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  1. The Birding and Blues Festival Invites You to Lose Your Blues and Take Flight

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / April 3, 2015

    Pacific City Ore. – – The Birding and Blues Festival returns to Pacific City the weekend of May 1-3, 2015 with activities appealing to all ages. Pick from a bounty of events including guided birding hikes, live birds of prey talks, blues concerts, nature workshops, kayak trips, photography tips, and birding by ear walks. The festival will offer an inaugural hike on newly minted U.S.…

  2. Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa Wins Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Hotels for Romance

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 27, 2015

    Astoria, Oregon   Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa just won the Trip Advisor 2015 Traveler’s Choice Award “Top 25 Hotels for Romance – United States.” The Cannery Pier & Spa is in good company as five star hotels Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, the Marquesa Hotel in Key West, Florida and other unique properties from Sedona to Savannah were…

  3. SOLVE beach cleanup set for Saturday, March 28

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 24, 2015

    By Oregon Coast TODAY On Saturday, March 28, the SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup will again see thousands of Oregonians take ownership of their public beaches by scouring the sands for wayward litter and debris washed in from winter storms. SOLVE Program Coordinator Joy Irby said a recent study published in the journal Science indicates that about 8 million metric tons of plastic end up…

  4. Be Jeweled Extravaganza in Newport This Weekend

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 24, 2015

    (Newport, Oregon) – All that glitters is again in Newport this coming weekend, as the eighth annual Be Jeweled sale happens on March 28, bringing in locals and visitors alike for a unique shopping opportunity on the central coast – all a fundraiser for the  Food Share of Lincoln County. The Be Jeweled extravaganza goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that Saturday, at the…

  5. The 11th Annual Birding & Blues Festival will take place May 1 – 3, 2015 in Pacific City, Oregon

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 23, 2015

    The 11th Annual Birding & Blues Festival has finalized its program line up including field trips, excursions, and presentations. Our Key Note Speaker will be Dr. Susan Haig leading a seminar titled “California Condors in the Pacific Northwest.” An excerpt from our website: “Join Dr. Haig for a presentation documenting the Condor’s history in the Pacific Northwest. During her presentation she will discuss probable causes…

  6. Newport’s Highland Games Raises the Bar

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 20, 2015

    Newport, OR -The 5th Anniversary Celebration of the Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games will return to the Lincoln County Fairgrounds on June 12th -14th, 2015. This year the Newport Celtic Festival and Highland Games was accepted as meeting the criteria to become one of eight such events held throughout Oregon, Washington and British Columbia for the PNW Region’s newly formed, Scottish Games League (“SGL”).   The Oregon coast’s only Highland Games event is now…

  7. Newport Spring Break Special Features

    Posted by OCVA / March 17, 2015

    (Newport, Oregon) – Spring break abounds with special opportunities and events for the whole family in Newport, on the central Oregon coast. The nine miles of pristine beaches here are just the beginning: the famed Whale Watch Week has some special features here as well. It is the town with two lighthouses, a host of hiking trails, a waterfront where sea lions and mammoth ships…

  8. Lincoln City is magic for Spring Break: nightly shows, magic camps and art workshops March 23-27

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / February 25, 2015

    LINCOLN CITY – The beach is magical any time of the year. But Lincoln City, on the central Oregon Coast, is a magic place to spend spring break, thanks to the fourth annual Festival of Illusions at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. The FOI is a week full of evening magic shows, fun day camps, and open art workshops for youth, all held at the…

  9. Sleuths invited to solve “The Haunted Trailer” murder mystery in Newport’s Nye

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / February 18, 2015

    Sleuths of all ages are invited to join in the fun at the annual Nye Beach Murder Mystery in Newport. The event will be held on Saturday, March 14 when local actors stage a murder in the historic district of Nye Beach and invite people of all ages to determine “who dunnit.” This year’s mystery called, “The Haunted Trailer,” is set in 1978 and centers on…