In the fall of 2004, Florence gained the title of number one retirement community in the United States by Retirement Places Rated. With a population of 8600, Florence has a modern hospital, library, and events center. Old Town is a vibrant riverfront district with many shops, restaurants, and offices and on Hwy 126 just east of town is the newest casino on the Oregon Coast—the Three Rivers Casino.
A short distance to the north of town are the popular Sea Lion Caves and one of the most photographed sites on the Oregon Coast, Heceta Head Lighthouse. Florence serves as the northern gateway to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which begins south of the Siuslaw River.
Florence is also home to the first designated State Park Dive Park, which is located on the Siuslaw River just off North Jetty Road, and the world’s first sand-board park on the north end of town, which includes jumps, rail slides, and 40 acres of private sculpted dunes.
For those who enjoy golf, two 18-hole courses, Ocean Dunes and Sandpines, provide plenty of challenge. Sandpines was named the best new public course of the year when it opened. Ocean Dunes is being integrated into Three Rivers Casino to create a more complete resort.
At the southern gateway to Florence is the Siuslaw Bridge. It was one of five major bridges built in 1936, and like the others, replaced ferry service across the river. This combination steel double-leaf bascule drawspan and reinforced concrete through tied arch structure, is also noted for its many decorative touches, such as the approach pylons, ornate railings, and obelisk towers.
Hospital: Peace Harbor, 541-997-8412
Chamber of Commerce: 290 Hwy 101, 541-997-3128
Merchants of Old Town: PO Box 2646
City Hall: 250 Hwy 101, PO Box 340, 541-997-3436
Aztlan Mexican Restaurant
Best Western Pier Point Inn
BJ's Ice Cream
Blue Heron Gallery
Blue Heron Inn Bed & Breakfast
Captain's Lady Trading Co.
Chen's Family Dish Restaurant
China Bay Chinese Restaurant
Edwin K Bed & Breakfast
Florence Municipal Airport
Heceta Beach RV Park
Honeyman State Park
La Pomodori Restaurant
Last Resort Players
Lovejoy's Restaurant and Tea Room
Mo's Restaurant - Florence
Nature's Corner Cafe And Market
Newport Bay Candle Company - Florence
Ocean Dunes Golf Links
Old Town Inn
Oregon Coast Magazine
Pacific Pines RV Park
Papa Murphy's Take 'n Bake Pizza - Florence
Peace Harbor Hospital
Port of Siuslaw Marina and RV Park
River House - Florence
Sand Dunes Frontier
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum
Siuslaw River Bridge
South Jetty Siuslaw River Birding
Three Rivers Casino
06-Dec-06 Ocean Dunes Golf Links
The confederated tribes of Coos, Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians recently acquired Ocean Dunes Golf Course and will integrate it with the adjacent Three R View All
05-Dec-06 Wakonda Brewing
New brews now available for the holiday season. Check them out at Three Rivers Casino. View All
We have just set-up a deal to use sweet italian sausage from Long's Meat Market. Long's has been an Eugene Institution. They specialize in local meat View All
Apex Helicopters will soon be opening in Lincoln City. View All