Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. Spring Break Adventures Around Coos Bay

    Posted by OCVA / February 1, 2016

    With a trio of playful towns, scenic state parks and an amazing network of trails, the Coos Bay area is an ideal destination for family spring break adventures. Here are just a few great ideas for exploring the towns of North Bend, Charleston and Coos Bay, which have been rightfully dubbed “Oregon’s Adventure Coast.” Hikes & Walks Explore one or all three state parks, which…

  2. 5 Easy Ways to Explore Seaside

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 4, 2016

    It took Lewis and Clark 18 months and 4,000 miles to reach Seaside, which marks the official end of their famous cross-continental expedition. And since then, this charming town on Oregon’s North Coast has become much easier to explore, but no less exciting to discover. Come and indulge in an expansive selection of dining and shopping, stroll the miles of beaches, and take in the…

  3. Nine Coastal Brews to Drink This Winter

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 23, 2015

    Salty dogs and dockworkers know the best way to warm the bones on a chilly winter day is with a heady brew — think creamy stouts, dark ales and smoky porters. Fortunately, brewers from Astoria to Brookings are at the ready with seasonal offerings that fit the bill. Here, we highlight just a few wintery beers you won’t want to miss. Fort George Brewery +…

  4. An Artful Outing in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA / November 23, 2015

    For a new twist on beachcombing, head to Cannon Beach for a wintery weekend of browsing and buying art. With more than a dozen galleries and a thriving arts center, Cannon Beach has been named one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America” by author John Villani in his book of the same name. Many of the art galleries here are threaded along the…

  5. Winter Whale-Watching on the Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 23, 2015

    Seeing one of the planet’s largest mammals – even from a distance – ranks among the most memorable and awe-inspiring experiences you can have on the Oregon Coast – or anywhere, for that matter. Early winter is a peak time for whale watching, as pods of gray whales migrate south after spending the summer feeding in the seas around Alaska. Nearly 20,000 whales pass through…

  6. Pedal-Powered Exploring Around Port Orford

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 28, 2015

    Launched in 2005 and unique in the United States, Oregon’s Scenic Bikeway program mixes culture, jaw-dropping scenery and wonderful cycling for an unforgettable pedaling experience. The newest addition to this trail system is the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway. Anchored in the quaint fishing town of Port Orford, this Bikeway offers 60 miles of moderate trails shaded by lush, old-growth forests. Scenery along the way…

  7. Destination Yachats: Small-town Charm

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 28, 2015

    Nestled where the forest meets the sea, Yachats (pronounced ya-hots) is a wee village with outsized charm. It’s where you’ll find some of the best bites on the Coast, miles of trails, scenic vistas, marine gardens and more to keep you busy during a relaxing weekend stay. For such a small town, Yachats (pop. 690) boasts a surprising number of eateries. Follow the locals to…

  8. Six Classic North Coast Bookshops

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 28, 2015

    Whether you seek breezy page-turners or engrossing books meant for stormy weekends, we’ve selected a handful of our favorite booksellers (listed according to location, north to south) on the North Coast that will please even the most discerning bookworms. Godfather’s Books (Astoria) A comprehensive selection of new and used books, a funky atmosphere, and an in-house café make this a one-stop shop for an afternoon…

  9. Destination Pacific City: The Secret Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 27, 2015

    Located just 25 miles southwest of Tillamook on Highway 131, Pacific City is a sleepy little beach town in the heart of the Three Capes Scenic Loop. This hidden gem on the North Coast is home to fewer than 1,100 full-time residents, which makes it a wonderful getaway. With a wide, sandy beach, a lung-busting dune to climb, and the lesser-known Haystack Rock (locals refer…