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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Top Winter Ales on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / October 22, 2018

    The wind is whipping and the skies are gray. But inside these coastal brewpubs it’s cozy, warm and full of cheer. For craft beer superfans, especially, winter is the best time to catch up on small-batch, special barrel-aged releases, often only available on tap or in to-go bottles on site. Get them soon, before they’re gone. From stouts to IPAs to sours, sweet and spice…

  4. Your Oregon Coast Winter Bucket List

    Posted by OCVA / October 22, 2018

    Storm watching, crab eating, a magical hike through a misty old-growth forest followed by a cozy evening by the fireplace — those are just a few of the things on our Oregon Coast bucket list this season. So what’s on your to-do list? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. From Astoria to Port Orford, here are nine ways to ring in the winter on the…

  5. Must-Do Fall Events on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / September 5, 2018

    You won’t need to worry about traffic, parking or long waits for dining on the North Coast in the fall, when these popular summertime destinations slow down and return to their rejuvenating roots. Need a special reason to visit? Time your trip around a food, drink, arts or outdoor-focused event. Here’s what’s going on this fall in this dreamy northwest corner of the state.  …

  6. Destination Coos Bay

    Posted by OCVA / September 5, 2018

    If you fancy yourself a fan of cranberries, candy, fresh crab and oysters, pub food, live music, farmers markets and easy access to the water, you might like what you find in Coos Bay. This working port city on Oregon’s South Coast makes for a happy family retreat any time of year, with plenty to keep busy. Here’s what to eat, what to see and…

  7. 6 Adventures from Portland to the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 9, 2018

      Did someone say road trip? Oregon’s bountiful North Coast is bursting with adventure all year-round, but who says you have to wait ‘til you hit sand to have fun? Here are six spots along Highways 6 and 26, from Portland to the Coast, where you can climb out of the car, stretch your legs and have a blast before you breathe in that ocean-fresh…

  8. Roadtrip Secrets from Corvallis and Eugene to the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 9, 2018

    Heading to the Coast from Corvallis or Eugene? There’s plenty to do along Highways 20, 34 and 126 to make the journey just as fun as the destination. Check out these inspired stops and have your camera and sense of adventure ready.   Hike the falls Eleven magical falls await visitors at Sweet Creek Falls in Mapleton, about seven miles off Highway 126, 14 miles…

  9. River Mouths, Shipping, and Trade along the Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / May 29, 2018

    While the powerful Columbia River sports a significant number of port cities, over half of Oregon’s 23 public ports fall on the beautiful Oregon coastline. These public ports provide immense opportunity for their communities ranging from the economic to the recreational. In fact, according to the Oregon Public Port Association, one out of six Oregon jobs is directly or indirectly tied to cargo, recreation, industrial, or commercial activities at Oregon’s ports.