A brief history of Pacific whaling

Story by Matt Winters Yankee whalers had a devastating impact on Pacific marine mammals, cleaning out one pocket of whales, seals, and otters after another. Impacts multiplied after the great Northwest coast whaling grounds were discovered in 1838, according to “A History of the American Whale Fishery,” (1907) by Walter Sheldon Tower. When highly lucrative […]

Dinner is served

With a menu sourced exclusively from local farms and purveyors, Street 14 Café’s weekend dinner service expertly explores a seasonal sense of place Story by Ryan Hume • Photos by Danny Miller Since October 2015, the venerable coffee shop Street 14 Café has led a not-so-secret second life as one of downtown Astoria’s most exciting […]

A kid’s coast

(Or how to survive your family vacation) Story by Ryan Hume Exploring new and natural wonders with your children is certainly one of the most rewarding aspects of being a parent. Eschewing video games, streaming videos, work emails, and other modern distractions for the calming clap of the surf is a great way to get some […]

Cape Disappointment: Washington’s vacation destination

Cape Disappointment is one of Washington state’s most famous and popular parks. Some of its favorite features include: a premier campground, beautiful beaches, new public artworks, two lighthouses, an interpretive center and miles of hiking trails. Camping: Cape Disappointment State Park has 152 standard campsites, 83 utility sites, five primitive campsites, one dump station, eight […]

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Overlooking the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center was recently expanded and now features new exhibits and ranger-led interpretive programs. Original exhibits, which include hands-on activities, trace the entire expedition with particular detail on the Corps of Discovery’s explorations of the Columbia River. A new video […]

Rod Run: Beach Barons annual rev-up

September is synonymous with the Rod Run and the 2012 edition promises to be better than ever as about 1,000 vintage automobiles will again congregate at Wilson Field east of Ocean Park for the car show the Beach Barons started nearly three decades ago. Registration begins Friday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m., and continues throughout […]