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It's Thanksgiving - Let the Holiday Games Begin, Manzanita Beach Style!

It's that time again.

Thanksgiving in Manzanita Oregon
Thanksgiving in Manzanita Oregon

You're Ready for your North Oregon Coast and Manzanita Thanksgiving Holiday ...

Turkey's been ordered, meal is planned, or your treating yourself and letting someone else do the work at the many restaurants, take out and buffets dotting the north coast and the Manzanita area.

People are planning with much anticipation for the big day.

Did you read our blog post about where to find Thanksgiving dinners on the North Oregon Coast and the Manzanita Areas?

Making Manzanita Thanksgiving Memories
Making Manzanita Thanksgiving Memories

So what's next? Watching the Annual Macy's Parade, Football Bowls, maybe some board games gathered around the table?

Well, there's lots more to do in the area - we're here to give you the inside scoop!

There's plenty to do around the Oregon Coast area for Thanksgiving and the rest of your Thanksgiving Holiday!

Thanksgiving Day, November 22

10 - 11 am 4th Annual NCRD Turkey Trot at Manzanita.

Manzanita Turkey Trot
North County Recreation District Beach Walk and Run Turkey Trot!

Hosted by North County Recreation District Beach Walk & Run at Manzanita. Join North County Recreation District Thanksgiving morning when we "carve the turkey". Entry is simple: canned or non-perishable food and you're in! Cash donations are accepted and go to the North County Food Bank located in Wheeler. (855) 444-6273

Friday, November 23

There's lots of holiday fun around Manzanita.

Shopping, Santa and Cookies - Oh My!

Manzanita / Nehalem / Wheeler - Plaid Friday

Thanksgiving Holidays in Manzanita
After Thanksgiving Manzanita Fun!


Join the creative, independent downtown Manzanita businesses for a pre-holiday shopping bonanza all day long. And the big news, this year our tri-city sister cities Nehalem and Wheeler are joining in the fun!

Skip the "Black Friday" crowds and enjoy a fun-filled, relaxing alternative to the big city mayhem in an event designed to promote and introduce visitors to local businesses. And take advantage of Plaid Friday specials!

"Plaid Friday" originates from the idea of weaving individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses.

Unfurl Manzanita Shop
Win This Fun Bear Artwork from Unfurl Manzanita

9:00 am - 7:00 pm. Look for the distinctive Plaid Friday posters in merchants windows, and enjoy a fabulous day of holiday shopping and limited time specials in downtown Manzanita!

Be sure to read down the list, because our tri-city neighbours Nehalem and Wheeler are joining in the fun.


  • Amanita Gallery - 128 Division St. 20% off all hand painted furniture. A free card to anyone wearing plaid.10% off gift certificates, 10% off purchases of $100

  • Bahama Mama’s Bikes & Boards - 123 Laneda Ave. Lots of gift items and kids things too. Spend $100 get 10% off Spend $200 get 20% off Spend $300 get 30%. Come in and see us for some great deals and enter our raffle!

  • CARTM & The Refindery - 34995 Necarney City Rd. Special ‘Plaid-coloured' pricing: Items priced in blue are 50% off; items priced in red are 75% off

  • Cloud and Leaf Bookstore - 148 Laneda Ave. 15 % off selected titles with plaid stickers.

  • Finnesterre - 194 Laneda Ave. All wearers of plaid will get to choose a mystery grab bag, no purchase required. Drawing for lovely velvet pillows and a botanical wall hanging. 20% off holiday merchandise available to all customers, not just those wearing plaid.

  • Four Paws on the Beach - 144 Laneda Ave. 10% off gift certificates, 10% off purchases of $100 or more. Any dog wearing plaid receives a doggie bag!

  • 4th Street Studio and Gallery - 125 N 4th St. 10% off all framed and matted artwork.

  • Free Hand - 320 Laneda Ave. 10% off purchases $20 or more.

  • Hoffman Centre For The Arts - 594 Laneda Ave. HCA will host a special holiday market of hand spun yarn, woven rugs, quilled jewellery, knitted hats, knitted scarves, woven scarves, batiks, baby items and other unique handmade gifts by local artists. There will also be refreshments and good cheer!

Free Hand Manzanita
Colorful Free Hand in Manzanita
  • The Houses On Manzanita Beach - Oceanfront Manzanita Vacation Rentals. 20% all non-holiday December 2018 and January 2019 stays booked on Plaid Friday, November 23rd. Check availability here, or contact us at (503) 354-4287 or email

  • MacGregor’s, A Whiskey Bar - 387 Laneda Ave. $2 off any scotch pour, don’t need to be wearing plaid or tartan!

  • Manzanita Beach Getaway Vacation Rentals - 532 Laneda Ave. 25 % off house cleaning service with a 2 hour minimum.

  • Manzanita Fresh Foods - 730 Manzanita Ave. 10 % of storewide for rewards card holders, exclusions apply.

  • Manzanita Grocery & Deli - 193 Laneda Ave. 10 % off from 8 am to 11 am. Must say code phrase “Plaid Friday” to get discount

Santa will find lots of goodies at Toylandia!
Santa will find lots of goodies at Toylandia!

  • Manzanita Lumber Company - 778 Laneda Ave. Any sales on Friday that are over $50 is 10% off. Could be big savings for the right project! Exclusions apply.

  • Moxie Fair Trade and Wisteria Chic - 387 Laneda Ave. Both stores will be sharing a Plaid Porch sale. Both also have individual sales inside the store. Moxie will have sales on clothing and jewellery inside the store plus 25% off any single full price item of choice for those wearing plaid.

  • Neah Kah Nie Bistro - 519 Laneda Ave. 50% any one appetizer with purchase of dinner.

  • Oregon Coast Creative - 60 Laneda Ave. Free Oregon Coast sticker with every purchase. 20 % off purchases of $100 or more

  • Spa Manzanita - 144 Laneda Ave. For shoppers clad in plaid. $5 and $10 and $15 Mystery Bags. 10% off $100 full price items. 20% off $200 full price items. And a Raffle Entry for 3 gift cards of $25 value, no purchase necessary!

  • Sunset Vacation Rentals - 186 Laneda Ave. 10 % off gift certificates

  • T-Spot - 144 Laneda Ave. 20 % off all $200 full price purchases. 10% off all $100 full price purchases. $10 off all gift certificates over $100. Extra 50 % off all Sale items

  • Tosha Reinmiller, Living Room Reality - 507 Laneda Ave. Tosha will be raffling off four $20 gift certificates from local stores.Neah Kah Nie Bistro (519 Laneda Ave): 50% any one appetizer with purchase of dinner Neah Kah Nie Bistro (519 Laneda Ave): 50% any one appetizer with purchase of dinner

Syzygy Shop in Downtown Manzanita
Syzygy Manzanita is a Fan Favorite

  • Toylandia & Manzanita Sweets - 320 Laneda Ave. Purchase $35+ at Toylandia and you will receive a $5 gift certificate for Manzanita Sweets. Purchase $100 and get 20% off. Purchase $200 and get 25% off.

  • Salt & Paper - 411 Laneda Ave. 10 % off all purchases of $50 or more.

  • Syzygy - 447 Laneda Ave. 10% off all purchases over $200. 20% off all purchases over $400

  • T-Spot - 144 Laneda Ave. 20 % off all $200 full price purchases. 10% off all $100 full price purchases. $10 off all gift certificates over $100. Extra 50 % off all Sale items

  • Unfurl - 447 Laneda Ave. Print giveaway of the reclining grizzly bear will happen at the end of our Plaid Friday business day. No purchase necessary, one entry per person all day Friday. The canvas print is a reproduction of an original Eli Halpin oil painting. It’s 24×12 and has a $110 value.


  • Angelina Boutique & Jewellery - 35996 N. Hwy. 101, Nehalem. Holding a raffle for an original design pure silver and fresh water pearl bracelets. $68.00 value. No purchase necessary for one raffle ticket per customer. Drawing held on Nov. 25

  • Cosmic Healing NW will be at Three Village Massage - 35750 7th St. A special crystal sale, offering a free tumbled stone for anyone wearing plaid. All purchases will include a raffle ticket for a beautiful crystal cluster

  • Nehalem Game & Music - 35990 N. Hwy. 101, Nehalem. Storewide super sale

  • Nehalem Bay Winery - 34965 Hwy. 53 Nehalem. Featuring Santa’s Elixir holiday wine at $20 a bottle (normally $25). Case and partial case specials, free shipping on case orders. Free wine tasting.

Bring your family to spend time with Santa


  • Handy Creek Bakery - 63 N Hwy 101, 10% off breakfast if you mention “Plaid Friday”

  • Salmonberry Saloon - 380 S. Marine Drive. All-day bar specials – $5 Bloody Marys & Mimosas, $1 Hamm’s, $3 wine & cocktails and a host of new winter bar snacks. 20% off to folks wearing plaid!

  • The Roost - 495 Nehalem Blvd. Buy a gift certificate and get it for 10% off. They will also offer free spiced cider and lots of samples

  • Trillium - 487 Nehalem Blvd. Raffle Friday and Saturday for a 16″ X 20″ print titled “Neahkahnie Surf” by local artist Deborah Dewit. $70 value. No purchase necessary.

  • Wheeler Treasures - 395 Nehalem Blvd. 10 % off purchases of $100. Drawing to win a $25 gift certificate

Manzanita Holiday Kids Fair

5 - 8 pm. After a day full of holiday shopping at Plaid Friday, stop by the Pine Grove Community House for an evening of family fun.

Everyone Loves the Manzanita Holiday Kids Fair
Everyone Loves the Manzanita Holiday Kids Fair

Local organizations and non-profits will have tables with special hands-on games and arts and crafts projects for kids and parents to make end enjoy together. Enjoy light refreshments and music.

The fun doesn't end! Enjoy the live broadcast from Manzanita Radio, and a special visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus too!

Free thanksgiving event great for the whole family

It’s a great way for families to get to know some of the wonderful organizations in our area and these are some that will be on hand with fun activities: CART’M, Rinehart Clinic, Oregon Coast Love Coalition, Nehalem Bay Methodist Church, Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Tillamook Estuaries Partnership, Oregon Beach Experiences, Cannon Beach History Museum, Cannon Beach Arts Association, Oregon Coast Railroad, and more!

Santa arrives by a very special sleigh at 5:30 pm.

This free event is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!

This free event is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!

For details, call Dan Haag at the Manzanita Visitors Center at (503) 812-5510.

Hosted by the Manzanita Visitors Center, graciously sponsored by Pine Grove Community House.

Saturday, November 24

Live Music: Rhythm Method, Manzanita, Pine Grove Community House, 4 - 7 pm

Come dance off your Thanksgiving dinner with the jammin' sounds of local legends Rhythm Method. Known as the local “jam band” we’ve had many great musicians sit in with us, especially local trumpet players Scott Wagner and Bob LaTorre.

Light refreshments provided.

Live Music at the Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita
Live Music at the Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita

This is a FREE event, but donations of canned food items are being accepted at the door to benefit North County Food Bank. 

Presented by Manzanita Visitors Center, graciously sponsored by Pine Grove Community House. 

The Holidays are Great on the Oregon Coast!

Whether you're relaxing over your Thanksgiving Dinner, making lists for Plaid Friday, or out enjoying the wonderful areas around Manzanita and the North Oregon Coast, there's something to please everyone.

Have a beachy Holiday season ~

Be sure to follow along as we offer the insider's scoop on all the incredible things to see and do around Manzanita and the North Oregon Coast at Manzanita Beach Life.

Want to learn more about our beachfront Manzanita Vacation Rentals on our beautiful seven mile north Oregon Coast beach? Contact us for information.


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