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, Dante, 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. His 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 Dante each week to stay up-to-date on everything going on around the Northern Oregon Coast.

Featured Blog

Spring Skill Building on the North Coast

By Dante Zuniga-West | Wednesday, March 11, 2020
As spring creeps upon us, admittedly faster than we thought it would, the Oregon coast is blossoming to life. If you take your cues from nature, now is about the time to branch out and grow some more skills. Whether you’re looking to cook fresh exciting food from scratch, hone your writing skills, learn more about... Read More

Wine Tasting in Wonderland and Savoring in Cannon Beach

By Dante Zuniga-West | Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Cannon Beach is a stunning landmark on Oregon's north coast. Iconic and renowned for its remarkable panoramic views, this spot is so gorgeous it has actually been listed by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Perhaps this is no small wonder when you come to think of the mammoth rock... Read More

A Rainy-Day Round Up of February Fun

By Dante Zuniga-West | Wednesday, February 26, 2020
As we wrap up the month of February over a cold, rainy series of days, the nearby outdoor things to do on the North Coast are tapering off: The mushroom picking is slowing down; winter steelhead fishing is coming to a close; it’s getting a bit on the chilly side out here. But with the North Coast's ongoing activities... Read More

Gone Fishing with Astoria's Poets: The 2020 FisherPoets Gathering

By Dante Zuniga-West | Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Every year since 1998, the town of Astoria has drawn storytellers, writers, poets and songwriters to a gathering that celebrates the commercial fishing industry. What began as an annual get together for kindred spirits of the commercial fishing fleet has evolved into a well-attended event showcasing poetry, prose and... Read More

How to Spend Valentine's Weekend on the North Coast

By Dante Zuniga-West | Wednesday, February 12, 2020
It’s that time of year again: Love is in the air, chocolate is on sale and florists are busier than a moth in a mitten. Valentine’s Day is upon us, and while there is definitely something to be said for staying in and snuggling up with your special someone, there’s also so much to do out here on the North Coast. In... Read More

Explore Astoria's Cinematic Allure, Past and Present

By Dante Zuniga-West | Wednesday, February 5, 2020
One of the things that makes the North Coast such a unique place is the picturesque landscape so stunning that it looks like something straight out of a movie. This fact has not been overlooked by Hollywood producers, searching for a breathtaking aesthetic or a small-town backdrop to accentuate many a feature film.... Read More