Central Oregon Coast Blog

Outdoor enthusiasts, adventurers, thrill-seekers, artists, musicians and more adore the Central Oregon Coast, and it’s easy to see why. The beautiful and varied wilderness, distinctive ecosystems, relaxing beaches, whimsical artwork and plentiful entertainment make it an attractive choice for residents, vacationing families and roadtrippers from around the world. There’s always plenty of entertainment, activities, attractions and events to check out. With whale-watching extravaganzas, kite-flying festivals, foodie events, sandcastle building competitions, longstanding traditions shaped by the Oregon coast’s culture and heritage – oh, where to begin?

Find out in this weekly blog for everything about the Central Oregon Coast! Each week our central coast blogger, Gretchen, gives you the scoop on a piece of coastal culture, fascinating feature of the area's history and the 411 on upcoming Central Oregon Coast events – the ones that locals know shouldn’t be missed. It’s like sitting down with your local friend who’s got the savvy on the best bits to Oregon’s central coast, and she’ll make you an immediate expert on the what-when-where-why. So grab yourself a cup of coffee, and join Gretchen each week for a new look at everything going on around the Central Oregon Coast.  

Featured Blog

Have a Paw-some Day with Your Dog

By Gretchen Ammerman | Saturday, April 13, 2019
Few things make a dog owner feel more grateful to be an Oregonian than traveling out of State. I once visited a beach (in a place I won’t name because this is a safe space) where there were no dogs allowed. Were they trying to protect a population of endangered shorebirds? Or ensuring a safe journey for sea turtle... Read More

Central Coast Bridges Have Got You Covered

By Gretchen Ammerman | Monday, April 8, 2019
A highway that has been bypassed can be likened to a living organism: It shrinks from a lack of attention, or it thrives when the attention it was being overwhelmed by is removed, allowing it to breathe. I experienced firsthand on a thriving section of what was once part of Highway 20 (only recently relieved by a... Read More

A Souvenir That's Always A-Round

By Gretchen Ammerman | Monday, April 1, 2019
Shortly after moving to Lincoln City, my husband and I found a beautiful multicolored glass float when walking along the beach, and it made us feel pretty darn special. When telling the tale, however, we found out we weren’t that special after all – we had found one of the floats from the then fairly new Finders... Read More