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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. New App Connects Beer-Centric Spots Along Oregon’s North Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 19, 2015

    Monday, November 9, 2015 Oregon’s North Coast – The Beer 101 Pint Pass, a mobile passport connecting 10 breweries, pubs and restaurants along Oregon’s coastal Highway 101, was launched today. Each Pint Pass purchased for $20 is good for a $5 mobile gift card from each of the participating locations (a $50 value). The gift cards can be used for beverages (alcoholic or otherwise), food…

  8. Sea of Lights to Brighten Aquarium with Spirit of Season

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 18, 2015

    Newport, Oregon—SCUBA Santa, sparkling lights and an ocean of holiday cheer will greet visitors every weekend this December at the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Sea of Lights celebration. Over half a million colorful lights and holiday decorations will surround visitors with the spirit of the season as they explore the Aquarium after hours. Santa will be present every night of Sea of Lights until Christmas to…

  9. Oregon State Parks bans all campfires, fires on beaches

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / August 19, 2015

    Fires are prohibited in Oregon’s state parks, effective Thursday, Aug. 19, except for stoves used for cooking. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced that it was prohibiting all campfires in Oregon state parks and other properties owned and managed by the department beginning Thursday at 10 a.m. The ban includes but is not limited to constructed steel fire pits, tiki torches and candles. The…