Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. Don’t Miss Summer Events

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / May 29, 2015

    Summer on the Oregon Coast is jammed with events celebrating everything from clams and tuna to dory fleets and wooden boats. Whether you plan to tap your toes at a music festival, take part in a fun run, or watch kites riding the breeze, be sure to mark your calendar for one (or more) of these fun events. Music The Siletz Bay Music Festival (June…

  2. Imagination Flies High at the Tillamook Air Museum

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / May 29, 2015

    Scanning the skies above the Oregon Coast during World War II, you were likely to spy a blimp overhead. Eight of these massive K-Series airships were stationed at Tillamook Bay to patrol the Pacific Northwest after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Today the decommissioned Tillamook Naval Air Station — which includes 35 of its original 70 buildings — is the site of  Tillamook Air Museum, housed…

  3. Destination: Port Orford

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / May 29, 2015

    Port Orford lays claim to being the western-most city in the continental U.S., with Cape Blanco State Park (just north of town), even further west. There you’ll find spectacular views, massive windswept Sitka spruce, and the 1870 Cape Blanco Lighthouse; it’s the oldest working lighthouse on the Coast, and its light is visible 23 nautical miles out to sea. Here Oregon’s first female lighthouse keeper,…

  4. Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ on the Oregon Dunes

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 30, 2015

    North America’s largest expanse of coastal sand dunes, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, stretches more than 40 miles from Florence to Coos Bay. The magnificent wind-sculpted landscape, with some dunes towering more than 500 feet high, was formed through a geologic chain of events that started more than 12 million years ago. Over the centuries, waves, winds and tides have continued to shift the…

  5. Oregon State Parks: Jewels of the North Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 30, 2015

    You may know that Oregon’s Coast is among the most breathtaking in the West, with beautiful state parks sparkling like jewels along its weathered shore, but did you know that all of it, every inch of the 363-mile coastline, is yours to explore? Thanks to the conservation foresight of state leaders like Samuel H. Boardman and Governors Oswald West and Tom McCall, Oregon’s beaches are…

  6. Golfing the Gems of the Oregon Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 30, 2015

    If you’ve visited the Oregon Coast — with its 363 miles of awe-inspiring coastline, diverse wildlife and delightful food and drink — you’ll know why it’s one of The Seven Wonders of Oregon. And the Coast is home to one of Oregon’s Seven Golf Gems — the state’s best golf courses located near the Wonders. The gem of the Coast is the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.…

  7. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Bandon

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 30, 2015

    It’s dinnertime at Foley’s Irish Pub, where shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash and fish and chips are all washed down with frothy pints of Guinness at this 1-year-old pub tucked into a historic former post office in Bandon’s old town. Foley’s owners, Noel Foley and his partner, Heidi Hoss, moved to Bandon in 2013 after a long and successful run at another — and much…

  8. Taste Your Way Down the Coast Chowder Trail

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 27, 2015

    What is it about the magical combination of clams, milk and potatoes? If you’ve ever lingered over a hot, steaming bowl of clam chowder while visiting the Oregon Coast, you know it’s a bit of hearty heaven. With many spots claiming to serve the best chowder on the Coast, we asked our Facebook fans to weigh in. More than 1,400 chowder enthusiasts responded. Here are…

  9. ‘Tis the Season on the South Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 26, 2014

    While it’s definitely not Cabo (you won’t see Santa relaxing under a palm tree), you might enjoy some milder temps during a winter trip to Oregon’s South Coast, aka Oregon’s banana belt. We can’t predict the weather, but we can guarantee plenty of seasonal fun. Outdoor Explorations Downtown Bandon usually boasts a towering Christmas tree, but you can also get into the holiday spirit at…