The journey is the vacation on this 35-hour train trip

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Once prized and profitable, beachfront real estate can now be a losing proposition

Under normal circumstances, the six-bedroom oceanfront home on Oregon’s northern coast would be a sought-after haven for summer beachgoers. With a hot tub and a swimming pool, the Tuscan-style residence spans 3,300 square feet and includes sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.

But these aren’t normal circumstances along the Oregon coast.

The home is in the town of Rockaway Beach, where large swaths of beachfront have been eaten away in recent years as rising tides fuel record levels of erosion. When it was built in 2009, at a cost of more than $1 million, the property sat nearly 30 feet from the

...read more at https://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/once-prized-and-profitable-beachfront-real-estate-can-now-be-a-losing-proposition/

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Kargi Gogo opens Georgian restaurant in NE Portland

Kargi Gogo, the former Portland food cart dedicated to Georgian cuisine, opened in July as a brick and mortar restaurant on Northeast Alberta Street.

The restaurant specializes in khachapuri cheese breads and kninkaki dumplings — and if those names aren’t a giveaway, we’re talking about foods from Georgia the country, not the state.

“Georgia is a small country, it’s about the size of South Carolina, over on the Black Sea coast,” said Sean Fredericks, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife. The country is sandwiched between Russia to the north and Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan to the south.

“It sits right

...read more at https://www.oregonlive.com/food/2018/08/kargi_gogo_opens_georgian_rest.html

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Southern Oregon Coast Pride Day

A Nae Nae, of Portland, performs Saturday during a Southern Oregon Coast Pride day that included a drag show at Shark Bite’s Cafe.

...read more at https://theworldlink.com/multimedia/southern-oregon-coast-pride-day/collection_ded706ab-a759-5419-9957-ba33fc56c20e.html

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Grant’s Getaways: Kite Festival

ROCKAWAY BEACH, Ore. — There’s a high-flying reason to visit the Oregon Coast this weekend! Kite flyers from across the country are landing in Tillamook County’s Rockaway Beach to show off their talents and their kites.

I joined a local man on the sand to discover his passion for the sport and how it has taken him across the world

Phil Burks loves to dig in the sand, but not to build sand castles or harvest razor clams. Rather, it is play with purpose and a way for Burks to anchor his passion.

“The foundation of flying our show kites is correctly digging

...read more at https://www.kgw.com/article/news/grants-getaways-kite-festival/283-585392504

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How To Clean Sand: Volunteers Take On Microplastics At Oregon …


Valerie Schockelt (left) and Kerry Lyons use a microplastics filtration device to filter sand on Cannon Beach with iconic Haystack Rock in the background.

Valerie Schockelt (left) and Kerry Lyons use a microplastics filtration device to filter sand on Cannon Beach with iconic Haystack Rock in the background.

Joseph Winters, OPB/EarthFix

How do you clean all the sand on a beach? A group of volunteers didn’t do it grain by grain, but took on the task screen

...read more at https://www.opb.org/news/article/clean-sand-plastic-oregon-coast/

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Your Ultimate Guide To West Coast Cannabis Tourism

Cannabis tourism is really taking off, with many desirably dank destinations available for visitation. Plan a pit stop, or a pot stop, with The Fresh Toast’s guide to West-Coast pot tourism.

The Flow Cannabis Institute in Redwood Valley, Mendocino County, California is an 80-acre former winery that is currently developing into a cannabis processing, manufacturing, testing facility as well as a tourist destination.

Flow Kana, is a cannabis distribution company that sources from small sun-grown farmers in Mendocino and Humboldt County. They have distribution hubs across the state, which originate from the Flow Cannabis Institute.

Billed as the world’s first cannabis campus,

...read more at https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/your-ultimate-guide-to-west-coast-cannabis-tourism/

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Once prized and profitable, beachfront real estate can now be a losing proposition

Under normal circumstances, the six-bedroom oceanfront home on Oregon’s northern coast would be a sought-after haven for summer beachgoers. With a hot tub and a swimming pool, the Tuscan-style residence spans 3,300 square feet and includes sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.

But these aren’t normal circumstances along the Oregon coast.

The home is in the town of Rockaway Beach, where large swaths of beachfront have been eaten away in recent years as rising tides fuel record levels of erosion. When it was built in 2009, at a cost of more than $1 million, the property sat nearly 30 feet from the

...read more at https://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/once-prized-and-profitable-beachfront-real-estate-can-now-be-a-losing-proposition/

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Young salmon shark spotted on Oregon Coast

NEWPORT, Ore. — People have been reporting juvenile salmon sharks washing up along the West Coast. Recently one was found at Nye beach in Newport.

Oregon Coast Aquarium Director of Animal Husbandry Jim Burke says this often happens in late summer. Research is being done to answer why.

“Young animals have a lot of challenges like any species, there is a few things we know and some things we don’t know,” said Burke.

Burke says people reporting what they see and posting on social media are helping scientists learn more about the ocean and the creatures in it.

“That’s the power of citizen

...read more at https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/central-coast/young-salmon-shark-spotted-on-oregon-coast/283-584834605

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Visitor volume is down on the coast

The Associated Press

ASTORIA — The number of visitors staying in a hotel or rental home on the Oregon Coast dipped slightly last year, but overall spending grew to nearly $2 billion.

But many hotel operators have not felt the slight decline and say that 2017 was an exceptionally good year, in part, because of higher room and transportation costs and travelers who are opting to stay longer, based on the findings of the 2018 Oregon Travel Impact

...read more at http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/6456355-151/visitor-volume-is-down-on-the-coast

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