Pacific City is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon. The charming small coastal town is home to the Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and a number of craft breweries and wineries including Pelican Brewing Company and Twist Wine Company. Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located at the confluence of the Nestucca and Little Nestucca rivers and is home to many species of local birds. Pacific City Gallery is a fine art gallery that carries a range of artwork in diverse styles, from functional to abstract.

1. Pelican Brewing Company

Pelican Brewing Company
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Pelican Brewing Company was founded in Pacific City, Oregon in 1996. Three friends who loved good beer took the challenge to convert a rundown old building at the water’s edge into a brewery. Twenty years later and about 300 prestigious awards for their beer and food Pelican Brewing Company is an industry leader known for unique, authentic, high quality beers. Take a tour of their production facility and enjoy the hospitality, great beer and delicious locally sourced food in their tap room in Pacific City. They also have tap rooms in Tillamook and Cannon Beach and you can find their beers in the craft aisle in most better grocery stores in the Pacific West and elsewhere.

P. O. Box 189, Pacific City OR 97135, Phone: 503-965-7007

2. Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge
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Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located in southern Tillamook County, on the Oregon’s northern coast on Nestucca Bay, at the confluence of the Nestucca and Little Nestucca rivers. It is part of the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex. It is established in 1991 to protect one tenth of the world's population of dusky Canada goose. The dusky Canadian geese and Aleutian cackling geese spend the winter in the refuge’s short grass pastures. The refuge consists of seven habitats, including tidal marsh, tidal mudflats, woodland, grassland, pasture, forested lagg and freshwater bogs. It includes the Pacific Coast’s southernmost coastal Sphagnum bog habitat. The Sphagnum bog is home to many interesting species, such as the bog cranberry and carnivorous sundew plant. Nestucca Bay and River system are native home to Chinook and coho salmon, coastal cutthroat trout and steelhead. Many migrating shorebirds, peregrine falcons and bald eagles reside in the refuge year around.

7000 Christiansen Rd, Cloverdale, OR 97112, Phone: 541-867-4550

3. Twist Wine Company

Twist Wine Company
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Twist Wine Company is a small family-owned and run winery in downtown Pacific City, Oregon. Their philosophy is that the best wines are made from grapes grown in vineyards in climates similar to the grapes’ genetic history. They make all their wines in nearby McMinnville, Oregon and serve them at the beach in Pacific City, in their charming tasting room, together with a few exciting beers. The winery was established in 2006 and today offers an eclectic mix of wine, brews and fun. Their tasting room is the place to learn about winemaking or just enjoy a glass of their Chenin Blanc, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and Merlot.

34930 Brooten Rd, Cloverdale, OR 97112, Phone: 503-483-1240

4. Oregon Coast Tours

Oregon Coast Tours
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Oregon Coast Tours is the transportation company in Pacific City, the Oregon Pacific Northwest. They are your source when you need a bus for wine tours, visits to a brewery or your cousin’s wedding. They are a bicycle shuttle for your team’s Oregon Coast bike trip, or your drivers when you want a stress-free, comfortable private trip for whatever reason. You can leave all the planning, driving and parking to them. They will drop you off at your destination and pick you up when you want to go home. Oregon Coast Tours will also take you to the airport to catch your flight, alone or with your entire group or be your taxi through any of the area cities. They will drive your entire wedding party in luxury limos or will pick you up after a wine tour where you tried just one too many local wines. Whatever your transportation needs are, they will be there for you with an appropriate vehicle and perfectly safe, trained and polite driver.

522 Brooten Rd, Pacific City, OR 97135, Phone: 503-801-0831

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5. Team Fly Halo

Team Fly Halo

Established in 2012 in Pacific City, Oregon, Team Fly Halo is owned and managed by three pilots who wanted to introduce Powered Paragliding to the area and take it to the next level. They offer to their customers a high-level training, state-of-the-art equipment, and the love for the sport which inspires others to enjoy adventure flying. They keep high standards of safe flying practices, calculated risk-taking management, great attention to selecting the appropriate equipment, and always acting as ambassadors of the sport of Powered Paragliding. They specialize in cross-country exploration, para-camping, mountain flying and any other type of unique destination flying. Although the company is based out of Montana, and they conduct training on the Northern-California coast in spring/summer, and in the deserts of Southern California in the fall/winter, they travel all over the world.

Phone: 855-359-4256

6. Grateful Bread Bakery

Grateful Bread Bakery
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Grateful Bread Bakery is bright, relaxed cafe in Pacific City, Oregon with a Grateful Dead theme and huge floor to ceiling windows with sweeping views. They serve breakfast, lunch, coffee and fresh pastries and breads. They have been serving their community since 1991 and are famous for their delicious fresh food, locally caught fish and produce. Try their wonderful pancakes for breakfast or the large menu of light lunch options such as veggie bowls, sandwiches, tacos, soups and salads. You can eat in the bakery or take home your goodies, including fresh bread and their famous scones for later.

34805 Brooten Rd, Cloverdale, OR 97112, Phone: 503-965-7337

7. Stimulus Espresso Cafe

Stimulus Espresso Cafe
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Stimulus Espresso Café is a charming, modern and lively bakery and café in Pacific City, Oregon. They bake all their breads and pastries in house, every day, long before the sun rises. The smell of fresh bread and freshly brewed coffee will great you long before you come inside. They open at six and close at six, offering breakfast and lunch and of course all their sweet baked goodies. Their coffee is fresh and roasted in Oregon. Enjoy a delicious breakfast focaccia, pulled pork sandwich or hummus bowl, or grab one of their signature Beach Buns to go. They have a few tables outside, where customers can enjoy their coffee while looking at the boats coming and going.

33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City, OR 97135, Phone: 503-965-4661

8. Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
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For those who want to witness just how powerful the ocean can be, make your way north of Pacific City towards the Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. Cape Kiwanda is a sandstone headline that offers visitors the best vantage point of the mighty ocean, as it is one of three of the beloved Capes Scenic Route. While the views are what draw people to Cape Kiwanda, there are also a ton of recreational activities to enjoy for outdoorsy folk. The park is home to the Pacific City beach, which is a fantastic place to soak up some sun and relax on the shoreline. It is also home to several hiking trails which lead to great viewpoints to watch wildlife, and, at the right season, even do some whale watching. Phone: 800-551-6949

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