Editor’s Note

From the Editor: Why You Should Heed the Oregon Coast’s Invitation to Dive In

A dip in the Pacific Ocean is better in summer. Let our guide to the Oregon Coast, including Seaside, Astoria, Manzanita, and more, help you explore.

06/07/2022 By Fiona McCann

Oregon Coast

Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Astoria on the Oregon Coast

This fishing town is packed with history, hikes, quirky shops, fish and chips, and beer. Here's what to do and where to go on your next Astoria visit!

06/07/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Bars

12 Essential Oregon Coast Bars

From the Triangle in Astoria to the Bridge Tender in Seaside to the 101 in Brookings, these small-town taverns help you feel like a local.

06/02/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Cathedral Tree Trail in Astoria

Boardwalks, tree-root stairs, and the namesake Sitka spruce line the way to the Astoria Column and stunning views of the Columbia River Bar and Oregon Coast.

05/20/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Events

What to Do in Oregon in April

Festivals this month celebrate Shakespeare in Ashland, Oregon cheese in Central Point, tulips in Woodburn, crab at the coast, and more!

04/01/2022 By Dalila Brent, Shannon Daehnke, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Real Estate

Property Watch: An 1893 Queen Anne Victorian in Astoria With Loads of Period Details

Stained glass windows, bay windows, balconies? Check, check, and check.

07/12/2021 By Melissa Dalton

Coastal Escape

Pandemic Travel: A Dreamy Weekend in Astoria

Sea lions, coffee, fish and chips, and a huge bathtub make a trip feel almost normal.

12/08/2020 By Jordan Michelman

Sponsored Content

Fresh Crabs and Maritime History: A Perfect Pairing at the Mouth of the Columbia River

There’s more than one way to eat a crustacean in Astoria and Warrenton on Oregon’s North Coast, including catching your own on a renovated tugboat.

09/21/2020 By Jennifer Burns Bright

Sponsored Content

Wide-Open Spaces Beckon Adventurers

New discoveries await visitors in Astoria and Warrenton on Oregon’s North Coast, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific.

08/14/2020 By Jennifer Burns Bright

After Arnold

Astoria-Shot Kindergarten Cop Turns 30 This Year

Here’s why that matters.

01/21/2020 By Fiona McCann

Beachcombers

This Oregon Company Makes Amazing Tiki Mugs

Based in Astoria, Munktiki'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, Tuck Woodstock, and Julie Whipple