If you're heading to the coast this weekend and your schedule isn't completely booked with napping, walking or reading (my preferred activities when at the beach) you might want to check out the Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival in, you guessed it, Pacific City, just north of Lincoln City.
They're featuring guided field trips, speakers, workshops and, of course, blues music in the evening with the Lisa Mann Blues Trio and DK Stewart Blues Quartet with Reggie Houston. While most of the festival is booked with pre-registered participants, they have a few spaces available for walk-ins during the events. If you're interested, it's probably best to call them at 503-965-6247 or e-mail soon.
Also, if you're near Pacific City, be sure to check out the Pelican Pub & Brewery, one of the most scenic spots you can imagine for a pub, since it sits right on the beach overlooking the rock outcroppings off Cape Kiwanda. Great beer, good food.
Details: Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival, Kiwanda Community Center, Pacific City. Feb. 23-25. Phone 503-965-6247.