AT HOME: Eclectic Tolovana cottage

Cannon Beach house built from other house parts Story by Nancy McCarthy • Photos by Colin Murphey At first glance, the house that Jerry built in Tolovana Park appears to be a beach cottage similar to others on Pacific Street. But look up: A tower stretches toward the sky. It’s a hint that this home may be just […]

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 […]

Listen, and be rewarded

Story by Matt Winters Like most everybody, I carry in my pocket the opportunity to listen to any imaginable song or book, and for a few years indulged my literary tastes while walking from home out to our cape’s sunset-facing cliffs. Neil Gaiman’s “Ocean at the End of the Lane” and “The Name of the […]

Our picks: Live & Stay

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, hook up your RV, or pitch a tent: These places are aces in our book.