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    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2011

    You say that April was the cruelest month, “mixing memory with desire and stirring dull roots with spring rain”? We appreciate the literary reference, but May’s the perfect time to blossom on The People’s Coast! We’re all abuzz with sights, sounds, events and activities certain to reinvigorate your droopy spirits and put a spring back in your step. So if you’re longing for a fresh…

  2. Keep Away From Seals and Sea Lions on Beaches

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2011

    From Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife April 26, 2011 GOLD BEACH, Ore. – Spring is Pacific harbor seal pupping season on the Oregon coast. Visitors should stay away from seals and sea lions resting on rocks or beaches. “Harbor seals are having their pups now, and often the mother will leave her pup for a short time on shoreline rocks or the beach while…

  3. Hiking the Cape Meares Trail

    Posted by Tamara / April 27, 2011

    Last summer, my boyfriend and I spent a week on the Oregon Coast, based in the family “cabin” at Twin Rocks. A couple of days before my birthday, he said we should hike the Cape Meares Trail. So we  had to be mindful of the tides, because to get to the trail head, the tide has to be out from the beach. He kept telling…

  4. Bling on the Beach

    Posted by Melanie / April 26, 2011

    Governor Patterson Memorial State Park has always been a favorite spot for my boyfriend and I. It’s got a big parking lot, restrooms and easy access to the beach. Once on the beach, all you have to do is walk a few dozen yards and your by yourself. It’s miles and miles of empty beach. But this last August, it became my favorite spot in…

  5. Two Free Spirits on a Search for the Ocean

    Posted by Jasmine Myers / April 25, 2011

    I recently moved to eastern Portland from San Diego, CA, where I spent a four year stint after a 25 year stint in landlocked Indiana. The ocean got into my blood while I was there and since moving here to Oregon, I’ve missed it something terrible. My husband’s cousin, Nikki, came in to Portland for a quick business trip and on a random Thursday afternoon…

  6. Adventures in Garibaldi and Barview

    Posted by Starr Lara / April 25, 2011

    My hubby and I have stayed in Garbibaldi and Barview many times in our 31 years of marriage. We have made many memories over the years! We were in Barview camping the weekend Princess Di died. We heard Jonny Lang on the radio for the first time there as well. We’ve combed all the little second hand shops, antique shops, and the Garibaldi Pharmacy that’s…

  7. Southern Oregon Produced TV Series Receives Multiple Emmy Nominations

    Posted by OCVA / April 20, 2011

    Coos Bay, Ore – The Joy of Fishing TV Series created by Beaver Hill Productions has been nominated for three Emmy Awards by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Beaver Hill Productions was started by Wayne Van Burger and Travis Cooper to produce an adventure TV series with Cooper’s talent for cinema and Wayne’s love of the outdoors. For…

  8. Vote Garabaldi as the Ultimate Fishing Town USA!

    Posted by OCVA / April 13, 2011

    Garabaldi, Oregon has been nominated in the World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town USA contest and needs your vote to win! Do you have Garabaldi fishing photos or videos? You can share them as well! Voting began, April 12th and they’ll need your support! To vote click here.

  9. The Puffins Are Coming!

    Posted by OCVA / April 8, 2011

    They look like something out of a Dr. Seuss storybook. They have been clocked flying at 40mph and commonly dive to depths of up to 80 feet in search of food. And in a sure sign that spring is finally here, the first Tufted Puffin sighting of the year in Cannon Beach took place at 8:13am on Thursday, April 7. Over the coming weeks, a…