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North Oregon Coast


Tillamook County, 97118

Oregon's Authentic Fishing Village

Garibaldi used to be a major milling center. Now only one monumental but quiet smoke stack remains. Activity is now centered around tourism. These people have forever gone down to the sea in boats, but the lack of salmon has depressed that industry also. The recreational fishing is still active and exciting in the fall when the big Chinook salmon return to Tillamook bay.

Five rivers drain into the bay before surging to the ocean and they all have good runs of salmon. The fishermen wait in droves in the Bay to catch them as they pass. The water front has a very commercial flavor but a handful of small restaurants prepare hearty meals for those who come to fish, crab, or watch wildlife. The town also has several small antique shops.