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Pam Zielinski Berkshire Hathaway
Real Estate, Travel

The Market, Then and Now

The late Rob Spooner began writing yearly real estate articles in 1988. Rob’s wife Alicia carries on the tradition with a look at the coastal real estate market 30 years later.  Story by Alicia Spooner The year was 1988, and Rob and I had just taken over Oregon Coast magazine […]

Outdoor

Whaling Behavior

New Insights into Gray Whale Behavior Scientists are discovering that gray whales do a lot of crazy things they didn’t know about, including performing headstands, swimming upside down, and playing their own version of “tag” between feeding episodes. They even apparently engage in some bawdy behavior now and then. These […]

Carly Diaz
Food, Shopping

TILLAMOOK CREAMERY OPENS NEW VISITOR CENTER

After a year and a half of construction, Tillamook Creamery’s new visitor’s center is open! With an average of 1.3 million visitors each year, Tillamook Creamery is one of the Northwest’s biggest attractions, rivaling Seattle’s Space Needle, according to association CEO Patrick Criteser. Inside the new 42,800-square foot center, visitors […]

Food, Travel

Unique Holiday Tradition – Port Orford Crabbing

It’s December in Port Orford and Christmas is coming, but an event just as important and meaningful is approaching. So much planning and months of work have gone into it—all leading to this one day. The anticipation has been palpable and at last it is here—the opening day of Dungeness […]

Travel

To Save A Boathouse – Garibaldi Oregon

To Save a Boathouse The Garibaldi Cultural Heritage Initiative aims to preserve and repurpose the former United States Coast Guard Boathouse known as Pier’s End. The harsh creak of rusty chains and tired groan of metal pulleys accompany the opening of the garage-like doors of Pier’s End in Garibaldi. Sunlight […]

Outdoor, Travel

Top Five Hikes to Big Trees

Theses trails will lead you into some of the coast’s most spectacular old-growth forests. There’s a reason we’re drawn to big cedars, spruces, and other tall trees, and it’s not just historical interest. Yes, those few ancient cedars still extant on the Oregon Coast are museum-worthy—the last examples of the […]

Shopping

Historic Nye Beach

Historic Nye Beach Newport’s historic Nye Beach neighborhood has been popular with vacationers since the late 1800s, and its charm has only grown with time. Located right along the beach, it boasts cobblestone streets, unique architecture, and great boutique stores and restaurants (nyebeach.org). Get in the holiday mood at Charisma […]

A visitor views the remains of the massive keel ribs of the 1924 shipwreck Acme on the beach near Bandon Dunes Golf Resort;
History, Outdoor, Travel

Bandon Dunes Hiking Trails

Story and Photos by Tom Baake Of the many intriguing hiking trails on the Oregon Coast, perhaps only one involves a visit to a full-scale labyrinth and a shipwreck—all within sight of a world-class golf course. Such are the possibilities on the half-dozen miles of hiking trails at Bandon Dunes […]

History, News, Outdoor, Travel

Coos Bay Castaways

Story by Michael Shay In 1852, a schooner went off course and wrecked on Coos Bay’s North Spit. The survivors set up temporary shelter now known as Camp Castaway. “The vessel sprung a leak soon after we sailed from Benecia, California . . . and twelve men were detailed to […]