Curious News Items from Oregon Coast - the Latest

Much has happened on the Oregon coast lately, including a fight for cancer in Lincoln City, the Seaside Aquarium gives birth to literally thousands of creatures, a look at the galaxy from the perspective of Cannon Beach, and why elk and pelicans are a big deal right now. You can also get a preview of August events in Seaside, Astoria, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Tillamook, Garibaldi, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Yachats, Florence, Waldport and Newport.

What's up with gas prices? Well, that's not good news. But in better news: the state is holding a photo contest, ODFW wants your photos of fun on the beach or in the forests, and there's a new attraction in Newport for history buffs.

Take a look below, or see the front page of Oregon Coast Beach Connection.

N. Oregon Coast Facility Gives Birth to Thousands of Freaky Critters A trifecta of funky finds on the north Oregon coast, as the Seaside Aquarium is giving birth to literally thousands of new creatures

Central Oregon Coast Joins Battle Against Cancer In August, the town hosts the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Lincoln City and the Relay's Got Talent

N. Oregon Coast August Preview: Events in Tillamook County, Manzanita, Pacific City This part of the north Oregon coast includes Tillamook Bay towns of Tillamook and Garibaldi, and the Nehalem Bay area villages of Manzanita, Rockaway Beach, Nehalem and Wheeler

Cannon Beach Astronomy: Oregon Coast Nighttime Photo Essay There is no supercollider here, jamming odd particles into the waves of the Pacific Ocean. There's no major radio telescope or high-altitude array mapping out black holes

Pelican and Big Elk Making a Splash on Oregon Coast Don't look now but plenty of elk may be watching you from the forests of the Oregon coast, along with pelicans

N. Oregon Coast in August: Seaside, Cannon Beach Serious amounts of beachy fun are to be had on the north Oregon coast in the towns of Seaside and Cannon Beach come late summer

Lincoln City Events Preview: Central Oregon Coast in August August really heats up on the central Oregon coast, especially in Lincoln City.

Central Oregon Coast Summer: Yachats, Florence August Events Preview Oh, the fun of late summer, as August brings wine, song, dance, food and outdoor events to this part of the central Oregon coast

Central Oregon Coast Town Looks to Get Plants Adopted The Connie Hansen Garden in Lincoln City will be holding its Orphan plant sale on Saturday, July 27

North Oregon Coast August Preview: Astoria Events There may be tons of history on this part of the north Oregon coast but the fun in August is thoroughly modern

Gas Prices on the Rise in Oregon, on the Coast The Oregon office of the AAA is saying gas prices are on a quick trajectory upwards this week and will remain higher through the summer

Oregon Coast News Alerts: Clamming Closure, New Attraction, Historic Artifact Leaves One historical artifact leaves the coast, another history museum opens up, and part of Oregon's beaches are closed to clamming for a few months

Oregon's Wildlife Department Wants Your Coast, River Photos You can now share your summertime fishing, clamming and tidepooling photos with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Central Oregon Coast August Preview: Newport Lots of fun, sun and sand are available on the central coast in August, but Newport and Depoe Bay provide plenty of other distractions

What You Missed on Central Oregon Coast This Week Sun, fun and sand – lots of sand – have been on the menu on the central Oregon coast all week

Oregon Officials Hold Photo Contest to Celebrate the Coast Got a fantastic shot of your family on the Oregon coast – either recently or an oldie historic one?

New Attraction on Central Oregon Coast: Maritime Museum in Newport The Lincoln County Historical Society has opened up the Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center right on Newport's buzzing waterfront.


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Covering 180 miles of Oregon Coast Travel, Entertainment and Science: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats and Florence.

Dreamlike Oregon Coast: Surreal Fusions of Sea, Sky and Sand
One of the pleasures of this coastline is looking down and for a fleeting moment it feels as if you may actually just walk into the sky. Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Yachats, Seaside, Lincoln City, travel

Oregon Coast Photo Contest Includes Prizes and Free Classes
A new photo contest put on by two Oregon groups will allow you to do just that, as well as take some free classes in photo technique

Oregon Coast Mystery of Puzzling Purple Waves Solved
It is a jellyfish-like creature called a salp. But there may be a surprise twist as to why there are so many

Portland, Oregon Coast to Get Drenched; High Wind Warningh
Much needed rains are about to drench northwest Oregon, including the coast and valley towns like Portland, Salem and Eugene

Purple Waves Puzzle Oregon Coast Scientists, Officials
Puzzling purple waves have been hitting the Oregon coast here and there for the last month, and no one seems to know what it is

Humpback Whales Seen Darting Between Boats on N. Oregon Coast
Boaters, residents and visitors to Astoria have gotten quite the thrill this last week with rather rare sightings of Humpback whales. Science, Seaside Aquarium

Central Oregon Coast End-of-Summer Swing Time
This popular Oregon coast ensemble will be playing a Big Band Saturday night concert in Lincoln City on Saturday, August 29. Lincoln City events

Wildfire Smoke Chokes Oregon Coast; Possible Aurora Borealis for Portland
All that wildfire smoke has smothered Portland, Salem at the Gorge so badly this weekend even made it to the Oregon coast; northern lights possible

Four Finds of Frenetic Fun on Oregon Coast
Where the kid-friendly attractions are abuzz next to beachy havens of calm. Newport, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Seaside, travel

The Wild, Weird Phenomenon of Talking Barnacles on Oregon Coast
One wacky little surprise that possibly awaits you on the Oregon coast is the wild sound of 'talking barnacles.' Science

Oregon Fire Bans Now Include Coast Beach Fires, Campgrounds
Oregon's problem with extreme fire dangers hit home today with fire restrictions that reach all the way to fires on the beaches. Beach safety

Golfing and Dinner on N. Oregon Coast in September
September 2 again brings the Hot Rod Classic Charity Golf Tournament and Auction Dinner to the north Oregon coast town of Gearhart. Seaside events, Gearhart events

Wacky Oregon Coast Obstacle Event Features Pirates and Mud
Newport's Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race on August 22, held at the Newport Municipal Airport. Newport events

Deceptively Sleepy Yachats on Oregon Coast Actually Abuzz
Yachats is more dreamy than sleepy, featuring dramatic views in endless abundance. Travel tips, attractions

Three Remarkable Tiny Destinations of the Oregon Coast
You could say, with no lack of accuracy, that the delights are in the details along the Oregon coast. Warrenton, Oceanside, Neskowin, Kids

Magical Charm of Two Oregon Coast Beach Burghs
Often, the best parts of Oregon coast civility hide in plain sight. And it doesn't always take the beach to blow you away. Newport, Nye Beach, Cannon Beach

Perseid Meteor Showers This Week for Oregon, Portland, Coast
A real, true stellar show is in store for Oregon this week as the peak of the Perseid meteor showers happens from now until Friday

Mussel Harvesting Back for Most of Oregon Coast; Health Advisory
The majority of Oregon coast once again open to harvesting mussels; health advisory for Seal Rock

A New Craze for Oregon Coast: Stand Up Paddling Makes a Splash
Basically, you are standing on a giant surfboard and propelling yourself with a paddle through SUP Manzanita

N. Oregon Coast History is Alive with Cannon Beach Tour
Join the Tour that Sunset Magazine calls the 'best autumn event' in Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach events

Oregon Coast Funky Factoids: Slowest, Fastest, Lifespans, Sandiest
These beaches host a massive array of fun and funky facts that will dazzle and delight. Science

A Beachy Buffet: Surprising Edibles from Oregon Coast Tide Pools
There are lots of edible objects from the bays, waters and rocky tide pools of the coast. Science

Eight Amazing Finds Along 120 Miles of Oregon Coast
Along the way, the wonders are numerous. Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Rockaway Beach, Garibaldi, lodging, Tillamook, Oceanside, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, travel, kids, Moolack, Otter Loop, Hug Point, Bayocean

Central Oregon Coast's Wooden Boat Show a Festival of Watery Fun
Toledo brings to life its 11th annual Wooden Boat Show on the third weekend of August. Newport events

Scientists Study Why Some Whales Don't Leave Oregon Coast
There are some 200 so-called resident whales who linger here, out of the 20,000 in migration. Hatfield Marine Science Center, Depoe Bay

History Museum Hosts Walk on Famed Oregon Coast Point
Tillamook County Historical Society is hosting a walk through Kilchis Point on August 11th at 11 a.m. Tillamook events

N. Oregon Coast State Park Fire; NASA Sees South Coast Fires from Space
A beach grass fire is torching Fort Stevens State Park; NASA satellite looks at south coast fires

Central Oregon Coast Forested Trails Get New, Artsy
Additions The Agnes Creek Open Space near Lincoln City and its forested trails will soon get three new ornate viewing benches

N. Oregon Coast Wetland Preserve Gets a Little Bigger
Lower Nehalem Community Trust recently added just over five acres of high priority wetlands to its now 24-acre Sitka Wetlands along the northern edge of the Nehalem Bay

Old School Classic Cars Take Over Central Oregon Coast
Lincoln City Cultural Center is hosting its second annual Old School Classic Car Show. August 22 is the date. Lincoln City events

 

 

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