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Few destinations offer as many kinds of experiences as the Oregon Coast and summer is a great season for all of them. Travelers from around the world seek out stunning coastal viewpoints and natural areas when summer weather and colorful sunsets bathe the dreamy landscapes in warm light. Families escape the city heat for fun on the sandy beaches and......[read more]
  • Attractions

    • Crabbing 101 in Newport: Learn how to catch Dungeness crab for your dinner at an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crabbing workshop in Newport, Oregon. Appeared in Online Extras Summer 2015
    • 29th Oregon Shorebird Festival: Experience the wonder of shorebird migration on the scenic south Oregon coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
    • Looking Back: Sea Lion Caves: The Sea Lion Caves have been entertaining visitors since 1932, but the history of this attraction goes back even further. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
    • Creature Connections: Year-round, you'll find all manner of wildlife watching on the Oregon Coast and we've gathered a variety of locations that make wild encounters easy. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
    • Secrets of Shipwrecks: Visitors of all ages can dive in and discover the exhibit Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History, Part Mystery at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
  • 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
    • Culinary With Class: Lincoln City Culinary Center offers a wide array of hands-on and demonstration classes. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
    • Pelican Brewing Company to Open Pub and Brewery in Cannon Beach Spring 2016: Pelican Brewing Company is set to open a new pub and brewery in Cannon Beach next spring and have also announced local restaurateur John Newman as their new Corporate Chef. Appeared in Online Extras Spring 2015
    • In the Coastal Spirit: From north to south, craft distillers along the Oregon Coast offer visitors more than just spirits. In the tradition of artisan craftsmanship, you will find these masters on hand during tastings to explain the distilling process and share their passion for the craft. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2015
    • Yachats Farm Store Debuts First Brews: Mix brewpub, organic deli, produce market, live music, farm supplies, and what do you get? The Yachats Farm Store, an eclectic celebration of food and community. Open just over a year, Cicely and Nathan Bernard... Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2015
  • Shopping

    • 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
    • Doggie Destinations That Will Knock Their Spots Off: Whether Susie Splendiferous needs a new tutu or Spottydog wants home-baked treats, here are six places on the Coast that get drool endorsements, tail thumps and four enthusiastic paws up. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2014
    • Best of Old Town Bandon Shopping: Discover boutiques, galleries and tasty treats in Old Town Bandon's shopping district. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2014
  • Arts

    • 22nd Annual Maritime Exhibition of Art at Coos Art Museum: Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon, continues its tradition of hosting an annual maritime art exhibition on the scenic southern Oregon Coast, July 11 through September 21, 2015. The 22nd Annual Maritime Art Exhibition... Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
    • Ambling for Art: Up and down the Oregon Coast, galleries extend their hours and open their doors for art walk events. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
    • Out of the Fire : Experience the adventure of glassblowing by visiting the many hot shops, studios and galleries up and down the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 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
    • Pressing Issues for Artist Marie Powell: Shoalwater Cove Gallery opens artist printmaking studio in Ilwaco. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2013
  • Living

    • 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
    • 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
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