Brookings-Harbor

oregon's banana belt

Brookings and Harbor are two communities on either side of the Chetco River, united by their shared port. Found within a unique “banana belt” near the Southern Oregon border, warm weather and rugged beauty are all around.

The temperatures around Brookings are so significantly warmer than other towns nearby that meteorologists named the phenomena — the “Chetco Effect”. It can be 20°F warmer in Brookings-Harbor than nearby areas, and temperatures in the middle of winter can sit comfortably in the mid-60’s. Because of this favorable weather local parks and gardens abound with seasonal azaleas and rhododendrons. The northernmost Redwood groves make their home here and the area is also known as the Easter Lily capital of the world. A short drive to the north of Brookings while traveling on Highway 101 brings you to the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, a 12-mile odyssey of one stunning view after another with beaches and hiking trails to explore.

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South Coast Tours LLC

South Coast Tours can take you on an adventure paddle in the Wild Rivers Coast estuaries and out into the Southern Oregon near shore ocean. Go fishing, wildlife viewing or just simply enjoy the experience of gliding across the waterways...

27436 Hunter Creek Rd
Gold Beach, OR

(541) 373-0487
Email us (dave[at]southcoasttours[dot]net)

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à Love of Flair

Located inside The Station: 1949, à Love of Flair is a DIY boutique owned by brother and sister team William and Hayley. You’ll find inspiration and all the supplies you’ll need for your next DIY project at à Love of...

630 Fleet St.
Brookings, OR

(541) 313-8641
Email us (a[dot]love[dot]of[dot]flair[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Bansemer Fishing

Enjoy a guided adventure for salmon or steelhead in Southern Oregon with Bansemer Fishing.

Brookings, OR

(541) 661-2165
Email us (bansemerfishing[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Gold River Guides

Giving anglers guidance and positioning for success, Gold River Guides brings to the table local knowledge and experience. Lunch, terminal tackle, and any other fishing gear that is needed is provided on all of their trips. Day trips consist of...

16987 Parkview Dr
Brookings, OR

(541) 661-0398
Email us (goldriverguides[at]gmail[dot]com)

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High Mountain Outfitters

High Mountain Outfitters offers guided hunts in Oregon.

Brookings, OR

Email us (Johnrhamm89[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Rob’s Guide Service

16356 Hadley Ln
Brookings, OR

(541) 661-5015

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Brookings City Hall Visitor Center

898 Elk Drive
Brookings, OR

(541)469-1103
Email us (lziemer[at]brookings[dot]or[dot]us)

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Foxglove Wellness and Apothecary

Create your own custom fragrance at Foxglove Wellness and Apothecary. Their fragrance oils, essential oils and bath and body bases are handmade in small batches with organic, sometimes local material, or they are researched to provide sources that are provided...

511 Fern Ave.
Brookings, OR

(541)203-0366
Email us (Chelle[at]foxglovewellness[dot]com)

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Tidewinds Sportfishing

Tidewind Sportfishing offers guided trips for Quality Bottom, Salmon, Albacore and Crab.  Whale-watching and specialty trips are also available.

16340 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541)469-0337
Email us (scoastsportfishing[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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The Market Place

In business for over 20 years, The Market Place offers whimsical nautical, pirate themed and other unique antiques and gifts.  You’ll find real authentic ships salvage from Japanese glass floats, anchors, bilge pumps, antique trunks, ships wheels, real brass portholes,...

668 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

(541)469-9753

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Fishawk River Co

Fishing Guide Services for Northern California and Southern Oregon. River and Ocean charters.

PO Box 1954
Brookings, OR

(541) 661-0031
Email us (52selway[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Captain Clameron’s Excursions

Join Captain Clameron’s Excursions for high quality educational programs, demonstrations, intimate guided tours, and informative and entertaining talks on various recreational opportunities on the Central Oregon Coast. Popular excursions include clamming & mussel, crabbing or fishing excursions, bridge walking tours,...

96659 W Harris Heights Rd
Brookings, OR

(541) 654-1633
Email us (captainclameron[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Brookings City Hall Visitor Center

Physical: 898 Elk Drive
Brookings, OR
Mail:
Brookings, OR

(541)469-1103
Email us (lziemer[at]brookings[dot]or[dot]us)

Travel Curry Coast

Physical: 94235 Moore Street
Gold Beach, OR
Mail: Suite 122
Gold Beach, OR

(541) 247-3222

Travel Guides

5 Reasons Brookings Should Top Your Oregon Coast Bucket List

As the southernmost city on the Oregon Coast, Brookings is a destination that takes more effort to get to but rewards those hard-fought visitors with exceptional adventures and natural wonders. This includes the Wild and Scenic Chetco River, Harris Beach...
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Guide to Paddling on the Coast

Whether it’s cruising through hidden coves in the ocean or paddling around a tranquil lake or estuary, you’ll get a chance to see wildlife and natural scenery that you just can’t find on land. Before you set out to navigate...
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5 Ways to Have Fun Social Distancing on the South Coast

Southern Oregon’s sea-stacked coastline will beguile you. Its beaches are never crowded. And as the tide recedes, dimpled patterns left in the sand invite you to wrinkle them up with your toes. The river mouths and estuaries play host to...
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Where to Find Fresh Produce and Fish on the Oregon Coast

Editor’s note: Note that masks are required at farmers markets and in indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check business hours and protocols before visiting. As the warm season settles in at the Oregon Coast, balmy weather sets the scene for...
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Lighthouses

Of the nine original lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, seven are open to the public and most are still active. If you time it right, you’ll get to go inside, take a tour, maybe go up the stairs to the...
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Whale Watching

Whale watching is a year-round activity on the Oregon Coast with gray whales by far the most commonly seen. Whale watching is not difficult, but a few tips make it easier. Any location with an ocean view may yield whale...
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Featured Dining

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Pacific Coast Harvester

Pacific Coast Harvester is a local fish market offering fresh fish, good selection and wonderful service.

16376 Lower Harbor Rd
Brookings, OR

(541)251-3643

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Khun Thai

Khun Thia is a family owned Thai restaurant with a unique and welcoming atmosphere. It offers the freshest ingredients and rich and flavorful inspired cooking style.

925 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

(541)412-0555

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The Rice Bowl

Dine in or takeout at this Chinese restaurant in Brookings, Oregon. 

16215 W Hoffeldt Ln
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7058

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The Vista Pub

The Vista Pub uses Grandma Katie’s seasonings and sauce to make the best burger in town. This use of tradition coupled with local grass fed Hastings Natural Beef, seasonal local produce, and Bakery By The Sea rolls is a burger...

1009 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

(541)813-1638

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Fely’s Cafe

Fely’s is a local favorite offering breakfast and lunch and their famous burgers.

97900 Shopping Center Ave
Brookings, OR

(541)251-3375

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Hurry In Curry Delivery

Hurry In Curry delivers from restaurants in Brookings/Harbor to your hotel room, vacation rental, office, work site or camp site.

Brookings, OR

541-521-3279
Email us (hurryincurry[at]icloud[dot]com)

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Zola’s on the Water

Located on the Oregon Coast just off Highway 101, Zola’s on the Water serves up fire oven cooked pizza, delicious breadsticks with any topping and ridiculous wings (they sauce them after cooking them). The menu also includes fresh salads, sandwiches,...

16374 Lower Harbor Rd
Brookings, OR

541-412-7100

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Fat Cat Pizza

Fat Cat Pizza is locally owned and operated, offering up delicious pizza in a fun atmosphere.

16261 US Hwy. 101
Brookings, OR

(541)469-8400

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Blue Water Cafe & Lounge

Blue Water Cafe & Lounge owners, Cathy and Patti, have been in the hospitality industry their entire careers. They decided to open their own restaurant where they serve breakfast and lunch. The lounge offers a full bar and the best...

97900 Shopping Center Ave
Brookings, OR

(541)495-5005

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Slugs ‘n Stones ‘n Ice Cream Cones

Choose from over 30 flavors of ice cream with over 15 toppings options at this friendly, local ice cream shop.

16360 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7584

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Pacific Ocean Harvesters – Seafood Market

Pacific Ocean Harvesters is a Seafood restaurant and fishing store located in Brookings, Oregon. Open daily 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

16376 Lower Harbor Rd.
Brookings, OR

(541)251-3643
Email us (pacificoceanharvesters[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Cazadores Mexican Restaurant

Cazadores Mexican Restaurant specializes in traditional Mexican fare in Brookings.  

16218 Lower Harbor Rd
Brookings, OR

(541)813-2632

Featured Lodging

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Spindrift Motor Inn

Conveniently located off Highway 101, this Brookings, Oregon motel offers simply furnished guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. It offers free truck and boat parking. Harris Beach State Park is a 5 minute drive away. A cable TV, a microwave and...

1215 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

541-469-5345
Email us (info[at]spindriftmotorinn[dot]com)

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Portside RV Park

Snuggled into an almost hidden canyon, Portside RV Park overlooks the scenic Chetco River, bustling marinas and the majestic Pacific Ocean. Beautiful weather, boating and stunning sunsets make this park your ideal get-away.

16219 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541) 469-6616
Email us (mgr[at]portsiderv[dot]com)

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Beachfront Inn

Discover the Beachfront Inn, Brookings, Oregon’s only hotel located on the sands of the Pacific Ocean. The friendly staff and clean comfortable rooms will entice any guest to stay just a bit longer. Hotel guests will enjoy being within walking...

16008 Boat Basin Road
Brookings, OR

541-469-7779

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Pacific Sunset Inn

Centrally located on US Hwy 101. Our motel is in close proximity to Chetco River, Pacific Ocean beaches, many parks, shopping and restaurants. It is even close to the Redwood National Forest in Northern California, a 30 minute drive from...

1144 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

541-469-2141
Email us (pacificsunsetinn[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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Ocean Suites Motel

Ocean Suites Motel on the coast of Brookings, Oregon, is located ten minutes from the Oregon-California border at the Port of Brookings-Harbor; the southernmost port city in Oregon, often refer’d to as the Banana Belt of Oregon. Brookings-Harbor offers a...

16045 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541) 469-4004
Email us (oceansuitesmotel[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Chetco River Resort

Relax on the deck while watching ospreys hunt for their dinner on the scenic Chetco River. You’ll feel a world away from civilization, while being only minutes to the activities of Brookings – excellent dining, breweries, distilleries, art galleries, and...

97748 N. Bank Chetco River Road
Brookings, OR

541-414-2885
Email us (manager[at]chetcoriverresort[dot]com)

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Whales View at Rainbow Rock

Rainbow Rock vacation rental in Brookings, OR.

Rainbow Rock #D112
Brookings, OR

831-801-1700
Email us (d112[at]whalesview[dot]com)

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The Chetco River Inn

21202 High Prairie Road
Brookings, OR

707-496-9509
Email us (thechetcoriverinn[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Driftwood RV

Coming to the Southern Oregon coast in your RV? Driftwood is the closest to the beach of the privately owned parks in the area. It is just a 3 to 5 minute walk to the ocean, the marina and shops...

16011 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

541.469.9089

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Whaleshead Beach Resort

Whaleshead Beach Resort is a year around vacation destination with 35 full hook up R.V. sites and 50 rental cabins.

19921 Whaleshead Road
Brookings, OR

541-469-7446
Email us (whalesheadbeachresort[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Fishin’ Shack & Victorian Cottage

In the heart of the banana belt, you will find, The Fishin’ Shack and Victorian Cottage. These cozy & bright 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottages have just what you need for a wonderful coastal vacation. You are only a short...

521 Arnold Lane
Brookings, OR

(541)661-1903

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Oceanview Drive Suites

Located in Brookings-Harbor, Oregon on the sandy shore of the Oregon Coast, Oceanview Drive Suites offers guests luxury lodging accommodations just feet from tide pools, sandy vistas, and flowing creeks. Oceanview Drive Suites features queen and king sized beds, a...

14854 Oceanview Drive
Brookings, OR

(541)496-5973
Email us (oceanviewdrive[at]charter[dot]net)

Events in Brookings-Harbor

October 16, 2022

Aeolus Quartet

102 Park Ave
Brookings, OR
October 20, 2022

The Cabaret at the End of the World

1240 Chetco Ave
Brookings, OR
November 5, 2022 - November 6, 2022

Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival

99040 South Bank Chetco River Road
Brookings, OR
November 5, 2022

Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival

Salmon Run Golf Course & Event Center
Brookings, OR
November 6, 2022

Faure Quartet

102 Park Avenue
Brookings, OR
January 15, 2023

Bay Area Piano Quintet

102 Park Avenue
Brookings, OR

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