One of the Oregon Coast’s Best-Kept Secrets

Toledo, situated on a bend of the Yaquina River and surrounded by wooded hills, is just seven miles inland from the Central Oregon Coast. It’s a charming riverside enclave in the woods.

Once a bustling lumber mill town, Toledo still has a rugged edge. Industries today include everything from boat repair businesses and Port of Toledo facilities, which support the fishing industry, to a vibrant arts community featuring local artisans and crafters. It’s the only city on the Oregon Coast which has a downtown on a city street—not on a throughway or highway. Toledo’s waterfront retains its historical flavor with a strollable Main Street. Follow it past specialty shops, art galleries, gift shops with local wares, and a clay works studio to a fleet of fishing vessels moored at the road's end.

Featured Activities

Central Coast

Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society

Learn about Toledo's local railroad history at the Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society, which hosts a collection of railroad artifacts, locomotives and antique rail cars. You can explore the town’s rail past through these displays, including a visit inside the Southern...

100 NW A Street
Toledo, OR

(541) 336-5256

Central Coast

Toledo Clayworks

Experiment with your own artistic spirit at Toledo Clayworks, an open pottery studio and workshop space.

305 N Main Street
Toledo, OR

(541)270-9899
Email us (toledoclayworks[at]outlook[dot]com)

Central Coast

Whetstone Guide Service

Whetstone Guide Service offers guided fishing trips for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, Ocean bottom fish and bay crabbing. Fish for Spring salmon in the Columbia, Willamette and Siletz Rivers and Fall chinook from the Umpqua River to Tillamook Bay.

Toledo, OR

(541) 272-7501
Email us (gdbya78[at]gmail[dot]com)

Central Coast

Toledo Chamber of Commerce

Explore Toledo and discover its beauty, its culture, and its close-knit community. The city is located just 7 miles inland from the Central Oregon Coast, on Hwy 20 which is a scenic 10 minute drive from Newport, Oregon. You’ll find...

311 NE First
Toledo, OR

541-336-3183

Central Coast

Olalla Valley Golf Course

9 Hole Championship Golf Course, par 37 Championship with Putting green

Toledo, OR

541-336-2121

Central Coast

Toledo History Center

Settled during the homesteading days of the late 19th century, Toledo played an abbreviated role in U.S. airplane production during World War I and then thrived as a mill town until the middle of the 20th century. Visit the Toledo History...

208 S Main Street
Toledo, OR

541-336-1203

Central Coast

Michael Gibbons Signature Gallery

Michael Gibbons has been creating art of Newport, Toledo and other coastal communities of Oregon for decades. For nearly his entire life, he’s been creating art in some form. A well-renowned regionalist painter, his paintings have been showcased across the...

140 N.E. Alder St.
Toledo, OR

541-336-2797
Email us (michaelgibbonsart[at]charter[dot]net)

More Info

Toledo Chamber of Commerce

Physical: 311 NE First
Toledo, OR
Mail: PO Box 249
Toledo, OR

541-336-3183

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