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April 10, 2021

April 9 Weekly E-Bulletin

Keep up on all the latest local happenings! Our weekly bulletin is out with information on local events, restaurants and shopping. If you’d like to receive a copy each Friday email us at info@exploremanzanita.com today, or see the April 9 edition below:
April 10, 2021

Tillamook County at High Risk Level

UPDATE 04/09: Tillamook County will move to High Risk effective Friday, April 9. Presumptive cases in our county are steadily trending in the wrong direction. The vaccine rollout has given people optimism, but it continues to be a very slow process in Oregon. The best defense we have right now is simple: […]
April 8, 2021

Keep Wearing Those Face Masks

It’s been a long year 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 help […]
March 20, 2021

Big Wave Cafe To Reopen

We are happy to report that Big Wave Cafe re-opens Sunday, March 21, 2021! The philosophy of new owners David and Jennifer Cleary, was not to mess with a good thing. The popular North Coast restaurant will feature the same great menu as previous owners, Brian and Carol Williams. Specials will continue […]
March 6, 2021

Salt & Paper To Close

Some sad news to pass on from our beloved Salt & Paper: “Salt & Paper will be closing after March 28. Starting Monday, March 1. We will be having a clearance sale for the next four weeks. Everything will be 1/2 off (except taffy). We are also selling all the fixtures and furniture. […]
March 6, 2021

Hoffman Gallery “Color Show”

Hoffman Gallery 2021 Color Show “Black and Blue” March 5-28 | 1:00-5:00 pm Hoffman Art Gallery | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita Free and open to the publicMasks required for entry. Our extremely popular community art show returns this Friday, March 5th. With Covid, politics, the awakening of attitudes about history, fairness, […]
March 6, 2021

Remembering Denny Hennessy

Our hearts are heavy with the recent news of the passing of our friend and longtime Visitor Center volunteer, Denny Hennessy. Everything about Denny was big: his smile, his laugh, his handshake, his heart. He was a musician, a tinkerer, a gardener, and a master storyteller. Denny had volunteered at the Visitors […]
February 19, 2021

Manzanita Welcomes Offshore Grill & Coffee House

Offshore Grill & Coffee House received the official treatment with Mayor Mike Scott saying a few words to welcome the business to Manzanita as the restaurant, formerly located in Rockaway Beach, re-opened in Manzanita at 154 Laneda Avenue (the location of Bread & Ocean) on Thursday, February 18th. This is like coming […]
January 11, 2021

Winter Beach Safety

Winter is a beautiful time to visit Manzanita. It can also be a dangerous time to be on the beach, especially during King Tide and hazardous surf conditions. When visiting Manzanita. It’s important to remember that the ocean and the weather can often be unpredictable, especially during winter storms and extreme high […]
December 19, 2020

Local Dining Options

Tillamook County has moved into low risk for Covid-19. Accordingly, the small restaurants in Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler are now allowed to offer indoor dining, along with outdoor dining and take-out. Be patient, call ahead, and wear your face mask. We can avoid another shut down if we all pitch in together! […]