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Tillamook Coast Life

February 21, 2017
Western Gull Tillamook Coast
Western Gull with Herring

Mass spawning of Pacific Herring: A wildlife spectacle

In late winter each year, at select locations along the Oregon Coast, Pacific Herring spawn in huge numbers and attract a frenzy of fish-eating birds and […]
January 25, 2017
Terimore Lodging by the Sea
The Terimore Motel in Netarts on the Tillamook Coast.

The Terimore Motel Love Story

“We were happy whenever we could be together,” Ben Nunez, 80, said as he looked around Room #8 at the Terimore Motel. It was the same […]
January 13, 2017
Cackling Goose
Cackling Goose at Martella Dairy in a fine drizzle.

A Wild Goose Chase – and a very special flock of geese

I have been travelling around Tillamook County surveying flocks of wintering geese to see what kinds are present this year. The dairy pastures in the county […]
January 12, 2017
Bayocean Natatorium photo here: An outside view of the Bay Ocean Park Natatorium. (Photo courtesy of the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum)].

Bayocean Spit once setting of deluxe resort, now unspoiled hiking, birding destination

There aren’t many publicly owned spaces along the Oregon coast offering miles of undeveloped, unadorned yet striking scenery. One of the few, however, is right here […]
January 11, 2017
Rudy Fenk, oldest child, with his siblings and parents (from left) Alfred, Carl, Rudy Jr., Mary and Rudy Fenk Sr. circa 1930s.

Fundamentals on the Fenk family farm remain the same through the decades

Dairy farming looked a bit different when Rudy Fenk, age 90, use to rise in the morning and help his dad milk the cows by hand. […]
January 10, 2017

Top 5 (free) Nature Classes

Planning a weekend trip to the Tillamook Coast? Want to take an art class, or a guided kayaking tour? Want a kid-friendly activity such as digging […]
January 5, 2017
The Barn Community Playhouse is home to the Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts.

Take a trip to the beach during the day; Visit the theater at night

Visitors to Tillamook are often surprised to find the little community offers not only the great outdoors it is renowned for, but some pretty sophisticated culture […]
January 4, 2017
Oceanside, on the Tillamook Coast, could be your ideal Valentine’s Weekend getaway this year!

Picturesque Valentine’s Getaway: Oceanside

Dinner for two watching the setting sun. Views of the ocean from a room at the beach. Pancakes and hot coffee in a cozy nook. Sound […]
January 2, 2017
JAndy Oyster Company
Fresh, small and medium oysters from JAndy Oyster Company of Netarts Bay. Photo credit: Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography

Oysters at their Winter Best

The cold waters of winter make this the best time of year for fresh oysters. Todd Perman of JAndy Oyster Company grows oysters in Netarts Bay, […]
December 16, 2016
Kilchis Point shoreline
View west from the end of the Kilchis Point shoreline trail.

Walking the point: A visit to Kilchis Point

Tillamook County has a place for quiet, nature observation. This is Kilchis Point Reserve. Owned and managed by the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, the property encompasses […]