Our family is lucky enough to have one of the great Little Whale Cove homes in Depoe Bay. The claim to have World’s Smallest Navigable Harbor is one of Depoe Bay's many attractions. Located in Lincoln County, Oregon this wonderful whale watching community is loaded with things to do and sites to see. Our family enjoys the whale watching the most. Grey whales move from Alaska to warmer waters closer to Mexico during late December through the first week in January. From mid March to the end of May the whales migrate back to Alaska from Mexico. That’s a lot of swimming, right? The resident grey whales are around most of the year. Right here in beautiful Depoe Bay. They feed close to shore and we hear them from our back deck that faces the ocean. It’s breathtaking for sure and it makes me happy sharing these special sounds with friends, family and my clients.
Depoe Bay has whale museum and many public works of art displayed around town. The galleries also share many artists work both for sale and display only. Galleries along the Depoe Bay waterfront don’t charge for admission. Lots of t-shirts, souvenirs, salt water taffy and saline memorabilia are for sale and well worth having closer look at.
Food is good in Depoe Bay and my favorite establishments are Trade Winds restaurant. The views from tables inside the dining room are outstanding and patrons can see whales swimming past from their chairs. Fact: “The Burning Plain” movie starring Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger was filmed in part at Tidal Raves. We take clients to Gracie’s Restaurant in Depoe Bay. The more casual and historic Gracie’s Sea Hag is across the street on the East side of Highway 1. The draw on menu here is the clam chowder. Both award winning and indulgent I ask for my bowl of soup without the added butter because it’s so well done as is. My wife and children long for the fresh halibut and ling cod fish and chips. Outstanding! - Brian Olsen Oregon Realtor 503-853-5506 BrianOlsen@KW.com