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Common Murre colony at Yaquina Head
From Coast Explorer Summer 2017
Enjoy the Summer Crowds
For seabirds and visitors alike there's nothing like summer on the Oregon Coast where nesting colonies are very busy at nearly every rocky outcropping. The Oregon Coast is known for its summer crowds and I'm not just referring to the travelers who come to enjoy the most dependably dry and sunny weather of the year. Although calling the coastal weather......[read more]
 
    • Ask Oregon: Quiet Coastal Destinations: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2017
    • Enjoy the Summer Crowds: For seabirds and visitors alike there's nothing like summer on the Oregon Coast where nesting colonies are very busy at nearly every rocky outcropping. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2017
    • Exploring Lewis & Clark History: Within forty miles of rugged coastline in Oregon and Washington, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park tells the story of a young country's westward expansion. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2017
    • Looking Back: The Oregon Beach Bill: What started as a transportation issue along the Oregon Coast set in motion the far-reaching idea about public beach access along Oregon's entire 362-mile coastline. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2017
    • Ask Oregon: Camping on the Coast Near Historic Towns: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answeres questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
    • Big Picture: A Treasure & A Legacy: With its incredible beauty and diversity the Oregon Coast touches people deeply and this year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
    • Looking Back: Tillie the Whale: For generations, marine mammals especially whales have intrigued visitors and locals along Oregon's Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
    • Astoria Sunday Market Announces its 2017 Season : Astoria Sunday Market opens its 2017 season on Mother's Day, May 14th. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour: Not many home tours take place with the Pacific Ocean in view, get an inside peek of coastal living in Cannon Beach, at the 2017 Cottage & Garden Tour, September 8-10. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Flocks of Birders Gather for 31st Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival: Pack up your binoculars and camera and head to the Southern Oregon Coast where human flocks will gather over Labor Day weekend for the 31st Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • New Fisheries Exhibit Opens at Pacific Maritime Heritage Center: The past, present and future of Oregon's commercial fisheries comes to life with a new exhibit at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center in Newport. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • New Year and New Art in Seaside: Every month galleries and businesses open their doors as a way to promote the arts and connect with visitors and locals in Seaside, Oregon. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Oregon Coast Crawler Sets Dates for Scenic Excursions: See stunning coastal scenery along a historic route as you ride the rails on a vintage train. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Shanghaied in Astoria Announces 2017 Showdates: The hysterical melodrama, Shanghaied in Astoria, returns to the stage for a 33rd season at the Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse in historic Uniontown, Astoria. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Siletz Bay Shellfish Clinics: Grab your gear and learn how to harvest Oregon's coastal bounty at Crabbing and Clamming Clinics in Lincoln City. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • The Sea is Calling: Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit several ports of call along the Pacific Coast this season. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Ask Oregon: Romantic Getaways: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • Crustacean Jubilation: When crab season gets underway on the Oregon Coast, area seafood festivals will celebrate this local culinary stable with crab feeds, crab picking contests, crab cook offs, crab derbies and regional wines. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • Looking Back: Coastal Native Americans: For generations groups of Northwest Coast Indians living near the ocean supplemented their diet with a variety of clams and oysters. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • Unpredictably Amazing: Fall and winter on the Oregon Coast offer frequent rewards for travelers who aren't afraid of unpredictable weather. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • Ask Oregon: Dog Friendly Beaches on the Oregon Coast: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2016
    • Looking Back: Ferry Tales: Ferry crossings are found in historical documents, nostalgic photographs and etched into our memories long after the boats sail away for good. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2016
    • Public & Precious: As America's National Park Service turns 100-years-old, this summer is a good time to celebrate the glory of Oregon's public coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2016
    • Ask Oregon: Best Accessible Viewpoints and Whale Watching Areas: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2016
    • Momentous Moments: The South Oregon Coast has many surprises in store for visitors to discover. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2016
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