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May 11, 2018

Getting To Know You: Nehalem Valley Historical Society

The Oregon Coast is a living, breathing history class. On any trail head or beach, it’s easy to imagine you are following in the footsteps of the area’s natives and settlers. What came before the shops, hotels and restaurants? Who walked the trails and fished the rivers when it was for work […]
April 26, 2018

Explore Nature Tillamook Coast

Explore Nature is a collaboration of eight small environmental organizations involved in natural resource conservation in Tillamook County, working together to bring educational outdoor experiences to the general public. Many offer nature-based lectures and other activities in addition to the hikes, walks, and paddles featured within the Explore Nature program. The participating […]
April 25, 2018

Check out the new north Coast food trail

Take a bite of the Oregon Coast! From Cannon Beach, through Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler and down through Tillamook, on to Lincoln City, this region is ripe for exploration! Enter an area of unmatched beauty and adventure—defined by fresh flavors, natural bounty and a variety of unique culinary experiences. The Food Trail inspires […]
April 24, 2018

Getting To Know You: Hoffman Center’s Clay Program

Creating art can be inspiring, liberating and joyful. It can also be a tad intimidating and often frustrating. But, in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Every artist was first an amateur.” The volunteers at the Hoffman Center For The Arts’ clay program in Manzanita will help you find your inner artist. […]
April 22, 2018

Nehalem Bay Estuary: A Treasure To Behold

A place where the waters of the Pacific Ocean mix with the river waters of the Coast Range – an estuary. Tillamook County boasts five of them, and Manzanita is neighbor to the northern most estuary in the county, Nehalem Bay. The Nehalem River estuary is located on the Oregon coast at […]
April 18, 2018

Take action this earth day at Oswald West State Park

Oswald West State Park is a popular place and it only takes a moment to see why: beautiful old growth, sweeping ocean vistas, and winding trails. But with so much attention comes wear and tear and the park could use a little TLC. If you’re looking for a way to lend a […]
April 5, 2018

Getting to know you: Riverbend Players

The joy of community theater is the chance to see friends and neighbors stretch beyond their comfort zone and inhabit personalities the polar opposite of their own. A pharmacist becomes a pirate; a police officer belts out Sondheim; a librarian gets to tap dance. Audiences and actors get to let their hair […]
March 31, 2018

The Neahkahnie Tavern: A Piece Of Manzanita History

In 1912, Samuel Reed named his new property development Neahkahnie. To attract visitors, Reed commissioned Portland architect Ellis Lawrence to design a hotel. Reed placed the building, called the Neahkahnie Travern, at the western end of Nehalem Road close to the beach with views of the mountain. This magnificent setting prompted Reed […]
March 29, 2018

Birding Hotspots Around Manzanita

Birdwatching is a wonderful pastime, experienced from the warmth of a building, car or during a wonderful walk out of doors. Birds are everywhere, especially in the Manzanita area. Don’t get me started on the variety, I could be calling off bird species for longer than you care to listen! Here are […]
March 24, 2018

Getting to know you: Manzanita Lumber Co.

Located on the corner of 101 and Laneda, Manzanita Lumber Co. has been welcoming visitors to town since the 1940’s. The large sign you see painted on the front of the building is original and somewhere from 60-70 years old. While once the northern satellite store for a lumber mill in Tillamook, […]