Archive for February, 2010


    Posted by OCVA / February 25, 2010

    As spring breaks on the horizon, it’s time to bring your family to real life on The People’s Coast. Is your family spending way too much time interacting with their individual electronic communication gizmos and not nearly enough with each other? Then why not access a vast social networking site unlike any other? The People’s Coast, where the birds all Twitter and Tweet, and there’s…

  2. Seal Rock State Recreation Site

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Tyson Gillard / February 20, 2010

    As the name implies, the rock formations in Seal Rock State Recreation Site are an excellent bet for spotting harbor seals. Whether they are basking in the sun or taking a dip in frothy waters, the harbor seals and sea lions are easy to spot from the beach. Don’t overlook what is right below your feet, however! Low tide reveals the abundant life in the the rocky tidal area. Giant green anemone and purple sea urchin sit happy in calm tidal pools while gooseneck barnacles and California mussels blanket low rocky patches.

  3. Finally!

    Posted by Tracey / February 17, 2010

    My oldest daughter spends the summers with her Dad in California and my husband and I have traditionally taken our youngest daughter to the Oregon Coast sometime during the summer. My 15-year-old never had the opportunity to see the beautiful Oregon Coast until our trip last Spring Break. We stayed in Cannon Beach and visited Astoria as well. It was such a happy time to…

  4. Comfort at the Coast!

    Posted by Cindy "Songbird" Tilkens / February 17, 2010

    I am a songwriter and singer, and moved to Florence, Oregon with my husband in 1996 after doing concerts for 6 years all over the United States. We loved it there and made many friends. I was widowed in 2005 when he lost the battle to cancer. I left Oregon and moved to TN. Now I am back and writing again after a traumatic car…

  5. The Heart of Oregon

    Posted by deb rudy / February 4, 2010

    On a road trip to Crater Lake, I was so impressed with the beauty of Oregon that I changed my plans and stayed for an extra week! I traveled through the Rogue River valley from the mountains to the sea. Where the Rogue meets the Pacific Ocean, I found a community of warm hearted souls and their folk art wooden cat mansions on a cliff…

  6. 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…

  7. Magically Sweet Deals for Valentine’s Weekend

    Posted by OCVA / February 3, 2010

    The Oregon coast is definitely a magical place, so grab your favorite Prince or Princess and check out some of our sweet deals that are available during Valentine’s Day weekend! CONFLUENCE ~ A Wine, Beer, Seafood, Music Festival Reedsport This award winning event is A Wine, Beer, Seafood, and Music Festival where different styles of music merge and flow together throughout the two days of…

  8. 50th Birthday in Oregon

    Posted by Lauri LaBadie / February 1, 2010

    My husband took me to the Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B for my 50th birthday. The day was so wonderful! We went to the seal lion caves, down to Devil’s Thumb and then to Mo’s in Florence. It was a perfect day and exactly where I wanted to be on my 50th! Oregon is the most beautiful place in the world to me!