Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. 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…

  2. ‘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…

  3. Zip Line Twinkle Tours

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 26, 2014

    Get your adrenaline pumping this holiday season with a nighttime zip-line tour at High Life Adventures in Warrenton. The nighttime “Twinkle Tour” is a two-hour guided tour of eight zip lines. You’ll whizz along 15 to 75 feet above the ground, your way illuminated by lanterns and headlamps. After you’ve twinkled your way through the treetops, stargaze around the bonfire or warm up in the…

  4. Fall Fun in Pacific City

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 26, 2014

    With stormy weather or blue skies, Pacific City shines in the fall. Here in this sleepy coastal hamlet just a few miles west of Highway 101 you’ll find sandy beaches, the “other” Haystack Rock, a wide variety of outdoor fun and craft beer brewed just for the season. Pacific City is home to Oregon’s only beachfront brewery, Pelican Pub & Brewery, known for delicious drafts…

  5. Uncurbed Adventures in Florence

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 26, 2014

    There’s always plenty to see and do in Florence — from the lively Historic Old Town and boardwalk to the rolling Oregon Dunes and the postcard-worthy Heceta Head Lighthouse. But this fall, the more you get around, the better your chances for taking home a memorable keepsake. Take part in Florence’s Uncurbed Adventures promotion; for every $25 spent at participating businesses, you’ll earn a coaster…

  6. Photographing the Wild South Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 26, 2014

    With its ever-changing light, varied landscape and abundant wildlife, the Southern Oregon Coast is a photographer’s dream. Just ask Nick Martin, a freelance photographer based in Bandon, who routinely trains his lens on the beauty of this region. Martin, who has been photographing in and around Bandon for six years after relocating from Colorado, knows a thing or two about capturing an arresting image. “The…

  7. Destination: Lincoln City

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 25, 2014

    This central coast community bills itself as “a great place to try new things,” and it’s an apt invitation for sure. Enjoy the arts, take a step back in time or venture into the outdoors to soak up nature, whether it’s the beach, the bay or the backwoods. When it’s time to refuel, you’ll find no shortage of fine restaurants. Start your day with crab…

  8. Tillamook Tasters’ Tour

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 25, 2014

    In a community known for its dairy farms and a setting that includes oceanfront, rivers and bays, it’s no surprise that Tillamook County offers a rich and varied menu of palate pleasers. Touted as one of the best oyster shucking operations on the Pacific Coast (as well as the most visitor-friendly) rumor has it that the Pacific Oyster Company also offers some of the Coast’s…

  9. Wonder to Wonder: Road tripping from the Southern Oregon Coast to Crater Lake

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 25, 2014

    The Oregon Coast, Crater Lake, Wallowa Mountains, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, Smith Rock and the Painted Hills. These magnificent points of natural beauty make up the 7 Wonders of Oregon. Few road trips can boast the scenery of a drive in Oregon, and this epic route takes in not one, but two of Oregon’s 7 Wonders. It begins with the first, the Oregon Coast,…