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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Hazen’s Guide Service

When was the last time you took your favorite people out fishing? Cherish the memories made while fishing on the rivers and bays of the Astoria, Tillamook, and St. Helens areas with your boat captain, Mike Hazen.  Because salmon, steelhead...

Astoria, OR

503-440-1354
Email us (gofishwithmike[at]gmail[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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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...

Astoria, OR

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

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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

360-642-2400
Email us (jane[at]funbeach[dot]com)

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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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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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High Life Adventures

Enjoy a tour of 8 zip lines in a beautiful setting. Join two tour guides on an exhilarating zip line experience around and over a seven-acre lake. A mile of zipping, sure to create lasting memories for the whole family....

92111 High LIfe Rd
Warrenton, OR

503-861-9875
Email us (info[at]highlife-adventures[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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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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Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

Step back in time and experience a bit of yesteryear. Enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast line by riding the rail behind a 1910 Heisler Steam Locomotive. This scenic trip chugs along Tillamook Bay and gives passengers views of the ocean....

306 American Avenue
Garibaldi, OR

503-842-7972
Email us (info[at]oregoncoastscenic[dot]org)

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Salty Raven Cannon Beach

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...

140 S Hemlock Street
Cannon Beach, OR

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

Travel Stories

Pitch Your Tent at These Quiet Coastal Campgrounds

The Oregon Coast draws visitors from around the world all year long — but never more than in summer, when sunny beach days give way to cool nights around the campfire. For many, there’s no better way to experience the region’s natural beauty than with a night under the stars. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite under-the-radar campgrounds, each beloved for their relaxed vibes and easygoing atmosphere, to inspire your summer adventures.
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Great Mountain Biking on the Oregon Coast

Imagine carving a graceful turn as the smell of salt air fills your nostrils. Or dropping in to a perfect break with no one in sight. No, we’re not talking surfing here — this is mountain biking on the Oregon Coast. Over the past decade, new trail systems have been popping up along the Coast and might just be the state’s best-kept secret for mountain biking enthusiasts.
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Beer Lover’s Guide to the Oregon Coast

From Astoria to Brookings, dozens of coastal breweries are producing everything from a crisp lager that took gold at the country’s most prestigious competition to spontaneously fermented ales to a fig-infused stout. Here are nine beermakers that are worth a stop.
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Fun Family-Friendly Stays on the Oregon Coast

If you’re planning a family getaway on the Oregon Coast this spring, these unique stays will extend your adventures beyond the surf. Cozy up together close to nature in a cabin or yurt, stay in a cluster of tiny homes or explore a reimagined vintage motel. We’ve rounded up a list of memorable digs sure to satisfy every budget and taste.
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The Science of Sand

Next to majestic sea stacks and awe-inspiring surf, sand might not be the most obvious marvel of the Oregon Coast. Without those humble little granules, though, there would be no sandcastles, no writing your name on the beach and no sinking your toes into warm softness on a dune hike. Here’s a crash course on how sand comes and goes, who lives in this special habitat, and how we can help protect it.
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Where to Eat Pizza on the Oregon Coast

After a day of playing on the beach with the family or hiking in lush coastal forests, sometimes a hot, cheesy pizza hits the spot. The Coast has a pie for a range of tastes, too, from kid-friendly classics to premium toppings on artisan pies. Whether you’re searching for a neighborhood joint or hoping to try innovative combos while enjoying a waterfront view, here are six spots to consider.
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Events on the North Coast

April 26, 2024 - April 28, 2024

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival

92937 Walluski Loop Astoria
Astoria, OR
April 27, 2024

Unearthing Forgotten Forestry Narratives

45500 Wilson River Highway
Tillamook, OR

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