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Stories and Tips Oregon Coast

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Doing Oyster Shooters on the Oregon Coast

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 24 Oct, 2008

When I visit a new place, my curiosity draws me to the unusual. As if I am asking, "What is wrong with this picture?" I look around to check out my surroundings. This particular day, Ed and I ended up in Winchester Bay,…Read More


A Wish Granted

Written by hillary_maybery on 03 Oct, 2005

During my childhood years, my family began going to the Oregon Coast for our vacations. It all started out in Seaside, Oregon, where we spent a few summers in my earlier years enjoying the beach and shopping. As the years passed, we found…Read More


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The D River

Written by Tavia on 28 Jan, 2001

The D River is the shortest river in the world -- less than 500 feet long -- and when I realized I was going to drive over it, I wanted to take a picture. The notion of "the shortest river in the world" struck me…Read More


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All the way to the Cal. Border

Written by AnaMH on 26 Oct, 2000

Right after Florence & Reedsport, you will come to the busy town of North Bend, then Coos Bay. Next on the road south will be Brandon with its lighthouse and cheese factory. Soon you will come to Gold Beach and the Roque River. The Roque River…Read More


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South to the Dunes...Florence

Written by AnaMH on 26 Oct, 2000

The drive south to Cape Perpetua is loaded with scenery. Open the car window and hear the ocean roar. Stop at Devel's Churn of a true treat. Once you visit this amazing place, you will understand the name. Soon you will arrive at Heceta Head…Read More


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Continue south to Lincoln City

Written by AnaMH on 26 Oct, 2000

The first stop has to be Ecola State Park. The views here are amazing, especially from Ecola Point. Sit here and listen to the waves and wind. This is a wonderful place to watch the sunrise. The sky will reveal all its colors to you…Read More


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Astoria to Cannon Beach

Written by AnaMH on 26 Oct, 2000

The scenic byway begins in Astoria. Astoria is home to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. On your journey south, you will come to Fort Clatsop National Monument. Stop and explore the replica of Lewis and Clark's outpost. Your next stop will be the resort town, Seaside.…Read More


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The Marble Halls of Oregon

Written by reef2020 on 03 Dec, 2000

Beneath the Siskiyou forest, near Cave Junction Oregon, are a series of beautiful underground chambers decorated with stone flowers, pillars and draperies. Oregon Caves National Monument became a unit of the National Park System in 1907. I found this to be a rather strange little…Read More


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Fort Clatsop National Memorial

Written by reef2020 on 03 Dec, 2000

This is a real gem in the National Park System crown. It is the location of the winter encampment of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805-06. Set in a beautiful pine forest near Astoria, Oregon, the site is home to a 1955 reconstruction of…Read More


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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Written by reef2020 on 03 Dec, 2000

Fort Vancouver isn't in Oregon, and it isn't on the coast, but it is a worthwhile stop if you fly in or out of Portland because it is just across the Columbia River from the airport. Back in the 1800s, the Pacific Northwest was (and still…Read More


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