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  1. Destination Manzanita

    Posted by OCVA / July 31, 2017

    From the epic summit at Neahkahnie mountain to the hot dogs and ice cream you can grab right next to the beach, Manzanita is a beloved spot on the Oregon Coast. Nearly a year after a powerful storm damaged 128 homes and several businesses, this dreamy outpost is back in full force and ready to welcome visitors. Here’s where to eat, drink, shop and play…

  2. Spend a Night at These Lesser-Known Coastal Lodgings

    Posted by OCVA / July 31, 2017

    The oceans and mountains, rivers and lakes along the Oregon Coast range are magical places to wake up every morning on vacation. But have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a working lighthouse, on a houseboat, at the base of an epic peak or at a secluded riverside tree perch?  Here are four inspired lesser-known lodgings for your next Coast adventure: On the lake If…

  3. Pack Your Oregon Coast Picnic

    Posted by OCVA / May 25, 2017

    Oregonians love to eat local, especially when it comes to the bounty of fresh-baked breads, artisan meats and cheeses, sweets and handcrafted beverages on the Coast. But often it’s way more fun to curate and pack your own homegrown picnic instead, and tote it to the beach, the campground, the bike trails or the mountain. Luckily, there are more than a dozen farmers markets up…

  4. 5 Easy Hikes on the Oregon Coast Trail

    Posted by OCVA / May 25, 2017

    If long walks on the beach are your thing, exploring the Oregon Coast Trail will soon be your new favorite pastime. Similar to the Pacific Crest Trail, the coast trail — with views of sea stacks and rocky headlands and other coastal wonders —  is a series of connected walking routes connecting Oregon’s North, Central and South coasts. About half is on sandy beach; the…

  5. A Paddler’s Paradise on the Tillamook Water Trail

    Posted by OCVA / May 25, 2017

    It’s something out of a dream: 250 miles of navigable waterways on Oregon’s North Coast that meander through dense forest, green pastures, marsh-like estuaries and small towns. It’s known as the Tillamook Water Trail, a designated National Recreation Trail comprised of five separate watersheds — Nehalem, Tillamook Bay, Nestucca, Sand Lake and Netarts. A handy set of fold-out maps denotes easy access points, guidelines and…

  6. Chasing Adventures in Astoria

    Posted by OCVA / May 8, 2017

    By Michael Kew You may not often hear the words “action sports” said in reference to Astoria and Warrenton, more famous for rich maritime lore and Victorian charm. But, set snugly at the mouth of the Columbia, these twin towns have wide waterways for paddling, crisp air for zip lining and plenty of rustic trails for trekking. That’s not all, of course. Oregon’s North Coast…

  7. Top Art Festivals in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA / May 8, 2017

    By Michael Kew It’s quite logical for an Oregon Coast gem to host art-related events, and no season bests the lovely greeny-blues of Cannon Beach in late spring. Thanks to the Cannon Beach Gallery Group, May and June see two artsy affairs in town, which was named “One of the Top 100 Art Towns in America” by author John Villani, and “One of the World’s…

  8. 5 Secrets Spots on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / March 28, 2017

    What’s a trip to the Coast without an ice cream cone or little samples of squeaky cheese at the Tillamook Cheese Factory? Millions of  visitors flock to this palace of dairy worship while adventuring on the North Coast, but often overlook other sites just as engaging. Here’s your guide to five of those secret spots on the North Coast, all of which are less crowded…

  9. Why Dogs Love Astoria and Warrenton

    Posted by OCVA / March 10, 2017

    Headed toward the beach? If your dogs could talk, they’d express their adoration for Astoria and Warrenton, two nearby burgs ranking high among the Oregon Coast’s four-legged-friendly areas. Parks, beaches, hotels, cafes and even an outdoor market? Woof-woof! When you pair a pastry chef with a self-taught ice cream whiz, you get Frite & Scoop, a bustling ice cream shop on Astoria’s lovely six-mile-long Riverwalk,…

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