COAST GUIDE 2017
36 HOURS IN LONG BEACH
Maybe it’s a keen sense of mortality—or maybe it’s just the failing fishing industry—but a looming sense of loss hangs in the air here.
36 HOURS IN SEASIDE
Unlike Portland, Seaside has barely changed at all in the past two decades.
36 HOURS IN WAKONDA
“All up and down the West Coast,” Kesey wrote in 1963, “there are little towns much like Wakonda."
36 HOURS IN TILLAMOOK
A visit to Tillamook County comes with seclusion—the trails, roads and docks aren’t clogged with out-of-towners.
36 HOURS IN ASTORIA
It is, perhaps, the most Oregon place in Oregon.
36 HOURS IN CANNON BEACH & MANZANITA
Cannon Beach has long served as the Oregon Coast’s playground for Portland’s well-to-do. Manzanita, a few miles down U.S. Highway 101, is now joining the party.
36 HOURS IN LINCOLN CITY
Shockingly good eats, homey watering holes, rewarding hikes and odd pieces of local culture that belie the city’s undercover weirdness.
36 HOURS IN NEWPORT
Newport is a blue-collar town where the crabbers are crabby and fishermen have big trucks and big guns.
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HIKING:
Embark on an eight-mile loop from a beach strewn with driftwood to a rocky outcropping with a view.
This solitary trail to 900-year-old cedars is hidden on an uninhabited island only 15 minutes from Astoria.
SURFING:
For a split second, I was Kate Bosworth in Blue Crush. Obviously.
BIKING:
An old logging road offers a low-traffic route from Carlton to the coast.
RIDING RAILS:
A train ride without the trail, as you pedal along an abandoned railway in Tillamook.