Archive for July, 2013

  1. Bandon Tastes Like Cheese Again!

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 31, 2013

    The mere mention of Bandon once conjured an image of cheese. The Bandon Cheese Factory on Highway 101 was a regional landmark, a tourist mainstay and a point of pride for the town. That all ended a decade ago when the old factory changed hands and was eventually demolished. Now, thanks to a partnership between the city and private investors, Face Rock Creamery has risen on…

  2. Bayocean Peninsula

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Tyson Gillard / July 27, 2013

  3. Fresh…Local…Lively

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 19, 2013

      What’s the opposite of Fast Food?  Right, you’ve got it…Slow Food.  What does that mean?  It’s an idea, a philosophy designed to counteract the whole fast food, fast paced lifestyle that so many of us have gotten caught up in.  Remember Grandma spending hours rolling out lefse on the wooden table?  Now you can buy the stuff (not very tasty by the way) in…

  4. IN2GOLF

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 18, 2013

        Depending on whom you ask, golf is either “a good walk spoiled” or as Chi Chi Rodriguez noted, “Golf is the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off.”  Whichever camp you land in, the Oregon Coast has plenty of amazing golf courses (or walking areas) to choose from.     Seaside Golf Club, tucked behind the cove on the south…

  5. Exploring Newport

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 10, 2013

          Like a precious stone, Newport sits between the Coast Range, Yaquina Bay and the Pacific Ocean.  The natural beauty of the Oregon coastline is spectacular with its miles of sandy beaches, rugged forests and breaking surf.  The Hwy 101 corridor unites five distinct neighborhoods in Newport:  Agate Beach, the Bay Front, Historic Nye Beach, South Beach, and the Deco District. Rocky shores…

  6. Dining Al Fresco—From the Bay to Your Bucket

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 8, 2013

      State Ranger Cameron Rauenhorst, known affectionately as Ranger Clameron, grins as he holds up a BIG shell.  A seven-inch neck protrudes from the shell and Clameron tells us that fully extended the neck can be nearly three feet long.  Known as a Gaper, Horse, Horseneck, Blue, or Empire clam, this bivalve is one of the many clams that you can harvest on Oregon beaches.…

  7. Harris Beach

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Shane Kucera / July 6, 2013

    The 174-acre Harris Beach is a popular destination with an annual day-use attendance of more than 930,000 visitors. Considering that the nearby city of Brookings, Oregon, has a population of just more than 6,000 residents, this beach draws visitors from a large area—and for good reason.

  8. Whaleshead Beach

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Shane Kucera / July 6, 2013

    Whaleshead Beach is a sandy, wide beach, even at high tide.  It is also one of the longer beaches along the Oregon coast. The destination offers vaulted toilets at the parking area, numerous tree-shaded picnic tables and access to multiple viewpoints overlooking the rocky coastline. Whaleshead Beach also provides some fun features for families such as tide pools, multiple shallow creeks cutting across the sandy beach, and a large cave with a “window” that frames a view of the coast to the south. 

  9. Kentucky Falls Hike

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Robyn Anderson / July 5, 2013

    The Kentucky Falls Trailhead in the Siuslaw National Forest can be hard to find, but the three amazing waterfalls make it well worth the effort. Less than a half mile from the trailhead you will be rewarded with the first of the three falls, Upper Kentucky Falls. But don’t stop there! Continue down another 2 miles through the old-growth forest and you will find twin 100-foot waterfalls: Lower Kentucky Falls and North Fork of the Smith Falls. At the end of the trail you’ll find a viewing platform with a bench, which is a perfect spot for lunch and a photo opportunity.