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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. Question: What beaches are dog friendly on the Oregon Coast? Answer: In general, most of Oregon's beaches are dog friendly. While some restrictions may apply due to local ordinances or in some protected areas, off leash dogs are allowed on most......[read more]
 
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  • Attractions

    • 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
    • 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
    • Looking Back: Ferry Tales: Ferry crossings are found in historical documents, nostalgic photographs and etched into our memories long after the boats sail away for good.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
    • 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
  • Dining

    • Sustainable Sushi in Brookings: Whether you eat it often or only on special occasions, there is something special about sushi at Pacific Sushi & Grill in Brookings. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2016
    • Sunday Brunch in Lincoln City: Brunch makes a seasonal appearance at Fathoms, the Inn at Spanish Head's 10th floor oceanfront restaurant. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2016
    • 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
  • Shopping

    • Top Shop: Center Diamond in Cannon Beach earns top shop honor from Quilt Sampler magazine. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2016
    • 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
  • Arts

    • 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
    • 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
  • 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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  • Cannon Beach
    Featured Destination
    Home of Haystack Rock, miles of beaches and one of the Northwest's top art towns.
  • Lincoln City Dining
    The Rogue River Steakhouse overlooks the Pacific Ocean with a relaxing environment and great dining. The Siletz Bay Buffet specialties...
  • Cannon Beach Activities and Attractions
    The live glassblowing studio of Cannon Beach artists Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland features a viewing area where you can...
  • Seaside Activities and Attractions
    More than 20 great stores all under one roof. Ride the carousel, have an old-time photo taken, get your portrait...
  • Cannon Beach Lodging
    Our oceanfront resort overlooking famous Haystack Rock offers a variety of room styles to meet your needs with fireplaces, in-room...
  • Cannon Beach Dining
    Three generations of baking excellence! Home of the world famous Haystack Bread. Authentic Danish pastries by third generation Danish bakers...
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