Archive for June, 2017

  1. Bow Wows & Brews on the Boardwalk this weekend

    Posted by OCVA / June 29, 2017

    Brookings, Oregon – June 26, 2017 – Rescue dogs and regional beers will be on tap for the Dog Days of Summer Brewfest on the Boardwalk at the Port of Brookings-Harbor Saturday & Sunday (July 1st & 2nd). This inaugural event to benefit Wild Rivers Animal Rescue will include canine contests, craft beer, home brew contest, an artisan market, food, and a variety of live…

  2. Beach Bill Celebration 2017

    Posted by OCVA / June 26, 2017

    The Oregon Beach Bill, which preserved the state’s entire shoreline for the public, was signed by Gov. Tom McCall on July 6, 1967. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this milestone legislation, the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and local partner Haystack Rock Awareness Program are sponsoring a special beachwalk, along with speakers and a party, on Thursday, July 6. Everyone is invited to this free…

  3. Alsea Bay Clamming

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Tyson Gillard / June 24, 2017

    Although clamming is a pastime throughout the beaches and estuaries of the Pacific Northwest, Waldport’s Alsea Bay is unique within Oregon because it’s the only estuary in which, by law, the tide does not have to be negative in order to clam.

  4. 10 Best Locations for Spotting Wildlife on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 19, 2017

  5. The Southern Oregon Coast: The West's Best Kept Secret

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 16, 2017

    While the crowds slow traffic to the beaches of the north Oregon coast, if you venture further down I-5 before heading to the water, a wide open paradise is yours for the taking. Southern Oregon beaches may be the best kept secret in the state. For views that stretch unimpeded for miles, with rarely another human in sight, this is the place to be. Come along as we cruise down Highway 101 finding hidden gems and jaw-dropping vistas. 

  6. Pollinators of the Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 14, 2017

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

  7. The Ultimate Coos Bay Itinerary

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 14, 2017

    Coos Bay, Oregon, is home to small beach-town living at its finest. Given a generous three-day weekend to explore the natural beauty around this little community, you might just start considering making the escape to southern Oregon a permanent one! From sweet surf breaks, to classic boardwalks, crashing waterfalls, and white sand beaches, Coos Bay is a tiny slice of heaven. Pack your bags, make the drive, and come see for yourself. We’ve made it easy to explore with our ultimate itinerary. There’s enough to do down here that you may need a second trip just to see it all!

  8. 5 Things We’ve Learned about Coast Tourism Trends

    Posted by OCVA / June 12, 2017

      We all know that tourism is a growing sector of the Oregon economy. But when you look at the numbers, it’s quite staggering to see how much it’s grown over the last decade. Along the Oregon Coast between 2000 and 2015, local lodging taxes collected annually grew 50 percent from $18 million to $27 million. In that same time period, visitor spending along the…

  9. Agritourism grows in Tillamook

    Posted by OCVA / June 12, 2017

    Have you ever spent an hour waiting to get into Local Ocean Seafoods in Newport? Have you left the Manzanita Farmers Market with more goodies than you could possible eat? Have you happily convinced your family to visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory for the upteenth time? Then you’re part of the growing swell of people who can’t seem to get enough of the Oregon Coast’s…