Brookings-Harbor

oregon's banana belt

Brookings and Harbor are two communities on either side of the Chetco River, united by their shared port. Found within a unique “banana belt” near the Southern Oregon border, warm weather and rugged beauty are all around.

The temperatures around Brookings are so significantly warmer than other towns nearby that meteorologists named the phenomena — the “Chetco Effect”. It can be 20°F warmer in Brookings-Harbor than nearby areas, and temperatures in the middle of winter can sit comfortably in the mid-60’s. Because of this favorable weather local parks and gardens abound with seasonal azaleas and rhododendrons. The northernmost Redwood groves make their home here and the area is also known as the Easter Lily capital of the world. A short drive to the north of Brookings while traveling on Highway 101 brings you to the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, a 12-mile odyssey of one stunning view after another with beaches and hiking trails to explore.

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Charthouse Sportfishing

Six pack Charter offers year round fishing targeting Salmon, halibut and lingcod and provides all needed fishing gear. Charthouse Sportfishing id USCG licensed and safety equipped, with the safest bar crossing on the Oregon coast. Enjoy the wide open action...

Brookings, OR

(541) 251-1943
Email us (jbithell1[at]charter[dot]net)

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Chetco Valley Historical Society Museum

The Chetco Valley Historical Society Museum is housed in the historic Blake House, built in 1857, and is listed as the oldest dwelling in the Chetco Valley. The Blake House was once a stagecoach stop and trading post built on...

15461 Museum Road
Brookings, OR

541-469-6651

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Railroad Street Market & Deli

Stop by the deli for fresh, made to order sandwiches. A great place to pick up lunch before a day on the beach or exploring the Oregon coast.

534 Railroad
Brookings, OR

(541)813-2220

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McVay Rock State Recreation Site

McVay is a well-hidden park noted for surf fishing, clamming, whale watching, and plenty of space to walk on the beach.  The large lawn area is great for blanket picnics and disc golf. The park is elevated above the ocean. ...

Brookings, OR

541-469-2021

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Russell Wilderness Outfitters

Russell’s Wilderness Outfitters has been a family-owned and operated Rogue Wilderness outfitter since 1964. Founded by Kern Grieve, sons Vernon and Donny were raised on the Rogue River, joined the tradition after they came of age, and have carried the...

Brookings, OR

541-661-4678
Email us (jessicarussellfishing[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Bud Cross Park

Bud Cross Park is Brookings’ major athletic park, featuring a seasonal municipal swimming pool, skate park, two baseball fields, four tennis courts, and a basketball court.

Brookings, OR
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The Market Place

In business for over 20 years, The Market Place offers whimsical nautical, pirate themed and other unique antiques and gifts.  You’ll find real authentic ships salvage from Japanese glass floats, anchors, bilge pumps, antique trunks, ships wheels, real brass portholes,...

668 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

(541)469-9753

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Early Fishing Inc

Quality salmon and steelhead fishing trips in the Southern Oregon region. Specializing in personalized service, fishing instruction and fun with over 30 years guiding experience. Comfortable Willie drift boats and power boats.

Brookings, OR

541-469-0525
Email us (garyearlyfishing[at]gmail[dot]com)

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The Station: 1949

It is a by-gone era, but never forgotten. Though impacted by World War, the 1940s marked an era of class, sophistication, quality and vibrancy. At The Station: 1949 in Brookings, Oregon, they hope to help you reminisce and become instilled...

630 Fleet Street
Brookings, OR

541-313-8641
Email us (thestation1949[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Alfred A. Loeb State Park

 Your first impression of Loeb may well be the fresh scent of the myrtlewood forest … a crisp, eucalyptus-like fragrance. The park is nestled in a grove of these lovely trees, many of which are well over 200 years old....

Brookings, OR

541-469-2021

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Joe Whaley’s Guide Service

PO Box 7622
Brookings, OR

(541) 661-6555
Email us (joewhaley66[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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Bombing Site Tree – Heritage Tree

This Coast Redwood was planted in 1992 at the site of the only Japanese aerial bombing of the continental United States on September 9, 1942. The tree was planted by the pilot of the submarine-delivered reconnaissance plane, Flight Officer Nobuo...

Brookings, OR

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Brookings City Hall Visitor Center

Physical: 898 Elk Drive
Brookings, OR
Mail:
Brookings, OR

(541)469-1103
Email us (lziemer[at]brookings[dot]or[dot]us)

Travel Curry Coast

Physical: 94235 Moore Street
Gold Beach, OR
Mail: Suite 122
Gold Beach, OR

(541) 247-3222

Trip Ideas & Itineraries

What Makes Oregon’s South Coast So Unique?

Across the state, Oregon is no stranger to scenic drives, but there’s something undeniably different about road-tripping Highway 101 along the South Coast.

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A Getaway for All in Brookings

Whether you're coming from north or south, the wild and dramatic stretch of the Oregon Coast near its southern border is one of the most spectacular drives in the state. Known as Oregon’s Banana Belt due to its warmer weather than other spots on the Coast, it’s a scenic wonderland of wide-open spaces, thick forests and stunningly beautiful beaches. Because it’s a leisurely road trip from any major city, there’s another perk: It always feels like you’ve got the place to yourself.

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5 Reasons Brookings Should Top Your Oregon Coast Bucket List

As the southernmost city on the Oregon Coast, Brookings is a destination that takes more effort to get to but rewards those hard-fought visitors with exceptional adventures and natural wonders. This includes the Wild and Scenic Chetco River, Harris Beach...

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Winter Fishing on the South Coast

Travis Bowman still remembers every detail of his first catch. It was a winter steelhead, landed in the lashing rain at Kimball Creek Riffle on the Rogue River. Even though he was only 7 years old at the time, he...

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Ultimate South Coast Road Trip

It’s Oregon Coast road trip time! You may have heard of the rugged cliffs, secret coves and forested sea stacks along the remote stretch of shoreline here on the South Coast, but haven’t been able to swing a visit. Don’t...

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3-Day Unforgettable Coastal Adventure in Brookings, Oregon

The southern Oregon coast is a beach-lover's paradise. Miles of scenic sand broken up by majestic headlands and rocky outcroppings make this a special spot. Sea stacks abound, forming special sunsets and attracting numerous wildlife species to their windswept outcroppings. A three-day trip to Brookings, Oregon, offers a retreat from the crowds and the opportunity to walk long stretches of beach. Be sure to bring your camera and pack a lunch. You'll want to spend all day on these gorgeous strands. 

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Chan’s Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Brookings Harbor Marina, Chan’s has been serving the Southern Oregon Coast’s favorite Chinese cuisine for over a quarter of a decade. A warm inviting home town feeling awaits you at Chan’s while you...

16389 Lower Harbor Rd.
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7013
Email us (info[at]chanschinesefood[dot]com)

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Compass Rose Cafe

Enjoy breakfast and lunch at this family run cafe. Compass Rose Cafe works with local suppliers to source the freshest and highest quality offerings. Choose from a wide variety of hot and iced drinks, and don’t forget to check out...

625 Chetco Ave
Brookings, OR

(541)661-7772

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The Bell & Whistle Coffee House

Keep the beach vibes going in Brookings, where The Bell & Whistle Coffee House serves an exceptional cup of joe on the boardwalk of at the Port of Brookings-Harbor.

16340 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541) 412-9876

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Pancho’s Restaurante y Cantina

Pancho’s Restaurante y Cantina makes their own tamales, Chile rellenos, soups, salads, Spanish rice, refried beans and sauces. Their menu items are made using authentic Mexican recipes and are prepared when ordered – never is advance.

1136 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

5414696531

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The Rice Bowl

Dine in or takeout at this Chinese restaurant in Brookings, Oregon. 

16215 W Hoffeldt Ln
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7058

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Wild River Pizza

Wild River Pizza serves gourmet pizza, pressure-cooked chicken, and delicious sandwiches on home-made bread straight from their counter, near the always fresh and well-stocked salad bar. Gorgeous sunset views can be seen from the dining area, which is furnished with...

16279 US 101
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7454

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Fat Irish Restaurant & Pub

Fat Irish Restaurant & Pub is a locally owned pub working to bring you great food, great drinks and a fun atmosphere. Enjoy their pub fare, oysters and local beers on tap.

16403 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541)254-3292
Email us (fatirishpub[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Lowden’s Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

Oceanfront luxury suites with fireplace, private entry and private bath. Located where the Winchuck River meets the Pacific Ocean. Soul renewing vistas and sounds of the ocean make this a quiet relaxing getaway. Don’t forget your binoculars for watching birds,...

14626 Wollam Road
Brookings, OR

541-469-7045

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Oxenfre Public House

Oxenfrē Public House is a place for all to feel comfortable and enjoy dinner, made from scratch cocktails, gastro-grub and live music.

631 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

(541)813-1985
Email us (oxenpub[at]gmail[dot]com)

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The Fairway Cafe at Salmon Run

Open daily for breakfast and lunch, The Fairway Cafe partners with local vendors to offer guests homemade food in a welcoming environment. They also have grab and go options available. Stop by for a meal and enjoy the patio.

99040 South Bank Chetco River Rd.
Brookings, OR

541-469-4888

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Hurry In Curry Delivery

Hurry In Curry delivers from restaurants in Brookings/Harbor to your hotel room, vacation rental, office, work site or camp site.

Brookings, OR

541-521-3279
Email us (hurryincurry[at]icloud[dot]com)

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Stephanie’s Restaurant at Whaleshead Beach Resort

Spectacular ocean view dining serving quality American food for breakfast and lunch. 

19921 Whaleshead Road
Brookings, OR

541-813-2760
Email us (wildhareproductions[at]outlook[dot]com)

Featured Lodging

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Driftwood RV

Coming to the Southern Oregon coast in your RV? Driftwood is the closest to the beach of the privately owned parks in the area. It is just a 3 to 5 minute walk to the ocean, the marina and shops...

16011 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

541.469.9089

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Harbor Inn Motel

Relax and enjoy Harbor Inn Motel’s generous and comfortable accommodations in Brookings, Oregon.

15991 Hwy. 101 S.
Brookings, OR

541.469.3194
Email us (info[at]harborinnmotel[dot]com)

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Brigadune Beach House

The Brigadune Beach House -one of the loosely sprinkled upscale beach homes of a 7 mile long, sandy stretch of Oregon Coast. Located close to the town of Gold Beach and a mile north of the mouth of the famous...

30550 Old Coast Rd
Brookings, OR
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Vacasa Vacation Rentals – Brookings

When you book with Vacasa, you’re getting more than a vacation rental. You’re getting professional service you can count on. We’re here for you throughout your entire vacation—from providing 3D tours of every Vacasa property to local staff caring for...

Brookings, OR

503-305-4521
Email us (info[at]vacasa[dot]com)

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Coastal Studio

After a long day of adventure, come back and cozy up in this peaceful getaway. This studio offers comfort and privacy while still being close to beaches, hiking trails & all the coast has to offer. We have rescue ducks...

16118 W Hoffeldt Ln
Brookings, OR
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Sea Breeze Artist Bungalow

Ocean sounds and sunlight fill my clean and comfy 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 50’s bungalow. Art from local artists is displayed throughout. Pet friendly fenced yard with preapproval, seasonal treats from my garden and chickens. High speed Internet with basic...

15941 Short Way
Brookings, OR
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Ocean Suites Motel

Ocean Suites Motel on the coast of Brookings, Oregon, is located ten minutes from the Oregon-California border at the Port of Brookings-Harbor; the southernmost port city in Oregon, often refer’d to as the Banana Belt of Oregon. Brookings-Harbor offers a...

16045 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541) 469-4004
Email us (oceansuitesmotel[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Lowden’s Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

Oceanfront luxury suites with fireplace, private entry and private bath. Located where the Winchuck River meets the Pacific Ocean. Soul renewing vistas and sounds of the ocean make this a quiet relaxing getaway. Don’t forget your binoculars for watching birds,...

14626 Wollam Road
Brookings, OR

541-469-7045

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Sea Bird RV Park

Sea Bird RV Park is located on highway 101, just south of the Chetco River Bridge in Brookings, Oregon. The quaint park is encircled by trees making it very quiet and private. Located within walking distance to the Brookings harbor,...

16429 Hwy. 101 S.
Brookings, OR

541.469.3512
Email us (admin[at]seabirdrv[dot]com)

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AtRivers Edge RV Resort

AtRivers Edge RV Resort is located along the beautiful southern Oregon coast, just minutes from Brookings and the Pacific Ocean. This quiet off-highway RV resort is on the banks of the Chetco River, a gateway to the Wild and Scenic...

98203 S. Bank Chetco River Road
Brookings, OR

541.469.3356
Email us (stay[at]atriversedge[dot]com)

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Toby’s Crab Shack

Toby’s Crab Shack is a little piece of heaven right on the ocean in Brookings, Oregon – the banana belt of Oregon due to the unusually nice weather compared to the rest of the coast. Please note the icon on...

17744 Hwy 101 N. E-216
Brookings, OR

541-891-5701

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Pacific Sunset Inn

Centrally located on US Hwy 101. Our motel is in close proximity to Chetco River, Pacific Ocean beaches, many parks, shopping and restaurants. It is even close to the Redwood National Forest in Northern California, a 30 minute drive from...

1144 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

541-469-2141
Email us (pacificsunsetinn[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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