Category: Stories


Summer Pop Up Gallery is a Love Letter to Rockaway Beach

by Lorraine Ortiz Find abandoned space. Remove debris and dust. Gussy up with new paint and lighting. Then, as if by magic, a gallery pops up! A new temporary photographic exhibition venue in Rockaway Beach aims to be something unique and moving. “I want people...
Couple strolling the beach, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Create Memories this Mother’s Day

Are you looking for a way to let your mother know she is special, loved, and appreciated this weekend? Sometimes thinking outside the box is the perfect way to let her know just how special she is to you. So why not bring her to Rockaway Beach for a fun weekend...

Art gallery rings with sound of metalworking

By Scott Gilbert You can occasionally be surprised by objects that are washed ashore in Rockaway Beach — and you can always be surprised by the hand-made treasures you’ll find at Washed Ashore Arts, Crafts & More, a shop where dozens of vendors share space with a...
Phyllis Baker Park, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Best Places to Enjoy a Picnic

In honor of National Picnic Day on April 23, grab your favorite picnic basket and fill it with delicious finger foods, sandwiches, and beverages for a picture-perfect day in Rockaway Beach. Whether you’re under the trees, next to the water, or on the beach, picnics...
Emily G. Reed Shipwreck

Rockaway Beach’s Titanic: The Emily G Reed

After a tumultuous winter, one of Rockaway Beach’s oldest and rarely-seen residents decided to make herself known for the first time in nearly a decade. The remnants of the Emily G. Reed, a 215-foot sailing vessel that ran aground 109 years ago was made visible nearly...
Couple kayaking, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Adventures this Spring Break

Spring Break is nature’s way of letting you blow of a little steam before summer hits. It’s a chance to hit the breeze, stop and smell the roses and relax for the sake of relaxing. If you’re planning a trip to Rocakway Beach this Spring Break, don’t forget to try some...

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