Oregon is doing a lot of things right. As a result, it’s probably not the place for everyone. During the trips through the state, I have been impressed by their emphasis on pride in all things local. Oregon is not trying to be anything other than Oregon. This same spirit is carried over in the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
The Pacific Northwest is home to a glass blowing movement spearheaded by artists such as Dale Chihuly. In a display called Oddwater, the aquarium manages to successfully compliment unique looking fish along with locally created glass sculptures from The Edge Art Gallery in South Beach.
Even the critters that call the Coast Aquarium home are largely local to the Pacific Northwest. Instead of committing resources to gather exotic creatures, the aquarium displays native species with pride.
If you plan on making the trip down the Oregon coast, make sure to stop here.It shouldn’t be missed.