On December 8, 1964, the cities of Oceanlake, Delake, and Taft and the unincorporated communities of Cutler City and Nelscott combined to form Lincoln City. Evidence of the five districts still exists in the names of businesses, in listings on maps, and in the diversity of architectural and urban planning, or the lack of planning—business, industrial, and residential areas are strung together along U.S. 101, interspersed with wooded areas and vacant land. An art gallery might be neighbors with a construction company; a nice restaurant might be adjacent to a lumberyard. Overlook these minor shortcomings and enjoy a visit to Lincoln City.
The townspeople boast of having more oceanfront rooms available than any other city on the Oregon coast. The city also has many fine restaurants, a variety of interesting shops, and some topnotch galleries and antique shops, not to mention the beaches, parks, opportunities for indoor and outdoor recreation, and a couple of interesting oddities. For example, the golf course just north of town straddles the forty-fifth parallel, the midway point between the equator and the North Pole. One of the newest and most impressive additions to the Lincoln City landscape is the Chinook Winds Casino, located just west of U.S. 101, at the north end of town.
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