Archive for May, 2017

  1. Pack Your Oregon Coast Picnic

    Posted by OCVA / May 25, 2017

    Oregonians love to eat local, especially when it comes to the bounty of fresh-baked breads, artisan meats and cheeses, sweets and handcrafted beverages on the Coast. But often it’s way more fun to curate and pack your own homegrown picnic instead, and tote it to the beach, the campground, the bike trails or the mountain. Luckily, there are more than a dozen farmers markets up…

  2. 5 Easy Hikes on the Oregon Coast Trail

    Posted by OCVA / May 25, 2017

    If long walks on the beach are your thing, exploring the Oregon Coast Trail will soon be your new favorite pastime. Similar to the Pacific Crest Trail, the coast trail — with views of sea stacks and rocky headlands and other coastal wonders —  is a series of connected walking routes connecting Oregon’s North, Central and South coasts. About half is on sandy beach; the…

  3. A Paddler’s Paradise on the Tillamook Water Trail

    Posted by OCVA / May 25, 2017

    It’s something out of a dream: 250 miles of navigable waterways on Oregon’s North Coast that meander through dense forest, green pastures, marsh-like estuaries and small towns. It’s known as the Tillamook Water Trail, a designated National Recreation Trail comprised of five separate watersheds — Nehalem, Tillamook Bay, Nestucca, Sand Lake and Netarts. A handy set of fold-out maps denotes easy access points, guidelines and…

  4. Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / May 15, 2017

    This article is provided courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  5. Cannon Beach Celebration of Oregon Beach Bill

    Posted by OCVA / May 12, 2017

    50 years after his father’s visit, Tad McCall to attend Cannon Beach’s celebration of Oregon’s landmark Beach Bill Tad McCall, the son of former Oregon Governor Tom McCall will visit Cannon Beach on May 13 to kick-off Oregon’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Beach Bill. The Beach Bill was the landmark legislation passed by the Oregon Legislature in 1967 that…

  6. Chasing Adventures in Astoria

    Posted by OCVA / May 8, 2017

    By Michael Kew You may not often hear the words “action sports” said in reference to Astoria and Warrenton, more famous for rich maritime lore and Victorian charm. But, set snugly at the mouth of the Columbia, these twin towns have wide waterways for paddling, crisp air for zip lining and plenty of rustic trails for trekking. That’s not all, of course. Oregon’s North Coast…

  7. Top Art Festivals in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA / May 8, 2017

    By Michael Kew It’s quite logical for an Oregon Coast gem to host art-related events, and no season bests the lovely greeny-blues of Cannon Beach in late spring. Thanks to the Cannon Beach Gallery Group, May and June see two artsy affairs in town, which was named “One of the Top 100 Art Towns in America” by author John Villani, and “One of the World’s…

  8. Tall Ships Sail into Newport, Oregon

    Posted by OCVA / May 2, 2017

    May 1, 2017 – Few are familiar with the term “tall ship”, but the Washington-based nonprofit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is on a mission to change that. Their historic sailing ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, travel the west coast year-round introducing the public to maritime history. “Some people imagine a modern ship, or a Navy cutter,” Executive Director Brandi Bednarik shares with a…

  9. Newport’s 61st Annual Loyalty Days and Sea Fair Festival

    Posted by OCVA / May 1, 2017

    Celebrate America’s Freedom at the Beach! It’s that time of year again! Come join the fun during Newport’s 61st annual Loyalty Day and Sea Fair Festival! The Festival will take place this year from May 4th through May 7th, and is a chance for the City of Newport and visitors to come together and support the community, country, and the men and women who serve…