1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. 5 Best Crabbing Locations on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / September 14, 2017

    This article is written in partnership with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  5. The Tillamook Bay Heritage Route

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / September 5, 2017

    Perhaps best known for its ice cream and cheese, Tillamook Bay is Oregon’s second largest and most accessible bay in the state. Encompassing nearly 600 miles of watershed, there is a vast array of activities here for the intrepid coastal explorer. For visitors looking for a complete historical, cultural, and outdoors experience, the Tillamook Heritage Route provides an all-encompassing overview of what this special region has to offer.

  6. Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Halvor Tweto / September 1, 2017

    Some of the most defining and iconic views along the Oregon Coast include some of the most inaccessible and protected landforms in the state. Seen by many and experienced by virtually no one, these islands are both ubiquitous and unique. Each island enjoys protection, from the smallest rock that consistently protrudes above high water to the largest monoliths that dominate their surroundings.

  7. Kilchis Point Reserve

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Jonathan Stull / August 14, 2017

    Encompassing about 200 acres near Tillamook Bay, Kilchis Point Reserve was once one of the largest Native American settlements on the northern Oregon coast, the home of Tillamook County’s first pioneer settler, and now a wetland preserve of important plant and animal wildlife. The park is also now one of the key landmarks of the Tillamook Bay Heritage Route.

  8. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Jonathan Stull / August 14, 2017

    Founded in 2003, the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad is a section of the old Port of Tillamook Bay railroad line that extends the Tillamook Air Museum through Garibaldi, Rockaway Beach, and Wheeler. Offering regular excursions between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach, sunset trails, and special excursions during the fall and the holidays, the scenic railway showcases the rugged Oregon coastline, a historic railway, and beautiful ocean views in a family-friendly atmosphere among Oregon’s quaint coast towns.

  9. Tillamook Bay: Garibaldi Marina to The Three Graces

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Jonathan Stull / August 14, 2017

    Protected by the 3-mile sandbar, Bayocean Peninsula, the Tillamook Bay is a 6-mile inlet on the Oregon coast with calm waters near one of the Oregon coast’s rare backcountry camping areas (Bayocean Peninsula), the fishing community of Garibaldi, and the small farming and dairy community, Tillamook.