Food, History, Outdoor, Shopping, Travel

48 Hours in Amazing Newport

Enjoy the bustling Bayfront, a marine discovery adventure, beautiful beaches, and of course the Aquarium. You’ll also find more great shopping and dining than you can fit in a weekend! STORY BY GAIL OBERST When my mother was born in Newport in 1937, the Yaquina Bay Bridge had just been […]

News, 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 […]

Outdoor, Travel, Wildlife

Where Fresh Meets Saltwater: Tidal Marshes

STORY BY GAIL OBERST FOR THE FULL PRINT EDITORIAL VERSION OF THE STORY CLICK HERE I AM SITTING in Coos Bay’s Sunset Memorial Park, between my mother’s and my father’s graves, because this is where my story about sloughs, tidal wetlands, and salt marshes begins. From this vantage point above […]