Taft is Lincoln City’s historic bayfront district, located on the southern end of town. Our rich past of logging and fishing is matched by a vibrant present. The events, galleries, merchants and artists gathered around Siletz Bay and Highway 101 make our part of town a key part of the Oregon Coast experience.
Our bay has a forest of driftwood and bonfires almost every night. We have seals, clams and crabs, plus agates on the beach. We have galleries, artists, bars, fine dining and shops. We are the essence of the Oregon Coast. We are Taft.
Claire and Miss Sophia (top) are practicing social distancing and the Sapphire Center is closed. I’m staying home as much as possible too, but a girl DOES need to buy herself a birthday present so I called Claire and she met me at the store. Call Claire at (503) 962-9251 if you need a special gift and she’ll meet you at the Sapphire Center. ... See MoreSee Less
Chinook Winds Casino Resort Extends Closure due to COVID-19 Pandemic
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. –Due to the economic impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Resort closed on March 17, 2020 and has remained closed while continuing to pay all staff through March 31, 2020 with a goal of reopening April 1, 2020. It is clear the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic requires Chinook Winds Casino Resort to remain closed until at least April 15 and will re-assess based on the status of the pandemic. The Resort made the difficult decision to implement a temporary lay-off effective April 1, 2020. “We are thankful we are able to pay 100% of health premium for our team through April 30, 2020. We look forward to bringing the team back as soon as this crisis is over and it is safe”, said General Manager Michael S. Fisher. We have set up an employee webpage, text messaging and Facebook group to ensure our team is able to receive up to date information on multiple forms of communication outlets. All hotel reservations will be automatically cancelled through closure in order to make this an easy situation for our guests. Guests with a reservation after the 15th will be notified of their reservation status if the closure is extended. This situation is fluid and will be regularly re-evaluated which may reduce or extend this timeframe based upon the status of the pandemic. We will continue to monitor developments through the Centers for Disease Control and the Oregon Health Authority. Chinook Winds Casino Resort, located at 1777 NW 44th St. on the beach in Lincoln City, is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Enjoy 24-hour Las Vegas-style gaming, 18 hole golf course, headline entertainment from some of music’s most legendary stars, three full service restaurants, secure childcare facility and arcade, and a 227 room ocean front hotel. “It’s Better at the Beach!” ... See MoreSee Less