I rolled into Florence on a cool, cloudy/rainy morning in August of 2018. I was on my way up the Oregon Coast but stopped to visit "Historic Old Town Florence" and have a bite to eat. As near as I can tell, "Old Town" includes mostly Bay Street along the Siuslaw River waterfront, with parts of Laurel, Maple, and Nopal Streets thrown in for good measure. Old Town is a conglomeration of gift shops and boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and pubs. It's quaint and funky all at the same time.
Siuslaw River Bridge
You enter Florence from the south on Hwy 101 crossing the Siuslaw River on the Siuslaw River Bridge. This is a neat old bridge built in 1936. I think is has kind of an art deco look to it.
Historic Old Town Florence
Old Town is a hodgepodge of gift shops, art galleries, and eateries. The majority of these establishments line Bay Street, which parallels the Siuslaw River. A more intellectual experience can be had at the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, located on Maple Street.
Port of Siuslaw
The Port of Siuslaw is a local gathering place and event magnet for Florence. The Port has it all - a wide boardwalk, small shops, a marina, docks, the river, and all kinds of weather.
Another dockside panorama
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