Volunteering in your community is not only rewarding but worthwhile and makes a difference!  There are so many incredible volunteer opportunities and one of my favorites is Habitat for Humanity. 

I first got involved with Habitat for Humanity by helping with a local home that was built. My part was interior painting and cleanup. After I fell in love with their mission, I became a member of the board which I served on for six years! Becoming a board member opened my eyes to other Habitat opportunities like traveling to Vietnam where myself and over 200 other volunteers from around the world helped build houses. In total there were  20 houses built in 6 days. These aren't your conventional homes! They are very simple, humble homes made out of brick…

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Spring break is just around the corner which means local coastal businesses are getting ready for you to come to town. Here is a go-to guide on local attractions and restaurants that you can count on making your vacation to Tillamook County memorable! Whether you're at the coast to escape the hustle and bustle of the city or you are ready for your next heart racing experience, Tillamook County has something for the active couple, excited solo tripper or family!

Tillamook, Oregon | Located a little over an hour away from Portland

Enjoy kayaking but didn’t pack it in your go bag? Kayak Tillamook has got your back! Explore different parts of the county by paddling your way through various interesting lakes and rivers! Not only will you…

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The history of women in business in the Downtown Tillamook area, much like the rest of the world, was born out of a necessity to assist the family with additional income but has evolved into a community of amazing women-owned, run and thriving businesses County wide. I, personally, come from a historical precedent set by my Grandma Bedford, stepping in to run the Man’s Shop, when her husband Elden “Beds”, fell ill. This was in the late 60s to early 70s. My parents then came back to the area to help and stayed on to eventually buy the business and run it in the Beals Building that sits on the corner of 3rd and Main Street in Tillamook.

Now, in a two-block radius from that very spot, there are no less than 20 businesses owned and operated by some of…

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On February 23, 2023 Oceanside received 11.5” of snow in just over 12 hours. This was the highest recorded snow total in the area since 1940 and was actually the third highest total in all of NW Oregon that day! The forecast the night prior was for a trace to two inches—So close!  At sunrise we had six inches and by 11am we were up to 11.5”. It was almost as if the storm was stuck over Tillamook County. Schools and businesses shut down in the area as many roads were completely impassable. We were kind of stuck that morning, but I knew we had to get to the beach to see this once in a lifetime moment. 

With very little convincing my son agreed we had to get down there, so we put on our winter gear and headed for the shoreline on foot. It was a VERY…

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