On a personal note, Spano, who recently recovered from a serious illness, will get married at Cape Kiwanda
two days after the Women of Vision awards.
Stop for the night at Hart's Camp (from $249; hartscamp.com) near Cape Kiwanda
. Outside your refurbished Airstream, you'll find two Adirondack chairs, a firepit, and a bundle of firewood calling your name.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that authorities are seeking information from the public on how the sandstone pedestal, known as the "Duckbill," was knocked over at Cape Kiwanda
State Natural Area.
Those who don't live here will dig the Cottages at Cape Kiwanda
. With gourmet kitchens, heated slate bathroom floors, and private decks, they're a civilized launching pad for days spent peering into tidepools at Cape Kiwanda
marine gardens or combing McPhillips beach--the locals' secret strand just over the famously steep sand dune.
The sites include Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach, Cape Kiwanda
, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, the Sea Lions Caves, Umpqua Lighthouse State Park and Battle Rock Park in Port Orford.
Enjoy the light, fresh, sweet homemade clam chowder as well as grand views of the ocean and Cape Kiwanda
. $; breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
Rock at Cape Kiwanda
: Also called Haystack Rock; Cape Kiwanda
State Natural Area, Pacific City
Ever watched the dory fleet launch from the beach at the foot of Cape Kiwanda
in Pacific City, crashing through the breakers?
For pure fun, head to Pacific City and climb the 125-foot sand dune on the south side of Cape Kiwanda
. The rocks off capes Meares and Kiwanda are national wildlife refuges.
State Natural Area (Pacific City) - Part of the Three Capes Scenic Route (along with Cape Meares and Cape Lookout), Kiwanda is the smallest of the three, but it's one of the best places to experience spectacular wave action.
That adage will be put to the test at the 10th annual Cape Kiwanda
Longboard Contest, a two-day surfing competition that starts Saturday in Pacific City.