Living in a county with more cows (25,000) than human residents guarantees a few things: 1) Ummm! That yummy grassy cow poop smell; 2) outstanding fresh cheeses, and ice cream factory tours at Tillamook Creamery…”Chocolate Mudslide” with inch thick swirls of fudge, just can’t be beat; 3) a Dairy Days Parade with free cured meat products thrown to the crowds courtesy of Tillamook Meats, and other cow, agriculture, and timber themed parade features.


This community is rich in resources. For a small town, one fourth the size of our home town Albany, CA, it has both a YMCA ten times the size, a Safeway three times the size, and a library 8 times the size of those at home.

The Library programming includes a concert series (this one called, “CelloBop”, an electric cello with additional sound options that would make Jimmy Hendrix envious).

The ocean views and gorgeous forests and waterfalls can ALMOST make up for the dearth of good ethnic restaurants.

The natives are friendly and welcoming. In fact Sally has a job offer to teach swimming and water aerobics this summer…just in case the biking, tennis, golf and hiking aren’t enough!

You can pedal the rails here as well, and hang out with pretty macaws in our campground…

However we appreciated one enthusiastic citizen’s boast that his home town Tillamook should be most famous for one thing, “Even when people in the bars get really drunk, nobody gets into fights!” Doesn’t that make you want to come on out to the Oregon Coast to visit us in this peaceful place? Happy 4th of July🗽🇺🇸
…now get out there and eat some ice cream…Tillamook Creamery, of course!

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About Sally

A Studio Artist and painter trained at Stanford university, Sally has since then graduated from a long career as an Attorney with the Public Defender, and returned to painting. Living in Mexico with her son for a year, they adopted a feral dog, Lety. Sally's son left for college and their dog adopted her new best friend, Steven.


  1. Calista Longmire

    I’m ready to move right now! Looks like you found a wonderful spot to land for the summer or ??


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