Archive for January, 2014

  1. Destination Newport: Winter Sparkles on Yaquina Bay

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 31, 2014

    Newport is a jewel with many facets. From one angle, it’s a rough-hewn port that’s home to Oregon’s largest commercial fishing fleet. From another, it’s a quintessential seaside town with family-friendly attractions, sweeping beaches, saltwater taffy by the pound and souvenir shops aplenty. Regardless of how you view it, Newport sparkles year-round. Along the historic Bayfront, boats unload their catch straight into canneries or into…

  2. Jambalaya Cook-Off Fun This Weekend in Lincoln City

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 30, 2014

    The central Oregon coast town of Lincoln City is going south and hosting a bit of Mardi Gras this week with the sixth annual Jambalaya Cook-Off at the Culinary Center. This wild and delicious Lincoln City event will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Creole dish of Jambalaya is a hallmark in the culinary world, and it varies…

  3. Join the Coast’s Spring Clean Up

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 30, 2014

    Oregon’s beaches are the pride of the state, but with millions of visitors every year, it’s no small feat to keep them pristine. That’s where SOLVE comes in. A nonprofit focused on environmental stewardship, SOLVE organizes an army of volunteers to pick up litter and clear debris along the coast each spring and fall. Volunteers pick up everything car tires to the smallest bits of…

  4. Loyal Customers Circle Sharkbites Café

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 30, 2014

    You’ve heard of an accidental tourist, right?  But an accidental restaurateur? When Brian and Lia Menten’s restaurant tenants closed shop in 2008, the Mentens searched for someone to take over the Coos Bay business. No dice. So they decided to do it themselves. Looking back on that decision with a laugh, Brian describes the learning curve as “pretty brutal.” But today, he and his wife…

  5. Romancing the Storm

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 29, 2014

    Stormy weather, dramatic sunsets and a warm fireplace for canoodling with your sweetheart: What more could you ask for in a romantic winter getaway?  Along Oregon’s North Coast, there’s no shortage of ingredients in the recipe for winter romance. Rooms at Astoria’s Cannery Pier Hotel (offering a romance package with couples massage, champagne and chocolate) boast incredible views of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, gas fireplaces and…

  6. Chef’s Table at Oregon Coast Culinary Institute

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 28, 2014

    Jacob Brasher, Carolina Ahumada and Melissa Simms have already completed their course work at Oregon Coast Culinary Institute. They’ve spent hours in the kitchens perfecting their craft. Now, the only thing that stands between them and their careers as chefs is what the school calls an ‘externship.’ These externships can take place anywhere in the country — hotels, resorts, restaurants and some participate in a…

  7. The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 28, 2014

    You’re invited to Newport’s biggest party! The population of Newport is not quite 10,000, but on the last full weekend in February it can swell to triple that number. What brings people from far and wide to the coast in the throes of winter’s darkest days and sometimes roughest weather? The promise of great food and drink, and the biggest party Newport throws. The annual…

  8. February begins Treasure Hunting Season in Gold Beach!

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 27, 2014

    Each February-April about 2500 glass floats are “hidden” on the beaches of Gold Beach for their visitors to find.  The floats are hidden weekly and placed above the high surf line on the beach from just south of Kissing Rock wayside to a little north of the of the north Rogue River jetty (approximately 3 miles of beach). If you find a glass float you…

  9. Bandon Eco Art Commissioned by SeaWorld

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 21, 2014

    The Washed Ashore Project, based in Bandon, Oregon, builds large art sculptures of sea life made from plastic marine debris. Their unique art pieces are part of a traveling exhibition which includes educational signage and programs that encourage reducing, refusing, reusing and recycling. The nationally recognized project makes its biggest splash yet with 12 sculptures commissioned for SeaWorld marine park’s 20th anniversary celebrations in California,…

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