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Spotting Spring Whale Migrations on the Oregon Coast
Spring whale watching begins in March as Gray Whales travel north along the Oregon Coast on their way to feeding grounds in the Arctic. During spring Whale Watch Week, visitors can spot migrating Gray Whales with the help of trained interpreters, March 24-31, 2018. The Whale Watching Spoken Here program, coordinated by Oregon State Parks, places hundreds of volunteers at......[read more]
  • Attractions

  • Dining

    • South Coast Brew Cruise: Turn your Oregon Coast road trip into a local brew fest and tap into the South Coast brewery scene. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2018
    • Taste the Flavors of Fall: Fall is in the air and it's time to savor the bountiful harvest on the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Doggy Dining in Cannon Beach: A Cannon Beach restaurant takes the city's dog friendly reputation to a new level offering meals for canine companions. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • 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
  • Shopping

    • Shopping on the Oregon Coast: Your fall and winter guide to the best shopping on the Oregon Coast Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • A Legacy Like No Other: Authors Jan and Jack McGowan share the story of Oregon's public beach access in new book titled The Oregon Coast, A Legacy Like No Other. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • 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
  • Arts

    • CAM Presents Expressions West 2018: Coos Art Museum opens Expressions West 2018, an exhibition of works by western artists on April 27. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2018
    • A New Season of Art: Now is the time to plan your fall and winter gallery stops along the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Art Nights Out & About: Up and down the Oregon Coast, galleries extend their hours and open their doors for art walk events. Appeared in Coast Explorer 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
  • 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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