Archive for November, 2016

  1. Heceta Head Lightstation Hosts the 21st Annual Victorian Christmas Open Houses!

    Posted by OCVA / November 29, 2016

    Heceta Head Lightstation is celebrating 21 years of the Annual Victorian Christmas Open House on December 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th from 4 to 7 pm. Come See Our New Lights!  2000 LEDs will cast a warm welcoming light on our beautiful rugged coast. Volunteers have decorated the Queen Anne style Keeper’s House inside and out with festive Victorian holiday decorations.  Open house…

  2. Six Festive Coast Holiday Traditions

    Posted by OCVA / November 29, 2016

    From sparkly lights to miniature trains, holiday tea to malty beer, wintertime at the Oregon Coast is full of cheery yuletide tradition. Here are some of our favorite ways to be merry at the Coast this season: Nibble on homemade gingerbread cookies, sip cider and cocoa and enjoy live holiday music at Seaside’s sixth annual Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage. Exquisite gingerbread houses up for…

  3. What Does it Mean to Speak Whale?

    Posted by OCVA / November 29, 2016

    Every winter, about 20,000 gray whales (and the occasional blue, humpback and Orca) living in the north Pacific Ocean head south for the winter, much to the delight of visitors to the Oregon Coast. Visitors can catch the fascinating spectacle anywhere along the Coast, but there’s just one spot that focuses all of its resources on educating the public about the unique behavior of whales.…

  4. Top Spots for Independent Shopping on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / November 29, 2016

    The owners at Purple Cow Toys in downtown Astoria don’t mind if you open the board game while you’re in the store. In fact, they’ll help you learn to play it. They’ll make sure everyone in the family stays and plays with their toys for as long as they like. That’s the beauty of shopping local — the merchants strive to build genuine relationships with…

  5. How to win a glass float this winter in Newport

    Posted by OCVA / November 18, 2016

    (Newport, Oregon) – Those coveted and legendary glass floats on the Oregon coast are even more sought after this time of year, and Newport has yet another way to get them: you can win one – or more. Now in its 18th year, Treasures by the Sea – created by the Greater Newport Chamber – boasts a treasure map and a way to keep dry…

  6. Give Thanks with a Beach Treasure Hunt

    Posted by OCVA / November 16, 2016

    Lincoln City, OR – Give thanks this holiday season with a beach treasure hunt that is sure to bring good cheer! Walk along the beach in Lincoln City for Thanksgiving weekend, November 24th through the 27th, and you may discover glass treasure. Lincoln City’s mysterious Float Fairies will hide 100 extra glass art pieces to celebrate the holiday. Between the high tide line and the…

  7. Food and Fun Will Be Served Up in Depoe Bay at the 2017 Crab Feed & Wooden Boat Show April 22-23

    Posted by OCVA / November 16, 2016

    Thousands of pounds of locally caught whole Dungeness crab will be cooked to perfection at the upcoming Annual Depoe Bay Crab Feed on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Depoe Bay Community Hall at 220 S.E. Bay Street is where Dungeness crab will be served on both Saturday and Sunday.  Indoor and outdoor dining will be available, with a selection of brews…

  8. Blacklock Point Hike

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / November 4, 2016

    Between Cape Blanco and Floras Lake there is an undeveloped state park that contains some segments of the Oregon Coast Trail and a wonderful trail out and back to Blacklock Point. This park is not marked by a sign on the highway and accordingly is usually not very busy, but it offers a great hike through the coastal forest and a spectacular reward at the end.

  9. Hall + Shuttpelz Lake Trail

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / November 4, 2016

    Finding easy access to the dunes in a scenic area of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area without motorized vehicles breaking the peace can be a bit of a challenge. This little-known hike offers great access to magnificent dunes that are relatively distant from any motorized staging area, and it also offers the bonus of two beautiful lakes to explore and photograph.