Category Archives: Local Attractions

The Three Capes Scenic Route Day Trip

If you’re staying in the greater Tillamook area, you may ask yourself; ‘How much touring can I accomplish in one day?’ or maybe ‘What else is there to do here once I’ve done the Tillamook Cheese Factory tour?’ If you head west from Tillamook, and explore along Hwy 131, you will find yourself on one of the most beautiful and fascinating drives on the Oregon coast. Not only will you observe the beautiful landscaping where the forest meets the sea, but there are half a dozen stops that feature culture, history,...
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Why are there Quilt Squares in Tillamook?

Have you ever traveled through Tillamook and thought; what’s with all the quilt squares? Quilt trails, while wildly popular in some mid-west and eastern states, are not readily seen in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, the nearest quilt trail to Tillamook Bay is in Nebraska! The quilt trail was founded in 2009 by representatives from several city and county organizations, with the goal of creating a tie between Tillamook’s rich cultural heritage and the talents of many modern day quilters. Each participating business was tasked with creating a unique quilt block...
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What’s It Like to Stay in Oceanside Oregon?

I recently stayed in a beach house rental in Oceanside Oregon. If you’re craving the peace and security of a small, quaint community, then I highly recommend it! Before I go any further, I must address the most outstanding feature of this North Oregon coast town; the view! A permanent resident of this small community said that what drew her to Oceanside was the ‘best view on the Oregon coast’. Though I have yet to see all of the Oregon coast, I would be inclined to agree. The view was breathtaking...
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Tillamook’s Lesser Known Cheese Company

My husband and I honeymooned in Napa Valley. Perhaps my fond memories of sipping wine and eating cheese and olives at V. Sattui Winery made my experience at The Blue Heron French Cheese Company all the more delightful! The Blue Heron French Cheese Factory has a charm not so different from the famous Napa Winery. They offer samples of local wines and french cheese, lunch may be obtained in their deli and the natural setting makes for a pleasant and relaxing experience. Upon entering the grounds,...
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