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Horses have been a part of Northwest history through pulling covered wagons along the Oregon Trail to hauling logs through luscious forests. Today, their uses tend to be in recreation or tourism. On the North Coast of Oregon there are countless opportunities to spend time on horseback, no ma… Read more

It is said that dogs are man’s best friend. They’re always ready to go and always happy for an adventure with their favorite humans. Whether on the Astoria Riverwalk or walking through Fort Clatsop, Fort Stevens State Park, Cullaby Lake or on the beach, the best hiking companion has four leg… Read more

Nestled in Nehalem forest land is a retreat for lovers of tea, permaculture and plant medicine or anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful getaway. Read more

The Miller-Jeffers Building in downtown Astoria, designed by John E. Wick, has housed a hotel for nearly 100 years. The current iteration, the Norblad Hotel, is a vibrant, funky hotel/hostel hybrid that offers both private and communal rooms featuring more of what travelers need and want — a… Read more

(Being a park ranger is) something that I wasn’t sure of when I first took the position, and I’ve kind of grown into an appreciation for the history of Oregon and its role in world history. I’ve had the opportunity to present that to the public and open their eyes, give them some insight int… Read more

I think I always kind of wanted to do something that could have a greater impact, and I’ve always been interested in community service and volunteer work. I didn’t really know about the AmeriCorps program until I was just kind of like thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’ Then this just kind of… Read more

I love the river and all the activity. It’s a town on the move. This is a town of volunteers. It’s amazing to me how many people volunteer three, four, five different places every week, and they care about the city a lot. Very few people have a negative impression of Astoria. When I was the … Read more

I’m a fourth generation Astorian. My family, it’s been here forever. I just have deep roots here, and oh, boy, I love nature. This is a really good place to be around wildlife. I really love rainy wet weather, so this is the perfect place to be. I love the climate, the rain and the wind and … Read more

I started the business in Kansas, so when I came here I got to bid on the job. It’s the freedom that I love about it. I have been able to schedule things around my life and still put hours and hours and hours into the job because it was so important to me to develop that. All the gardens hav… Read more

There are two communities. The Coaster Theatre has its own community, its own set of active volunteers and people who just are very involved in the theater. Some of them have been involved in the theater for 40, 50 years. Some of them are brand new, but it seems like once you get into the th… Read more

(Being a park ranger is) something that I wasn’t sure of when I first took the position, and I’ve kind of grown into an appreciation for the history of Oregon and its role in world history. I’ve had the opportunity to present that to the public and open their eyes, give them some insight int… Read more

I’m a fourth generation Astorian. My family, it’s been here forever. I just have deep roots here, and oh, boy, I love nature. This is a really good place to be around wildlife. I really love rainy wet weather, so this is the perfect place to be. I love the climate, the rain and the wind and … Read more

I started the business in Kansas, so when I came here I got to bid on the job. It’s the freedom that I love about it. I have been able to schedule things around my life and still put hours and hours and hours into the job because it was so important to me to develop that. All the gardens hav… Read more

There are two communities. The Coaster Theatre has its own community, its own set of active volunteers and people who just are very involved in the theater. Some of them have been involved in the theater for 40, 50 years. Some of them are brand new, but it seems like once you get into the th… Read more

Drivers and pedestrians have seen the tsunami signs along the coast, but chances are few people have practiced using the signs for a possible emergency evacuation. Read more

Located just off the Seaside Promenade lies the Seaside Oceanfront Inn, a 14-room establishment. Many of the rooms offer views of the Pacific Ocean and goings-on at the beach outside the inn. Read more

As you walk up the path to the Inn at Harbour Village, the first thing you notice is the impressive and apparently well preserved steeple. Yes, this nautical or New England-style, blue-colored inn is inside a former Presbyterian church, built in 1926. One step inside into the lobby and the d… Read more

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