northern Oregon Coast

Quick Escape: Seaside on the Oregon Coast

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If you’re looking for an old school beach resort town, look no further than Seaside, Oregon. This is the real deal, where you can munch on saltwater taffy as you stroll the beach boardwalk hand in hand, watching the sunset behind Tillamook head. Seaside’s status as the premiere  Oregon Coast beach resort was sealed over a century ago […]

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Q: Where to Go on the Oregon Coast without Crowds?

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Dear TripFinder, Q: We feel dizzy looking at all the great little towns and parks along the Oregon Coast, but we’ve only got two nights to make a sidetrip there this September (we’ll be in Portland for a wedding). Can you recommend a small seaside town on the Oregon Coast where we can experience local beach culture without […]

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Quick Escape: Cape Lookout State Park

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When a Florida family planning their Pacific Northwest vacation for this summer told me they’d rather skip the Oregon Coast, I had to ask why. Their reason? “There’s no national park, and we like real wilderness.” Ha, well. Needless to say, I changed their minds. Cape Lookout State Park is a scenic 90-minute drive from Portland, and comprises a […]

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