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Ask Oregon: Camping on the Coast Near Historic Towns
Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answeres questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Question: Where can we go tent camping on the Oregon Coast close to a historic town we can explore? Answer: There are several Oregon Coast towns that were incorporated in the 19th Century, that are fun to explore today and have......[read more]
 
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  • Attractions

    • Chinook Winds Celebrates 22 Years: A fun filled anniversary weekend is planned June 22-25 at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • New Fisheries Exhibit Opens at Pacific Maritime Heritage Center: The past, present and future of Oregon's commercial fisheries comes to life with a new exhibit at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center in Newport. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Looking Back: Tillie the Whale: For generations, marine mammals especially whales have intrigued visitors and locals along Oregon's Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
    • Seaside Aquarium Celebrates 80 Years: Marking 80 years as one of the oldest aquariums on the West Coast, Seaside Aquarium celebrates its anniversary on May 25 by rolling back back to 1937 prices. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Last Stash of the Season: The Float Fairies in Lincoln City, Oregon are hiding an extra 100 glass floats on the beach for Memorial Day weekend, plus a jumbo float with a getaway prize package attached. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
  • 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

    • Worth One's Salt in Astoria: The Cellar on 10th is featuring a new collection of unrefined salts. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
    • 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
  • Arts

    • Raining Glass in Lincoln City: Volta Gallery in Lincoln City is featuring a new glass installation by artist Kelly Howard. With so many things in life turned upside down, Kelly envisioned a series of clear glass pieces that magnify and... Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
    • 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
    • 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

    • Northwest Style: The company known today as Coaster Construction began in 1973 with the vision of keeping the look and feel of a small coastal village and arts community in Cannon Beach. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • 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
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