Best Made in America Brands Guide

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Stroll into any large box store, get a thing at arbitrary off the rack, and take a gander at the name. Odds are you’ll see a similar three words on the tag: “Made in China.” Depending on the item, it …

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Oregon Coast Harbor Boardwalks

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There are so many ways to enjoy the Oregon Coast. Lightly peopled beaches, enticing tide pools, expansive dunes, fish-filled rivers, and quaint coastal shopping and dining are all popular pursuits for both locals and visitors. But one of my favorite …

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Old Town Florence

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Smack-dab in the middle of the Oregon coast, the Florence area offers a variety of activities that draw people from all around. Lakes, beaches, rivers, dunes, and the friendly community are all reasons folks choose to live or vacation in …

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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

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“Outstanding” Natural Area seems like a tall order to live up to, but Yaquina Head does not fall short. Fantastic coastal views, an extremely picturesque lighthouse, birding opportunities, and educational programs are all readily available. Stop at the Interpretive Center …

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Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site

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Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site has great views of Yaquina Bay and the picturesque McCullough bridge that spans it. Rich in history and steeped in nostalgia, the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is the main attraction. Perched on the hill overlooking the jetties and …

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Yaquina Bay South Jetty

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From the Yaquina Bay South Jetty, you can see all of Newport’s most prominent man-made features. The Yaquina Bay Bridge spans the water to the east. The historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is nestled in the trees to the northwest. And Yaquina Head Lighthouse sits regally on …

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Yaquina Bay Bridgehead Day Use Area

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According to Oregon.gov, an average of 16,500 vehicles per day cross the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon. You can get close-up bridge photos and even touch one of massive pillars supporting all this traffic at the Yaquina Bay Bridgehead Day …

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Yachats State Park

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Just off the main drag in the charming, artsy, affluent community of Yachats, Yachats State Park is an essential stop when passing through this part of the coast. On our most recent visits in June and early September, my husband …

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