Our goal is to provide resources to support the work that you do. Research, tourism planning tools, inspiration for your marketing efforts and access to educational opportunities. If you don’t find what you need here, contact us directly and we’re happy to help out.

About Explore Lincoln City


Inspire travel, stimulate economic growth and steward brand identity through destination management, tourism promotion and visitor experience.


A vibrant and prosperous Lincoln City as the preferred beach destination on the Oregon Coast.


The Explore Lincoln City staff administers all of the marketing efforts, promotions and events as well as operates the Culinary Center and the Visitor and Information Center. The Visitor & Convention Committee (VCC),a group of citizens and business owners, provides oversight and acts in an advisory capacity to the Explore Lincoln City and City Council. For information about VCC members and meetings, please click here.

Administrative Staff
Ed Dreistadt, Director • 541-996-1271
Scott Humpert, Marketing Manager • 541-557-1110
Eric Johnson, Public Relations Coordinator • 541-996-2119
Cassie Ruud, Marketing & Event Coordinator • 541-996-1273
Liz Francis, Executive Assistant • 541-996-1272
Kara Wtterlin, Administrative Assistant • 541-557-1114
Donna Riani, Culinary Center Manager • 541-557-1125

Visitor Information Center
Beth Gerl, Manager • 541-994-3302

Administrative Reports

2016-17 Marketing Plan
Most Recent Budget
Lincoln City Transient Room Tax Report

Business Resources

Order official visitor guides or other print collateral
Download Maps
Calendar of upcoming tourism events
Special Events Permit
Promotional Images
Tourism industry e-newsletter – Coming Soon!
Lodging Property Information Submission

Tourism Research

Lincoln City Research

Lincoln City 2015 Visitor Focus Group and Zip Code Study
Lincoln City 2013 Visitor Survey Results
Lincoln City 2006 Brooks Destination Assessment

State Research

Oregon Travel Barometer
Oregon Coast Overnight Travel Study: 2013, Longwoods International
Oregon Travel Impacts: 1991 – 2014, Dean Runyan Associates

Grant Resources

Explore Lincoln City Grant Program

2019-20 Tourism Grant Program

Other Grant Resources

City of Lincoln City – Urban Renewal
Travel Oregon Matching Grant Program

Sustainable Travel

Travel Oregon Sustainable Business Challenge
Travel Oregon Forever
Sustainable Transportation Development

Education and Training

Oregon Guest Service Training
Love Your Lincoln – Check back for future dates
Travel Oregon 101
Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Oregon Coast Visitor Association Annual Coastal Summit – Coming Soon!