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High Life Adventure, Warrenton

Just outside of Astoria, High Life Adventure debuted a new eight-line zipline tour on June 1. The two-hour tour flies along 1,600 feet at heights of up to 60 feet off the ground. From $99

Gearhart Hotel
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McMenamins Gearhart Hotel, Gearhart

This summer, Portland’s first brothers of beer added another hotel property—their ninth—with the debut of the Gearhart Hotel in May. The 18-room hotel sits alongside the Gearhart Golf Links, one of the oldest courses in the West, above the Sand Trap Brewpub. The McMenamins hotel is the fourth hotel on the site since 1890; two burned down and one was replaced with condos in the 1970s. Decked out with typical McMenamins historical flair, each of the rooms comes with its own bathroom and most overlook the course. From $130

Columbia Eco Tours
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Columbia River Eco Tours, Astoria

We’ve all admired the views from Astoria’s Coffee Girl café or the Cannery Pier Hotel, but nothing can beat the sights when you’re actually in the water. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean a swim. Hitch a ride on one of the new Columbia River Eco Tours and you’ll see Astoria’s historic waterfront, sea lions at Tongue Point, and innumerable species of waterfowl in Lewis & Clark State Park and the Twilight Creek Eagle Sanctuary—all from the deck of a 40-foot Tollycraft yacht named Christina Cousteau. From $99

Seaside Brewing
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Seaside Brewing Company, Seaside

Astoria has Fort George Brewery and Astoria Brewing. Newport has Rogue. And as of this spring, Seaside finally has its own brewery too: Seaside Brewing. The one-barrel brewpub doesn’t make a lot of beer (most of its 10 taps pour other regional favorites), but it’s a start. And you can’t beat the location. Housed in the former city hall—and before that the city jail—this spacious historic brick building boasts several outdoor seating areas perfect for sunny summer days. Owners Jimmy Griffin and Vince Berg, former Rogue pub veterans, have peppered the menu with an interesting mix of Thai inspired dishes (seafood pho), pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, and of course fish. It’s an eclectic mix with enough hits (the appetizer menu scores big as do the brisket and smoked salmon, both smoked in-house) to overcome its misses (lackluster side dishes).

Fishes
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Fishes, Cannon Beach

Renowned chef John Newman of Cannon Beach’s popular Newmans at 988 opened the bamboo-bedecked sushi restaurant Fishes this fall to much anticipation. It doesn’t disappoint. You’ll pay Bamboo Sushi prices for near Saburo-sized rolls of freshly caught salmon, tuna, yellowtail, and more. If you’re still feeling peckish, opt for a bowl of the noodle soup, or simply crown your meal with an order of ginger creme brulee—and a long walk on the beach.

Tillamook Treasure Map
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Tillamook Treasure Map Tours, Tillamook

Embrace your inner Jack Sparrow with Kayak Tillamook’s new Treasure Map Tours. These guided paddle excursions explore coastal bays and estuaries while teaching participants about Oregon’s rich coastal history. From $65

Anchor Inn
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“Historic Anchor Inn”: http://historicanchorinn.com/, Lincoln City

“Truthfully,” write the owners of Lincoln City’s newly renovated 22-room Historic Anchor Inn, “we never know what is going to break next, but we love it anyway.” And why not? Owner Kip Ward has lovingly restored Lincoln’s oldest hotel in the spirit of its 1940s debut: think old growth timbers, plenty of fishing memorabilia, and, yes, creaky steam heaters. You’ll also find a community kitchen, reading room, billiards room, card room, and a parlor with a fireplace simply begging for a cool evening and a good book. In Oregon, even in August, you can easily find both. From $69

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