Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. Newest Eats on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / May 3, 2019

    There’s one thing for certain about playing at the Coast — you’re sure to work up an appetite. Luckily, there’s an abundance of excellent dining options to choose from — whether it be a juicy burger and a pint, fish and chips, chowder or a locally sourced farm-to-table meal with killer views. In case you think you’ve tried everything on the Coast, think again: We’ve…

  2. Must-Do Summer Events

    Posted by OCVA / May 3, 2019

    You’ve got surf, sun and 363 miles of public coastline — what more could you need for a quick summer trip to the Oregon Coast? How about a festival? Whether it’s kite-flying or chainsaw carving, dory boating or beer tasting, a diverse cross-section of visitors come together for these family-friendly events hosted by the Coast’s small-town communities all summer long. Here are a dozen worth…

  3. Stop Here for Fun from Southern Oregon to the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / April 24, 2019

      Driving to the South Coast from Roseburg and other cities along I-5 means you get to travel on Oregon Route 42, which leads to Bandon, or Oregon Route 38, which leads to Reedsport. This latter 66-mile corridor, also known as the Umpqua River Scenic Byway, is unendingly scenic, nestled between the dense Coast range forests and alongside the clear-flowing Umpqua River. Both routes are…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…