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  1. Where to Find Fresh Produce and Fish on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 29, 2020

      Editor’s note: Note that masks are required at farmers markets and in indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check business hours and protocols before visiting.  As the warm season settles in at the Oregon Coast, balmy weather sets the scene for outdoor recreation — and shopping at local farmers markets. Salty sea breeze mixes with enticingly sweet desserts and elegant flowers. Bright-red tomatoes and bushels…

  2. How to Support Oregon Coast Businesses From Home

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2020

    In this time of social distancing, Oregon Coast businesses are doing all they can to keep everyone safe. In some cases, that’s meant temporarily closing their doors; in other cases, it’s meant changing the way that they do business.  To ensure that our Oregon Coast businesses weather this storm, please consider supporting them from afar. Here are four things that you can do to help.…

  3. Visit the Oregon Coast Virtually

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2020

    Thank you for honoring Governor Kate Brown’s executive order to stay at home to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It’s the best way to keep you and our coastal communities safe. When this outbreak has passed, we’ll be here to welcome you back with open arms. In the meantime, we don’t want you to suffer from Oregon Coast withdrawal. Here’s a collection of…

  4. Starring the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2020

    With the call to stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak, you may find yourself missing the Oregon Coast’s salt-licked air and windswept vistas. You’ve also likely found yourself with a shrinking watch list as you catch up on TV shows and movies. Fortunately, directors have been drawn to these shores for years and have featured the Oregon Coast on the big and small screen. Here…

  5. Don’t-Miss Spring Events

    Posted by OCVA / February 28, 2020

    Hello, blue skies, warmer temps and rain-kissed trails! Springtime is a time of renewal and celebration on the Coast, so grab your kites and your boots, and get ready for your next getaway. Here are some favorite springtime events in March, April and May to build your trip around.

  6. Less-Crowded Spring Hikes

    Posted by OCVA / February 28, 2020

      If you’ve got a serious case of cabin fever, it’s time to come out of hibernation and start making your hiking bucket list for the season. Many coastal trails are still a bit muddy in March and, for that reason, less crowded. So if you’ve got your 10 Essentials and are up for adventure, there’s no better time to hit the trail. Where to…

  7. Taste Your Way Down the Coast Chowder Trail

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / February 25, 2020

        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, here are our highly unscientific but totally delicious findings.   North Coast Both newcomers…

  8. North Coast Waterfall Hikes

    Posted by OCVA / January 6, 2020

    Waterfalls are magical in any season, but visiting in winter is especially invigorating because you get to experience the sights and sounds of these coastal forests in all of Mother Nature’s glory. It may be chilly and wet, and the trails may be a little slippery — but the payoff is usually worth the trek, and waterfalls are more robust after heavy rainfall. Winter is…

  9. Destination: Depoe Bay

    Posted by OCVA / January 6, 2020

    There’s something exhilarating about looking out into the ocean and seeing a spout from a gray whale’s blow hole for the first time — or the hundredth. Whale watching is a rite of passage on the Oregon Coast, and Oregon State Parks’ Whale Watching Center in downtown Depoe Bay is at the heart of it all. Set to reopen after a major redesign and expansion…