Archive for March, 2017

  1. 5 Secrets Spots on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / March 28, 2017

    What’s a trip to the Coast without an ice cream cone or little samples of squeaky cheese at the Tillamook Cheese Factory? Millions of  visitors flock to this palace of dairy worship while adventuring on the North Coast, but often overlook other sites just as engaging. Here’s your guide to five of those secret spots on the North Coast, all of which are less crowded…

  2. Wine, Art, and Jazz Festival Launches in Florence

    Posted by OCVA / March 13, 2017

    Seven jazz acts, including rapidly-rising international star Halie Loren, will complement 12 wineries of regional and global renown, and an invitational juried art show, to lure aficionados of discerning tastes to Florence, Oregon, for FlorenceFest ’17. The two-day event takes place at the 21,000 sq. ft. Florence Events Center from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, and noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April…

  3. Best Hikes on the Northern Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / March 12, 2017

    Easily accessible from both Portland and Salem metro areas, the north coast of Oregon offers an abundance of adventure. When the Columbia Gorge crowds have you down and you need a saltier breeze, heading west to the ocean is an excellent choice. From mountain top views, windy beaches, and cool temperate forests, the trails gathered here offer a variety of ecosystems and challenges. Grab your daypack and get out there!

  4. A Guide to Camping on the Central Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / March 12, 2017

    The central Oregon coast is chock-full of camping opportunities for folks looking to escape to the wild beaches. From minimalist hiker/biker sites, to private walk-ins, full hookups and yurts, there’s something for all types of campers. With trails leading straight from a number of these different campgrounds and beaches to explore right from your campsite, you may not even need to leave your campground for a truly memorable Oregon coast experience!

  5. On the Water in Seaside

    Posted by OCVA / March 10, 2017

    Oregon’s classic beach resort, Seaside continues to delight locals and visitors alike with diverse natural beauty stitched into its dense urbanity. Aside from the usual amenities, this proximity is convenient and useful for fans of wildlife and water — a wide beach, two rivers running through town and a large estuary lend a load of leisure for those of all skill levels, whether you seek…

  6. Lagoon Campground

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Robyn Anderson / March 1, 2017

    Located within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Lagoon Campground is a great a home base for exploring the diversity found along the Oregon coast. With hiking trails, beach access and other adventures close by, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

    The campground consists of 41 sites, nine of which are pull-through sites that can fit a variety of size vehicles (85 feet maximum). Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grill. Restroom facilities and potable water are located in the middle of the loop.