Evergreen forests, seven miles of broad sandy beaches, clean air, the magnificent Pacific Ocean and an expansive lake at its back door – Welcome to Lincoln City, on the Central Oregon Coast. Folks from around the country and the world have been coming to Lincoln City for years, and return time and time again to soak up the Lincoln City experience.
By the Numbers
- Permanent Population: 8,536 (Est. 2015)
- Summer Population: 30,000+
- Size: 5.4 Square Miles
- Elevation: 4 feet (sea level)
- Climate: Winter – High 50 degrees, Low near or above freezing; Summer – High 70 degrees, low 40 degrees
- Annual Precipitation: 97.27 inches
- Distance to Portland, OR: 88 miles
Lincoln City is made up of six historic districts, which were once smaller individual communities.
- Roads End
- Cutler City
Lincoln City’s History
From native populations to the area’s earliest settlers and tourists, explore Lincoln City’s past.
Discover how five small communities once incorporated to form what we now know as Lincoln City. Learn about the individual stories for each of our historic districts, which has helped shape the town’s eclectic identity. Come on in and discover who we are!
Lincoln City’s self-guided Heritage Tour features 14 stops that reveal the rich history of the region and its people. The guide contains both recent and historic photographs of local historic locations. Download the Heritage Tour Guide or pick one up at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum located at 4907 SW Hwy 101. Enjoy the museum when you stop by for your guide.
More About Lincoln City
If you would like information on relocation, business, or retiring, please contact the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce.
If you are interested in arts and culture, please contact the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 541-994-9994.
For sports, recreation, fitness classes and instruction make sure to visit the Lincoln City Community Center at 2150 NE Oar Place. For more information, call 541-994-2131.