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As any cyclist knows, a long ride gives you time to think. On a good day you might solve a problem you’ve been mulling or come up with a cool new idea, but most of the time if you’re riding on roads you’ll be thinking about potholes, the closeness of cars, and how not to take a spill on a st… Read more

The fruits of a healthy estuary will be cause for celebration when the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership holds its annual Bounty on the Bay event on Saturday, Feb. 23. Read more

Activists will take to the streets amid a carnival atmosphere this Saturday, Jan. 19, for the third annual Lincoln County Women’s March. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City birders will lead a free birding clinic at Siletz Bay and Cutler City this Friday, Jan. 18, offering the chance to spot wintering waterfowl, shorebirds and more. Read more

There is still time to register for one of Oregon’s most madcap scavenger hunts, which will take over the streets of Newport from Thursday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 27. Read more

Even on freezing cold days, I think jumping into oceans or lakes is a ton of fun. But, like sleeping outdoors without a tent, running in the rain and letting dogs I’ve just met kiss me on the lips, most of what I do doesn’t come highly recommended. Read more

Think your New Year’s resolution is challenging? About 20,000 Gray whales might have you beat. Read more

Walkers will have the chance to start the New Year off on the right foot on Tuesday, Jan. 1, by joining the ninth Annual Yachats New Year’s Day Peace Hike. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will head south this Saturday, Dec. 1, for a bird watching clinic at the Salishan Nature Trail, offering views of Siletz Bay and ocean beaches. Read more

The tree is trimmed, the cookies are baked and hot cocoa is brewing by the gallon in preparation for the Lincoln City Tree Lighting Party and Christmas Market, which returns this Thanksgiving Weekend. Read more

December will offer three chances to craft a holiday wreath using materials gathered from the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, with workshops on offer in Lincoln City as well as at the refuge itself. Read more

Fresh Christmas trees will be on sale at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Newport this holiday season as a fund-raiser for the Prime Cuts Ranchers 4-H Club, Surfriders 4-H Club and 4-H Market Auction Youth. Read more

There’s nothing so unusual about visitors to the Oregon Coast falling in love with the seafood and never wanting to leave. But when those visitors are the size of a school bus, it’s time to get a zoologist involved. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will offer birders the chance to wet their beaks with an excursion along the Salmon River Estuary this Saturday, Nov. 10. Read more

Registration is now open for the 2019 Lincoln County Master Gardener training, which allows participants to learn about the art and science of gardening and to share their newfound knowledge with others. Read more

Easy-to-reach birding sites are on the agenda for the Saturday, Oct. 27, outing from the Audubon Society of Lincoln City, which will be tackling the Head to Bay Boardwalk and Friends of Wildwood Trails. Read more

Birds of a feather will flock together this weekend, as the Audubon Society of Lincoln City offers a pair of excursions in search of everything from wintering waterfowl to peregrine falcons. Read more

A world of hardy heathers will unfold before gardeners and plant lovers alike this Wednesday, Oct. 17, when the Seal Rock Garden Club hosts a presentation from Ella May Wulff. Read more

Neskowin Valley School will hold its 36th Annual Harvest Festival this Saturday, Oct. 6, with food, games and artisan crafts all on offer against a backdrop of live music from eight bands throughout the day. Read more

Professional and amateur kite fliers will celebrate “The Year of the Kite” this weekend in Lincoln City as the 2018 Annual Fall Kite Festival gets underway. Read more

If your mental image of birding field trips involves yomping through the back of beyond in rubber boots and an overflowing backpack, the Audubon Society of Lincoln City has something that might change your mind. Read more

The Cascade Head Scenic Research Area Coordination Team is looking for help in developing a sustainable trails plan to help handle increased visitor numbers. Read more

Your guide to the dedicated and creative entrepreneurs who bring life to the Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market. Catch them from 9 am to 3 pm every Sunday on the lawn of the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Read more

Size matters at the Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic, returning to Pacific City for its 20th year this weekend, with competitors riding boards that are at least nine feet long, and a beer garden that has swelled to 18 breweries. Read more

The Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show will return to Lincoln City for its ninth year this Saturday, Sept. 15, with cool rides of all kinds gathering on the shore of Siletz Bay. Read more

Registration is now open for “Fabulous Fotos from your Smart Phone,” a one-day workshop set for Saturday, Sept. 29, at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts. Read more

Plants that fit with the Pacific Northwest landscape while also helping pollinators do their vital work will be on offer at the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership’s native plant sale this Saturday, Aug. 25. Read more

It’s tough to stay fresh for four decades (just ask Mick Jagger) but the Newport Farmers Market has managed it and will mark its 40th birthday with live music and refreshments this Saturday, Aug. 25. Read more

Volunteers will descend on the oceanfront 804 Trail in Yachats this Saturday, Aug. 18, to help out at the 10th annual ivy pull, aimed at keeping the historic route clear of invasive species. Read more

Adventures on the Oregon Coast, throughout the state and even abroad will be on the agenda when the Newport 60+ Activity Center ponders its 2019 lineup of trips and hikes on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Read more

Whether you are interested in building up a head of steam or blowing it off, the Wooden Boat Show in Toledo has the perfect activity for you as it returns for its 14th year this weekend. Read more

Sweeping views and a host of wildlife will be among the rewards for those who persevere on the Friday, Aug. 10, birding walk to Lincoln City’s Knoll. Read more

Oregon’s central role in the whale watching world will be cemented this Saturday, Aug. 11, with a celebration marking the installation of the first official Whale Trail interpretive sign in Newport. Read more

From coastal forests to salty waters, Netarts Bay is a vibrant gem of the Tillamook Coast, supporting shore birds, oysters, sea stars and much more. Read more

Training on how to deal with marine debris will be on offer in Newport on Saturday, Aug. 18, in a free workshop offered by the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). Read more

Flights of architectural fancy that leave Dubai firmly in the shade will rise from the shores of Siletz Bay this Saturday, Aug. 11, as the Bay Area Merchants Association hosts the 41st annual Sandcastle Contest. Read more

Nothing says summer quite as much as watching a boat race, especially one where the competing vessels stand a good chance of disintegrating before they cross the finish line. Read more

Registration is now open for the SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup, which will see thousands of volunteers scour the sands for trash on Saturday, Sept. 29. Read more

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology will host an open house at its new Grass Mountain property on Saturday, Aug. 4, offering tours, short hikes and live music. Read more