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The Newport Crab Festival Court hoisted in a box high above a fishing boat in 1949.
From Coast Explorer Spring 2013
Looking Back: Newport Crab Festival 1949
The Oregon Coast has had a long love affair with Dungeness crab. Oregon's official State crustacean makes an appearance at small crab cracks and large seafood festivals all along the coast. In August, the Charleston Seafood Festival, complete with crab races, takes place near Coos Bay. In late April, the Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival is a three-day......[read more]
 
    • Coastal Kitchens Go Green: Eyeing an upgrade for your aging kitchen? A range of customizable recycled and renewable countertop surfaces offer equal parts economy and eco-friendliness. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2012
    • Earth-Friendly Slug Control: Fending Off the Midnight Marauders: Slippery nocturnal creatures slide into your garden and munch away on tender shoots, leaving slimy, damaged plants in their wake. Arm yourself with eco-sound tactics to trick, trap and otherwise dissuade ravenous slugs. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2012
    • Experience The Lodges: Fractional ownership is a new vacation choice, and The Lodges in Cannon Beach is now offering the chance to try it out before you decide to buy. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2012
    • Looking Back: Seaside Aquarium is 75 Years Old: In the fall of 1924, Seaside Baths Natatorium, a saltwater bath house and swimming pool, opened for business two blocks... Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2012
    • Remarkable Rainforests on the Northwest Coast: The Northwest Coast's frequent rains and mild temperatures make it home to magnificent temperate rainforests. Appeared in Online Extras Spring 2012
    • Looking Back: Connecting Coastal Towns: In the late 1800s, before Washington officially became a state, getting around on what we now know as the Long... Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2011
    • Paint It, Light It, Trim It: Fall and winter are ideal for taking on creative projects indoors. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2011
    • The Substance of Style: Top North Coast designers discuss three distinct styles and how to create a custom, tailored look in your own space. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2011
    • Gardens by Design: Great coastal gardens don't just happen. But area garden design experts can help make them happen in your yard. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2011
    • Looking Back: Historic Travel to the Coast: Once upon a time, before rail and road networks were developed, travel to the Northwest coast was largely limited to... Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2011
    • On the Grid for Less: You don't have to move to the woods with a lantern to save money on home energy costs. Investigate various methods of reducing those energy bills and make the plunge; you will recapture your investment in no time. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2011
    • Great Coastal Kitchens: If it's true that the kitchen is the heart of the home, then we know of some coastal homes with a beautiful heart! Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2011
    • Looking Back: Historical Look at Pacific Coast Crabbing: Dungeness crab has been harvested commercially along the Pacific Coast since the late 1800s, an important part of the Pacific... Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2011
    • Sage Advice: Sage is a colorful and functional addition to your garden. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2011
    • Set Up to Sell: Spend your time and money wisely as you prepare your home for sale. We've asked real estate experts to weigh in on the dos and don'ts that homeowners should consider before listing their house. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2011
    • A Brave 
New World of 
Wallcoverings: Whether you choose to paint, paper or panel it, there are lots of options for today's wall coverings. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2010
    • Artisans of Earthly Elements: Three notable coastal artisans create functional art for your home combining earthly elements and imagery. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2010
    • Farmhouse Chic Meets the Sea: The draw of the sea brought Karen and Duane Wilson to Gearhart where they constructed a home and created an atmosphere to enjoy the simple, yet important things in life. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2010
    • A Culture of Conservation: The preservation and conservation of natural resources and outdoor recreation areas in Cannon Beach is a community vision. Appeared in Coast Style Summer 2010
    • Great Veggies for Coastal Gardens: Coastal climates can present a challenge for gardeners. We talked to experts and got the scoop on the best food crops for our coastal environments. Appeared in Coast Style Summer 2010
    • Renewable Resources Afoot: There are an increasing number of choices in earth friendly flooring, ranging from reclaimed wood to bamboo and cork. Appeared in Coast Style Summer 2010
    • Site Specific, Light Terrific: Showing the same good taste that brought a cozy neighborhood wine bar to Manzanita, Terri Desaro and Craig Nern have built a light-filled home on a challenging lot and made it work. Appeared in Coast Style Summer 2010
    • An Artist's Beach Cottage: A color palette filled with light; soft, inviting furniture and vintage pieces both decorative and functional are showcased in this perfect Cannon Beach cottage. Appeared in Coast Style Spring 2010
    • Blending Indoors & Out: We've spent years "beachcombing" in and around some beautiful coastal homes, and during our perusals we've picked up a treasure or two about designing, decorating and displaying. Appeared in Coast Style Spring 2010
    • Communicate. Collaborate. Conserve.: Once considered wastelands, wetlands are now recognized as a critical element of our natural world. The Wetlands Conservancy makes every effort to ensure that, in Oregon, these vital ecosystems will be preserved for generations to come. Appeared in Coast Style Spring 2010
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