A ‘treehouse’ over a creek

Mike and Stacy Benefield turned two rustic Cannon Beach cabins connected by an open deck into a cozy home nestled in the trees. Story by Nancy McCarthy Mike and Stacy Benefield don’t have to venture out of their Cannon Beach home to hear the sound of a babbling brook — or the rush of a […]

live & stay – our picks

If you’re visiting the Columbia Pacific overnight — or, as a local, taking a well-deserved staycation — you need a place to lay your head. Reserve a room for some R&R or gather inspiration for your own home: These places are aces in our book. Lighthouse Keeper’s Residence Ilwaco, WA Since 1898, the North Head […]

Shipwrecks on Our Coast

In the hours of first light on the foggy morning of Oct. 25, 1906, Capt. H. Lawrence, the last to leave his stranded vessel, came ashore in a lifeboat with only three things in his possession: the ship’s log, a sextant, and a demijohn of whiskey. Turning to face his floundering craft, an angry surf […]

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 […]

Treasure the beach

Seaside hosts a new monthly beach cleanup Story by AMELIE WELDEN Starting in 2014, Seaside residents and visitors will have a new way to enjoy the beach and help keep it clean and safe for others. The local group Beach Drive Buccaneers – along with the Seaside Visitors Bureau and the Seaside Downtown Development Association […]