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  1. Crab harvesting closure extended on Oregon coast

    Posted by OCVA / October 24, 2017

    The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the immediate closure of recreational and commercial crabbing from the north jetty of the Coquille River, which includes the bay in Bandon, to the California border due to elevated levels of domoic acid. This includes crab harvested in bays and estuaries, and on beaches, docks, piers, and jetties. The recreational crabbing season in the ocean closed coast-wide on…

  2. October in Brookings is perfect for a ‘second summer’ coastal getaway

    Posted by OCVA / September 19, 2017

    Don’t pack away your flip flops just yet, it’s still summer in Brookings (well second summer, anyway.) Folks in other areas may be pulling snow shovels out of their sheds, but here on the coast, where the smoke has cleared, October is the perfect time and weather to enjoy quiet walks on vast beaches, marvel at breathtaking ocean vistas, or splash in the still warm…

  3. Savor the Salmon! Annual Outdoor Salmon Bake in Depoe Bay on Saturday Sept. 16

    Posted by OCVA / August 9, 2017

    The smell of salmon fillets roasting over a crackling wood fire pit will fill the air in Depoe Bay this coming Saturday, September 16, at the annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake.  The Salmon Bake is renowned as the Oregon coast’s signature salmon celebration, drawing salmon lovers from throughout the state to enjoy both food and fun. This year the feast will take place on Saturday, Sept.…

  4. Introducing HAYDAY! 40 Oregon Beers, 1 Epic Beer Fest

    Posted by OCVA / August 2, 2017

    CANNON BEACH, Ore. (July 31, 2017) – Public Coast Brewing Co., named after Oregon’s 363 miles of free and open coastline, is the presenting sponsor of HAYDAY!  40 Oregon Beers, 1 Epic Beer Fest. Taking place on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Haystack Gardens in Cannon Beach, the event will feature 40 Oregon craft brews, including coastal breweries and beyond and – of course – the…

  5. Learn to Buy Fish off the Dock on Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / August 2, 2017

    (Newport, Oregon) – If you’ve ever wanted to head down to the Oregon coast and buy seafood straight from a boat you were probably hit by the same mental roadblocks and questions as many. What to look for? What questions to ask? Where exactly can I go on the docks? What is local? What is in season? This summer provides those answers with more of…

  6. Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race, Newport, Aug. 12

    Posted by OCVA / August 1, 2017

    (Newport, Oregon) – Mud obstacle sports and pirates. These aren’t two things that normally go together, but in the central coast town of Newport it’s a thing. It’s a big thing. August 12 is the date of the annual Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race in Newport – the only one of its kind in all of Oregon. Mud obstacle course racing is a rapidly growing…

  7. Bow Wows & Brews on the Boardwalk this weekend

    Posted by OCVA / June 29, 2017

    Brookings, Oregon – June 26, 2017 – Rescue dogs and regional beers will be on tap for the Dog Days of Summer Brewfest on the Boardwalk at the Port of Brookings-Harbor Saturday & Sunday (July 1st & 2nd). This inaugural event to benefit Wild Rivers Animal Rescue will include canine contests, craft beer, home brew contest, an artisan market, food, and a variety of live…

  8. Beach Bill Celebration 2017

    Posted by OCVA / June 26, 2017

    The Oregon Beach Bill, which preserved the state’s entire shoreline for the public, was signed by Gov. Tom McCall on July 6, 1967. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this milestone legislation, the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and local partner Haystack Rock Awareness Program are sponsoring a special beachwalk, along with speakers and a party, on Thursday, July 6. Everyone is invited to this free…

  9. Tall Ships Sail into Newport, Oregon

    Posted by OCVA / May 2, 2017

    May 1, 2017 – Few are familiar with the term “tall ship”, but the Washington-based nonprofit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is on a mission to change that. Their historic sailing ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, travel the west coast year-round introducing the public to maritime history. “Some people imagine a modern ship, or a Navy cutter,” Executive Director Brandi Bednarik shares with a…

  10. Newport’s 61st Annual Loyalty Days and Sea Fair Festival

    Posted by OCVA / May 1, 2017

    Celebrate America’s Freedom at the Beach! It’s that time of year again! Come join the fun during Newport’s 61st annual Loyalty Day and Sea Fair Festival! The Festival will take place this year from May 4th through May 7th, and is a chance for the City of Newport and visitors to come together and support the community, country, and the men and women who serve…

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