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  • Grateful Bread, Thoughtful Food
    Drive through or dine in and taste some of the coast's finest breads, pastries, sandwiches, pizzas and more at the...
  • Venturing Off the Beaten Path
    The Three Capes Scenic Loop near Tillamook provides great viewpoints of sand dunes, lighthouses and dramatic ocean panoramas not seen...
  • Cheese It! at the Tillamook Cheese Factory
    With nearly a million visitors a year, the Tillamook Cheese Factory is one of the Oregon Coast's most popular attractions...
  • Mearely Spectacular!
    Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint offers spectacular exploring opportunities.
  • Exploring Cape Meares
    Cape Meares is more than a lighthouse. Investigate trails, scenic viewpoints and spot wildlife with fur, feathers and fins.

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Tillamook and Three Capes Features Library

A listing of Tillamook and Three Capes features
  • Attractions

  • Arts

    • Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea: Art made from marine debris is featured in an exhibit and educational project in Bandon, Oregon. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2013
    • Creating at the Coast: From painting and penciling to wool spinning and woodworking, summer art education opportunities abound on the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2012
    • Landscape of an Artistic Journey: Painter Michael Schlicting was raised surrounded by art, but had to discover his own path to creativity. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2011
  • Dining

  • Shopping

    • The Coast's Best Bookstores: In today's world of e-readers, successful bookstores are filling a void. On the Oregon Coast, four bookstores, with local-interest titles, cozy nooks and proprietors ready with suggestions, are havens for book lovers. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2013
    • Timeless Toy Treasures: The coast offers toy shops that have a sense of nostalgia and promote imagination. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2010
    • Hit the Shore for Coastal Decor: What better place than the beach to find your shore-related gifts and decor items? Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall 2009
    • A Store for All Reasons: At Village Merchants, enjoy big mall convenience with a village emphasis on uniqueness and top quality. Appeared in Coast Style Summer 2009
  • Living

    • Nature's Carpet for the Garden: Using moss in coastal gardens takes a cue from nature. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2014
    • Looking Back: Siletz Basket Makers: Basket making is a Native American cultural tradition for the Siletz people on the Central Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2013
    • Style Set in Stone: Part of our unique Northwest style, informal and organic is the use of natural materials that accentuate the beauty of the region and reflect our environment. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2013
    • Trees That Please: The Japanese Stewartia is a Four-Season Beauty Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2013
    • From Catch to Consumer: With a focus on stewardship, sustainability and quality, the Pacific Coast seafood industry freshens its approach, all the way from pot to plate. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2013