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November 18, 2020

Small Business Saturdays

We love our small businesses in Manzanita. That’s why one Small Business Saturday isn’t enough. Instead, we’re giving you FIVE! Between Saturday, November 21 and Saturday, December 19, EVERY Saturday is Small Business Saturday in Manzanita. And shopping small can pay off big for you with a chance to win some awesome […]
November 18, 2020

Take-Out Photo Challenge

Local restaurants have returned to serving take-out only until at least December 3. But that won’t stop us from getting our favorite local meals. Our Take-Out Photo Challenge is back! It’s easy. Enter by sending us a photo of your take-out meal from a restaurant in Mananita, Nehalem, or Wheeler. One winner […]
November 16, 2020

Buy A Gift Certificate From Your Favorite Local Business

These are strange times and social distancing means something different for everyone. Four our merchant community, it means a dramatic slowdown in business, making this the most important time to support small businesses. There’s still good news if you can’t make it to Manzanita, Nehalem or Wheeler for your 2020 trip. You […]
November 15, 2020

Manzanita Letters to Santa

Ho-ho-ho! It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is right around the corner! Over the last few years, we’ve enjoyed hosting Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Manzanita Visitors Center and having happy kiddos visit with them. But we’ve had to make some changes to Santa’s visiting schedule this year. Because of Covid-19, […]
November 13, 2020

Local Restaurants Return to Take-out Only

Gov. Kate Brown announced on Nov. 13 a two-week “freeze” for the entire state of Oregon that’ll begin on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The purpose of the new restrictions is to limit group activities that are contributing to the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout the state. Accordingly, restaurants and bars in Manzanita, Nehalem, […]
November 13, 2020

Local Merchant & Event Updates

We send out this weekly update bulletin every Sunday to try and keep residents and visitors informed of events, merchant hours and general information. If you’d like to receive this as an email, please contact us at info@exploremanzanita.com. Our lodgings, shops and restaurants have adapted guidelines to safely serve you. Please be […]
November 12, 2020

Weekend Weather Warning

Tillamook County Emergency Management issued the following warning for Friday:…STRONG WINDS…HAZARDOUS COASTAL CONDITIONS…AND CASCADE SNOW ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY…A deepening low pressure system has the potential to produce hazardous weather across southwest Washington and northwest Oregon late in the week. Details in the strength and timing of this system may change over the […]
November 5, 2020

Keep Wearing Those Face Masks

It’s been a long eight months of dealing with Covid-19 and we still have a long way to go. Please continue to wear your face mask in all public places in Manzanita, including in shops, restaurants and when walking around town. Our buildings and public areas are small and we need everyone’s […]
October 24, 2020

Be Our Guest This Off Season

It’s all about peace and quiet. With smaller crowds and cooler, milder weather, fall and winter are great times to plan a getaway to Manzanita. You’ll often find yourself alone on the beach and shops and restaurants are easier to get into without the hustle and bustle of summer visitors. Nearby trails […]
September 29, 2020

Enter Our Monthly Photo Contest

Are you a shutterbug? Is your phone bursting with photos of Neahkahnie Mountain, Laneda Avenue, or the Nehalem River. Well, you’re in luck! Each month, the Manzanita Visitors Center holds a photo contest that showcases great photos of our little town. Send us your favorites shots from Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler and […]