Drift Inn History

The Drift Inn was built in 1929 with wood brought down the beach from Toledo. The bar “shut down” and became an ice cream parlor publicly during prohibition, with a […]

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The Remodeling of Drift Inn

People have often asked me to tell, “the rest of the story”, so here is what happened after Lester passed away…

When Lester was falling asleep at the bar, many of the regular clientele became worried what would happen to their boys club if Lester died. Their were many rumors that certain people and laws would not allow the business to continue once Lester died. (Lester did “lose” the business several times when OLCC shut him own for serving alcohol to a minor. Its funny, OLCC gives you a choice: pay the fine and keeping serving; don’t pay the fine and don’t serve alcohol for 30 days, (if he had food he could just serve food and people could play pool); or close for 30 days. Lester chose neither of the above, he sold the business to his closest friend and confidant, a woman, and kept running it himself.

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The Drift Inn

(541) 547-4477

124 Highway 101 N.
Yachats, Oregon 97498

Winter Hours
Sun-Thu: 8am - 8pm
Fri-Sat: 8am - 8:30pm

Summer Hours
Sun-Thu: 8am - 8:30pm
Fri-Sat: 8am - 9pm

Hours are subject to change depending on good days, bad days, slow days, happy days. Please call for confirmation.