2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival a virtual, drive-by celebration

The 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Astoria, Oregon, will be a combination of virtual and drive-by events due to the ongoing safety concerns from the coronavirus pandemic. The festival is scheduled Friday-Sunday, June 18-20. Events listed on the festival's website as of today include: Coronation of the queen on Friday, June 18Flag raising on … Continue reading 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival a virtual, drive-by celebration

See festive lights in Brookings through December 31

Gingerbread people in front of a gingerbread house at a previous Nature's Coastal Holiday in Brookings, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Nature's Coastal Holiday has been a holiday tradition at Azalea Park in Brookings for more than 20 years. This year, because of restrictions on large gatherings from COVID, the event was cancelled. But that … Continue reading See festive lights in Brookings through December 31

Take a Halloween tour of Astoria’s underground

On October 30 and 31, explore the abandoned tunnels and rooms underneath Astoria, Oregon, on a special Halloween-themed tour. These tours are scheduled on October 30 at 6:45 p.m. and October 31 at 12:30 and 2:45 p.m. The tour length is 45 minutes. To make a reservation, call (415) 713-4141. The regular underground tours are … Continue reading Take a Halloween tour of Astoria’s underground

Take a haunted tour of Lincoln City, Oregon

Dusk in Lincoln City, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Starting tonight, Taft Haunted Tours return to explore the mysteries and legends of Lincoln City's historic waterfront. You'll learn about the mysterious Ghost Schooner of Siletz Bay and a strange Bigfoot sighting. You'll find out where Whiskey Jack is and encounter some more surprises. The tours … Continue reading Take a haunted tour of Lincoln City, Oregon

Indulge in delicious creative cuisine during the August Secret Takeout in Lincoln City, Oregon

Dusk in Lincoln City, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) If you love food and adventure, Lincoln City has a surprise for you throughout August. Seventeen restaurants in this Oregon Coast town have created delicious off-the-menu items for the Secret Takeout. These surprise menus might change daily, every few days, every week, or stay the same … Continue reading Indulge in delicious creative cuisine during the August Secret Takeout in Lincoln City, Oregon

Oregon Coast Aquarium reopens outdoor exhibits August 10

Photos by Cheryl Landes On Monday, August 10, the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport reopens its outdoor exhibits to one-hour guided tours by reservation only. The tours feature these five exhibits: Vultures, otters, seals and sea lions, seabirds aviary, and the rocky habitat. Visitors must wear masks and keep a minimum six-foot distance. Admission is … Continue reading Oregon Coast Aquarium reopens outdoor exhibits August 10