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If I plan to do the coast ride by myself, what would you recommend to prepare for the trip from North – South on Rt. 101?

The Oregon coast is a pretty fantastic stretch of coastline, complete with a ton of off-bike adventures and amenities to make the whole thing enjoyable. Late September/Early October would be a nice time–after the summer rush, but before the weather really starts to get inhospitable to long days of pedaling. I’ll say right off I…

I’m looking to plan an anniversary trip for last week in July. Would like to stay somewhere near the coast that includes breakfast and would like to be close to horseback ride options. Other interests would be wine tasting and zoos/aquariums. Any Ideas?

One great trip is to fly into Portland, and drive through Oregon wine country (look around Yamhill County, and Hwy. 18), do a few tastings and maybe stay one night on the way. Try this site. Then, arrive at the coast and head south, to Newport, which is home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Here’s…

I am getting married in late May, and would like to find an Oregon Coast beach that is a little more private than the average state park, as well as offers a little protection from the gusty coastal winds.

A lot of people get married at the Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City, because the pub has a special room that opens into their own “beach” adjacent to Cape Kiwanda State Park. It’s not secluded, but it does have great food and an easy place to duck into, in case the weather is terrible. And very good beer.

Planning a trip through the west coast. From Portland to San Francisco. What we must not miss?

I’d check out Astoria and Canon Beach, see this blog entry. I would take I-5 to Hwy 38 to the coast and down to San Francisco.

In my research on Oregon, over the last couple of years; I came across a story about one of the coastal sites, setting out glass globes…hiding them like easter eggs. Where does this take place, or does it anymore?

You’re definitely thinking of Lincoln City, where they set out more than 2,000 colorful blown glass “floats” between October and May. The program began in 1999, to celebrate the millennium, and now the “Float Fairies” are at work every year. The floats are modeled on the traditional Japanese blown glass fishing floats, in green and…

When does the crabbing season start and when does it end?

The ocean crabbing season (the commercial season) is officially closed from Aug. 15 until around Dec. 1. In the fall they are likely to be light and stringy, as they fill in their new shells. By the winter, they are usually full and heavy. That being said, it is legal to crab in the bays and…

Headed to Rockaway Beach. Any recommendations?

I always stop at the Morning Glory Cafe for baked goods and sandwiches. Also, you can stay at the Silver Sands Oceanfront Resort.

My friend is fixing to get married in the next year or so, and she needs help finding a venue. I believe she wants it to be in Central Coastal Oregon. Ideas?

Tell your friend that she couldn’t have picked a better place to get hitched! Oregon is perfect! Check out some of these B & B wedding locations! If I had a larger group (100 or more) I would consider the Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City. They have a banquet room that opens onto a…

Any suggestions for Oregon Coastal towns? Taking a drive from Seattle to Portland.

If you head west after Portland, I recommend Newport (fishing town) and Yachats (scenic, small, coffee).