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  1. Tsalila Festival

    Posted by OCVA / September 21, 2009

    Tsalila (sa-Lee-la) is part entertainment, part education, lots of fun and is free and open to the public. The festival is located in Reedsport along the Umpqua River and at the Umpqua Discovery Center with activities focused on watershed restoration and salmon recovery. Come and  enjoy the 13th Annual Tsalila Festival Friday, September 25th 3pm to 7pm and Saturday, September 26th 10am to 7pm. An…

  2. Beauty is part of nature on Bandon’s unspoiled beaches

    Posted by OCVA / August 11, 2009

    by Jan Lee for the Portland Examiner ~ Bandon, Oregon is world renown for its golf courses. The emerald-green courses flanked by tall, sandy dunes at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort have become the city’s signature snapshot. Its dramatic scenery has been the subject of talk even in Scotland, where jaw-dropping scenery and stunning golf courses are the norm. But Bandon has another side to its…

  3. Three Capes Escape

    Posted by OCVA / August 10, 2009

    by Jim Moore, special to The Oregonian ~ It was the quintessential day at the beach on the Oregon coast. My 3-year-old son and I raced the waves while my wife wandered the beach with her camera. Our two friends tried their hands (and feet) at surfing. Dogs chased Frisbees. Kites soared briefly and then plunged earthward. Children built sand castles and then destroyed them…

  4. Surfers’ love for Oregon helps businesses grow

    Posted by OCVA / August 6, 2009

    By Amy Husan, The Oregonian ~ A northwest wind pushes clouds over the Pacific Ocean, as Tom Kirkwood shrugs into a skin-tight wetsuit. The 60-year old lawyer on vacation from Ohio could have picked any number of well-known hotspots in the Western Hemisphere to learn how to surf.  Click here to read the full story….

  5. Coping with the heat at the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 30, 2009

    By Ruth Liao, ~ After sweating for days, Kimmie Lewis decided to bail out from her un-air conditioned home in Dallas to the temperate cool of the Oregon Coast on Wednesday. “We didn’t think that many people would be out here, but everyone had the same idea as us,” said Lewis, as she looked out toward a crowded Siletz Bay in Lincoln City. The…

  6. A Day of Play in Gold Beach

    Posted by OCVA / July 29, 2009

    By Alexa Meisler for ~ Gold Beach is a coast community in Southern Oregon located at the outlet of the famous Rogue River as it meets the Pacific Ocean. Comprised of only 2.5 square miles, it’s hard to believe this sleepy town offers plenty of eclectic shops, delicious restaurants and some stellar tide pools and beaches. Start your day by heading south of town…

  7. Bring Your Family to the Siletz Pow-Wow

    Posted by OCVA / July 29, 2009

    Many different Tribal nations will be represented at the annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow on Aug. 7-9, 2009, in Siletz, Ore., held by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. The public is invited to attend this family-friendly event, a tradition for the Siletz people and other American Indians. All events, except the parade, take place at the Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow-Wow Grounds on Government Hill in…

  8. The Lewis & Clark Salt Makers Return

    Posted by OCVA / July 29, 2009

    Seaside residents and visitors can experience the closest thing to time travel when the Seaside Historical Museum celebrates Seaside’s contribution to the historical Lewis and Clark expedition by hosting the Salt Makers Return August 14 -16, 2009. During the Corps of Discovery’s stay in NW Oregon in the winter of 1805-06, some members were dispatched to what would eventually become Seaside.  There they replenished the…

  9. Magic on the Oregon coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 24, 2009

    by Brett Prettyman, The Salt Lake Tribune ~ As a lifelong landlocked Utahn, I had big plans for the family trip to the central Oregon coast: arrive at the rented beach house, throw the car keys in a drawer and leave them there for a week. The weather forecast — uncommonly sunny with nary a chance of rain for the week — played perfectly into…

  10. The Southern Oregon Coast: More Than Sand and Water

    Posted by OCVA / July 24, 2009

    By Eric & Nancy Anderson ~ You could drive the 363-mile long Oregon Coast easily in a couple of days. But why would you? Better to take it in nibbles and cover only one part, perhaps the south coast, so you have an excuse to come back and savor, say, the north another time. And you’ll want to come back especially if you enjoy photography…