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

Featured Blog

Getting Lit for 4/20: A Guide of the North Coast's Cannabis Dispensaries

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Thursday, April 18, 2019
It’s a holiday weekend on the coast. Yes, there’s Easter on Sunday, but if you partake in cannabis culture, then you know that this Saturday is worth celebrating too. Many recognize April 20, or 4/20, as a cannabis holiday. When we hear “420,” whether as a date, time or other reason, many of us have minds that... Read More

Hoppy Easter from the North Coast

By Ann Powers | Tuesday, April 9, 2019
It’s that time of year in the Pacific Northwest when instead of hunting for glass floats, seashells and hidden treasure along our shoreline, folks turn their attention to uncovering brightly decorated Easter eggs, candy and other spring-themed surprises. Let’s start on the Washington side . . . . Beach Barons’... Read More

Dig Clams? Long Beach Razor Clam Festival set for April 20

By Ann Powers | Saturday, March 30, 2019
If you’re a fan of clams, make sure to save the date for the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival on Saturday, April 20. The historic event dating back to 1940 is a family-friendly favorite among locals and visitors alike and a longstanding claim to fame for Washington’s beautiful Long Beach Peninsula. The day is full of... Read More

Spring is in the North Oregon Coastal Air

By Ann Powers | Monday, March 25, 2019
Spring has sprung along the North Oregon Coast with a variety of events in full bloom. Here are a few to plant in your coastal calendar: Ghosts on the CoastThe eighth Annual Oregon Ghost Conference haunts the Seaside Civic and Convention Center March 29 through 31. It's known as one of the largest paranormal... Read More

For a Whale of a Good Time . . . It's Oregon This Week

By Ann Powers | Sunday, March 17, 2019
Whale watching is just one of those things demanding to be at the top of everyone’s bucket list. And Spring Whale Watch Week, March 23-30, is the perfect opportunity to get it done! Photo credits to Taylor D. Smith As part of their annual migration, thousands of gray whales and their newborn calves are swimming... Read More

St. Paddy It Up on the North Coast!

By Ann Powers | Monday, March 11, 2019
Slainte! (Translation: Good health! In Irish Gaelic) Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is always a fun-filled celebration along the North Oregon Coast with great food, music and liberal amounts of libations. Here are few suggestions to bring more than a wee bit of lucky charm to your St. Paddy’s Day plans. McMenamins... Read More