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November 24, 2020

Support Small Businesses, Support Big Dreams

It’s hard to imagine Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler without any of their small businesses. Coffee shops and bakeries are gathering spots for friends and neighbors; restaurants host birthday and holiday parties; hotels and vacation rentals bring families together from all around the world; gift shops sell local items unique to this area. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
September 24, 2020

Beach Wheelchairs Update

Two beach adaptive wheelchairs are now available for use in Manzanita, one for adults, one for children. Chairs are available to check out at Manzanita Visitors Center, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. To check one out or inquire about availability, call us at (503).812.5510 or email info@exploremanzanita.com. We highly […]
September 9, 2020

Coastal Fire Warnings

We have fires burning about 30 minutes south of us near Bay City and 90 minutes south in Lincoln City. Crews are hard at work trying to contain them. While the Manzanita is in no current danger, conditions remain very hot, dry and susceptible to fire. Read the message below from Tillamook […]
September 3, 2020

Travel Safely This Long Weekend

OREGON STATE PARKS OFFERS SAFETY REMINDERS FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALEM, Ore.—The long Labor Day Weekend is the last big outdoor vacation for many Oregonians. Although nothing is typical in 2020, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department encourages everyone to follow the same safety practices of past years, plus a few new […]
September 2, 2020

Labor Day Weekend Travel Tips

With the long holiday weekend coming up, here are some things to be mindful of if you are making travel plans:–Each coastal county and city has different public health orders. Be informed and follow them — they may be different than where you live.–Face coverings are required statewide indoors and outdoors when […]