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  1. Treasure Hunting in Downtown Astoria

    Posted by OCVA / November 2, 2016

    Established by one of the early-19th-century’s most famous merchants, John Jacob Astor, this bustling small city at the mouth of the Columbia is appropriately one of the top shopping destinations on the Oregon Coast, especially when it comes to art, antiques, and one-of-a-kind gifts. Here are eight cool shops well worth checking out, whether you’re in full-on holiday-shopping mode or simply out browsing for souvenirs…

  2. Perfect Pairings in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA / November 2, 2016

    When it comes to choosing the right beverage to drink with your meal, there’s really just one rule to follow: go with whatever you enjoy. It’s easy to nibble and sip well in Cannon Beach, with its abundance of first-rate seafood restaurants, locavore-driven bistros and inviting cafes, many of them offering extensive menus of Northwest-made artisan coffees, craft beers, earthy pinot noirs and small-batch spirits.…

  3. Alfred Loeb State Park Campground

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / November 1, 2016

    The core acreage of this park was acquired by the Save the Myrtle Woods organization in 1948. The Oregon Myrtle trees (Umbellularia Californica), also known as the California bay laurel, are scattered throughout the campground, and some of them are 200 years old. Their marvelous scent fills the air around the campground.

  4. Cape Sebastian Trail Hike

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / October 29, 2016

    Cape Sebastian is the northern gateway to some of the least-visited and most scenic portions of the Oregon Coast. Just a few miles south of Gold Beach and the mouth of the Rogue River, Cape Sebastian gives way to the Pistol River area which leads to the spectacular Samuel P. Boardman Scenic Corridor. Much of this coast can be seen from the viewpoint on Cape Sebastian, but the special attraction here is the magnificent trail down to the beach on the north side of the cape.

  5. Cape Ferrelo Hike

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / October 28, 2016

    At the southern end of the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor are two nice areas to explore: Lone Ranch Beach and the short hike around Cape Ferrelo, one of the best short hikes in the park.

  6. The Tufted Puffin – Oregon Coast’s Most Iconic Species

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Outdoor Project / October 28, 2016

    This article is provided courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  7. Safety on the Oregon Coast: Sneaker Waves, Cliffs + More

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Outdoor Project / October 28, 2016

    This article is provided courtesy of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

    Beware The Sneaker Wave and Lurking Log | Dangerous Rip Currents | Tidal Influence | Beware of Cliff Edges

  8. Quosatana Campground

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / October 25, 2016

    Just 14 miles up the Rogue River from Gold Beach, the Quosatana Campground is a real gem of a National Forest campground. Set in an Oregon myrtle grove with broad grass meadows on a bank above the Rogue River, the campground is well-situated for all types of recreation. There is a boat ramp and a large gravel bar to facilitate launching boats as well as a fish-cleaning station for the successful catch. Deer seem to love this area, and they are often seen strolling through the large meadows that border the campground.

  9. Otter Point State Recreation Site

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / October 25, 2016

    Just 3 miles north of Gold Beach and the mouth of the Rogue River, Otter Point is a wonderful little park that has a lot to offer. With two beaches and a spectacularly-carved sandstone point, there is a lot to do in this small recreation site.

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