Founded in 1811, Astoria is the oldest city in the state of Oregon and was the first American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Astoria is located on the south shore of the Columbia River, where the river meets the Pacific Ocean. The city is named for John Jacob Astor, an investor from New York City whose American Fur Company founded Fort Astoria at the site. Astoria was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on October 20, 1876.
What is now Cannon Beach, a city in Clatsop County, as well as the coastal area surrounding it, is part of the traditional territory of the Tillamook tribe.
The stunning coastline views and remarkable natural areas blend magically with our charming village by the sea where you can savor the culinary bounty of the Pacific Northwest, enjoy luxurious oceanfront lodging and explore one of the top art towns in America. It’s just 90 minutes from Portland, but Light years from ordinary.
Manzanita is a beautiful oceanside city with seven miles of sandy beach just south of Cannon Beach on Oregon’s north coast. Enjoy the spectacular walks by the ocean.
North County Recreation District organizes the annual “Manzanita Beach Walk & Run”. Since 1990, the event, which is used as a fundraiser for the local fitness center located in Nehalem, has been run on the beach at the foot of Neahkahnie Mountain. Manzanita possesses the third most photographed scenery in Oregon.
Welcome to the Tillamook area, Nature’s Playground of the Oregon Coast. The Northern Oregon Coast features some of the most breathtaking scenery, activities and attractions that this area of the world has to offer. During your stay here, you will find that the Tillamook area has it all.
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will fall in love with the Tillamook area. It is home to more than a dozen mapped and maintained hiking trails, more than 800 miles of navigable waters for the kayak enthusiast and not to forget the crabbing, clamming and fishing that takes place in our very own Tillamook and Netarts Bays.
Sitting on the edge of the Three Capes Scenic Drive, with the stunning Cape Kiwanda as its headland, Pacific City is a peaceful beachfront town offering plenty of outdoor pursuits. Thanks to a natural breakwater, Pacific City’s beach is a favorite spot for surfers and anglers. It’s also the birthplace of Pelican Brewery, located right next to the sand.
Lincoln City is located on the scenic Oregon Coast in Lincoln County at the 45th parallel. It is bordered by 680-acre Devils Lake and the Coast Range on the east, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Lincoln City boasts 7½ miles of beautiful, clean sandy beaches, with the Salmon River and Cascade Head to the north, and the Siletz Bay and Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge to the south.
Your visit to the “Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast” is sure to be a memorable one. There is a resident pod of grey whales which makes its home off Depoe Bay from March through December. Visitors from everywhere come to whale watch either from the new Whale Watch Center, the many shore observation spots or you can take a charter out for a closer look.
Newport is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a post office in 1868.
Perhaps Newport’s most iconic landmark is the gorgeous Yaquina Bay Bridge. More than just a way to cross the bay, the bridge is an ambassador for the city and a magnificent piece of art-deco architecture.
Nestled between lush forested mountains and rhythmic Pacific surf, the vibrant village of Yachats opens a window to the environment.
Yachats (say YAH-hots) was named after the Yachats River, and is a word derived from native local languages. Ya’Xaik (YAH-hike) was the Alseas’ word for the locale.
The historic riverfront town of Florence is just an hour west of Eugene – Springfield, lying at the mouth of the Siuslaw River on the Pacific Ocean and about midway between Newport and Coos Bay along U.S. Route 101.
Its vast Sea Lion Caves are home to Steller sea lions. Nearby, trails around the restored 19th-century Heceta Head Lighthouse offer views of seabirds and migrating whales. Shops and galleries fill the city’s Historic Old Town district. Across the river are the towering sand mounds of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.