Archive for March, 2015

  1. Tide Pool Tours: A World of Wonders

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 30, 2015

    If it’s possible to see the world in a grain of sand, just imagine what you can see in an Oregon Coast tide pool. The tidal zone is filled with curious creatures that have adapted to survival in harsh conditions — from hot sun to cold water and rough seas. Jewel-toned anemones, sea stars, crab, spiny urchin, snails, tube worms and jelly fish are among…

  2. Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ on the Oregon Dunes

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 30, 2015

    North America’s largest expanse of coastal sand dunes, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, stretches more than 40 miles from Florence to Coos Bay. The magnificent wind-sculpted landscape, with some dunes towering more than 500 feet high, was formed through a geologic chain of events that started more than 12 million years ago. Over the centuries, waves, winds and tides have continued to shift the…

  3. Oregon State Parks: Jewels of the North Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 30, 2015

    You may know that Oregon’s Coast is among the most breathtaking in the West, with beautiful state parks sparkling like jewels along its weathered shore, but did you know that all of it, every inch of the 363-mile coastline, is yours to explore? Thanks to the conservation foresight of state leaders like Samuel H. Boardman and Governors Oswald West and Tom McCall, Oregon’s beaches are…

  4. Golfing the Gems of the Oregon Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 30, 2015

    If you’ve visited the Oregon Coast — with its 363 miles of awe-inspiring coastline, diverse wildlife and delightful food and drink — you’ll know why it’s one of The Seven Wonders of Oregon. And the Coast is home to one of Oregon’s Seven Golf Gems — the state’s best golf courses located near the Wonders. The gem of the Coast is the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.…

  5. Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa Wins Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Hotels for Romance

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 27, 2015

    Astoria, Oregon   Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa just won the Trip Advisor 2015 Traveler’s Choice Award “Top 25 Hotels for Romance – United States.” The Cannery Pier & Spa is in good company as five star hotels Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, the Marquesa Hotel in Key West, Florida and other unique properties from Sedona to Savannah were…

  6. Astoria Riverwalk Trail

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Tyson Gillard / March 26, 2015

    The Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled down the mouth of the Columbia River in 1805 to complete their mission of reaching the Pacific Ocean, and it was 5 miles away across Youngs Bay that they spent the winter and erected Fort Clatsop. John Jacob Astor, the town’s namesake, built Fort Astoria in 1811 for his American Fur Company, and it became the first U.S. settlement on the Pacific Coast.

  7. SOLVE beach cleanup set for Saturday, March 28

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 24, 2015

    By Oregon Coast TODAY On Saturday, March 28, the SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup will again see thousands of Oregonians take ownership of their public beaches by scouring the sands for wayward litter and debris washed in from winter storms. SOLVE Program Coordinator Joy Irby said a recent study published in the journal Science indicates that about 8 million metric tons of plastic end up…

  8. Be Jeweled Extravaganza in Newport This Weekend

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 24, 2015

    (Newport, Oregon) – All that glitters is again in Newport this coming weekend, as the eighth annual Be Jeweled sale happens on March 28, bringing in locals and visitors alike for a unique shopping opportunity on the central coast – all a fundraiser for the  Food Share of Lincoln County. The Be Jeweled extravaganza goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that Saturday, at the…

  9. The 11th Annual Birding & Blues Festival will take place May 1 – 3, 2015 in Pacific City, Oregon

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 23, 2015

    The 11th Annual Birding & Blues Festival has finalized its program line up including field trips, excursions, and presentations. Our Key Note Speaker will be Dr. Susan Haig leading a seminar titled “California Condors in the Pacific Northwest.” An excerpt from our website: “Join Dr. Haig for a presentation documenting the Condor’s history in the Pacific Northwest. During her presentation she will discuss probable causes…