Lincoln City was formed in 1965 from the small communities of Taft, Nelscott, Cutler City, Delake, Oceanlake and Wecoma Beach. There are seven miles of beachfront in Lincoln City. You’ll usually find the beaches filled with colorful kites, taking advantage of the winds in this city on the 45th Parallel. Lincoln City was named Kite Capital of the World by “Kitelines” Magazine.
Volta Art Gallery
Volta Art Gallery exhibits and sells glass art made by professional artists who teach at the Lincoln City Glass Art Studio right across street. Located in the town's Historic Taft District, Volta is known as a fine arts gallery that also carries distinctive handmade jewelry, paintings, photography, ceramics and metal creations. Volta’s owner, Kelly Howard, has been a glass artist since 1997, a National Merit Scholar at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an active supporter of the Lincoln City glass art scene. Whether you're shopping or just browsing, Volta Art Gallery brims with exquisite treasures sure to delight.
Lincoln City Parks & Recreation
The Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department (LCPRD) is a one-stop destination for everything fun, interesting and welcoming both indoors and out. The Department’s community center, parks, trails, open space and beach access points are open to the public and year round featuring quality programs, facilities and events for all ages. For example, the Aquatic Center has a 25-meter swimming pool with an enclosed water slide, a 12-person hot tub and a vast array of fitness programs and services. There’s also a 24-foot indoor rock climbing wall and drop-in Pickelball, volleyball and basketball. Some of the LCPRD community events include the Annual Lincoln City Half Marathon and 10K and the Daddy-Daughter Dance. There may be various fees for different services, so check in advance by calling (541) 994-2131.
Shucker's Oyster Bar
If you have a hankering for all things oyster, check out Shucker's Oyster Bar in the Taft District of Lincoln City. Take a fresh oyster shooter in the restaurant’s house-made Bloody Mary mix, indulge in a dozen oysters on the half shell, or dig into a variety of fried and sauteed oysters. But Shucker's is not only an oyster bar – it also offers a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner, with items ranging from breakfast burritos to burgers and prawns. Shucker's is close to the scenic Siletz Bay. They serve a variety of beers, wines and cocktails and they're only open to those ages 21 and older.
With homemade weisswurst, schnitzels, spaetzle, and pretzels with beer cheese fondue, Autobahn 101 is a place to go for traditional German food in Lincoln City. The restaurant also offers a full bar with 16 tap beers, including 10 German beers. With a pool table, video games and live music at 7 p.m. on Sundays, Autobahn 101 is open to kids until 10 p.m. and becomes a late-night spot for those looking to continue the evening. On warm days customers can enjoy a drink out in the pub’s outdoor beer garden. Autobahn 101 is also a place to celebrate with special events like Fasching parties, Oktoberfest and parties for Halloween, New Year’s Eve and more.
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Captain Cook Inn
The Captain Cook Inn offers a cozy, comfortable place to stay in Lincoln City. Guests often come to visit the beach six blocks away, to attend concerts or to shop at the city's outlet mall. The motel’s spacious rooms are dog friendly and feature circular archways and beds topped with memory foam. Each room has a front door leading to the parking lot, so guests can park right in front of their rooms. The big park-like backyard includes a barbecue and picnic tables and is often a good spot to see deer. Built in 1948, the motel was originally called Neel’s Autel, a mix of the words auto and hotel. It is located in close proximity to several Lincoln City shops, restaurants and attractions.