Archive for September, 2017

  1. How to Get Hero Shots on a Limited Budget

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2017

    Sunshine, blue skies, clear waters and perfect dirt. If you’re a mountain biker, these are the essential ingredients for a perfect ride on the Oregon Coast. Earlier this summer photographer Justin Myers spent an hour “chasing the light” to capture this shot of Rena Simpson mountain biking the Cape Blanco Trail System near Port Orford. “For this photo, Rena biked that same 100-foot section at…

  2. Rescues Raise Questions About Tourism’s Role in Public Safety

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2017

    In the middle of the day on Aug. 16, 2017, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter hoisted a woman off a cliff near the Sea Lion Caves in Florence, reuniting her with her family after five days and nights in the woods. Two weeks earlier, the Coast Guard rescued an injured man aboard a sailboat off the coast of Gold Beach. And just weeks before that,…

  3. Tillamook County Rallies Around Salmon SuperHwy

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2017

    Visitors flock to Oregon’s North Coast during winter months for, among many things, winter storm watching. And while big storms can be exciting to witness, they also bring their share of downsides. Heavy rains can sometimes lead to flooding and road washouts – usually a result of undersized culverts, says Amy Horstman with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Habitat Restoration Programs. When homeowners can’t reach…

  4. Join the ‘Winter on the Oregon Coast’ Co-Op Advertising Campaign

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2017

    Cooperative marketing is any agreement to combine marketing efforts. Individual businesses and/or organizations, in the spirit of working together for the greater good, agree to clearly outlined goals and requirements in exchange for the development and implementation of a well-executed marketing campaign. There are examples of cooperative marketing all around us – a restaurant, hotel and winery offering a Valentine’s Day package, for example. Or,…

  5. Beginner’s Guide to Mushroom Hunting on the South Coast

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2017

    The way we think of birds and sea lions and whales on the Oregon Coast, Kathleen Dickson thinks of mushrooms. “They’re some of the most beautiful living things out here,” she says. Since moving to Brookings from Colorado with her husband 15 years ago, the couple harvest and sell mushrooms most of the year. Dickson is also president of the nonprofit Wild Rivers Mushroom Club…

  6. 4 Thanksgiving Getaways on Oregon’s Central Coast

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2017

    Whether you want to curl up fireside, eat fresh seafood or take an invigorating walk in the sea mist, Thanksgiving weekends on the Coast are a classic Oregon experience. We’ve rounded up some of best bets for holiday weekend eats and activities on the Central Coast — just three hours from Portland and two hours from the Willamette Valley, whether you’re coming from Salem, Corvallis…

  7. Craft Whiskey on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2017

    There’s nothing quite like sipping a glass of whiskey by the fireplace — cozy and warm from the inside out. On the Oregon Coast, a must-visit for whiskey lovers is Cannon Beach Distillery’s new mid-town tasting room on South Hemlock Street — just two miles from their original tasting room downtown at North Hemlock Street, which also still welcomes visitors. Here in the new spacious,…

  8. Autumn Festivities in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA / September 19, 2017

    By Michael H. Kew It’s hard not to fall for Cannon Beach — especially in autumn, when the skies are wetter, the air crisper, the shadows longer. Declared “One of the World’s 100 Most Beautiful Places” by National Geographic and located a mere 90 minutes from Portland, this romantic beachfront burg of 1,700 is big on post-summer pleasure. On October 21, 2017, the 20th annual Dog Show…

  9. Terrific Views of Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

    Posted by OCVA / September 19, 2017

    By Michael H. Kew Not all hiking trails host views of a mysterious rock-island lighthouse. Or mossy World War II bunkers. Or a north-facing vista that drove explorer William Clark to famously write: “I behold the grandest and most pleasing prospect which my eyes ever surveyed.” Where to Start Seaside and Cannon Beach are lucky to have the Tillamook Head Trail sandwiched between them, offering…

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