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  1. Bring Your Family to the Siletz Pow-Wow

    Posted by OCVA / July 29, 2009

    Many different Tribal nations will be represented at the annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow on Aug. 7-9, 2009, in Siletz, Ore., held by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. The public is invited to attend this family-friendly event, a tradition for the Siletz people and other American Indians. All events, except the parade, take place at the Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow-Wow Grounds on Government Hill in…

  2. The Lewis & Clark Salt Makers Return

    Posted by OCVA / July 29, 2009

    Seaside residents and visitors can experience the closest thing to time travel when the Seaside Historical Museum celebrates Seaside’s contribution to the historical Lewis and Clark expedition by hosting the Salt Makers Return August 14 -16, 2009. During the Corps of Discovery’s stay in NW Oregon in the winter of 1805-06, some members were dispatched to what would eventually become Seaside.  There they replenished the…

  3. Magic on the Oregon coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 24, 2009

    by Brett Prettyman, The Salt Lake Tribune ~ As a lifelong landlocked Utahn, I had big plans for the family trip to the central Oregon coast: arrive at the rented beach house, throw the car keys in a drawer and leave them there for a week. The weather forecast — uncommonly sunny with nary a chance of rain for the week — played perfectly into…

  4. The Southern Oregon Coast: More Than Sand and Water

    Posted by OCVA / July 24, 2009

    By Eric & Nancy Anderson ~ You could drive the 363-mile long Oregon Coast easily in a couple of days. But why would you? Better to take it in nibbles and cover only one part, perhaps the south coast, so you have an excuse to come back and savor, say, the north another time. And you’ll want to come back especially if you enjoy photography…

  5. DuneFest – The Most Fun A Family Can Have In The Sand

    Posted by OCVA / July 23, 2009

    The Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Ovation Award winner of “The Best Sporting Event in Oregon” DuneFest 2009, July 29th – August 2nd. This five-day event is filled with exciting fun activities including Adult and Kid activities, Moto Cross, Racing, Sand Drags, Poker Run, Treasure Hunt, Show N’ Shine, Drive-In Movie Night, Charity Auction, Freestyle Shows, evening entertainment featuring Rock…

  6. Needle in a Haystack

    Posted by OCVA / July 23, 2009

    Our Family’s Top 12 Not to be Missed Experiences along the Oregon Coast . . . . . .  to read full story click here

  7. Nehalem Bay Area Fishing

    Posted by OCVA / July 23, 2009

    Anglers visiting the Nehalem Bay area this summer and fall can enjoy several sport fishing opportunities. Both wild and hatchery Coho salmon will be biting in the bay and tidewaters; anglers also can target sea-run cutthroat trout in the Nehalem River. And for families with small children, crabbing and surfperch fishing in the lower bay can be a great vacation activity.

  8. Taffy & Fudge: Sweet Traditions of the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 21, 2009

    What could be better than walking along the beach and reaching into your pocket for a piece of taffy or fudge to savor along the way. Yummm! And not just any taffy or fudge but “Oregon Coast made” by candy makers that have been creating these delicious confections for decades. Salt water taffy has been a coastal tradition for more than 100 years, but in…

  9. WildSpring Habitat: Heavenly Cottages on the Southern Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 20, 2009

    By Ashley Halligan for The Anti Tourist ~ Nestled in an old-growth Douglar Fir forest along the southern Oregon coast in Port Orford, WildSpring Guest Habitat boasts five of the most heavenly cottages on the Pacific coast and quite possibly, in the world. On five acres of Certified Wildlife Habitat, Wildspring is respectfully built upon old Native American grounds on a bluff overlooking a primitive…