Toledo, situated on a bend of the Yaquina River and surrounded by wooded hills, is just seven miles inland from the Central Oregon Coast, the only inland coastal community with a deep water channel. The historic town cascades over the hillsides to the river. Once a bustling mill town, Toledo is known today for antiques, its community of artists living and working in Toledo, and shops specializing in fine yarns and locally handcrafted gifts.
Toledo is one of the few cities in Oregon which has a downtown on a city street, not on a throughway or highway. Toledo’s Main Street retains its historical flavor, the waterfront and fishing vessels visible moored at the end of Main.
When the wind starts to blow on the beach, Toledo is often warm and sunny. Antique shops, art galleries, gift shops selling the work of local crafters, a glass blowing studio, a fine yarn shop and restaurants make Toledo an interesting place to visit. Several world class artists make their homes here, taking inspiration from the small town atmosphere and beautiful river, estuary, and rural vistas.
Recreation Scenic Yaquina Bay Road: Thirteen mile scenic drive between the Newport Bayfront and Toledo along the Yaquina River. Beautiful river and estuary vistas, great bird watching, with bike and walking lanes. Follows the track of the historic Oregon Pacific Railroad. Historic markers tell of early settlement along the river.
Art District: This one block area on NE Alder Street, one block north of Main, houses the homes, studios and galleries of three “en plein air” artists painting in oil.
The Port of Toledo at 625 Bay Boulevard provides fishing information and maintains a dock at the foot of Main Street where moorages are available both yearly and seasonally. Toledo is the only deep water inland port on the central coast. The port also has a public boat launch on the Yaquina River near the Toledo Airport. Sturgeon fishing is great on the Yaquina River when the weather turns cold; the Yaquina and Siletz have fall salmon runs. Fishermen catch perch near buoy 25 in the Yaquina, and the Siletz has good steelhead fishing in the winter. Olalla Lake north of Toledo is stocked with trout and is a good spot for canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. The City of Toledo also has a municipal swimming pool and tennis courts.
‘NOT JUST SELLING HOMES BUT A LIFESTYLE’
- Gallery Michael Gibbons
- Haga Gallery
- Kelly Fine Art Gallery and Studio
- Sommer Glass Studio
- Westgate Lanes Bowling
- Olalla Valley Golf Course
- Historic Railroad Display by the Yaquina Pacific Historic Railroad Society
- Toledo Historic Museum
July – Toledo Summer Festival
August – Antique Street Fair and Folk Music Festival
September – Toledo Art Walk
December – Toledo Hometown Holiday
Toledo Area Schools:
Arcadia Elementary School
Principal Jeanne St. John
Mary Harrison Elementary School
Principal Jeanne St. John
Toledo Middle School
Principal Betsy Wilcox
Toledo High School
Principal David Malcolm
Asst. Principal Bob Folkers