The Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast Travel Guide

Sokol Blosser is pushing the green envelope with its certified organic vineyard, solar panels, and a new 5,000-square-foot tasting room that architect Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture is hoping will achieve “Living Building” status.

If you’re looking for a ’60s Pendleton wool dress or a groovy Pendleton overcoat (with fur collar and leather buttons), stop by Rag & Bones. The boutique, owned by Thistle restaurant owners Eric Bechard and Emily Howard, sells only American-made vintage clothing, most of it wool.

The marina has all of the trappings for crab hunting and clam digging.

Attend an otter feeding frenzy before seeing sharks, touch pools, and a resident giant octopus.

Woodsy lodge on a sandy spit offering an exhaustive list of outdoor activities, along with great Siletz Bay and Pacific Ocean views.

Warm up with an easy loop leading through coastal forest to a bluff overlooking the Pacific.

Check out a reconstructed fort and watch costumed docents demonstrate pioneer skills.

Oregon’s rocky and pristine northern coast makes for an easy day trip from Portland; the drive takes about 90 minutes and passes over the jagged peaks of the Coast Range.

Channel Lawrence of Arabia at the John Dellenback Dunes Trail, where the sand mountains are astonishingly high.

Sip organic fair-trade espresso.

Meander along the park's bluff trails.

More than 200 wineries—among them some of the country’s top producers of Pinot Noir—are spread across this lush river valley, just a 45-minute drive from downtown Portland.

Travelers curious about maritime history and seeing a Fresnel lens up-close can check into the working 1894 Heceta Head Lighthouse in Yachats, Oregon.