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Meet on the Beautiful Tillamook Coast

A welcoming atmosphere for your event

Just 70 miles, and less than 90 minutes from Portland and the Willamette Valley, the Tillamook Coast offers charming villages, breathtaking views, and a welcoming atmosphere for your executive retreat, team building event, board meeting, association banquet, niche and hobby group gatherings, and small business conferences.

Take advantage of many group activities

Stretching along scenic Highway 101 for more than 70 miles, the Tillamook Coast includes Manzanita in the north to Neskowin in the south. Your group will be inspired by gathering near the ocean, bays, rivers, farms, forests and villages. Group activities abound, from golfing and hiking, to kayaking and fishing. Of course, there’s nothing like taking in a sunrise or sunset on the most beautiful part of the Oregon Coast.

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10 Reasons to Meet on the Tillamook Coast

  1. Multiple campus sites for executive retreats, team building, board meetings, banquets, niche and hobby groups, small conferences.
  2. Facilities offer oceanfront and view meeting rooms, as well as conference sites near government offices.
  3. Outdoor activities abound: charter fishing, hiking, guided kayaking, boating, eco-tours, beachcombing, outdoor outfitters, and more.
  4. Fresh seafood, locally grown foods, award-wining breweries, pop-up dinners prepared by top chefs, brewmaster dinners, beer and wine pairings, catering services.
  5. Lodging options include executive-style rooms, charming hotels, vacation homes, state campgrounds.
  6. Tillamook County Fairgrounds has banquet space for 300 attendees.
  7. Cultural events happen year-round at several museums and attractions.
  8. Home to world-famous Tillamook Cheese and the Cheese Factory for group tours.
  9. Highway 101 one of the nation’s most beautiful scenic drives.
  10. Dedicated meetings and conference planner to help you.

Enjoy the Drive, Explore the Coast

Enjoy the Drive, Explore the Coast

The Tillamook Coast is the closest Oregon coastline from Portland and the Willamette Valley. The route from Portland through the Tillamook Forest is one of the best drives in the state, as is Highway 101, which stretches the length of the Oregon Coast.

Rent a car in Portland, Salem or Eugene, or “Ride the Wave,” the convenient bus system operated by Tillamook Area Transportation District that brings visitors to the Tillamook Coast from Portland’s Union Station. For more information, visit Tillamook Bus.

Aerial view of Cape Meares Lighthouse at sunset with pink clouds in the sky

Top 10 Group Activities on the Tillamook Coast

  1. Visit the famous Tillamook Cheese Factory
  2. Ride the historic Oregon Scenic Railroad
  3. Walk the Kilchis Point Reserve, an interpretive trail that leads to a birdwatching station on Tillamook Bay
  4. See vintage planes at the Tillamook Air Museum, housed in the largest, freestanding wooden structure in the U.S., built for making blimps during World War II.
  5. Find the 104 wooden quilt blocks of the Tillamook County Quilt Trail. Use a map or geocache through farm, forest and coast.
  6. Tee-off from four golf courses: Manzanita, Bay City, Tillamook and Neskowin.
  7. Explore several nature preserves to view wildlife, birds and vistas.
  8. Take a charter boat and fish for salmon and other delicious seafood, catch Dungeness crab from a marina or boat, or dig for clams.
  9. Go beer-tasting at Pelican Pub and Brewery in Pacific City and Tillamook, or at deGarde Brewery at the Port of Tillamook.
  10. Walk the beaches and find treasures.

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