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Day-trippers swarmed the Central Oregon Coast this weekend, where thousands escaped tumultuous Portland, the steaming Willamette Valley and blistering Central Oregon. Lincoln City was beset by mile-long traffic jams, but the reward was apparent when we talked with four people on a breeze-swept beach.
A busy Saturday in Lincoln City featured local business owners reactions to facemasks and sales, beachgoers turning out in droves and a brush fire brought to heel by the fire department.
A plethora of people packed Lincoln City beaches Wednesday, with many perusing the Pacific's placid perfection under sunny skies.
With sunny skies and temperatures hovering in the high 50s Wednesday, Siletz Bay in Taft had an unusually large number of late-October beachgoers.
Lincoln City had a visitor from Normandy, France last month named Halim, who said the city was beautiful and he would be back next year because, "The Pacific coast of the state of Oregon is amazing and very spectacular."