On this Industry Resources page we’ve assembled the most current and relevant resources in running a tourism business on the Oregon Coast. These information resources and tools will help you understand who travels to the Oregon Coast, why they travel and what their spending behaviors are once they get here.
Other resources include industry events listings where you can find professional development opportunities as well as information regarding industry planning meetings. Please join us and share your thoughts in helping us build a vibrant tourism industry that improves the livability of our coastal communities while offering unique world class experiences that keep our visitors coming back.
Recently Added Industry Stories
In May, the Central and South Coast towns of Gold Beach and Florence won 2019 Oregon Main Street Revitalization grants from Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation. Gold Beach was awarded $166,695 toward its Historic Ellensburg Avenue Exterior Preservation Project. Florence won a matching grant of more than $69,000 to be used to rehabilitate the historic Kyle Building in Old Town Florence.…Continue Reading
The Salmonberry Saloon has a lot to celebrate. This spring the Wheeler-based restaurant saw its first anniversary along with an award from the James Beard Foundation. Salmonberry Saloon is the first restaurant on the Oregon Coast and the only Oregon restaurant outside of Portland to be named a “Smart Catch Leader” by the national culinary organization. The James Beard Smart Catch program, a national educational…Continue Reading
Teaching visitors who love the Coast how to love the Coast better. That’s the goal of an exploratory effort between Bandon-based Washed Ashore and the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA). Launched this spring, the initiative is looking to expand Washed Ashore’s mission for educating visitors about the impact of marine debris into a Coast-wide initiative. This spring the two organizations held meetings in several coastal…Continue Reading
As she wraps up her second term of Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) service for the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) this month, Elizabeth Gronert leaves behind success in tourism development and takes with her an abiding love for Oregon Coast cuisine. “Fish tacos from Tony’s Crab Shack in Bandon — I could eat them at least once a week,” says Gronert, OCVA South…Continue Reading