Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. Pack Your Oregon Coast Picnic

    Posted by OCVA / April 23, 2019

    Oregonians love to eat local, especially when it comes to the bounty of fresh-baked breads, artisan meats and cheeses, sweets and handcrafted beverages on the Coast. But often it’s way more fun to curate and pack your own homegrown picnic instead, and tote it to the beach, the campground, the bike trails or the mountain. Luckily, there are more than a dozen farmers markets up…

  2. Plan Your Ultimate Summer Road Trip on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / April 23, 2019

      Few highways capture the traveler’s imagination like U.S. Route 101, which spans all 363 enchanting miles of the Oregon Coast and winds through its storied towns and cities. The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, as it’s known, was designated an All-American Road in 2002, and it’s easy to wax poetic about its awe-inspiring highlights: secluded beaches open to everyone by law, coastal mountains forested with…

  3. Ecola Seafoods Rises Again

    Posted by OCVA / March 5, 2019

    Jay and Cindy Beckman knew that they had built a restaurant that was beloved by their community of 25 years. But they didn’t know how important that community was until the morning of July 21, 2018, when their family-run restaurant burst into flames. “It was awful,” says Cindy Beckman, who co-owns Ecola Seafoods Restaurant & Market in downtown Cannon Beach. The iconic spot is known for…

  4. Destination Gold Beach

    Posted by OCVA / March 5, 2019

    Chasing the sun? The friendly town of Gold Beach — a pristine stretch of coastline on Oregon’s southern shores — glitters all year long with treasure hunts, fishing, trails, whale watching, Rogue River adventuring and more. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite ways to relax and recharge in Gold Beach.   Treasure hunting for glass floats If you’ve heard of Lincoln City’s famous…

  5. Must-do Spring Events on the Central Coast

    Posted by OCVA / March 5, 2019

    You may start your day whale watching, sip wine at a festival and take a trip to the aquarium all in one day. You also may tour a lighthouse, say hello to the sea lions and cap your day with an evening walk along the surf. Welcome to the Central Coast, where wildlife and the rugged, windswept landscape are your playground. Here are some of…

  6. Weekend in Waldport

    Posted by OCVA / January 3, 2019

    If you’ve ever traveled along Highway 101 between Newport and Florence, you may recall feeling the grandeur of the Alsea Bay Bridge and its soaring arch over the sparkling bay. It’s actually the fanciest part of Waldport — an under-the-radar coastal town that doesn’t put on any pretenses, just a deep connection to their history and fishing roots. There are no boutique shops here, no…

  7. Eco Retreat at Myrtle Glen Farm Stay

    Posted by OCVA / January 3, 2019

    Here in the tiny, off-the-beaten-track town of Coquille, you won’t hear the ocean, but you may hear the wind whipping through old-growth forest, the babbling creek, the wake-up calls from a host of cute animals and the sound of fellow farm-stay guests sitting down to a bountiful meal. About 40 minutes from Coos Bay and 45 minutes from Bandon on Oregon’s South Coast, Dan Pennington…

  8. Cool-Season Hikes on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / January 3, 2019

    Winter on the Coast is always surprising — it’s not uncommon to see a mix of rain, sun, mist and even a bright burst of warmth and sunshine in the same week, or even day.All that makes for a thrilling experience when you’re out on a trail, breathing in the woodsy scents of old-growth forest through sun-dappled light. Hiking on the Coast during the winter…

  9. Fresh-Caught Seafood in Wheeler

    Posted by OCVA / October 26, 2018

    It’s all about coming home for Chantelle Hylton and Patrick Rock. In early 2018, the owners of the Salmonberry Saloon in Wheeler quit their work in Portland’s art and music world and relocated to the Coast, where Rock grew up and still has family. They bought the old Tsunami Grill in Wheeler — the tiny fishing village on the banks of Nehalem Bay, between Manzanita…