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If you’ve ever dreamed of covering the entire Oregon Coast on foot, or simply like a good coastal day hike, Trail Keepers of Oregon is helping improve the experience on the Oregon Coast Trail. Currently, 164 miles of the 425-mile trek follow roadways, mostly along the shoulder of Highway 101. Read more

The 10th Annual Pacific City Beach Challenge is set for Sunday, Aug. 4, at Cape Kiwanda State Park, with proceeds benefiting the Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center. Read more

Registration is open for the 10th Annual Kids Zone Classic Charity Golf Tournament, set to take place at Chinook Winds Golf Resort in Lincoln City on Saturday, July 20. Read more

Lincoln City’s long-departed Pixie Kitchen and Pixieland amusement park stick in the memory for many reasons, but none more so that founder Jerry Parks’ abiding love of children. Read more

The Gleneden Beach 4th of July Parade started in 1994, making this the 25th anniversary. But the beauty of the event, which draws thousands every year, is that it harkens to an even earlier time. Read more

The skies above Lincoln City will explode with color on Wednesday, July 3, as the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association gets a head start on Independence Day celebrations with its sixth annual fireworks display. Read more

The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to lend a hand removing Canada thistle from Cascade Head Preserve just north of Lincoln City on Saturday, July 20. Read more

Kite fliers will have the D River Wayside well and truly covered this weekend, as the Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival gets underway. Read more

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Big things are happening at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in June, with 24th anniversary celebrations and a weekend conference of experts telling tales of the mystery in the forest. The subject of campfire stories for decades, Bigfoot, aka: Sasquatch, or Yeti if you’re feeling abominable, will… Read more

You are invited to jump into your little red Corvette, don your raspberry beret and party like it’s 1999 when veteran Prince tribute artist Julian Stephoni and more than a dozen other musical acts hit the stage on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29 for the Otis Music Festival. To add to the… Read more

If binge-watching Marie Kondo has left your garage bereft of both joy and stuff, the town of Toledo has the solution, with its popular swap meet returning this Sunday, June 23. Read more

It was going to be a banner year for the Waldport Beachcomber Days festival. With a revitalized executive board and planning committee, this much-loved weekend event promised the fun, food, music and entertainment that has brought fans to this South Lincoln County location since 1957. Read more

A town perched on the western edge of the continent, with a tavern operating since the time of the second world war and a fire truck more than half a century old and haunted by a restless spirit, is ripe for spine tingling stories. But the organizers of the “Haunted Taft: Ghost and Legends o… Read more

As the warmer weather moves in and the days get longer and brighter, the Explore Nature Series is hosting a fun line-up of events to get folks outside and enjoying the Tillamook Coast throughout June. Read more

A pair of conservation groups will join forces to remove invasive species from the site of the former Pixieland amusement park just north of Lincoln City on Friday, June 21. Read more

Low tides this Saturday, June 8, will present the perfect conditions for the first installment of Tidepool Discovery Days from Friends of Netarts Bay. Read more

Guided paddling tours of two coastal National Wildlife Refuges will be on offer free of charge throughout June and August courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Read more

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The many ways to enjoy Newport’s working bayfront include buying fresh seafood off the docks, dining with a Yaquina Bay view, or taking selfies with stars made of wax. Now a local nonprofit is launching Newport Kayak Tours to give people a chance to see the bay from a different perspective, … Read more

The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to lend a hand with trail work at Cascade Head Preserve just north of Lincoln City on Saturday, June 8. Read more

Free Fishing Weekend will return this Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, with fun events on offer along the Oregon Coast for folks who want to get their line in the water. Read more

Registration is now open for the 11th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf and Beach Cleanup Challenge, which will return to the Oregon Coast on Saturday, June 15. Read more

It was 1936 when Depoe Bay fishermen Roy Bower and Jack Chambers died while attempting to rescue fellow fishermen on a troller that was foundering in a storm off the coast. In honor of Bower and Chambers, the community observed their heroism by taking fishing boats out into the bay and dropp… Read more

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The dappled sunlight that filters through the tall trees at the Salishan Resort has lately been alighting on some fascinating new structures that are likely making the resident birds scratch their tiny heads. Uneven walkways, upended oak barrels, swirling person-sized frames all suspended hi… Read more

The Port of Toledo’s trio of Teak Ladies will make a joint voyage along the Yaquina River this Saturday, May 25, sailing from Newport to Toledo. Read more

Cape Perpetua's popular “Walk with a Ranger” series will return this Monday, May 27, with retired chief park ranger Michael Noack leading hikes along easy-to-moderate trails at noon every Monday throughout the summer. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City is offering a birding double header this weekend, with guided excursions to Lincoln City on Friday, June 7, and Newport on Saturday, June 8. Read more

Between 1956 and 1980 a remote meadow sanctuary for silver spotted butterflies was also home to a bustling Air Force radar station. The Cold War mission of the 689th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron perched atop Mount Hebo was to scan the skies over the Pacific for Soviet bombers. If an… Read more

Rhododendrons in bloom and robins hopping in the yard are sure signs that farmers market season is on the way. After weathering the rainy season in the confines of the Lincoln County Commons, Newport Farmers Market will emerge into the sunshine this Saturday, May 11. Read more

Coastal conservationist Paul Engelmeyer will share details of a citizen science project when he addresses the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society this Saturday, May 11. Read more

Registration is now open for the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation’s golf tournament, which will take place on Saturday, June 1, at Chinook Winds Golf Course in Lincoln City. Read more

The Newport 60+ Adventure Van will head east to Alsea Falls this Saturday, May 4, offering an all-levels hike to two outstanding waterfalls. Read more

The Yachats Coastal Gems walking group will head to Toledo on Tuesday, May 7, to tackle the Ridge and River route, going up a bit and down a lot to explore most of this old lumber town. Read more

Last year, I went on a pleasant little bike ride while interviewing Mike Ripley, the race director of the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic, which will return to the Oregon Coast on Saturday, May 4, offering 37- and 60-mile options. Read more

The Siletz Watershed Council is looking for volunteers to help with its rescheduled cleanup of the Siletz River that will see helpers working in drift boats as well as walking the riverbanks on Saturday, May 11. Read more

The Newport Community Drum Circle will join forces with the Oregon Coast Community Forest Association this Saturday, April 20, to celebrate Earth Day at Big Creek Park and Newport’s new Forest Park. Read more

Tillamook’s newly completed Hoquarton Trail will be the scene of a community party this Saturday, May 4, as the City of Tillamook and community partners host a Waterfront Walk. Read more

The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive blackberry at Cascade Head Preserve just north of Lincoln City on Saturday, May 4. Read more

Registration is now open for a “Birding Basics” adult education class taught by instructors from the Audubon Society of Lincoln City. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will lead a birding field trip along the Friends of Wildwood Trail as part of its World Migratory Bird Day activities this Saturday, May 11. Read more

Newport’s Yaquina Birders and Naturalists will lead a guided walk to Brian Booth State Park this Saturday, April 20, offering the chance to spot shorebirds, waterbirds, songbirds and more. Read more

Agreat blue heron stands erect in the murky, ankle deep water of the saltwater marsh. The prehistoric-looking creature’s modified sixth cervical vertebra allows the bird to contort its neck into an S-shape, triggering its potent beak against any unfortunate frog or fish that crosses its path… Read more

There aren’t many people like Patrick Zweifel, which is probably a good thing, because the guy makes most of the rest of us look bad. Business owner, family man, race and running camp director and high school running coach are titles that best describe him, and also explain why, though he re… Read more

If you ever wished you could conjure delicious, fresh vegetables out of thin air, the Seal Rock Garden Club has the perfect presentation to share this Wednesday, April 17. Read more

As the days continue to get longer and the signs of spring start budding all along the Tillamook Coast, the Explore Nature Series is gearing up for another jam-packed season of guided hikes, walks and paddles. Read more

Rivers moving mountains will be the subject of the Thursday, April 11, Speaker Series from the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, featuring special guest Dr. Stephen Lancaster. Read more

The Siletz Watershed Council is looking for volunteers to help with a Saturday, April 13, cleanup of the Siletz River that will see helpers working in drift boats as well as walking the riverbanks. Read more