Owner Jeff England told local alt-weekly Willamette Week that while no injuries occurred, the damage appears to be a total loss and that the building will likely have to be demolished. A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help the England family recover and hopefully rebuild the iconic café.
Just before sundown on July 4, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at the Otis Cafe. For many Oregonians, a trip to the state’s picturesque coastline was not complete without a stop at the Otis Cafe for a cup of coffee or slice of fresh-baked black bread. Located a few miles inland from Lincoln City, the Otis Cafe and its beckoning neon sign became a landmark along the winding Highway 18, letting travelers know for decades that they were ever so close to waves, fresh salt air, and jagged coastline.