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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. Growing up in Oregon, I never realized that public access to beaches wasn't a given everywhere. In Oregon, we can walk for miles on our beaches and explore stunning landscapes at the edge of the Pacific. Our public lands......[read more]
 
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  • Attractions

    • Grammy-Nominated Ellen Whyte to Headline Cannon Beach Arts Festival : Singer songwriter Ellen Whyte will kick off a full weekend of art and music with a Friday night spotlight concert during Cannon Beach's Stormy Weather Arts Festival in November. Appeared in Online Extras 2016
    • Shorebird Spectacle: Join the US Fish & Wildlife Service in Charleston for the 30th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival. Appeared in Online Extras 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
    • 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    • Looking Back: Ferry Tales: Ferry crossings are found in historical documents, nostalgic photographs and etched into our memories long after the boats sail away for good.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
  • 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

    • Maritime Art in Coos Bay: For more than two decades, the Maritime Art Exhibition at Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon has been a part of summer on the South Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 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

    • Gourmet Gatherings in Port Orford: Whether you're hanging out at home or heading to the beach, South Coast Gourmet has picnic provisions for your next gourmet gathering. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2016
    • 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
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