North Oregon Coast Blog

The Northern Oregon Coast is a mecca for artists, roadtrippers, nature lovers, outdoor adventurers and anyone looking to lose themselves in this wonderful, rugged wilderness. These towns – starting with the lush Long Beach Peninsula in Washington and stretching south to the communities around Tillamook – present a natural playground where cliffs meet the coast, beaches burst with whale-watching outposts, seaside towns provide playful diversions and plenty of family-friendly entertainment as well as bucolic scenes of rolling fields dotted with happily grazing dairy cows. The history and culture flowing through the Northern Oregon Coast brims with fascinating stories, people and traditions – ones that shape the places you see today and continue to influence happenings throughout the region.

Each week, our Northern Oregon Coast blogger, Emily, explores much-anticipated events or delves into a piece of the area’s history or coastal culture. It’s like sitting down with your local friend who’s in the know on the hottest stuff. Her blogs keep you savvy on exciting, upcoming Northern Oregon Coast events, activities beyond the typical sightseeing adventures, movers and shakers changing these communities or the secret significance behind sights and norms in the towns that seem so unassuming at first glance. Check in with Emily each week to stay up-to-date on everything going on around the Northern Oregon Coast.

Featured Blog

North Coast-Themed Gifts for the Holiday Season

By Emily Lindblom | Tuesday, December 10, 2019
On the north coast, you can find a wide variety of unique gifts to give this season, whether you celebrate a holiday or you just want to show your appreciation to the ones you love. With locally made cheese, candy, t-shirts, brews and more, let your friends and family take a piece of the coast with them wherever they... Read More

Get Jolly with Winter Events on the North Coast

By Emily Lindblom | Wednesday, December 4, 2019
This week is full of festive events to bring the communities of the North Coast together in the spirit of celebrating the winter season. Come out and make your own decorations, shop for locally made gifts and witness a tree light up in colorful lights. Mason Jar Center Pieces December 5, 7 and 14 Basket Case... Read More

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend from the North Coast

By Emily Lindblom | Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Kick off the holiday season at the North Coast with fun runs, bargains at local shops, winter crafts, festivals and more. Happy Thanksgiving weekend!  Turkey Trot and the Gobbler Gallop 5K  November 28 Start the Thanksgiving festivities with some energizing exercise with the Turkey Trot in Seaside and the Gobbler... Read More

Experience History, Art and Live Performances this Weekend

By Emily Lindblom | Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Oregon's North Coast has a rich culture of history museums, visual arts, music and theater for you to explore. This weekend, check out everything from exhibits about sports and clay to an art walk, live music and dance performances. Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Open Reception - Celebrating Sports in American... Read More

Theaters Offer History and Culture on the North Coast

By Emily Lindblom | Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Treat yourself to a movie or a play while taking in the cultural significance of the coast’s historic theaters. Oregon is home to more than 70 operating theaters that have been around over 50 years, and the North Coast has its own collection of them. These theaters have been an important part of the state’s cultural,... Read More

Enjoy the Art Culture of the North Coast

By Emily Lindblom | Monday, November 4, 2019
If you’re a lover of the arts, the North Coast is the place for you to be this week. You can learn how to draw the many natural textures of the fall season, take part in a literary discussion over tea, listen to live music or learn about Clatsop County’s arts industry and culture. Visual Arts Workshop November 9 ... Read More