Beachcombers

This Oregon Company Makes Amazing Tiki Mugs

Based in Astoria, Muntiki's slip-cast stoneware mugs are limited-edition, hot-ticket items.

09/18/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Loco-motion

Two Big Changes for the Tiny Town of Wheeler: First, Disney. Then, Fish!

A scenic railroad tour deal with Disney's Astoria-docked cruise ships—and a new sustainable fish processing plant? Holy halibut!

09/04/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Travel

Secrets of the North Coast, from Long Beach to Pacific City

Food trails, reclaimed rails, and repurposed old jails: there's plenty new worth discovering on Oregon's northern shores.

07/17/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies Photography by Justin Bailie

Secrets of the North Coast: Transit Tips

How to Tour the Oregon Coast by Bus

It's your $25 ticket from Portland to Astoria, Yachats, and so many places in between.

07/17/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Secrets of the North Coast: Trek for Treats

Stock Your Kitchen with These Finds from Oregon's North Coast

Local goods—camembert, oysters, world-class rum—line Highway 101 from Long Beach to Tillamook.

07/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Secrets of the North Coast: Beach Guide

The Essential Guide to Oregon's North Coast

From the Long Beach Peninsula to Pacific City, here are the hot spots and under-the-radar finds to know.

07/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Secrets of the North Coast: Sunrise over Wheeler

Can Oregon's North Coast Switch Up Its Tourism Game?

On our state's shores, tourism is synonymous with summer. These northern communities want to convince you the hotness extends all year.

07/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Coastal Road Trip

The Oregon Coast's Next Trail Is All about Public Art

A tourism agency has a plan to lure off-season beachgoers. It hinges on a rather existential question. (So, like, what is art?)

04/26/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Beer Me

Want to Go to Astoria's Dark Arts Festival? Get on That Now.

February is Stout Month, and Fort George Brewery's insanely popular mid-month block party can sell out within weeks. Heads up—tickets are already on sale.

11/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Getaways

10 Perfect Northwest Fall Day Trips

Apple picking to wine tasting to river rafting, here’s how to make hay while the sun still shines.

09/13/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Margaret Seiler, Marty Patail, Molly Woodstock, and Julie Whipple

Fall Day Trips: Straight Coastin'

Island Farms and Rickety Ferry Rides: Adventure on the Back Roads to Astoria

Swap traffic for tranquility, and tourist crowds for little-known towns.

09/13/2016 By Margaret Seiler

WEEKEND AWAY

Head to the North Coast for Mushroom Foraging 101

With a full schedule of mushroom info hikes at Fort Stevens State Park and a few choice vacation rentals, you have no excuse not to stay on the North Coast this fall.

10/26/2015 By Allison Jones

COASTAL EATS

Local Radio Host and Laughing Planet Team Up to Resurrect Astoria’s Custard King

Road trip alert! KNRK 94.7 morning host Greg Glover to re-open 1950s-era frozen custard and burger stand on Astoria’s main drag this June.

05/12/2015 By Kelly Clarke

DAY TRIP

A Storm Chasing Weekend to Remember

This winter, head for the North Coast and revel in buckets of Oregon rain.

02/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Stout Month is Back!

Once again, Astoria's Fort George Brewery celebrates the coziest of winter brews this February with a month of good beer and cheer.

01/22/2015 By Cervante Pope

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Inside Astoria’s New Riverfront Brewpub Buoy Beer

Craft beer, fresh seafood, and front-row views of the Columbia combine with Astoria history in the North Coast town’s newest brewery.

09/02/2014 By Brooke Bass

Slideshow

Slide Show: Fresh Bites and Brews at Buoy Beer

Craft beer, fresh seafood, and front-row views of the Columbia combine with Astoria history in the North Coast town’s newest brewery.

09/02/2014

SEIZE THE SUMMER

8 Low-Key Oregon Adventures

The recipe for a great day will often involve a balanced blend of walking, pedaling, food, and beer.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Margaret Seiler, Michael Zusman, and Maya Seaman

JUST BECAUSE

Ninja Turtles... in Astoria!

Before Michael Bay's dubstep-tastic reboot next month, we revisit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, when Astoria doubled as ancient Japan.

07/11/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Goonies Day is Almost Here!

Starting June 6, Astoria pulls out the stops to celebrate the '80s cult classic. Yes, it's a thing.

05/15/2014 By Nicole Cordier