Category: Stories


When you Want the Best, Try Old Oregon Smokehouse

Here in Rockaway Beach, we are serious about our food. We might be a small beach town, but we like big flavors – the kind that keep you coming back for more. Old Oregon Smokehouse is one of those small places packing in larger-than-life flavors. This little...
Antique shop at the Oregon Coast

Little White Church Antique Shop

Don’t be fooled by the name; there’s nothing little about the Little White Church Antique Shop. Except for maybe the parking lot. Both vintage and new items A trip through Rockaway Beach is worth a stop at this charming antique shop with both vintage and new items and...
Kelly's Brighton Marina, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

A trip to Kelly’s Brighton Marina

If you’re going to go crabbing, you might as well do it right. Around here, that means a trip to Kelly’s Brighton Marina, where the crabs are contagious and the people are the friendliest. Located just four miles North of Rockaway Beach on Hwy 101, Kelly’s Brighton...
Remnants of the Emily G. Reed

A Tragic Valentine’s Day Story

For many, February is the most romantic time of the year, with cards, chocolates and flowers handed out in groves. In Rockaway Beach, February has become a time of remembrance; for you see it was on Valentine’s Day 110 years ago that a 215-foot sailing vessel...

The ‘Best’ Archives

It was 1945. Rockaway Beach resident Don Best was just over a year old when he stood in the arms of his mother on top of the remains of the Emily G. Reed shipwreck for a picture. Back then, the remnants of the 110-year-old shipwreck were a more common sight on the...
Long Dock at Lake Lytle, Rockaway Beach

5 Winter Time Activities in Rockaway Beach

It’s ok to miss the sunshine and all those days spent relaxing on the beach in a t-shirt and shorts. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t miss them too. But here’s a little Rockaway Beach secret: winter time in our tiny coastal town is equally as exciting as summer....

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