Pacific City is located in southern Tillamook County, along the Nestucca Bay inlet from the Pacific Ocean. Pacific City State Airport is located one mile south of the City on a 15-acre site. The Airport is part of the State's coastal airport system, situated between Tillamook Airport and Siletz Bay State Airport. The Airport is approximately 75 miles southwest of Portland. Pacific City State Airport is owned by the ODA. The main industry in the Pacific City area is tourism, although there are also commercial fishing, dairy, and logging operations. Many retirees live in the community. Major points of interest include Three Capes Scenic Loop, Camp Kiwanda, and Hay Stack Rock.
The Airport has one runway that is 1,875 feet long by 30 feet wide. The runway, Runway 14/32, is oriented in a northwest-southeast direction. The runway is paved but has no runway lighting. The Airport handles an estimated 2,000 general aviation operations annually. It is estimated that 89 percent of these operations are itinerant. Approximately five aircraft are based at the Airport.