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Old 01-28-2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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North Oregon Coast Suggestions?

On our way to pick up our trailer in Chilliwack, we are attending a small family reunion in Pacific City, Oregon for a week. None of us have any experience with the Oregon coastline. What are some must-see things in the area, from about Astoria to Newport?
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:12 PM   #2
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Fort Clatsop (Lewis & Clark) http://www.nps.gov/lewi/planyourvisit/fortclatsop.htm
Fort Stevens (mouth of the Columbia)
Yaquina Lighthouse http://www.nwcoast.com/lighthouses/oregon.asp
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
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About half way between Astoria & Newport is Tillamook. The cheese factory has a tour, and the Tillamook Air Museum is well worth a visit; even if you are not into airplanes, the old blimp hanger it is housed in is one of the few left in the country and an interesting building. If you are lucky, some of the airplanes will fly while you are there.

There are lighthouses to visit along the coast, and, along the Columbia River, lots of waterfalls.
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The Oregon Coast Aquarium at Newport is very interesting.
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About half way between Astoria & Newport is Tillamook. The cheese factory has a tour, and the Tillamook Air Museum is well worth a visit; even if you are not into airplanes, the old blimp hanger it is housed in is one of the few left in the country and an interesting building. If you are lucky, some of the airplanes will fly while you are there.

There are lighthouses to visit along the coast, and, along the Columbia River, lots of waterfalls.
Ever since 1974, when I had an office high inside the old dirigible hanger at Lakehurst, NJ, (where the Hindenburg disaster took place), I have had an interest in lighter than air flight. And, I have always loved cheese, so thanks for the suggestions.
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Look up Oregon Tourism and order the pamphlets, magazines, maps.
You will be inundated with resource material.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:45 PM   #7
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There are 2 aquariums in Newport. One is associated to the university, the second being the Oregon Coast Aquarium. While the university one is educational (great for kids) we liked the Oregon Coast best. There is also the "world headquarters" for Rogue Brewery. If you like beer, this a must visit. Great food too! Both aquariums and the brewery are near the State Park and you can easily bike to them on bike trails. The Newport lighthouse and the associated trails is worth a visit. Also, take a walk through the older part of the Newport waterfront to see it's charm. Make sure you stop these the sealions hanging out on the dock.if you like fishing, you can charter a boat for a few hours to go get some halibut!

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Cannon Beach is neat, and an overnight in Stephanie Inn is both priceless and pricy. Oswald West State Park is a walk-in area that is scenic with a remote feel. Depot Bay has a fishing village ambiance and I've heard second hand that tasty chowder is available. A bit south of Newport, near Yachats, is scenic Seal Rock SRA. All of this from memory cobwebs...
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The museum that houses the Spruce Goose is about 45 minutes south of Portland. We stopped there near closing so didn't have much time, but it intrigued us so much we plan on returning.

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Old 01-28-2014, 11:50 PM   #10
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There are some beautiful hikes near Cape Lookout and Netarts Bay has clamming and crabbing. There are several lighthouses in the area, too. I'm sure you'll enjoy the area!
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