Long Beaches and Colorful Kites

Lincoln City loves the ocean. With a strong personality and a flair for the nautical and offbeat, Lincoln City revels in kite festivals and glass blowing, saltwater taffy and music festivals.

Formed from the union of five communities located along a distinctive stretch of beach, Lincoln City’s locales feel varied and interesting, with hidden gems galore. An artsy enclave on the Coast, world-class kite festivals draw thousands in the summer. Local glass blowers create distinctive and colorful glass floats, then clandestine “float fairies” shrewdly hide them along the shoreline for beachcombers. They’re designed to evoke old glass net floats that washed up on Oregon beaches carried by ocean currents from Japan.

In the midst of beautiful Oregon coastal forests, several nearby hikes are also a thing to behold. Drift Creek Falls features a surprising scene in the middle of the woods: a 100-foot high suspension bridge over a 75-foot waterfall with Drift Creek below. On the edge of the Pacific, the wide-open trails at Cascade Head lead to panoramic views of Lincoln City’s coast, as well as Devil’s Lake and Cape Foulweather further out. Devil’s Lake and Siletz Bay provide large swaths of sheltered, open water for fishing, water sports, and swimming… disregarding old folk tales about a sea monster in the lake, of course.

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Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Ocean-view suites, restaurant and lounge, pool, sauna, spa, live entertainment, childcare and arcade.

1777 NW 44th Street
Lincoln City, OR

888-244-6665
Email us (Heatherh[at]CWCResort[dot]com)

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North Coast

Kayak Tillamook County

Kayak Tillamook County is a kayaking guide service that provides year-round flat-water tours on lakes, bays, rivers and sloughs throughout the North Oregon Coast.

Tillamook, OR

(503) 866-4808
Email us (marc[at]KayakTillamook[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Lincoln City Cultural Center

At the Lincoln City Cultural Center, they believe art is necessary for living well. Whether it’s experiencing live entertainment or expressing your creativity, Lincoln City Cultural Center is a community hub of artistic expression that can enrich your life. From...

540 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-9994
Email us (lincolncityarts[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Tah•Lume

Carefully curated, TAH·LUME is where you look to find one-of-a-kind and handcrafted items. They offer individually chosen products, pulled from small-batch makers, local artisans, and fellow lovers of the world’s curiosities. Their love for the natural world is evident in...

3229 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-614-0890
Email us (contact[at]tahlume[dot]com)

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Alder House Glass

Alder House offers visitors a unique front-row glassblowing experience — not behind a glass or wall, but right in the heat of it all. What you will see is the real thing, like you would in Venice and other distinguished...

611 Immonen Road
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-2483
Email us (hotglass[at]alderhouse[dot]com)

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Rock Your World: Pacific NW Gem and Art Gallery

A rock shop and boutique, you’ll discover fashionable crystal, stone and gemstone jewelry, rocks and crystals of the Pacific Northwest, gemstones, fossils from prehistoric Oregon (which they found themselves!) and unique and locally made gift items at Rock Your World....

3203 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-351-8423
Email us (customerservice[at]rockyourworldgems[dot]com)

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Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge consists of some of the most scenic estuarine habitat along the Oregon Coast National Scenic Byway. On either side of Highway 101, starched skeleton trees jut forth from the Siletz estuary and are reminiscent of...

Lincoln City, OR

541-867-4550
Email us (oregoncoast[at]fws[dot]gov)

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Lincoln City Roads End Beach Ride

There are many good reasons to try a fat-bike ride. For starters, it’s really fun to say “fat bike.” And fat bikes look a little like two-wheel monster trucks, so there’s that. But maybe the biggest reason is because it...

Lincoln City, OR
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Safari Town Surf Shop (rentals)

Safari Town Surf Shop is a family owned and operated surf shop established in 1989, on the central Oregon coast in Lincoln City, Oregon. Offerings include surfboards, wetsuits, stand-up-paddle-boards, bodyboards, skim boards, kayaks, bike rentals, skateboards, clothing, accessories, and more....

3026 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

(541) 996-6335
Email us (safaritown[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Freed Gallery

Painting, sculpture, glass, jewelry, clay, wood and photography.

6119 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-5600
Email us (info[at]freedgallery[dot]com)

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Taft Historic Shopping District

Historic shopping district.

SW 51st St
Lincoln City, OR
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Lincoln City Sporting Goods & Electronics

Sporting goods and electronics sales retailer. The largest firearms and electronics dealer on the Oregon Coast. Buy, sell and trade.

800 SE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

(541) 996-4747
Email us (lincolncitysg[at]hotmail[dot]com)

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Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce

Travel Stories

Fall Wellness Weekend at the Coast

If you’ve ever felt like the ocean has healing powers, you’re not mistaken. The roar of the surf, blue horizon and heart-melting sunsets on the Oregon Coast are a balm for the soul, and sometimes a getaway is just what...
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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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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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Travel Stories

How to Enjoy the Coastal Outdoors Safely

If you’ve been dreaming of wide-open beaches, old-growth trails and magnificent sunsets lately, you’re not alone. Oregon’s coastal communities are slowly reopening to visitors, but in order for everyone to stay safe and healthy, visitors are asked to follow all...
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How to Support Oregon Coast Businesses From Home

In this time of social distancing, Oregon Coast businesses are doing all they can to keep everyone safe. In some cases, that’s meant temporarily closing their doors; in other cases, it’s meant changing the way that they do business. To...
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Travel Stories

Visit the Oregon Coast Virtually

Thank you for honoring Governor Kate Brown’s executive order to stay at home to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It’s the best way to keep you and our coastal communities safe. When this outbreak has passed, we’ll be...
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Featured Dining

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Game Over Arcade

Game Over has over 100 new and classic arcade games along with a great selection of pinball machines. You’ll find all the classics such as Donkey Kong, Mario Bros, Pacman and Galaga and a lot of new stuff too like...

2821 NW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-614-1150
Email us (gameoverarcade[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Rogue River Steakhouse

Oceanview family dining specializing in seafood; featuring lunch and dinner.

1777 NW 44th
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-5825

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60’s Cafe

Enjoy classic burgers, shakes and fries at 60’s Cafe.

4157 NW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-6898

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McMenamins – The Lighthouse Brewpub

Set near beautiful Cascade Head on the Pacific Ocean, the Lighthouse serves classic pub fare in a seaside setting, complete with an onsite brewery (in fact, this was the first brewpub to open on the Oregon coast!).

4157 N Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-7238

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Momiji’s Express

Momiji Express is a cornerstone in the Lincoln City community and has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Chinese restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on...

1500 SE East Devils Lake Rd.
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-8886
Email us (bzhen100386[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Cape Foulweather Coffee Co.

Boutique coffee roaster producing award-winning blends from sustainably-sourced coffee beans. Find their coffee for sale at coffee shops, bakeries, and cafes up and down the Oregon Coast. Factory tours by appointment only. 

1934 SW Bard Road
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-9463
Email us (roasters[at]capefoulweathercoffee[dot]com)

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Roadhouse 101 & Rusty Truck Micro Brewery

Family dining specializing in microbrews; featuring lunch and dinner.

4649 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-7729
Email us (rusty[at]rustytruckbrewing[dot]com)

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Hwy 101 Burger

Hwy 101 Burger makes delicious burgers that are always fresh, never frozen. It’s within walking distance of beautiful Siletz Bay and also has a pool table, pinball, and other games for a fun atmosphere. 

5045 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-418-2305
Email us (info[at]hwy101burger[dot]com)

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Salmonberry Inn & Beach House

Indulge your senses on the rugged Oregon Coast. Stroll miles of sandy beach, lounge by a crackling fire and relax in the bubbling hot tub. Explore all the coast has to offer: fishing, crabbing, hiking, shopping, dining and more. At...

843 SW 50th St.
Lincoln City, OR

(541)921-0404
Email us (info[at]salmonberryinnandbeachhouse[dot]com)

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Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market

The market’s genuine oregon wild chinook salmon is caught by their semi-wild friends, in the ocean across the road, then honest-and-truly smoked for at least a day with alder cut from nearby woods. Each satisfying piece is filleted by hand...

2174 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-3022
Email us (sean[at]barnaclebillsseafoodmarket[dot]com)

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Figaro’s Pizza

Pizzeria.

4095 NW Logan Rd
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-4443

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Mo’s Lincoln City on the Siletz Bay

Located on the beach in the Taft area of Lincoln City, Mo’s offers beautiful views of the Siletz Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Come on in for a piping hot bowl of chowder or try Mo’s delicious fish tacos. Visit...

860 SW 51st Street
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-2534
Email us (newpac[at]actionnet[dot]net)

Featured Lodging

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Chinook Winds Casino Resort Hotel

Oregon beaches take on a different personality season to season. In the winter, powerful storm fronts unfailingly pound the coast in spectacular fashion. In the height of the summer, the ocean can become truly pacific – glassy and serene. In...

1501 NW 44th Street
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-3655

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Coho Oceanfront Lodge

The Coho Oceanfront Lodge invites you to experience their spectacular oceanfront location, warm hospitality, panoramic ocean views, great facilities and amenities. They offer a wide variety of room types to meet your needs. Located along the stunning Oregon Coast, Coho Oceanfront Lodge...

1635 NW Harbor Avenue
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-3684
Email us (reservations[at]thecoholodge[dot]com)

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Captain Cook Inn

The historic Captain Cook Inn is a fully restored 1940’s motor court boutique motel that captures a quieter and more gracious era. Located six short blocks from the beach and less then one mile from Chinook Winds Casino. Also close...

2626 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-2522
Email us (info[at]captaincookinn[dot]com)

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Inn at Wecoma

Welcome to the only contemporary hotel in Lincoln City that offers five-star service at a two-star price. The staff at Inn at Wecoma look forward to greeting you like family, with smiling faces and fresh baked cookies. The newly renovated...

2945 NW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-2984
Email us (reservations[at]innatwecoma[dot]com)

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Meredith Lodging

Meredith Lodging offers a large variety of vacation rentals along the Central Oregon Coast.

2015 N.W. 39th St.
Lincoln City, OR

541.996.2955
Email us (office[at]meredithlodging[dot]com)

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Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

Oregon Beach Vacations is a 100% employee owned business offering vacation rental lodging along the Oregon coast. Operating over 150 miles of coastline, Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals has hundreds of options for visitors to choose from, from studio condos to...

4786 SE Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR

503-528-7480
Email us (obv[at]oregonbeachvacations[dot]com)

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Beachcombers NW

Discover your perfect Oregon Coast getaway at Beachcombers NW. Book direct and skip third-party service fees! Get the lowest rates and connect to our local experts for the best vacation rental experience. Choose from over 600 Oregon Coast vacation rentals,...

Rockaway Beach
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-622-1282
Email us (info[at]beachcombersnw[dot]com)

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Pelican Shores Inn

At Pelican Shores you’ll experience spectacular oceanfront views from a quiet Lincoln City neighborhood at the North end of town. Guests enjoy the amazing ocean views, gas fireplaces, decks, small kitchens, free Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast, direct beach access, lighted...

2645 N.W. Inlet Ave.
Lincoln City, OR

(541) 994-2134
Email us (stay[at]pelicanshores[dot]com)

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Shearwater Inn

When visiting the Oregon Coast stay at Shearwater Inn, one of three hotels in Lincoln City owned by Westover Inns, a family-owned company since 1976. This unique hotel is the ideal mix of beach charm and casual elegance. The hotel...

120 N.W. Inlet Court
Lincoln City, OR

(541) 994-4121
Email us (stay[at]shearwaterinn[dot]com)

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Looking Glass Inn

When traveling to the Oregon Coast stay at Looking Glass Inn, one of three hotels in Lincoln City owned by Westover Inns, a family-owned company since 1976. The Looking Glass Inn is a delightful Cape Cod style inn with wonderful...

861 SW 51st Street
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-3996
Email us (manager[at]lookingglass-inn[dot]com)

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Starfish Manor Oceanfront Hotel

Starfish Manor Oceanfront Hotel is where luxury and romance meet on the beachfront. This boutique hotel offers 68 luxurious rooms and suites with both oceanfront, ocean view, and non-view rooms. The Oceanfront suites feature large ocean view whirlpool tubs, cozy...

2735 N.W. Inlet Ave.
Lincoln City, OR

(541) 996-9300
Email us (info[at]onthebeachfront[dot]com)

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Rodeway Inn and Suites

1070 S.E. St.
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-7559
Email us (rodewayinnlincolncity[at]gmail[dot]com)

Events in Lincoln City

January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Explore Lincoln City’s Finders Keepers Glass Floats

Lincoln City, OR
February 11, 2023 - February 20, 2023

Lincoln City’s Antique & Collectibles Week

801 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR
June 24, 2023 - June 25, 2023

Lincoln City’s Summer Kite Festival

Lincoln City, OR
July 3, 2023 - July 4, 2023

4th of July in Lincoln City

Lincoln City, OR
September 23, 2023 - September 24, 2023

Lincoln City’s Fall Kite Festival

Lincoln City, OR

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