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  1. Pelican Pub & Brewery Does it Again!

    Posted by OCVA / February 3, 2010

    Pacific City, OR — The Pelican Pub & Brewery’s Kiwanda Cream Ale was named to DRAFT Magazine’s Top Beers in the World of 2009 list for the second year in a row.  Kiwanda Cream Ale is one of only three beers from 2008 to make it on the 2009 list and the only Northwest brew to return for a second year in 2009. In the…

  2. Budget Travel Oregon: Newport and Nye Beach

    Posted by OCVA / December 28, 2009

    Saturday, December 26, 2009 Shoestring Traveler – Live Rich on a Budget The Newport Bay Bridge Just because it’s the off-season on the Oregon coast doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do! Explore the shopping districts in Newport’s Nye Beach and old waterfront, eat some world-class fresh seafood at one of the many delicious restaurants, or curl up with a good book and watch the…

  3. Always a Great Notion

    Posted by OCVA / December 2, 2009

    By John Gottberg Anderson for The Bulletin FLORENCE — There are a handful of small towns on the Oregon Coast that, travelers might agree, have a certain quality setting them apart from others. Newport, for instance, has its working riverfront and several major tourist attractions. Cannon Beach is a more refined arts community. Depoe Bay has a keyhole harbor and waves that crash constantly against…

  4. Thanksgiving on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / December 2, 2009

    By Colleen Easley November 29th 2009 To view Colleen’s Blog visit http://www.westyblog.com If you read my last post you saw that we were in a Burger King in Coos Bay writing that blog post.  We also shopped at Walmart for a few items and rented a movie from Red Box.  By the time we finished all this it was about 3:00 pm – way too…

  5. Trip from Oakland to Reedsport now a scenic byway

    Posted by OCVA / December 1, 2009

    By Brittany Arnold for the News Review. On Sept. 18, after a seven-year process, the 66-mile stretch from Oakland to Reedsport was officially named the first and only scenic byway running from Interstate 5 to the coast’s Highway 101. The Umpqua River Scenic Byway designation took time and support from the community. Chairman Tom Llewellyn was motivated to do so after driving it every day.…

  6. Oregon

    Posted by OCVA / November 25, 2009

    Author, Susan Lenz To view Susan’s Blog, go to: http://susanlenzfamily.blogspot.com/2009/11/oregon.html Oregon Over Halloween weekend Steve and I went to Oregon. (Steve is a genius with on-line airline arrangements and managed to cash in a “companion ticket”…..basically, a free flight for me….when booking an incredibly good deal for himself.) We went to see a new part of the country….to relax….to explore….to take photos….drive through Redwood forests….play…

  7. Seaside’s Santa

    Posted by OCVA / November 25, 2009

    Although Seaside isn’t the North Pole, they DO have Santa Claus.  This week he was discovered decorating the community tree and on Friday, November 27th, you can catch him in the annual Pacific Power Parade of Lights in downtown Seaside. What make this Santa a bit different is that he’s not only busy in December but also in July. On July 4th The Seaside Chamber…

  8. Surfer’s paradise

    Posted by OCVA / November 2, 2009

    Statesman Journal • October 31, 2009 Hot spot off shores of Lincoln City attracts surfing enthusiasts from all over the world. At Nelscott Reef, a half-mile offshore of Lincoln City, it’s an endless summer with some of the world’s best waves. Even when the days grow short and the water temperature drops, surfers ply the waves, albeit with chill-preventing wetsuits. The 2009 Nelscott Reef Tow…

  9. Surfing competition is coming to the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / October 20, 2009

    By KATU.com Staff LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – Surfers from around the world are on their way to Oregon for a big wave surfing competition. Organizers of the Nelscott Reef Tow-In Classic have given the green light for the contest.  They wait until the swell forecast calls for the best waves and then give competitors a couple of days to reach Lincoln City. The competition will…

  10. Oregon parks issues on-line coast trail maps

    Posted by OCVA / October 13, 2009

    By Terry Richard, The Oregonian May 05, 2009, 10:00AM A new detailed trail hiking guide to the Oregon Coast Trail has been posted on line by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The guide includes 10 new distinct trail maps covering the 382-mile trail. Each map provides turn-by-turn directions, detailed maps for tricky areas and alternative routes. Web visitors can print the sections they need…

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