Holiday Events

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / December 1, 2015

    (Newport, Oregon) – Thousands of Christmas lights at the aquarium and on boats in the bay, a Victorian celebration at a lighthouse, a vast array of holiday music, treats, and many appearances by Santa. These are just part of the seasonal offerings in the central Oregon coast town of Newport. Following is a list of the numerous festive events happening in town in December. Every…