The North Coast

Distinctive coastlines, historic towns, old folk tales, and thriving, eclectic communities. Where the Columbia River meets the swells of the Pacific Ocean, the North Coast is the convergence of the past and the present, the old and the new.

Distinctive coastlines, historic towns, old folk tales, and thriving, eclectic communities. Where the Columbia River meets the swells of the Pacific Ocean, the North Coast is the convergence of the past and the present, the old and the new.

Oregon’s North Coast has a lot of history, and you can see it everywhere you go. In the names of towns and landmarks, the distinctive coastal architecture, in shipwrecks and the lighthouses built to prevent them. Exploring the North Coast feels like (and is) exploring Oregon’s past.

Yet while the past leaves its mark, the present brings new opportunities, endeavors, and ideas. When a region holds both — one in each hand — then you have a special place. See the artistic and rugged coastal towns, the long stretches of uninterrupted sandy beaches, and the powerful winter storms that sank unwary ships. Taste the bounty of the sea, prepared in old family recipes and fresh, experimental dishes. Find a secluded spot and reflect on the power and vastness of the sea. It’s all on Oregon’s North Coast.

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Garibaldi Charters

Garibaldi Charters is a local, 2nd generation family owned and operated ocean charter fishing company. Their captains are experienced, Coast Guard Certified skippers who have lived and worked on the ocean most of their lives. The courteous, knowledgeable deckhands are...

607 Garibaldi Ave
Garibaldi, OR

(503) 322-0007
Email us (fishon[at]garibaldicharters[dot]com)

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Pilot House Distilling

Pilot House Distilling, Oregon’s North Coast destination distillery. Located in Astoria, Oregon where everything is handcrafted on-site. Take in the views of the beautiful equipment that helps create Pilot House Distilling’s award-winning products while you sip on your favorite spirit....

1270 Duane Street
Astoria, OR

503-741-3101
Email us (christina[at]pilothousedistilling[dot]com)

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Sandlake Tsunami ATV Rental, LLC

Riding ATVs on the sand dunes is great family fun! Rent a quad or a mini dune buggy from Sandlake Tsunami ATV Rental and explore scenic Sandlake Dunes overlooking the beach on the Oregon Coast. They’re located just 3 miles...

22955 Sandlake Rd
Cloverdale, OR

503-965-6572
Email us (rentals[at]sandlaketsunamiatvrental[dot]com)

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Coaster Theater Playhouse

Stage plays, musicals, concerts and art shows.

108 N Hemlock St
Cannon Beach, OR

503-436-1242
Email us (info[at]coastertheatre[dot]com)

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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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Cannon Beach Arts Association

CBAA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Cannon Beach that supports artists and the arts in the north coast region through exhibits, events, and education. Part of their vision is a community where people are supported to create, learn about,...

1064 S. Hemlock Street
Cannon Beach, OR

503-436-0744
Email us (cannonbeacharts[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Columbia River Maritime Museum

Explore the world of marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes, through the age of sail, to the present. Watch a dramatic 12-minute film introducing the history and perils of the the Columbia River. Sail a model boat on...

1792 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR

(503)325-2323

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Salty Raven Flagship Store

Seriously Cool Goods by Oregon Coast Artist Seasons Kaz Sparks. Salty Raven offers hand screen printed premium ultra soft apparel for all ages (New Born-4X Adult), dishwasher and microwave safe art glassware and ceramic mugs, accessories, housewares, art prints, greeting cards,...

109 Main Avenue
Tillamook, OR

503-354-3501
Email us (info[at]saltyraven[dot]net)

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Heritage Museum

Built in 1904 as Astoria’s City Hall, this building is now home to the Clatsop County Historical Society’s Heritage Museum, Research Center & Archives. Explore the history of Clatsop County through temporary and permanent exhibits featuring Native Americans, early pioneers,...

1618 Exchange Street
Astoria, OR

503-338-4849
Email us (cchs[at]cumtux[dot]org)

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Oregon Film Museum

The Oregon Film Museum celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in the State of Oregon. Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, the museum invites visitors to explore these and other films and the production behind making...

732 Duane Street
Astoria, OR

503-325-2203

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Tillamook Forest Center

Tillamook Forest Center, located in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest, invites visitors to discover lessons of the past, present and future at this dynamic facility with hands-on learning opportunities and a sense of exploration you’ll find nowhere else....

45500 Wilson River Hwy.
Tillamook, OR

(503) 815-6800
Email us (tfcinfo[at]odf[dot]state[dot]or[dot]us)

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Lance Fisher Fishing

The great thing for fishermen here in the Pacific Northwest is that you have year around runs of Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon. Some months are certainly better than others, but to enjoy such an abundance of different types of fishing...

422 Gateway Ave.
Astoria, OR

503-822-6188
Email us (info[at]lancefisherfishing[dot]com)

Travel Stories

Ship Watching in Astoria

Most visitors to Astoria arrive from the east or south. It’s the most northwestern city in Oregon, after all, situated on the south bank of the Columbia River where it meets the roiling Pacific Ocean. But a few special visitors to Astoria actually arrive from the west, and some of them haven’t seen land in nearly two weeks.
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Snuggle Up With a Great Book on the Coast

Short days and crisp weather create the perfect environment for cozying up with a good book, and the Oregon Coast is a great place to do it. We asked Charlie J. Stephens — owner of Port Orford’s Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center — for their recommendations of what and where to read on the Coast this winter. Here are some favorites to check out on your next coastal vacation.
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Take a Road Trip on the Coast’s Electric Highway

An ever-expanding network of charging stations makes it easier than ever. With its postcard views, charming inns, and fantastic trails and tide pools, the Oregon Coast makes for a great emissions-free road-trip in an electric vehicle thanks to a robust...
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Eating Adventurously on the Oregon Coast

Try seaweed, sea urchin and spruce-tip beers on your next beach weekend. With wild and scenic rivers, majestic forests, otherworldly sand dunes, and 363 miles of fully public coastline, it’s easy to have an adventure on the Oregon Coast. But...
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Exploring the Oregon Coast’s King Tides

Experience dramatic tidal swings safely from overlooks and beaches this winter. King-tide season is just around the corner, bringing with it some pretty spectacular views for Oregon Coast visitors. Each day the tidal swings are especially dramatic, with the ocean...
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Hike and Chill on the Oregon Coast Trail

Pair your next epic adventure with a scoop of locally crafted ice cream. Ocean vistas appear just around the bend along the rugged Oregon Coast Trail, which spans the mouth of the Columbia River in the north and the state...
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Events on the North Coast

March 9, 2024

13th Biennial Nehalem Estuary Cleanup

775 Nehalem Blvd
Wheeler, OR
April 14, 2024 - April 16, 2024

Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers

Cannon Beach, OR

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