Lincoln City, Oregon. 2 hours SW of Portland, situated along Hwy 101. The small coastal community welcomes tourists with activities like whale watching, beach combing, kite flying, and the annual Finders Keepers event (mid Oct to Memorial Day.) Hand blown glass floats donated by local artists are placed along a 7 mile stretch of beach. If you find one, you call to register it and they send a certificate of authenticity. In town you can watch the globes be made, or pay to make your own.