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A Sitka Spruce tree flanks the trail at Oswald West State Park
Walk Among Giants
If lush forests are calling your name for a peaceful walk in the woods, it's time to grab your boots and hit the trails on the Oregon Coast. Spruce needles high above whisper in the wind as if in conversation with the ones crunching under your trusty hiking boots. Mammoth evergreens crowd together, shadowing lush undergrowth, thick with ferns, mosses......[read more]
  • Attractions

    • Off the Charts: Along the Oregon Coast unrelenting waves, tumultuous surf and high tides join forces in fall and winter for some of the best wave watching action anywhere. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
    • Looking Back: Flavel House: Flavel House stands today as a significant local and national landmark, operated by Clatsop County Historical Society, the Flavel House Museum is one of the best examples of Queen Anne style architecture in the Northwest. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
    • Ports of Call: Giant ships cruise by on their way to sea, fisherman return with their bounties, dollies putter back and forth carrying fishing boats and whales swim past, oblivious to all the action on shore. Look no further to find the best of Oregon's port towns, travel destinations in their own right. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
    • Ask Oregon: Best Small Towns to Visit 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 Fall/Winter 2015
    • Explore the Many Sides of Newport: Known for incredible natural beauty, beaches and an array of family-friendly activities, Newport can offer up new discoveries on every visit. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
  • Dining

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

    • 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
    • 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
  • Arts

    • Arts & Music Shine in Cannon Beach: A weekend full of art events, musical performances, artist demonstrations and gallery receptions make November's Stormy Weather Arts Festival one of Cannon Beach, Oregon's most popular annual events. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 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
    • 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
    • Tsunami Gallery: An Unexpected Art Experience: The tiny coastal town of Gardiner, Oregon, with a population of under 300, is not known for its tourist attractions, but art lovers will want to keep their eyes peeled for a big yellow building on the Coast Highway, home of Tsunami Gallery. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 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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