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December 11, 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, […]
December 11, 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 […]
December 3, 2020

Shop Manzanita From Your Home

Not traveling this holiday season and feel like you might be missing out on shopping at your favorite Manzanita small business? Don’t worry, many local shops have added online stores where you can peruse and purchase hundreds of great items from the comfort of your own home. Local merchants have adapted to […]
December 2, 2020

Local Christmas Lights Contest

Calling all Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler homeowners, it’s time to shine a light on your Christmas spirit!2020 has often made it difficult to get in a festive mood and many of us are looking for some way to cheer up right about now. To help combat the 2020 blahs, The Manzanita Visitors […]
December 1, 2020

Celebrate Giving Tuesday Locally

So many organizations in Manzanita, Nehalem, and Wheeler run on donor support and volunteer power. Giving Tuesday 2020 is a great time to lend a hand: Covid-19 has taken a toll on many of our local non-profits. Are you looking to volunteer or donate but not sure where to start? Email the […]
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 […]