Archive for November, 2013

  1. Destination: Seaside

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 26, 2013

    The thought of a coastal boardwalk in winter might bring to mind desolate streets and shuttered summer attractions. Not so in Seaside, Oregon’s first resort town. Even during the winter months, this charming weekend destination bustles with activity and offers plenty of indoor diversions and outdoor adventure. Stroll the promenade: A vintage carousel, sweet shops, ice cream parlors and souvenir stands dot Broadway and the…

  2. The Central Coast’s Top Coffee Stops

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 25, 2013

    You don’t have to look far to find a winter warmer on the Oregon Coast. Whether you only have time for a drive thru run or you’re looking to linger over a latte, coastal coffee spots run the gamut. We recently asked you where to find the best cup of joe between Lincoln City and Florence – here’s what you said: Mojo Coffee, Lincoln City…

  3. Oregon Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Delayed

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 25, 2013

    Oregon Fish & Wildlife officials say the commercial Dungeness crab season on the Oregon coast will be delayed through at least Dec. 15 to allow the crabs to fill with meat.   To read the entire story from Herald and News, click here.

  4. ‘Sea of Lights’ to light up Oregon Coast Aquarium

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 21, 2013

    The Oregon Coast Aquarium will open its 21st annual “Sea of Lights” after normal hours Dec. 6-7. The kickoff event, which will feature thousands of colorful twinkling lights and holiday decorations from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., will include live holiday music and an opportunity to meet Santa in his workshop. Starting Dec. 8, “Sea of Lights” will illuminate the aquarium 5 to 8 p.m. Saturdays…

  5. Golf’s Next Ace

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 21, 2013

    SOUTH COAST — The South Coast golf boom is expanding into Curry County. Pacific Gales, a project developers hope will be the area’s next world-class course, was announced Tuesday, to be built along the ocean on a portion of a ranch located between Cape Blanco and Port Orford. “This is an exceptional golf course,” said Troy Russell, a South Coast native and the general manager…

  6. Fogarty Creek State Recreation Site

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Shane Kucera / November 16, 2013

    You’ll find the Fogarty Creek State Recreation Site on Highway 101 between Lincoln City and Depoe Bay. The destination offers two entrances, north and south, on the east side of the highway.

    At Fogarty Creek you’ll find numerous picnic tables and a covered picnic shelter, wooden footbridges leading down to the coastline, dramatic, rocky cliffs along the beach, and numerous tide pools. The destination is also good for birdwatching among the shore pine, alder, western hemlock, and Sitka spruce trees.

  7. Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Shane Kucera / November 16, 2013

  8. Oregon Coast Questions Answered: Why So Many Dead Crab Shells?

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 15, 2013

    Finding huge piles of crab shells on the beach? Are you wondering what’s killing off all the crabs all of a sudden? It’s actually one of the more frequently asked questions to Oregon coast experts. If you’re walking along the Oregon coast in the late summer or in the spring your chances of spotting this spectacle are pretty good. But they’re not a mass die-off…

  9. Japanese Tsunami Debris: Oregon Making Plans

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 15, 2013

    The tide of Japanese tsunami debris washing up along Oregon’s coast slowed this fall, but it’s far from over. State officials are expecting more debris in the spring, and they’ll be meeting in Salem Thursday to talk about what’s coming. The 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011 washed an estimated 1.5 million tons of buoyant debris into the Pacific Ocean. It…