Beach Party!

10 Essential Oregon Beaches, North to South

White sand, wild surf, and, yes, even warm sun: get out there and explore Oregon’s beloved, rugged, completely public coast.

08/03/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Editor's Note

From the Editor: The Coast of Tomorrow

And the luxury of stepping out of the news cycle.

07/17/2018 By Zach Dundas

The Shakedown

Is the Oregon Coast Really All It's Cracked Up to Be?

We size up our beachfront property.

07/17/2018 By Marty Patail

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

Strategies

How to Love the Oregon Coast, Barnacles and All

A writer makes peace with the problematic reality of a tourist destination.

07/17/2018 By Casey Jarman

Trophy Case

5 Must-Pack Items for Your Next Oregon Coast Adventure

Beach, please. Here's how to outfit yourself for maximum relaxation.

07/17/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Pop-Ups

Olympia Oyster Bar Launches a Pop-Up on the Oregon Coast

All summer long, Maylin Chavez is shucking, dressing, and baking oysters straight from the source: Nevør Shellfish Farm, right on Netarts Bay.

06/26/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Cow Palace

The New Tillamook Creamery Is a Dairy Lover's Dream Come True

Two floors and 42,000 square feet of ice cream, grilled cheese, movies, interactive milking exhibits, and—of course—heaps of free cheddar samples.

06/13/2018 By Alena Willbur

Motoring

Meet Oregon's 3 Newest Scenic Byways

Tootle down the McKenzie River, tour the Tillamook State Forest, or take in views of Mary's Peak. These ravishing routes just got the state's official seal of approval.

06/05/2018 By Emily Davis

Camping Guide: The Long Haul

Which Pacific Northwest Thru-Hike Is Right for You?

Stargazing and rattlesnakes? Or solitude and grizzlies? Take your pick!

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

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

Outdoors

Meet Oregon's Newest State Park

Sitka Sedge Natural Area is a magical mix of sand, marsh, and coastal forest.

04/26/2018 By Christine Menges

Agritourism

The Oregon Coast Gets Its First Food Trail

Tillamook County's new North Coast Food Trail is all about DIY agritourism. If successful, it could be the first of several tasty treks.

04/13/2018 By Ramona DeNies

New Trails

At Last, the Portland-to-Coast Salmonberry Trail Gets the Green Light

For a decade, we've dreamed of this 86-mile route through the Coast Range. The Port of Tillamook just said yes. Now, the hard part: finding the money.

03/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Book Release

This Pacific Northwest Guidebook Is Tailored to Tiny Hikers

From toddlers to tweens, a new hiking manual aims to inspire the next generation of trailblazers.

03/20/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Restaurant Openings

The North Oregon Coast Gets a Groovy Saloon (for Foodies)

The sleepy town of Wheeler is now home to a hip waterfront eatery obsessed with Tillamook food producers and under-the-radar Oregon wines.

03/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies