The Oregon Coast: Places to Explore

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Waldport

Waldport attracts many retirees and settlers seeking an alternative to the expensive beach resorts nearby. It has a memorable bed-and-breakfast, a charming golf course, and an amazing old-growth forest. The town itself is a small coastal settlement where folks work and live. Once the base of the Alsi nation, Waldport later morphed into a gold-rush town and a logging center. In the 1980s it garnered national attention when local residents fought the timber industry and stopped the spraying of dioxin-based defoliants in the Coast Range forests.

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