Manzanita Businesses Up And Running

Roads into Manzanita are once again open to the public. …

While a handful of Manzanita businesses are temporarily out of commission due to tornado damage, the majority are open for business and happily serving customers.

Blackbird, for instance (pictured – by Justin Baillie Photography), an unique, upscale-yet-casual dining experience incorporating seasonal, local ingredients, will be open during regular hours (5 to 9 p.m.) tonight. Also open today – and this is far from a complete list – are Unfurl, a boutique offering high-quality and environmentally sustainable clothing and accessories, Spa Manzanita (if you’re stressed out, you can get a massage here), finnesterre (featuring a thoughtful selection of goods for your home), Manzanita Grocery & Deli/The Little Apple (essentials, hot entrees and soups, sandwiches made to order, locally made baked goods, meat, seafood and produce and more), Cloud &a Leaf Bookstore (they believe in the printed page) and the Big Wave Cafe (family dining, local seafood, homemade desserts, beer and wine).

… They can use your support, as all small business owners, can, and they’re all good at what they do!

Dan Haag
Born and raised in the great white north of Minnesota, Dan Haag felt the pull of the north Oregon Coast in the early 90s. Finding that rain never needed to be shoveled, he married an Oregon girl and settled in Manzanita, where he works as director of the Manzanita Visitors Center. He is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of state and national publications. He spends his free time wandering the area’s many trails, supporting the Oregon wine and beer industry, perusing coastal bookstores, and chasing his black Labrador, Lilo, along the beach.