1713 NW 21st Street
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Phone: (541) 994-5281
Fax: (503) 636-3213
If you are traveling up or down Oregon's central coast, due west of Portland, you are bound to roll through this town. While it is close to numerous attractions like the beach, whale watching and fishing, it is a good place to fuel up the car, feed the family or pick up supplies. A number of businesses can be found along the town's strip and dining ranges from fast food to fine cuisine. The coast is the main attraction, but there is also golf, shopping and some Northwest history and culture in these parts.
Bring a picnic basket, binoculars, and a camera to enjoy beautiful Boiler Bay. Boiler Bay is a fantastic place to get a feel for the volatile Oregon Coast with its churning and magnificent surf. The Bay also features a plethora of wildlife, including migrating gray whales that can be viewed from the nearby observatory or with a great set of lenses from near the rocks. The pelicans and oyster catchers provide a show as they fly by, eating whatever may be available. If you're standing near the water, watch out for rogue waves. They splash up pretty high.
Whale watching from the Oregon Coast doesn't get any better than at Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center. The position of the center atop a plateau overlooking the ocean is perfect for such novelties and the whales are fairly reliable. Whale enthusiasts on staff know the best time of day and year to see these magnificent creatures playing along the line where ocean meets sky. The center staff is friendly and helpful, and the atrium features plenty of information about the whales as well as some fossils. It's great for the whole family. -Cathryn D. Blue
Lincoln City is known for its "get away from it all" beach feel, and Depoe Bay is no exception. Depoe Bay is a sightseer's dream, featuring everything from whale watching, boat tours and rentals, great restaurants, and beautiful beach hotels to little shops with no names. In addition to the various attractions within this attraction, the actual bay is quite the sight to see. The waters are beautiful, blue, and relatively calm, especially in comparison to the waters along the rest of the Oregon Coast. -Cathryn D. Blue
Pelican Pub & Brewery is an award-winning brewery situated in a quaint stone cottage next to the sea. The stone-walled house with the gray roof stands in front of a jagged rock structure protruding out of the fiery waves. This brewery has bagged the first prize at the Great American Beer Festival and numerous medals at the North American Beer Awards, besides prestigious food awards. Here, the focus is not just on good beer but blending the brews into American dishes in a creative manner. Try beers such as Tsunami Stout, Imperial Pelican Ale and Seahops Pale Ale, which are also used as sauces and batters in various recipes. The restaurant has separate menus for children and adults with items like Grilled Tillamook Cheese, Chilled Oysters and the signature Tower of Rings with their Kiwanda Cream Ale. Attend the Brewers Dinner where Darron Welch, their famous brewmaster, dazzles guests with beer trivia and a five-course gourmet menu. This brewery also provides lodging, catering and event planning services for beach-side wedding receptions and corporate events. The experts help arrange music, lighting and flowers, and activities such as horse riding and volleyball tournaments.
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde own and operate this amazing casino, which brings in thousands of visitors from around the state and country every day. The 85,000 square-foot gaming area holds everything from slots to blackjack. The concert hall seats up to 1,700 for events running year round, while the Coyotes buffet and Legends Restaurant both provide ample room and excellent food inside the casino. The Spirit Mountain lodge houses 100 rooms for visitors who want to stay on the casino grounds.
Don Davis Memorial Park is a popular recreational park among locals. It offers panoramic views of the ocean and features access to the beach and Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.
Experience the weird and wonderful Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Newport. This world-famous exhibition features bizarre sights and oddities from across the globe.
The Wax Works is home to over 100 life-size wax figures, meticulously sculpted with interesting detailing. Explore the exhibits to find your favorite Hollywood and science-fiction characters from legendary movies like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.
Yaquina Bay Bridge is one of the major bridges on the Oregon Coast Highway. Built in 1936 over the Yaquina Bay, this 3223 feet (982 meter) structure features on the National Register of Historic Places.
The history of Rogue Ales Brewery goes back to 1988, when it was set up on the banks of the Lithia Creek in Ashland. A year later, in 1989, a second outlet opened in Newport which subsequently became their headquarters. Since then, Rogue Ales has been crafting delicious brews that have won various awards at notable events in the brewing world like the World Beer Championships, New Zealand International Beer Awards and Australian International Beer Awards. The on-site brewpub is a great place to pair freshly crafted brews with delicious pub fares.