Archive for January, 2017

  1. Drink to Stout Month in Astoria

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 31, 2017

    Locals know there’s nothing quite like a heady pint of stout — brimming with rich flavor notes of chocolate, coffee and toasted nuts — to warm your bones and raise your spirits during the chilly months. And this February, Oregon’s North Coast puts a different spin on this classic brew. The cities of Astoria and Warrenton — each positioned on Youngs Bay — charm visitors…

  2. Off-Season Family Adventures With Oregon State Parks

    Posted by OCVA / January 30, 2017

    The winter-spring shoulder season is a stunning time at the Oregon Coast. Fewer people are out and about, leaving the 363 miles of often sunny and sparkling beaches — as well as trails, parks and rivers — clear for all sorts of exploration. Much of it, in fact, is managed by Oregon State Parks, which offers a bounty of natural, cultural and educational resources for…

  3. Destination Reedsport

    Posted by OCVA / January 30, 2017

    Sand and water are the lifeblood of every coastal beach town, but Reedsport, on Oregon’s South Coast, is truly defined by its near-island-like geography. Situated at the heart of the iconic Oregon dunes, Reedsport sits at the confluence of three rivers: the mighty Umpqua, Smith and Scholfield. There are also 17 nearby lakes, offering plenty of prime fishing — especially small-mouth bass — as well…

  4. Everything You Wanted to Know About Sea Lions

    Posted by OCVA / January 30, 2017

    They can be loud and raucous, or adorably lazy. They’re both goofy and intelligent creatures. Visitors to the Oregon Coast go out of their way to spot sea lions, for good reason. They’re fun to watch as they lounge on the docks, interacting with each other and sliding in and out of the sea with a surprising grace. But how much do you really know…

  5. Best Hikes on the Southern Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / January 2, 2017

    The southern Oregon Coast holds some of the most spectacular remote scenery in the state. Less visited than the northern beaches, visitors here are treated to incredible views without the crushing crowds. Windswept overlooks, grassy bluffs, crashing waves, and the ability to see all the way to California are just a few of the reasons to make the drive. The hikes we’ve gathered here showcase the best beach trails in the region. Be sure to bring your camera, there are so many lovely opportunities for the perfect shot. 

  6. Favorite Estuaries + Lakes to Paddle on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / January 2, 2017

    The Oregon coast sees millions of visitors, and beaches can be filled with people enjoying the gorgeous views and rugged coastline. From Astoria down to Brookings, summer can be a busy time of year on the Oregon coast. To escape the crowds and see the area at a slower pace, we’ve put together a list of the five places to paddle and kayak on the coast. From lakes to rivers, natural areas and sea caves, there’s something here for every ability level, including families.