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.

Featured Spots

North Coast

Black Dogg Guide Service

Captain Gordy Webster, owner of Black Dogg Guide Service, is a USCG licensed captain in Oregon and specializes in fishing for Albacore Tuna, Salmon, Bottom Fish, Halibut, Sturgeon and Crab. We fish the Pacific Ocean and the world famous Buoy...

Hammond, OR

(503) 313-6740
Email us (Gordy-w[at]hotmail[dot]com)

North Coast

Long Beach Peninsula Visitor Bureau

The Long Beach Peninsula welcomes visitors with all the ingredients of an authentic Northwest coastal experience. Our villages offer great seafood, comfortable lodging, cute shops, colorful festivals, and one-of-a-kind attractions. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River and Willapa Bay, nature’s...

3914 Pacific Way
Astoria, OR

800-451-2542
Email us (jane[at]funbeach[dot]com)

North Coast

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)902-4213
Email us (info[at]lancefisherfishing[dot]com)

North Coast

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)

North Coast

Haystack Fishing

Haystack Fishing is the premier dory fishing charter company in Pacific City. Run by Joe and Wendy Hay, they will celebrate their 25th year silver anniversary in 2022. Haystack Fishing’s specialty is making dreams come true and creating memories that...

Pacific City, OR

(503) 679-9028
Email us (huje[at]haystackfishing[dot]com)

North Coast

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)

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)

North Coast

Double M Outdoors

Double M Outdoors offers exciting and safe fishing trips on the north Oregon coast and the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. They target Salmon, Steelhead and both keeper and trophy Sturgeon. Your guide Matt Myers has over 20 years of experience...

Pier 1
Astoria, OR

503-956-5489
Email us (fishymatt[at]me[dot]com)

North Coast

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

North Coast

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)

North Coast

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)

North Coast

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 movies in...

732 Duane Street
Astoria, OR

503-325-2203

Travel Guides

The Abundance of Oregon’s North Coast

It’s no secret that Oregon’s North Coast is a destination of wonder. The region’s 5,200 square miles of lush landscape, rolling verdant hills, abundant wildlife, and sweeping coastal views create that mysterious Pacific Northwest enchantment known for its lure.  Not...
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Travel Guides

10 Road-Trip Essentials Everyone Must Know

Whenever it’s safe to travel, the Oregon Coast’s 363 miles of public beaches will be here waiting for you. So will the sunrises and sunsets, the scenic trails and wildlife-filled estuaries. Before you make plans to travel, here are your...
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Travel Guides

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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Travel Guides

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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Travel Guides

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 Guides

Outstanding Places to Stay on the Coast

When leisure travel is allowed again, Oregon’s coastal communities are ready to welcome you back to their spectacular oceanfront resorts, charming beachside cottages and family-friendly spaces for all budgets. Visitors can have peace of mind, too, knowing that all have...
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Events on the North Coast

October 2, 2021

Elk-Kings Trail Races

45500 Wilson River Hwy.
Tillamook, OR
October 10, 2021

Great Columbia Crossing 10K run/walk

Astoria, OR

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