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From Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
Looking Back: Flavel House
Flavel House stands today as a significant local and national landmark, operated by Clatsop County Historical Society, the Flavel House Museum is one of the best examples of Queen Anne style architecture in the Northwest. In 1885, Captain George Flavel built an 11,600 square-feet mansion for his family at the corner of 8th and Duane Street in Astoria. The Captain......[read more]
 
  • Attractions

  • Arts

    • 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
    • Atmosphere by Blackwell: Artist Paula Blackwell creates "mysterious atmospheres" in her encaustic paintings of landscapes. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2012
  • Dining

    • North Coast Bargain Bites: If you are hungry for an inexpensive bite while traveling the North Oregon Coast, there are plenty of options. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
    • Magnificent Mollusks: Whether you like them raw with a glass of wine or prepared as a meal, Oysters are one of those perfect foods you will find when visiting the coast. Here are nine great spots on the Oregon Coast for eating oysters. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2014
    • Showcasing Salmon: It's not a surprise that a restaurant located in a historic cannery building on Astoria's riverfront would showcase wild Pacific salmon and Bridgewater Bistro consistently delivers salmon dishes that not only honor the local delicacy, but elevates it to fine dining fare. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2013
    • Bring on the Butterfish: It's not something you see frequently on the menu at coastal restaurants. The question is, "why not?" Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2013
    • Winners Announced for the 2013 SavorNW Wine Awards: Northwest wines are showcased at the annual SavorNW Wine Awards in Cannon Beach, Oregon Appeared in Online Extras Spring 2013
  • Shopping

    • Top Shops in Astoria: Downtown Astoria offers a shopping experience that reflects both the heritage and hipness of this coastal community Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
    • Shopping Treasures: There's a lot of good shopping on the Oregon Coast, but these one-of-a-kind shops offer treasures special and rare along with a unique experience. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2015
    • Quilting on the Coast: Today, quilting is more than creating the beloved bedspread. Quilting has expanded to become a contemporary art form that adorns our homes in a variety of ways and is displayed in galleries. With a stunning kaleidoscope of fabrics available at quilt specialty shops up and down the coast, shoppers will find a variety of supplies and resources to fuel their passion and creativity. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2014
    • 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
    • Clever Conversions: Astoria is home to a handful of shops that give you a glimpse of the past and a real look at creative re-purposing, recycling and re-using. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2011
  • Living

    • Subscribe to Coast Explorer Magazine: Let us inspire you with the beauty of the northwest coast and share tips on its very best places, while keeping you informed of news and events. Appeared in Online Extras Fall/Winter 2014
    • Eye-catching Designs for Perfect Patio Pots: Just as a garden can be a work of art, a well-designed container garden can be an attractive focal point on your patio, balcony, deck or doorstep. By selecting the right combination of thriller, filler and spiller plants you can create patio plantings with pizzazz. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2014
    • Nature's Carpet for the Garden: Using moss in coastal gardens takes a cue from nature. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2014
    • 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
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