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Momentous Moments
The South Oregon Coast has many surprises in store for visitors to discover. No matter how many times I travel along these 363 miles, the Oregon Coast continues to amaze me. Although it's always a different experience from day to day and season to season, it never fails to provide a "wow." One of my favorite stops on the South......[read more]
  • Attractions

    • All Aboard the Oregon Coast Crawler: Explore Oregon's rugged coast and valleys from a vintage train, powered by a historic steam locomotive. Appeared in Online Extras 2016
    • Cannon Beach Cottage and Garden Tour: Whether you're a self-proclaimed history hound, architectural enthusiast or just curious about coastal living the 13th Annual Cottage & Garden Tour goes off the beaten path in Cannon Beach. Appeared in Online Extras 2016
    • Paddle and Explore Nestucca Bay: Paddle through the heart of Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge with a guided trip this summer. Appeared in Online Extras 2016
    • Siletz Bay Shellfish Clinics: Learn how to harvest Oregon's coastal bounty at Crabbing and Clamming Clinics in Lincoln City. Appeared in Online Extras 2016
    • Concerts on the Coast: The Pacific Northwest Coast sets a stunning backdrop for star-studded weekends of music all summer long. Appeared in Online Extras 2016
  • Dining

    • Crazy in Port Orford: Quirky and casual, the Crazy Norwegian is a local icon famous for its fish and chips. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
    • Seafood Savvy: At Blackfish Cafe in Lincoln City owner and chef Rob Pounding sets a high standard, personally checking every plate that leaves the kitchen. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
    • 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
    • The Best of Cannon Beach Dining: Whether you're searching for steak or seeking fresh seafood, craving a cocktail or want to indulge your desire for delectable desserts, we've trawled the eateries of Cannon Beach to share some of our favorites with you. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2014
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Yachats: Can't miss spots for a day of dining out in Yachats. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2014
  • Shopping

    • The Best of Lincoln City Shopping: Ideally positioned between Oregon's north and central coasts, the Lincoln City retail scene shines as bright as a lighthouse beacon. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2016
    • 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
    • Old Town, Fresh Shops: Old Town Florence blends its historic mill town roots with fresh beach flavor and great shopping against the backdrop of the Siuslaw River Bridge, a stunning 1936 Art Deco span designed by Conde McCullough. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 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
  • Arts

    • In Plein View: See what artists see in Cannon Beach at the 8th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival June 24-26, 2016. Appeared in Online Extras 2016
    • Celebrating 50 Years of Art in Coos Bay: Coos Art Museum, also known as CAM, has been a cultural focal point on Oregon's scenic south coast since 1966. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2016
    • Connecting Artists and Audiences: Cannon Beach, Oregon offers a relaxed respite for all types of art lovers. Appeared in Online Extras 2016
    • A New Door to Local Art in Coos Bay: Art of Life in Coos Bay, Oregon, has a passion for artisans, predominately in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Opened just this summer (June 30th), the gallery features three clothing lines, original oil paintings, life-size... Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
    • Art Grows at GreenHouse MarketPlace in Yachats: Those looking for an arts shopping destination will find an enclave of artist-owned galleries north of downtown Yachats, Oregon. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
  • Living

    • Privacy With a View: Expand your view with popular window treatments that create the perfect room ambiance any time of day. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2016
    • Visualize Art: What will that new piece of art you are considering look like on your wall? Now you can take the guesswork out of whether it will fit with your decor or not. At DragonFire Gallery in Cannon Beach, you can Visualize It. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2015
    • Looking Back: Promoting Oregon's Scenic South Coast: Photographic imagery was and still is an important way to communicate Oregon's coastal landscape, people, culture and history. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2015
    • 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
    • Koho Offers Oceanfront Living in Yachats: Just steps from the beach in the village of Yachats, Koho is a neighborhood of new homes on the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2014
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