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Brookings was named after John E. Brookings, president of the Brookings Lumber and Box Company, which founded the city in 1908.
As of the 2010 census the population was 6,336. With the surround area the population the total is closer to 13,000. Brookings is located about 10 miles north of the California and Oregon boarder.
Brookings has something for everyone!
Whether your love to fish, hike, golf, kayak, bike, swim, beach comb, whale watch, or just enjoy the breath taking view, you will find it in Brookings.
Brookings is home to the famous “Banana Belt of the Pacific Northwest”,Brookings Effect (also called the Chetco Effect). When most of the coast is covered by clouds or fog the Brookings area basks in sunny warm skies. During the summer, a typical morning may start out cool and foggy, but it can quickly clear up and the temperature can easily reach 70 to 80 degrees (Sometimes even warmer) then cool down again to mid 50's at night.
Brookings has an easily accessible Sportsman Harbor and Ocean access with a mild bar to cross. All of these combine to make it an easy way to catch your limit of Ocean fish and crabs. There are several charter boats available in the area and I will be happy to put you in touch with them.
Brookings Chetco River produces some the best Chinook (King) and Coho (Silvers) runs around!
The city of Brookings has numerous activities and farmer's markets starting after Memorial Day Weekend with the Azalea Festival and Parade. There is always something fun to do in Brookings.
Brookings also has a great mix of good food, interesting shops and friendly people, so its easy to understand why so many of our visitors choose to become full time residents of Oregon's southernmost coastal city.